Sony PS3 Street Fighter IV FightPad - Chun-Li
- Enlarged circular 8-way floating D-Pad
- 6-button layout with additional multi-speed Turbo functionality
- 3-way switch enables D-Pad to also function as left or right analog stick
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Within a few weeks, one FightPad was completely malfunctioning- a defective D-Pad (downward direction glitch).
The other FightPad worked OK when used by itself; However, when playing with two FightPads simultaneously, they would interfere with one another and lose their signals (obviously, this is not a good thing to happen during fighting games).
I contacted Mad Catz, via their website. I was assured that it was an issue with the USB dongles- Mad Catz mailed me two complimentary USB dongles.
The issue continued and became progressively worse.
I once again contacted Mad Catz. This time, they requested I mail the controllers back, along with a receipt, in order to be covered by the 1 year manufacturer's warranty. I explained to Mad Catz that the FightPads were a gift, and that I had no receipt.
I also explained that the controllers were released in February of 2009. It was still the year 2009, so how could the 1 year warranty be over?
Apparently my logic was too much for Mad Catz to handle. They refused to help me without a receipt.
The design of the FightPad is excellent, but the malfunctioning wireless technology is inexcusable.
Furthermore, I am disappointed with the way Mad Catz handled my situation.
I've spent a lot of money on their products throughout the years- shame on them.
I've heard a couple of people on other sites talking about their controllers being DOA or having non-responsive diagonals, but I bought one of these for myself and one for a friend and both work pretty well. I will say that mine got stuck in crouch a little bit earlier today, but I wiggled the D-pad and it's been working fine since.
The D-pad has a great feel, and it's much easier to pull off some of the complex motions with this than with the standard PS3 or 360 controller. The D-pad makes all the difference, and this one reminds me a lot of the old ASCII fighting pad that I imported for the Dreamcast so many years ago.
I would definitely recommend this product to fans of the game, but I'm still a little concerned about MadCatz' track record and some of the problems other people seem to be having. This is probably all we're going to get in the way of fightpads, so I guess you make do with what you've got.
If you read all the reviews for this controller, and others like it, you'll see that it has a horrible quality issue.
I first bought the Chun-Li one and returned it after 6 days. It was around day 2 that it started showing the issue that others mentioned... losing communication with the dongle. Then the D-pad starts getting stuck to left. At day 6, the controller just wouldn't communicate, no matter what I do (replace battery, turn on/off, unplug/plugin dongle, power cycle PS3... nothing worked. That's when I returned it.
Since shipping is free, (I have Prime) I bough a Ken one. Well, I've only been using it for about an hour, and it already started acting up: losing communication with dongle, D-pad getting stuck (mostly left, sometimes down or up). It looks like this is going back also.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great fightpad especially for beginners who aren't ready to use an arcade stick. Great quality and artwork too. Probably helps that Chun-Li is my favorite...Published 17 months ago by Jennifer Kemp
This fightpad is a great alternative to those who lack a fightstick and won't be bothered with using a dualshock to play fighters. It's very responsive and looks very nice. Read morePublished on August 18, 2011 by Mike Haggar
~2 double A batteries required for the pad last a very long time
~played with this controller for 3 months, no defects so far
~buttons are silent
Editing my old review! It was working wonderfully for a few months and broke! The USB receiver will only flash the red light and will not allow a connection!Published on April 23, 2011 by Anon user
The controller seems to be of solid build, though I wish the d-pad was a little better. I plan on using it as is for a while and then using the PCB to make a wireless stick. Read morePublished on September 28, 2010 by NoGood56er
I recommend the pad if you have trouble sliding on a Directional Pad or if you've never used an Arcade Stick before. Read morePublished on February 1, 2010 by Jovan Rodriguez