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

Postby Skullet » 16 Jan 2013, 01:02

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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Not as awesome as the Arcade Power Stick, simply because it has Power in the name though, that always earns extra points.

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

Postby Agent75 » 16 Jan 2013, 01:09

Official Dreamcast maracas are fairly sought after and can command a decent price of around £100, no way are they rare. Can't say I've seen any US ones, only Japanese and European ones, the Japanese ones are the most common. But the official ones have been known to break easy. The unofficial ChaCha maracas are known to be better, but can't say I can back that up. Official wireless Mega Drive 6 button controllers are sought after also, more so if they're boxed with the manual. Current consoles with wireless controllers is old news.
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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

Postby McShave 07 » 16 Jan 2013, 01:52

25 pages!!!! Nope I don't care what this article is about now. CVG why have you gone back to this crap!
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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

Postby Windowlicker79 » 16 Jan 2013, 02:32

McShave 07 wrote:25 pages!!!! Nope I don't care what this article is about now. CVG why have you gone back to this crap!

No need to fret. I posted all the pictures in a single comment on the first page of comments! If you really need to read the words that accompany the image then just count which image it is and go straight to that page :)
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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

Postby Windowlicker79 » 16 Jan 2013, 02:33

flyfletch wrote:
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?

Yup. A friend of mine had it and it never, ever got used. It was literally unusable!
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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

Postby Windowlicker79 » 16 Jan 2013, 02:44

I always wished they'd released this Xbox 360 controller in the UK. Unfortunately it was exclusive to Gamestop in America :(
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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

Postby richomack360 » 16 Jan 2013, 09:05

Skullet wrote:Not as awesome as the Arcade Power Stick, simply because it has Power in the name though, that always earns extra points.

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I always wanted one of these and would make regular trips to Software Plus to try to get one...alas - I failed

On that Konami headset for the NES (or was it SNES) didn't you have to shout BANG to make it fire ? Is that what they do in Apache helicopters ?
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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

Postby Simon Carlin » 16 Jan 2013, 10:02

The controller that caught my attention was the one for disabled kids, or adults too..

I mean, good that it was even a thing but I'd love to see someone play Track and Field with it.
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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

Postby Simon Carlin » 16 Jan 2013, 10:03

richomack360 wrote:On that Konami headset for the NES (or was it SNES) didn't you have to shout BANG to make it fire ? Is that what they do in Apache helicopters ?


It just responded to noise, so you could meow really loud and get the same results.
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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

Postby Simon_H4 » 16 Jan 2013, 10:19

Blimey I had a Sega arcade control stick and that Master System thing too! Completely forgot about it.

I've got Samba de Amigo still in it's box, the other half wont let me put it on eBay though :(

The Quickshot 2 was the best (worst) controller I had for the speccy, think I've still got that somewhere too :D
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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

Postby Medven » 16 Jan 2013, 11:15

+5 Internets for the author.

Thanks for the great article, I'll be spending the rest of the day trolling e-bay for controllers
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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

Postby richomack360 » 16 Jan 2013, 11:23

Simon Carlin wrote:
richomack360 wrote:On that Konami headset for the NES (or was it SNES) didn't you have to shout BANG to make it fire ? Is that what they do in Apache helicopters ?


It just responded to noise, so you could meow really loud and get the same results.


I must get it just so I can yell "dont fire" into it. I am sure if i do that then I would somehow destroy the space -time - continum and end this universe.

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

Postby c97dem » 16 Jan 2013, 11:29

I *still* have the Alien 3 Cheetah controller, boxed and everything.

Think I tried to use it ones and found it awful to use, but still awesome cause it's an Alien lol
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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

Postby ensabahnur » 16 Jan 2013, 11:52

flyfletch wrote: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 :-)
That'll be this one,
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I've still got mine kicking about somewhere, it was great for Daytona, Manx TT and Sega Rally as well. You can see where they got the basic design for the Dreamcast controller from.

Oh and 25 pages again, come on CVG we've been through this already.
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Re: BLOG: The 25 rarest and quirkiest game controllers ever

Postby Windowlicker79 » 16 Jan 2013, 11:52

Simon Carlin wrote:
richomack360 wrote:On that Konami headset for the NES (or was it SNES) didn't you have to shout BANG to make it fire ? Is that what they do in Apache helicopters ?


It just responded to noise, so you could meow really loud and get the same results.

You should check out the Angry Video Game Nerd video I posted earlier. He reviews the Konami headseat... :D
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