Sam’s Scores 12: Strange Controllers

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4) Ms. Pacman Plug n Play

Today we start off with a plug n play, ok it isn’t really a controller, but this thing is wireless, which means the top becomes a controller! Flawless Technicality! I love the modern-retro influx of plug n play systems, I still hunt down the original hardware and software, I just prefer to have tons of options at my finger tips, and this thing does just that. Jakks took the Ms. Pacman cocktail design and brought it to a handheld, and with other games thrown in, coupled with wireless, this is quite a unique plug n play system

Ms. Pacman Plug n Play – $.79 per pound


3) SG Genesis ProPad

I’m no stranger to controllers that look like this one, I actually own one for the SNES, which is why I was originally confused by the pseudo SNES button layout. There are even shoulder buttons, for what I haven’t the slightest clue. The point is this controller is comfortable, for the Sega Genesis and has a turbo for almost every button, and a slow motion for the start button. Strange, but fun.

SG Genesis ProPad – $.79 per pound


2) NES Dog bone controller set

On two previous occasions I’ve run across NES Dog bone controllers, not that often though. So when I saw these two I had to pick them up. I needed to untangle them for nearly 10 minutes, but the efforts were well worth that time spent. One of them looks as if the previous owner thought it was literally a dog bone. Sadly only one of them worked, so I put all the best parts together to make 1 working and the other is for parts.

NES Dog bone controller set – $.79 per pound


1) NES Turbo Touch 360

I’ve seen the Turbo touch controllers for other systems and I knew they made one for the NES, I just never thought I would have one cross my path. The D-pad is a motion sensing pad and is pretty accurate, the buttons are large and have very NES Max like turbo buttons underneath them. My only complaint would be the Genesis controller styling, which isn’t really a complaint as much as it is kind of weird to feel while playing an NES.

NES Turbo Touch 360 – $.79 per pound

Posted October 28th, 2012

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Samuel Floyd

first fell into video gaming with the Atari 2600…in the mid-90s! Always late into the system wars, Samuel enjoys that as he acquires them when they’re cheap and the hot titles of yesteryear are bountiful. Samuel loves RPGs, his favorite being Crystalis for the NES.


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