Madcatz Street Fighter FightPad Review

Released as an alternative to the standard controllers and cheaper alternative to drive, the Madcatz Street Fighter IV FightPad in conjunction with the release of the most anticipated fighting games of this year was available in the market for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 formats.

The main feature is the suffix-Directional Pad (D-pad). It is a floating d-pad, which feels closer to a joystick than a traditional Nintendo d-pad. The D-pad is modeled very usable for the d-pad floating in Sega Saturn controllers. The entrance, on the whole, are accurate. Inaccurate input is rare, but occasionally, you can enter "until" instead of "diagonal right» or «-diagonal left». The D-pad was too hard when first received by the controller and call made to break controller with several sessions to make the D-pad fluid and relaxed as possible for input.

There are six face buttons (again inspired by the Sega Saturn controller): the standard four face buttons, as on the official auditors and the addition of two buttons (right bumper and right trigger for the console Xbox 360, and right-1 and right-2 for the Playstation 3). There are two shoulder buttons and knobs removed. The face buttons are smooth and are the perfect size; We feel very big or very small. As you expect, the distance of six face buttons are tight, but not enough to keep pressing the wrong input after you have used in the controller. The shoulder buttons are larger than those for the two forms.

The shape of the controller, again inspired by the Sega Saturn pad. The upper part of the controller is plastic and painted a Street Fighter character of your preference from the three available to the retailers, Ryu, Ken and Chun-Li (Blanka and Akuma is also available, but only to U.S. retailers - USA Xbox 360 Controller work on PAL consoles but I can not verify if U.S. PS3 controllers work on consoles PAL). At the side and rear of the controller is a soft and smooth surface for grip and comfort. The controller is very comfortable to hold, and fatigue or discomfort is no longer an issue during the session.

Equipment for the controllers consists of a turbo mode switch and an input for changing the D-pad or right analog-stick, D-pad, or the left analog stick. The only difference between the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of FightPad is that the PS3 version is wireless and the Xbox 360 version is wired. The reason is that Microsoft will not release the frequency for which controllers communicate wirelessly with the console manufacturers in the third. Therefore, the PS3 version has a little extra weight for the batteries from the book version of the Xbox 360.

The usability of the controller is limited. Given the isolation and single directional input, it can be played with all the games as effective as the standard controllers can. Both games are effective for precise directional controller require input and is useful for any game species - including most 2D or retro / arcade games. The first game is, of course, Street Fighter IV, the data and improves the accuracy of the model inputs by the auditors; But if you are willing to pay money for a controller to play SFIV, can buy only a drive as the best alternative. The second game is surprisingly Pro Evolution Soccer: there are two problems that you have lost the ability to manually move the ball and one of the shoulder buttons have been taken by the fact that strategic action is not mappable as other actions such as shooting, etc. . etc., but the D-pad is incredibly higher on both the Xbox 360 and PS3 version.

The Madcatz Street Fighter IV FightPad controller is high quality. The D-pad is excellent and accurate, and buttons for easy and proper use. It is also comfortable. The only negative aspect of the controller is limited usability for games, but if you want a senior auditor in accordance with the standards of official auditors to play SFIV (and I do not want to pay more to buy a joystick), or any PSE old arcade games The FightPad is the perfect choice.

4 / 5

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