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15 Forgotten Video Game Equipment

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Game Boy Pocket Sonar (1998)

Game Boy Pocket Sonar (1998)

Initially, I used to be going to have a catch-all entry for the completely different fishing controllers. The Nintendo 64, Switch, and Dreamcast all had their very own particular controllers for fishing video games. However, the Game Boy Pocket Sonar was completely different and extra outlandish as a result of as an alternative of serving to you discover digital fish, it was a software that can assist you observe down precise fish in actual life with an precise sonar attachment.

Released solely in Japan by Bandai, the Pocket Sonar was a software that can assist you out throughout fishing journeys. It additionally had a fish encyclopedia in-built and a fishing recreation in case you, for some purpose, wished to make use of your Game Boy to play video video games. Such a loopy use for the Game Boy. Just makes me wish to sit again and fish with my Game Boy whereas watching TV off my Game Gear.

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Steel Battalion Controller (2002)

First launched for the unique Xbox, Steel Battalion was, on the floor, a gritty mech pilot simulator. What units it other than different video games of that kind is that you simply had to make use of a really particular controller made particularly for the sport so as to correctly play it. By controller, I imply an enormous dashboard with two joysticks, 35 buttons, and three pedals. Capcom merely didn’t have to go this tough, however by God, they went nuts with this one. They actually wished to be as immersive as potential.

For some avid gamers, enjoying this recreation is a white whale. Not solely is it exhausting to get your fingers on this large, badass-looking gimmick gadget, but it surely additionally means getting your fingers on an authentic Xbox. There isn’t any backward functionality with the Xbox 360. Instead, the Xbox 360 gave us a sequel known as Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor, however that was a Kinect recreation, so you possibly can think about what sort of letdown it was.

Wii Cooking Mother Kit (2004)

Wii Cooking Mother Kit (2004)

Peripheral designers beloved to insert the Wii controller into numerous objects within the hopes of creating video games extra immersive. For occasion, as an alternative of the Wii’s Guitar Hero guitar peripheral being a standalone controller like on different consoles, it featured a slot designed for the bottom Wii controller and labored by means of that. Even the Wii Mario Kart recreation had a steering wheel accent that performed with the console’s movement controls in a satisfying approach.

Then there’s the Wii Cooking Mother Kit for these enjoying Cooking Mama. It’s a giant, plastic Swiss military knife for cooking that you simply connect to your Wii distant to presumably make the gameplay extra enjoyable. It has a frying pan, knife, fork, and spatula. Many on-line opinions aren’t too variety to it, calling it cumbersome and relatively pointless, however they get factors for making an attempt.

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