18 Of The Shittiest Video Game Products That Ruined Your Childhood

I will never forgive you, Nintendo.

1. If you really wanted a headache and desperately wanted to mess up your eyesight.

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2. The dreaded CD-i from Phillips, that came with a useless controller and such God-awful games that were practically unplayable.

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3. This ungodly piece of gaming hardware made you look like an idiot.

And no, you didn’t always have to scream “FIRE!” You just had to make a loud noise.

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4. Nintendo came up with R.O.B.– an invention designed for children who suffered from loneliness. Only one problem: It never worked.

Even machines won’t play with me.

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5. The Power Glove. It’s not just bad. It’s awful.

Fashion over functionality.

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6. So, you control your character by standing on this plastic… thing, but you still had to hold onto your controller… WHAT?!

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7. This piece of plastic that pretty much restricted any gaming ability you had.


After ten seconds, players would pop out the controller and play like, you know, regular people.

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8. Before the Wii, X-Box Kinect, and PlayStation Move came along, there was the Sega Activator. And it was shit.

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9. So, apparently, you waved your hand over the U-Force and stuff happened… sometimes.

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10. There is absolutely no reason a gaming controller should have a keypad, but that didn’t stop the Atari Jaguar from trying.

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11. The Sega Add-ons were bulky, each one required its own power source, and they didn’t deliver anything they promised. Here’s a regular 16-bit Sega Genesis:

OK. This is cool.

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32x Add-on:


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Sega CD add-on:


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And yes, there was even a Sega CD Karaoke Add-on:

OK, this is getting ridiculous.

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12. You never actually got to talk to Pikachu because the microphone was stupid and didn’t recognized lower-pitch voices… like mine.

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13. This gaming bazooka required six AA batteries and it often caused some minor shoulder pain. But who cares? We’re only kids.

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14. This piece of hardware claimed to be “Virtual Reality Game Wear.” LIES. It was essentially a subwoofer attached to your back.

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15. ALL TIGER ELECTRONIC GAMES were the bane of your childhood.

The truly cheap alternative when your parents couldn’t afford to buy you a Game Boy.

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16. And if that wasn’t enough, they had Tiger wrist games.

Still the bane of your childhood, only on your wrist.

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17. And if that wasn’t enough, there was the R-Zone which put that sweet Tiger action right in your FUCKING EYE.

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18. The 64DD was actually a CD adaptor and an Internet modem for the N64. But even Nintendo knew this would not succeed. So they said “fuck it” and moved on with their lives.

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After begging our parents to buy your shitty gaming accessories, WE EXPECTED BETTER!

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