Fighting games can be played using a variety of inputs, but many people prefer the use of an arcade fight stick. These handy gamepads are the traditional means of controlling a character on-screen and beating the living daylights out of opponents and despite the rise in handheld controllers, they remain one of the best ways to kick virtual butt. There are numerous options available, but here are some excellent choices you should consider.
The Mayflash F500 does it all. It’s not only compatible with PCs but also consoles including the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. You can even use it with an Android smartphone! It has eight main buttons located on the right, with a fight stick on the left. Turbo functions are supported and headsets can be used to output background music and chat on consoles. For the price, you’re getting a responsive, capable stick with awesome customization. The size and experience resemble that of a traditional fighting stick layout, allowing one to reminisce about the good old days.
$78 at Amazon
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