An NES peripheral that allows games to be controlled by hitting pressure sensors inside a mat, ideally with one's feet.
The SNES Mouse was a peripheral created for Mario Paint, though a number of other games went on to support it.
PlayStation 2 Multitap
The multitap increases the number of controller/memory card ports to four per multitap per original ports, of which there were two pair.
A project that began in 1991, the Sega Virtual Reality delivered a new perspective on how games were played. It was the first VR headset to track head movement, some two decades before the Oculus Rift. The arcade version, Sega VR-1, was released in 1994, but planned versions for the Mega Drive, and then the Saturn, were cancelled.
Steel Battalion Controller
An overtly complicated and involved controller designed for Capcom's Xbox mech-simulation game, Steel Battalion.
The Wii Zapper is a peripheral that transforms the Wiimote and Nunchuk into a gun shape.
Sega Dreamcast Maracas
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The Primary controller of Nintendo's Wii console. Affectionately known as the "Wiimote" among gamers too lazy to spell out the whole thing.
Resembling a bazooka, the Super Scope is Nintendo's short-lived light-gun accessory for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Wii Balance Board
The Balance Board is a peripheral originally released alongside Wii Fit.
The SIXAXIS was the first controller included with the PlayStation 3, but was replaced by a rumble-enabled update called the DualShock 3.
The first full-body, motion-sensing controller, released in 1993, for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive console and the Dragon Ball Z VRVS arcade game. It was an octagonal ring of sensors that control on-screen movement when a player stands in the center and strikes over specific sections.
The Wii Wheel is a plastic shell that makes using the Wii Remote feel more like a steering wheel. The Wii Wheel was packaged with Mario Kart Wii and could also be bought separately.
Sega released this force feedback device alongside the PlayStation 2 version of Rez in Japan.
Rock Band Wireless Guitar
This wireless guitar has been constructed specifically for use with Harmonix's Rock Band.
Rock Band Drum Set
This drum kit, constructed specifically for Rock Band, features four drum pads and one pedal trigger. The center cosole has a,b,x,y buttons; a D-pad; and X-box 360 guide, Start, and select buttons.
R.O.B. - The Robotic Operating Buddy was a highly novel, though largely useless accessory for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It also went by the name "F.C.R" in other countries.
The Power Glove was a controller accessory for the NES, released in 1989. The controller was ultimately considered a failure, and only two games were designed with features exclusively for the glove ("Super Glove Ball" and "Bad Street Brawler").
The DualShock controller brought dual analog control and force feedback to the original PlayStation and has been used by Sony ever since.
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