What platforms do you support?

Out of the box, Granola controllers support PC, PS3, Nintendo Switch, Steam Deck, MiSTer and Android. With an additional USB converter or passthrough device (sold separately), you can  also play on PS4, PS5, Xbox, Xbox One and Xbox Series.

What is the button layout of this controller? Where is the joystick?

Granola controllers are "button box" or “leverless” style controllers. This means the direction inputs (up, down, left, right) are mapped to the four buttons on the left side, instead of using a traditional joystick lever. This setup allows for faster and more precise inputs, as well as making some inputs that are impossible on a traditional joystick (for example, holding the right and left keys at the same time).

The legendary fighting gamer Justin Wong has a great breakdown of how leverless controllers work, you can check it out here:

What firmware do your controllers use?

Granola controllers are powered by GP2040-CE, which is an open source controller firmware for the RP2040 microcontroller. You can learn more about GP2040-CE on their website.

Are your controllers tournament legal?

Yes. All major fighting game tournaments allow for leverless controller use, however some (like the Capcom Cup) have some specific requirements for how the controller SOCD mode must be set up. The default SOCD behavior for GP2040-CE is up+down=neutral in accordance with most tournament rules. Please check with your tournament coordinators for details. 

Do you offer warranty/returns?

I am happy to offer 30 day hassle free returns and exchanges. If you are having technical issues, please reach out on Granola Arcade's discord for help first. I test each controller before sending it out and I am confident you will receive it in working order.

Who are you anyway?

My name is Mike! I live in Seattle, WA USA. I previously worked in software development before starting Granola Arcade. Right now Granola is a one-human operation.