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Topic: strangest classic console names, designs,and controllers.

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Macaronius

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I think the most strangely named consoles, are the Bally Astrocade, and the Gizmondo. The strangest design is probably the Atari Jaguar's controllers, with all those numbers :p Sorry if this topic was already made.

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WanderFan91

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The Nintendo 64 was a weird controller. It has three handles, and not two. But, it was easy to get used to. :)

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Xkhaoz

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Maybe the Pipin, with it's trackball. And yeah, the Jaguar.

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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

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I agree on the N64 controller. The D-pad is almost useless.

The Dreamcast controller looks pretty weird. The weirdest old game I've ever played would probably be Marble Madness. You navigate a marble through a futuristic maze, very strange indeed.

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Weirdest controller: N64
Name: Genesis. Great console, but the name was pulled from the Bible.
Design. I am going to have to go with the Genesis again. My neighbors Genesis is a lot smaller than mine which is weird. The smaller one looks so........... unnatural.

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Mabbit

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Wii for all of them

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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

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I don't like the PSOne, with its small LCD screen and everything.

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WanderFan91

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Actually, StarFox, the D-Pad is used in Fighter's Destiny. But, other than that, yeah, I always resort to the Control Stick.

The reason the MegaDrive was called a Genesis in NA was for legal reasons, I'm not sure.

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Egg_miester

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the n64 controller still baffles me why Nintendo made it that way the first time i picked it up i was all confused with my why d pad didn't work and why the stick was all the way away from where i was holding it it felt wrong and where the hell was the b button the game keeped telling me to push then someone showed me on how i was holding it wrong and it made since from there but still the design is just odd the c button was more a d pad then the d pad
as for names i have to with the Jaguar naming a console after a cat/car that was ahead of its time so it ended up insanely priced to make up for expansive costs

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astarisborn94

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Strangest name has to be game.com,
Strangest controller would be the Magnavox Odyessey.
Strangest design would be the Sega Genesis Model 3.

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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

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Yeah, the awkwardness of the N64 controller was the reason I got a Playstation instead. Even after it got analog sticks, its controller still had a clean layout.

The Gamecube controller is a bit wacky, but it's a step up from the N64 controller.

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cheetahman91

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Intellevision controller. Has a weird control stick thingy.

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KingMike

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The N64 controller was made so designers could choose to use the D-pad or the Control Stick (holding the left or center handle as necessary). Almost all of them chose the Control Stick (Mischief Makers is the only game I can name that didn't use the Control Stick).

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TheItalianBaptist

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There was also Pokemon Stadium 1 & 2 that used the d-pad (except for the mini-games)
I'm surprised only 1 person said Wii for wierdest name - sorry, it's just fact
For wierdest controller, I'd also have to say:
1. Wiimote + Nunchuck combo
2. Colecovision controller
3. N64 controller
4. Gamecube controller (Probably my favorite "traditional" controller though)
5. QWERTY keyboard :)

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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

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At least the Gamecube controller improves upon the N64 controller while redesigning it to make better use of the D-pad and have two grips instead of three.

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Flandy

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Wii :P
and as for control i'd say n64's and GC

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Adamant

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The Lynx really takes the award for strangest name. I mean, I'd understand it if it was playing off the Jaguar's name ("Jaguar" worked okay), but it was released years prior to that.
Seriously, "Lynx"? Where did they get that from?

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Mabbit

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weirdest name and controllers both go to Wii

but the weirdest design is the Xbox, its an unappealing black lump with a green spot in the middle.

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Token_Girl

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Weirdest name - wii
Weirdest controller - N64, but I loved it.
Weirdest design - Lynx...it was so big for a portable. In the commercials it's held vertically too. Weird.

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