Fighting games can be played using a variety of inputs, but many people prefer the use of an arcade fight stick. These handy gamepads are the traditional means of controlling a character on-screen and beating the living daylights out of opponents. Despite the rise in handheld controllers, they remain one of the best ways to kick virtual butt.
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Arcade fighting sticks are often the key to winning in serious competitive fighting game scenes, so getting one might be in your best interest. If we were to recommend a single option, it would be the Razer Atrox, thanks to its high-quality components and mod support.
Should you wish to save a little, the Alpha from Mad Catz is a excellent budget-friendly fight stick, don't expect to enjoy a premium-feeling experience when beating your enemies down.
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