Building a Retro Arcade Fight Stick

by Shiv Trivedi

Having recently gotten into a retro-style fighting game called Guilty Gear -Strive-, I decided I wanted to try playing with a fight stick. After doing some price comparisons, I decided the cheapest and most easily upgradeable option was to build my own arcade stick.

Using parts from Micro Center ($20), a wooden box from Michaels ($6), and using the standard Japanese arcade button layout from slagcoin, I threw together a surprisingly nice arcade stick.

Looking forward, I will likely swap out the joystick and buttons for a Sanwa joystick with Seimitsu buttons.