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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

Postby runadumb » 15 Jan 2013, 20:53

Nice one Windowlicker79

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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

Postby Windowlicker79 » 15 Jan 2013, 21:01

Everyone should watch this video by the Angry Video Game Nerd about the bizarre range of NES accessories that were released back in the 80's. Its very funny :D

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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

Postby budge » 15 Jan 2013, 21:19

Whoever thought of that Wu Tang controller must've been smoking tical!
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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

Postby DAEDALUS79 » 15 Jan 2013, 21:26

That Tron controller is fantastic, I want one!
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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

Postby sonic_uk » 15 Jan 2013, 22:23

Oh jeez. 25 pages with barley two sentences on each. Are we back to this again Cvg? Please sort it out.
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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

Postby micka » 15 Jan 2013, 22:54

Absolutely love the Zelda and Tron controllers. I actually had the Alien and Terminator controllers for the Amiga. Horrible to use, god joysticks were so bad back then....
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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

Postby flyfletch » 15 Jan 2013, 23:58

I have the street fighter controller with the animations on them, still in the box... Might be worth a few quid now :)
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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

Postby Windowlicker79 » 16 Jan 2013, 00:02

The SN ProPad was my favourite ever 3rd party controller. I had one when I was a kid and I've got 2 with my current SNES.
They were a bit quirky because they were transparent. They're also a bit bigger than standard SNES pads which makes them better for my man-hands.
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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

Postby Windowlicker79 » 16 Jan 2013, 00:05

Also had one of these weird contraptions for my Master System. Wasn't quite as good but I did enjoy playing Enduro Racer with it :D
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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

Postby Laughlyn » 16 Jan 2013, 00:07

Wow so many memories. i used to have a couple of the cheetah joysticks and a buddy used to have the 3DO street fighter pad thing when he had his 3DO. I loved the Gcon too (white one) it was amazing at the time just wish i kept them all now hahaha

as for the tron 360 pad, thats amazing. i'm suprised ebay didnt have a mild crash as everyone reading article instantly went to look for one

@windowlicker. i had both them you posted too. the snes pad was a great controller. they had a joystick they released too which was fantastic for killer instinct
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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

Postby flyfletch » 16 Jan 2013, 00:17

I had that clear SNES controller and does anyone remember the mad analogue controller Sega released for Nights on the Saturn? Had that and the Street Fighter controller for the 3DO...and as I said above I have the Street fighter 15th anniversary controller still boxed and working :-)
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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

Postby Skullet » 16 Jan 2013, 00:22

Windowlicker79 wrote:The SN ProPad was my favourite ever 3rd party controller. I had one when I was a kid and I've got 2 with my current SNES.
They were a bit quirky because they were transparent. They're also a bit bigger than standard SNES pads which makes them better for my man-hands.
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I had the Megadrive version. :mrgreen:

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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

Postby Windowlicker79 » 16 Jan 2013, 00:33

Anyone remember the Sega Control Stick? It was when Sega went a bit weird and decided to switch the location of the stick and the buttons for no good reason whatsoever. Obviously it meant it sold very poorly.
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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

Postby flyfletch » 16 Jan 2013, 00:37

Windowlicker79 wrote:Anyone remember the Sega Control Stick? It was when Sega went a bit weird and decided to switch the location of the stick and the buttons for no good reason whatsoever. Obviously it meant it sold very poorly.
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My god I forgot I had that, it was for the master system if I remember right?
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