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Macaronius

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 Sorry if this topic was already made.

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StarBoy91

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

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

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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

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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RandomWiiPlayer

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

Wii for all of them

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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

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

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StarBoy91

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

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

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

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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KingMike

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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ItalianBaptist

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

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

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

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Adamant

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

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

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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