Like its larger, more expensive counterpart, the FightStick has a recessed turbo mode interface, lock swtich, and a left stick, D-pad, and right stick toggle switch. It’s small footprint and lightweight materials mean there’s no really comfortable, stable way to seat the Alpha on your lap, which is predominantly how players at a tournament, and even many at home, choose to play. When not writing for SRK’s front page, D3v spends part of his time helping run tournaments in the Philippines, including the country’s biggest fighting game event, Manila Cup. I purchased this stick 1 month ago with the intent of getting back into fighting games. The FightStick’s surface art is not printed directly onto the surface plate but rather on a high-gloss adhesive vinyl. Franz “d3v” Co Shoryuken’s long time news hound. As far as Capcom-sanctioned licenses are concerned, Mad Catz holds the key to all officially branded controllers and fighting sticks.

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The image has periodic paint splatters and brush madcztz and small, intentional imperfections to make it seem more gritty and real. Other see details Time left: That’s right, its time to dust off your old arcade stick and warm up those underutilized, sausage-like appendages you call fingers.

A small cottage industry sprang up around modifications for the TE—and eventually, other top-of-the-line arcade sticks as well.

See each listing for international shipping options and costs. Enter Mad Catz with the Fightstick Alpha, their first attempt at an entry-level arcade stick.

But don’t get the wrong idea, the FightStick has a lot going for it. The joystick performs well, but fighhstick definitely less fluid than the Tournament Edition FightStick. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

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Madcatz Fightstick

Other than that, it’s a good size, has a good weight, buttons and joystick feel great and most importantly, it doesn’t slide when used in madcaatz lap. Madcatz FightStick – Soul Calibur version.

The time is almost upon us, Street Fighter IV will be dropping soon for Xbox and PlayStation 3 and with it hours of Shoryuken fun for all the boys and girls. The buttons have slightly less resistance than the Tournament Edition FightStick but are overall pretty responsive.

This page was last updated: Skip to main content. The FightPad is a reasonably priced controller designed specifically for fighting games, while the Tournament Edition FightStick is a full-sized fighting stick for intense, hardcore play.

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Review by Vince Ingenito. The stick also has a bit more travel, in addition to being stiffer and louder than what I’ve come to expect from Mad Catz. The Turbo mode interface uses a series of LEDs, which identify the attack buttons that the mode is active on.

When not writing for SRK’s front page, D3v spends part of his time helping run tournaments in the Philippines, including the country’s biggest fighting game event, Manila Cup.

This stick is the same as the TE sticks and has all Sanwa parts. You aren’t getting bragging rights or a sweet mantelpiece for your gaming accessory collection, you are getting a product designed for mass-market consumption. Along with its angled edges and matte black finish, its size gives the Alpha a pleasantly distinct look. While character branding is no strange concept to the Street Fighter franchise, the design used for the FightStick is somewhat unique in that it looks as if it were hand painted.


The sticks were individually numbere This fightstick is a must for any collector out there and was produced specifically for San Diego Comi-Con inthere was a very limited run of these made.

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None of the buttons stick and feel comfortable. Wednesday Night Fights x Orange County 4. Number of madcayz and bid amounts may be slightly out of date. It’s modest form factor and price tag are both nice for laid back weekend world warriors, but for more serious users, the Fightstick Alpha falls short in a number of key ways.

We will NOT check compatibility for you. The materials also leave something to be desired.

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The casing is constructed of a standard white matte plastic, while the bottom plate is a slightly denser and more textured material. Its removable bezel and clear top panel allows easy customization for artwork.

A lock button on the control module provides the ability to disable use of view and menu functionality, and also prevents use of the Xbox button.