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Moroboshi876

I need your opinion, guys.

I've never been an arcade kid, when I was a kid and a teenager rarely went to arcades, but when I did I played some SFII until I was beaten in second or third stage and went back home.

Although I have a Telemach 200 for my MSX, which was my first system, I never got used to play games with arcade sticks, and still think it's worse for me than good old d-pads and analog sticks.

But I've been thinking about giving this traditional control style a second chance (or third), mostly after being unable to enjoy Ultra Street Fighter II 100% with just the joy-cons, and acquiring an arcade stick which I can use with Xbox 360/One and also Switch. What I've found is Mayflash F300 (there is a F500, but more expensive).

I don't need a professional arcade stick, after all I'm a noob and don't have a refined taste when it comes to arcade sticks, but this one seems to have good ratings. I know about Hori Switch Arcade Stick, but boy that's expensive, and only works with Switch, so...

The thing is it needs a wireless controller to attach and send the signal to the console. With Xbox 360 and One it's easy to do, but how can I connect it to the Switch if all I got is joy-cons?

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kobashi100

Get the magic-NS adaptor. Will work fine

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JaxonH

I bought the Hori arcade stick, and while yes, it is expensive, I recommend it. The size, heft and sheer quality makes you feel like you are actually playing at the arcade like when you were a kid.

You could buy one of those cheaper $79 8bitdo arcade sticks, but they are smaller and not as good. Not as wide so it doesn't sit all the way across your lap like the Hori.

I say if you're going to do it, do it right. Truth is I'm not as good with the arcade stick as I am with a controller. However, its way more fun. Way more authentic. And with Ultra Street Fighter II, it actually feels like you're back in the arcades, playing the game that started it all. Only in HD, and with an arcade stick in the comfort of your lap in a leather recliner.

It's a big purchase though so if you're tight for money maybe there are other things you could put that money towards. You probably won't use it all that much. But man, I'm not gonna lie. Even using it sparingly I think it was worth the purchase just for that authentic experience with an HD Street Fighter II.

And, there are a ton of fighting games coming out now for Switch. I'm playing BlazBlue right now. I should actually hook up my arcade stick. Hmm. Ya, I'm gonna do that.

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Kanbei

@Moroboshi876 I am sort of in the same boat as you. I enjoy fighting games but am far from a pro. I recently got Street Fighter 30th anniversary collection for the Switch (which I highly recommend) and I really wanted to get more into it and be competitive online. I bought the 8bitdo NES30 arcade Stick from Amazon (link below) when it dropped to $55 recently. It is pretty much identical to the mayflash f300 but with built in bluetooth and it works wirelessly with the Switch. I really love using this stick. I'm am definitely better with it than when using the joycons in the grip. The cool thing about it is you can upgrade the joystick and buttons. I bought Sanwa quiet buttons and did a red, white and blue layout like an old SFII cabinet. I am now waiting for a Seimitsu LS-32 joystick to arrive in the mail and I will upgrade that as well. I put it as my profile pic so you can see it. Let us know what you decide!
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Moroboshi876

@Kanbei Cool! I really hope when I get an arcade stick I'll get better, but I have a Neo Geo AES and barely used it, because when I do... I don't seem to get used to the lever.

With a D-pad I can see where to stop the direction inputs, but with a stick I can't.

Anyway, I'm afraid 8bitdo won't work for me, because as I said I have many more fighting games on my Xboxes and I need something that works with them too, and Mayflash does.

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Moroboshi876

Well, months after I started this thread I finally bought a Mayflash F300. I've been testing it and works fine with Xbox One and Switch, although I can see I'll need to get used to it, because I play worse.

And I noticed some input lag in Arcade Archives Donkey Kong.

But the real disappointment is... It's compatible with Xbox 360, which was part of the selling point to me, but... It needs to be connected to the WIRED Xbox 360 controller. WTF.

I guess connectivity with the wireless pad was too difficult in this case. And yes, I've tried the Wireless Gaming Receiver that I use to play on PC with the Xbox 360 controller, but it doesn't work.

Does anybody know what I could do? If not I'll have to resort to Xbox One backwards compatibility, but I'd rather play each game on its system.

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SwitchForce

From Amazon this is the only one that I know of that would fit that.

HORI Nintendo Switch Real Arcade Pro V Hayabusa Fight Stick

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N4P40LG/?coliid=I18JTT6XT2ZIB8&a...

I did look into this more and it is corded-that was my finding when I thought it was wireless that made me more depressed knowing that part.

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JaxonH

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Usually this is done to reduce input lag, though for more casual gamers (like me) I don’t think wireless would be an issue.

On the bright side, it tucks away into a pull out compartment so it doesn’t have a cord hanging out when you took it away, and it eliminates the need to charge it. And... obviously, faster input times.

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ReaderRagfish

I believe most fighting game tournaments don't even let you use wireless controllers. Something to do with the possibility of them interfering with more than one console.

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ReaderRagfish wrote:

I believe most fighting game tournaments don't even let you use wireless controllers. Something to do with the possibility of them interfering with more than one console.

The Switch must register each controller to use before it recognizes it. You don't just buy one and it works. My Pro controller must be USB to the dock with the USBC cable before the controller works with it. And if that isn't done it won't just work with random units. Only difference would be a wired plugged into the USB Dock.

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ReaderRagfish

@SwitchForce I don't know the full reasoning behind it (I'm not really into the tournament scene) but it's not unusual for wireless controllers to be banned. EVO for example bans all wireless controllers besides Dualshock 4 and Wii U Pro.

Apparently some pretty major events that allowed them have been ruined because a controller wasn't disconnected properly and someone in the crowd was hitting buttons. Or because some random interference from another device caused a hiccup in the connection. Most of them just don't think it's worth the risk and just ban them. Most of them wouldn't use them anyway due to lag, so it isn't much of a loss.

I'm probably not the most qualified one to talk about this kind of thing, but I do know that most hardcore fighting game junkies will not buy a wireless stick.

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