I decided to post up some of the weirdest video game console peripherals ever made since I have seen some pretty bad ones. I have never had the “pleasure” of trying any of these but have only heard “great” things about them.
Nintendo NES Power Glove W/ Box Complete Vintage Rare
Looked at as an more of an “icon” than something that anyone actually used, this Nintendo Power Glove posted by kdrbt228 is one of the first bad peripherals that came to mind. There was 1 game released (Glove Ball) that was specifically for the Power Glove but you could use it with any game… supposedly. You had to enter in a special code in order to use it for a specific game and then it still didn’t work. I would want one of these as a display piece but I don’t think anyone wants to use one.
Rare Sega Activator Genesis Game Controller Complete
Project Natal / Kinect… WATCH OUT! ellapalooza has the Sega Genesis ACTIVATOR for sale! This is an octagon you place on the ground and each segment of the octagon operates a different button function. So, in order to move to the right in lets say, Mortal Kombat, you would have to flail an arm or leg over the right segment of the octagon and then to punch you would flail a limb over the upper right section of the octagon. Sounds like a great idea! Wonder why this sucked so much…
Uforce power field controller for Nintendo
Amazingly, this one seems to work better than the others listed. mtestate has this Uforce motion controller for the Nintendo listed up. Kinda like the above Activator it seems like you wave your hands over certain sections to perform certain actions. This ones is setup like a book though and since you don’t flail your limbs it seems easier to control than the above Activator. Still not worth even trying, but not as bad as the “other” options at the time.
coleco vision controllers
This ones that generalzods_gamingzone listed seems the most normal out of them but still a bit odd. Looks like an old video game joystick made nasty love to a Guitar Hero controller. Multi color hand grip buttons that had uses for certain games. I bet at the time they thought this would be the best way to map out a multi button controller.