Which is a good arcade fightstick

hey guys im looking to buy a arcade fightstick platform for the first time, but I don’t know what is good. I’m looking for cheap but good arcade fightstick. These are wat I found

  1. http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B008DDBMSK/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

  2. http://www.amazon.com/Real-Arcade-Pro-VX-Xbox-360/dp/B0041S9U8A/ref=sr_1_7?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1378123206&sr=1-7&keywords=fighting+stick

  3. http://etokki.com/Xbox360/Joytron-Paewang-Revolution-arcade-stick

  4. http://store.gameshark.com/viewItem.asp?idProduct=5792&idCategory=253

Please help a newbie in trouble :slight_smile:

From experience, #2 and #4 are the most bang for your buck

the mad catz soul edition is $100 and free shipping from amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Catz-SoulCalibur-Arcade-FightStick-Xbox-360/dp/B006EJ38X2/ref=sr_1_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1378134286&sr=1-1&keywords=madcatz+soul+calibur

it’s not the normal viewlix outlay, the art is pretty bad, but it’s a tournament edition stick (sanwa parts) for $100 which is ridicilously cheap.

Agree.

I’d also recommend this one, which is a bit cheaper than the Soul Edition, doesn’t have Sanwa parts but nevertheless very good stock parts:
http://www.amazon.com/Qanba-Q1-PS3-Joystick-Fightstick/sim/B00BXPIO1S/2
http://www.eightarc.com/qanba-q1-ps3/

Sadly sold out atm, so you’d have to wait a couple of weeks.

so only the art is bad? is it possible to change the art?

and my system is xbox btw

Both the Soul Edition and Q1 can be bought as 360 versions as well

I read that the it has 4 way restricted gates. Is that good or bad?

hey artvandely does the square border bother the movement of the joystick?

Different gates work better for different playstyles, but none of them are bad. It really comes to personal preference, and you can always replace it later.

You’ll get used to the gate so it doesn’t really matter.

Square gate means that it’s simply easier to finde the :db: :df: :ub: :uf: directions on your stick.
While on 8-way gate its also “clicks” on :d: :f: :u: :b:

In theory square is more comfortable for charge characters, since it’s easier to find the charge corners.
It doesn’t really matter though, even pros like Daigo who play shoto characters, use the square gate, so it’s simply a matter of preference and getting used to a control method.

If you really hate the gate, you can buy a new one and it’s very easy to install.
You can find a shitload of tutorials here and on youtube when it comes to modding your stick.

oh i see so the soul caliber is better. cool so i should i buy it for a beginner such as myself right?

Yup, please read the stickies before posting.