Mayflash F500 Elite Review

Universal Arcade Stick F500 Elite
PriceAmazon
ReleaseApril 4, 2019
Compatibility*PS5 / PS4 / PS3 / XSX / XB1 / X360 / NS / PC / Android
Dimensions14.2” x 9.1” x 4.7”
Cable3 m
Weight6.61 lbs
*The Magic-S Pro 2 is needed for PlayStation 5 compatibility.

Budget Edition

Mayflash F500

Quick Facts

  • The Universal Arcade Stick F500 Elite comes readily equipped with premium Sanwa parts.
  • It is also compatible with the Neogeo Mini.
  • This is a clone of the Venom Arcade Stick.

Performance

The performance of the arcade stick much better this time around due to the Sanwa parts as opposed to the average parts used in the standard edition for those on a tighter budget. The arcade stick is big enough with ample wrist space. The metallic cover and base provide a weighty and secure feel.

Hardware

Apart from the fact that the Sanwa inclusion ups the hardware game of this iteration in general, an octagonal gate is included with as an accessory. Replacing the gates is simple. The buttons are easy to replace as well, but there will probably never be a need to do so. In any case, there are easy-to-see screws at the bottom should one want to go inside for any reason. Those with wired headphones can use them with this arcade stick. A hardware setback is that native controllers are needed to connect the arcade stick to a console.

Make sure to grab the Magic-S Pro 2 for PlayStation 5 compatbility.

Appearance

The F500 Elite did not bring back the cracked design from the standard edition, making the arcade stick look simple again. However, there is an acrylic panel on top that is easy to remove should one want to put in his or her own artwork. You can even grab your own Mayflash acrylic panel and order our custom artwork service.

Regarding our custom artwork service, our artist, Han Gilbert, has once made Sagat artwork:

Sagat artwork
Before
Sagat artwork
After

Han can make custom art for your Mayflash F500 Elite as well!

Conclusion

Pros

  • Multiplatform
  • Comfy & responsive
  • Easy modding

Cons

  • Many cables
  • Simple look

Rating

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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