So it's been a while since I have found anything decent to write up about until today when clicking links had found me on wikipedia, looking at the wonderful accessories that Nintendo had made for the SNES/Super Fanicom systems that the Australian public never got to see.
Now as far to my knowledge I have played on a system from 6 out of 7 generations of gaming, as the first generation was made 10 years before I was born how ever I can play a mean game of pong.
Now down here in the land down under we don't get much love when it comes to the mighty videogame overlords giving us new toys for example the Multitap. This little device was made 2 different ways.
If you owned a sega console back in the 90's you may have seen Micro Machines if you haven't go play it right now I will even provide links for you to do so. Now the Sega Mega Drive had 2 controller ports as standard like all 4th gen systems how ever the developers for micro machines said "Lets make this game 4 player and build 2 extra controller slots into the cartridge itself and watch children have fun."
This was a fucking awesome idea I mean when I rage quit cause I can't see wtf I am doing on my small arse screen T.V. I can throw my controller thats plugged into the cartridge across the room and watch the entire system go with it. Then EA games came along and said "What if we just plugged a 4 port controller dongle into the 2 already existing ports?" then 600+ EA sports games came out that were terrible and the concept died.
Then Nintendo made a 4 player Bomberman game and released there own version how ever only japan saw that 4 player madness.
After clicking all these links in wiki and looking at what other fun accessories we didn't get I found some rather interesting ones and Shall list my Top 10 favourites.
6: The Super Scope - The light gun for the Super Nintendo was by far the best light gun you will ever own/have/develop. This is what the Taliban train there rebels with it's sleek sexy and by god the games were fun, if I could ever own anything again in the world it would be this with a copy of Battle Clash and Metal Combat so I could waste another Christmas holiday period yelling at myself for being a shit shot.
5: The Sega Saturn floppy drive - I have no fucking idea why Sega made that I really don't 50% of the 5th gen consoles were CD based, Saturn being one of them. How ever some dick decided lets make a floppy drive charge $100 for it make some profit and it fucking worked. Now I can;t find any fucking information on this product and what it was meant for at all as far as I know it was useless and just made sure your friends knew you meant business or your silver spoon that mummy and daddy fed you has now been digested and has been throughly lodged in your anus.
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DK FUCKING BONGOS
Next week I shall list the absolute horrors that failed us.