Best Fightsticks for Nintendo Switch

HORI RAP V switch

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HORI RAP V Arcade Stick

HORI RAP V Switch

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HORI Fight Stick Mini

HORI Switch Fight Stick Mini

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Mayflash F300

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Mayflash F101

Mayflash F101

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Mayflash F500

Mayflash F500

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The Nintendo Switch has a whole host of fighting games to keep fans entertained. Games like Pokken, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary collection, and DB FighterZ demand a decent fightstick.

As well as helping you execute moves better a fightstick has numerous other benefits as well. In addition, the standard Nintendo switch controller can be a little awkward to use for fighting games due to its size.

In this post, I list the best fightsticks for Nintendo Switch. I also point out the good and bad of each fightstick so you can get a clearer picture of which one to go for.

HORI Real Arcade Pro V Hayabusa –  Best Nintendo Switch stick

HORI RAP V switch
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The HORI Real Arcade Pro V is the Nintendo Switch equivalent of the excellent HORI RAP 4 a great fightstick built on a solid base and one that has quality parts to boot.

The RAP V has an appealing design which makes it look more expensive than it is. The Hayabusa joystick and buttons are non-Sanwa but still feel great to play with. 

It also works on PC too!

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The Good

  • High-quality parts
  • Solid premium design
  • Sturdy base and quite wide
  • Joystick and Buttons are very responsive
  • Officially licensed by Nintendo
  • Turbo mode
  • Long cable

The Bad

  • Difficult to swap out artwork
  • Buttons can get a bit loud

  

HORI Switch Fight Stick Mini –  Best Budget Stick

HORI Fightstick Mini
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Looking for an ultra-cheap portable fightstick? then look no further than the Hori Fighting stick mini for the Nintendo Switch.

The Hori mini stick is one of the cheapest on the market and still, provides 8 button arcade support whilst being able to fit in your bookbag.

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The Good

  • Ultra Small and Compact
  • Decent beginner stick
  • One of the cheapest sticks
  • 8 button layout
  • Long cable
  • Officially licensed by Nintendo

The Bad

  • Cheap parts
  • Maybe too small for some
  • Some users have reported difficulties working with Smash Bros

 

Mayflash F300 – Universal Fightstick

Mayflash F300 Arcade Stick
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If you’re looking for another affordable option, look no further than the Mayflash F300. 

As a beginner fightstick, it’s great; featuring the standard 8 button arcade layout and joystick. Perhaps the stick’s best feature, however, is the ability to play on almost any platform including Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PC and even switch.

It’s a universal stick that’s fully customizable and can be upgraded to Sanwa Denshi parts. 

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The Good 

  • The price – Excellent value for money
  • Customization – Can easily be customized
  • Looks and feels sturdy
  • Universal stick – can connect to almost any platform
  • Great beginner fightstick

The Bad

  • Buttons and joystick are non-Sanwa
  • Buttons feel mushy
  • Maybe too small for some people
  • Setup is slightly fiddly and the extra wires are annoying

 

Mayflash F101 – A cheaper alternative to F300

Mayflash F101

The Mayflash F101 is virtually identical to the F300 with some minor differences. In fact, I did a whole post where I compared the two sticks.

The F101 still has the same features as the F300 including the ability to easily customize the stick and being able to connect to multiple different – albeit slightly limited compared to the F300 – platforms. It’s also slightly cheaper than the F300 which means you’re getting more bang for your buck.

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The Good 

  • The price – Excellent value for money
  • Customization – Can easily be customized
  • Looks and feels sturdy
  • Can connect to multiple platforms
  • Great beginner fightstick

The Bad

  • Buttons and joystick are non-Sanwa
  • Buttons feel mushy
  • Maybe too small for some people
  • Setup is slightly fiddly and the extra wires are annoying

 

Mayflash F500 – Bigger, better and more customizable than the F300

Mayflash F500 Review
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For not much more money you can get the Mayflash F500 which is bigger and better than the F300. 

The F500 sports a better design and added metal plates mean it’s better quality too.

Throw in a headphone jack, additional customization like the ability to swap out the artwork and, of course, the universal feature, means you have a pretty sweet deal. 

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The Good

  • Excellent value for money
  • Bigger and better quality than the Mayflash F300
  • Headphone Jack
  • Customizing the fightstick is a breeze
  • Octagonal plate included
  • Universal Fightstick

The Bad

  • Parts are Non-Sanwa
  • Buttons feel slightly mushy
  • Setup is awkward

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