Mayflash F500 Review

Universal Arcade Stick F500 V2
PriceAmazon
ReleaseSeptember 20, 2016
CompatibilityPS5 / 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 is needed for PlayStation 5 compatibility.

Quick Facts

  • The acrylic panel of the Universal Arcade Stick F500 V2 facilitates customization.
  • The arcade stick is also compatible with the Neogeo Mini.
  • This is a clone of the Venom Arcade Stick.

Performance

The arcade stick is bigger than its predecessor, which means more space for comfort. The metallic cover and base increase the weight and overall security. However, the subpar buttons feel a little bit clunky and sound loud. They still operate better than the ones from the predecessor though.

Hardware

Quite surprisingly, an octagonal gate is provided as a stock accessory, and replacing the gates is relatively simple. The same applies to the buttons due to the easy-to-see screws at the bottom. An improvement over the predecessor is that there is finally a headphone jack. However, a native controller is still needed when playing on console.

Do not forget to grab the Magic-S Pro for PlayStation 5 compatibility.

Appearance

There is a little bit more nuance to the design this time around, but the new addition seems to be an afterthought. Specifically, it was intended for the artwork to make it seem like the surface has cracked towards the joystick, perhaps trying to look “battle worn”. However, it just does not go with the simplistic design that the overall artwork portrays. Fortunately, the acrylic panel is easily removable should one add new artwork. Mayflash provides an acrylic panel.

Conclusion

Pros

  • Good size
  • Reasonable weight
  • Easy modding

Cons

  • Mediocre parts
  • Many cables
  • Questionable artwork

Rating

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Links

Mayflash

Amazon