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The power glove,my favorite NES gadget!
so as the title says "Power Glove" love it? hate it? why?

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Just going to get this out of the way to start with.

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"I love the Power Glove, it's so bad."

Okay, with that out of the way. To be honest, as a controller, I think it's kind of hard to do anything but hate it. Now, as an icon, you've gotta love it!

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My power glove burnt out in about three days when I was a kid. The novelty was so strong that i continued to wear it and use the face buttons (badly) as a controller for a month. I also had one of those crazy head sets you yell fire into.

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^ive had "burn out" gloves before,but all in all i really love the thing...nothing beats doing the upper-cuts in puchout with it just like in the commercial!
glove ball is fun too...i beat the whole thing and made 3rd on the high-score list.
i once even fused it with the zapper to play gotcha!

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I thought it was OK. I found one for $15 and played some games with it. It wasn't even as bad as people say, IMO. Gloveball worked, and I used the "boxing" program to play Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!.

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^a true believer lol
ever try "program 13"?...you can play any game with it,it essentially turns the glove into a kool wrist control like in predator, making the d-pad useable for your movements but leaving the fingers on for your action buttons! real fun stuff!

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Nope. I had the instruction booklet and looked through it a bit, but I didn't really have that many games that I thought would make it worth while to use it.
I think I mapped the finger movements to the buttons for some games. I tried playing Super Mario Bros. by moving the glove. It's way harder. I probably could have found more use for it, but I didn't really think about it that much.

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Like most people, I wanted a Power Glove for years...only to be severely disappointed when I realized how horrible it was. :(

I do think "The Wizard" gets an unfair vote though, because there was a heartfelt story beneath the "game craze" surface. Jimmy Woods is autistic and depressed, but no one knows how to help him. So, his brother Cory breaks him out of an institution, to head for "California". What we don't find out until the very end is that all the gaming wasn't the ultimate point. Jimmy's whole reason for wanting to visit California is because it was the last good memory he had of his twin sister Jennifer, who drowned while Jimmy watched because he couldn't swim to save her.

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Ryno

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^Vision Street Wear was so rad.

I never got to use the Power Glove. It's a shame to because it seems like such an amazing controller.

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never got to use power glove here to but i see it in game stores and they want a lots for it lol but its classic still today...

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Really no one has put up the power glove from regular show? XD

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Moviefan2k4 wrote:

Like most people, I wanted a Power Glove for years...only to be severely disappointed when I realized how horrible it was. :(

I do think "The Wizard" gets an unfair vote though, because there was a heartfelt story beneath the "game craze" surface. Jimmy Woods is autistic and depressed, but no one knows how to help him. So, his brother Cory breaks him out of an institution, to head for "California". What we don't find out until the very end is that all the gaming wasn't the ultimate point. Jimmy's whole reason for wanting to visit California is because it was the last good memory he had of his twin sister Jennifer, who drowned while Jimmy watched because he couldn't swim to save her.

TRIVIA FACT: One then-unknown actor has a silent cameo outside the Video Armageddon building...

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Tobey Maguire with a mullet lol. I forgot he was in that movie.

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Tasuki wrote:

Moviefan2k4 wrote:

Like most people, I wanted a Power Glove for years...only to be severely disappointed when I realized how horrible it was. :(

I do think "The Wizard" gets an unfair vote though, because there was a heartfelt story beneath the "game craze" surface. Jimmy Woods is autistic and depressed, but no one knows how to help him. So, his brother Cory breaks him out of an institution, to head for "California". What we don't find out until the very end is that all the gaming wasn't the ultimate point. Jimmy's whole reason for wanting to visit California is because it was the last good memory he had of his twin sister Jennifer, who drowned while Jimmy watched because he couldn't swim to save her.

TRIVIA FACT: One then-unknown actor has a silent cameo outside the Video Armageddon building...

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Tobey Maguire with a mullet lol. I forgot he was in that movie.

The best part is the fact that he was also in Back to the Future II, as one of the kids who watches Marty play Wild Gunman! Little Tobey was a Nintendo shill! :D

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Ryno wrote:

^Vision Street Wear was so rad.

I never got to use the Power Glove. It's a shame to because it seems like such an amazing controller.

Me neither, although i was fooled by those flashy adds thinking that the Power Glove was the next ultimate cutting edge NintenDevice! Something so sacred & saucy completely escaped my grasp....Years later, i realize now that they make for some of the jazziest oven mits around. You want to make a sizzling Golden ActRaiser Apple Pie? look no further! :*

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the_shpydar wrote:

The best part is the fact that he was also in Back to the Future II, as one of the kids who watches Marty play Wild Gunman! Little Tobey was a Nintendo shill! :D

Actually, that role was played by Elijah Wood.

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Ryno wrote:

^Vision Street Wear was so rad.

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Ryno wrote:

^Vision Street Wear was so rad.

I never got to use the Power Glove. It's a shame to because it seems like such an amazing controller.

"Seem" is the right word. In actuality, it was really hard to control any game, as movement of your character (plus jumping) was mapped only to finger movement. So, on a game like Mario, flexing a finger makes you go left, flexing another makes you go right, flexing another makes you run, and flexing another makes you jump. It felt more like you were playing a piano than it did a video game.

and you had to have the glove right in the sweet spot of the sensor in order for it to work, which was about 20cm in front of the TV. You pretty much blocked everyone but yourself from viewing the TV. You definitely couldn't sit on the couch and play it.

The power glove looked amazing, but it was total crap when it came to playing. TMNT was downright impossible.

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Moviefan2k4 wrote:

the_shpydar wrote:

The best part is the fact that he was also in Back to the Future II, as one of the kids who watches Marty play Wild Gunman! Little Tobey was a Nintendo shill! :D

Actually, that role was played by Elijah Wood.

Crap, you're right. I always get the two of them mixed up in my head!
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