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Ultra-Compact Design: Arcade Fight Stick Alpha maintains the tournament-quality look and feel of its big brothers, while remaining streamlined and portable
6-Button Arcade Layout: Our Mad Catz Fight Stick boasts a Vewlix-style design with 6 action buttons to drain your enemy's life bar. Stay focused on the match with tight, core gaming controls
Versatile Gamer: This PlayStation 4 Fight Stick has a button enabling the joystick to emulate a left or right analog stick or D-Pad to unlock gameplay for other gaming genres
Ideal for all Fighting Games: Multiplayer action in Street Fighter, Mortal Combat, Persona, Dead or Alive, Injustice, Tekken, Skull girls, BlazBlue, KoF, Marvel vs. Capcom
Reliable USB Connectivity: The world's best fighters prefer the assurance of a low-latency USB connection
“Rise Up” to the challenge! The Street Fighter V Arcade Fight Stick Alpha is an entry-level arcade stick that packs the high-grade look and feel of its bigger relatives into a compact design. Enjoy a true arcade experience with this durable Mad Catz Fight Stick - a properly scaled layout starring a ball-top lever and six action buttons. Alpha is a PlayStation 4 Fight Stick that's also compatible with PS3, and the weapon of choice whether you're a beginner or grand master.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I can honestly say I went into this purchase with the intent of replacing parts inside the stick. I build sticks on the side and for fun, so I have a ton of extra parts which I knew I wanted to throw inside this little guy. Just be prepared to put in some work if you want to swap anything out in this stick.
The stick is slightly larger than a PS4 game case which I was well aware of. What I wasn't aware of is how MadCatz decided to cut corners with this quality of this stick. I wanted to swap the top of the stick from a lolipop(The red ball on the stick) to a bat top style(common on Mortal Kombat & Killer Instinct arcade units) since this is what I am most familiar with. I also wanted to swap out the box style for an octo-gate to get a better range of control. So, I pop open the stick and the very first thing I noticed was all the buttons are soldered. They normally have connectors you simply pull out to make changing buttons a breeze. So if you want to change out the...
I was aware that this stick was a small stick before I ordered it, and it was part of the reason why I went for this one. I wanted a stick that was less expensive and that would also be easy to store and put in a backpack to take to a friend's house, and it turned out to be exactly what I was looking for.
It is a smaller stick than most (if not all) others, but to me the size is almost perfect. It's just big enough to sit comfortable in my lap while I sit on the couch, and it just the right size that my hands can rest comfortably on the sloped surfaces and easily manipulate the stick or press the buttons. If you have extra large hands then I can imagine that it might be a bit uncomfortable, but I for me with very average sized hands it is perfectly fine.
The overall build quality is really great. Even though it's plastic, there is still a bit of weight to it and I don't think it feels cheap at all. There is no hint of creaking no matter how much I try to twist...
The stick feels very good to play with. I'm not very experienced with fighting sticks, but a far as I remember the old arcades, this little thing keeps buttons in their original places, maintaining the same distances and proportions as in the arcades. The stick itself is a bit interesting, because it makes a "click" when you move it, but it's no big deal (and it even helps you to know whether you've directed it correctly or not). The one thing that makes me take out one star is the native incompatibility with the PC version of Street Fighter V. It DOES work with Street Fighter IV, however, and IS natively recognized by windows 10, there's no driver problem. The problem is with the game itself, and it's very weird that a joystick made to be used with a game is not received by this same game as compatible. What I did to make it work was download a program (JoytoKey) and REMAP the inputs. Keyboard inputs work with Street Fighter V, so I had to make the game think I was using...
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