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1. Posted: Sun 22nd Nov 2009 17:09 GMT
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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2. Posted: Sun 22nd Nov 2009 17:11 GMT
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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3. Posted: Sun 22nd Nov 2009 17:13 GMT
Maybe the Pipin, with it's trackball. And yeah, the Jaguar.
4. Posted: Sun 22nd Nov 2009 17:26 GMT
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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5. Posted: Sun 22nd Nov 2009 17:27 GMT
Weirdest controller: N64Name: 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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6. Posted: Sun 22nd Nov 2009 17:29 GMT
Wii for all of them
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7. Posted: Sun 22nd Nov 2009 18:12 GMT
I don't like the PSOne, with its small LCD screen and everything.
8. Posted: Sun 22nd Nov 2009 18:17 GMT
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9. Posted: Sun 22nd Nov 2009 18:25 GMT
Actually, StarFox, the D-Pad is used in Fighter's Destiny. But, other than that, yeah, I always resort to the Control Stick.
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10. Posted: Sun 22nd Nov 2009 18:50 GMT
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 padas 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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11. Posted: Sun 22nd Nov 2009 18:54 GMT
Strangest name has to be game.com,Strangest controller would be the Magnavox Odyessey.Strangest design would be the Sega Genesis Model 3.
12. Posted: Sun 22nd Nov 2009 18:55 GMT
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.
13. Posted: Mon 23rd Nov 2009 01:18 GMT
Intellevision controller. Has a weird control stick thingy.
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14. Posted: Mon 23rd Nov 2009 02:26 GMT
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).
15. Posted: Mon 14th Dec 2009 21:16 GMT
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 factFor wierdest controller, I'd also have to say:1. Wiimote + Nunchuck combo2. Colecovision controller3. N64 controller4. Gamecube controller (Probably my favorite "traditional" controller though)5. QWERTY keyboard
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16. Posted: Tue 15th Dec 2009 04:20 GMT
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.
17. Posted: Tue 15th Dec 2009 04:36 GMT
Wii and as for control i'd say n64's and GC
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18. Posted: Tue 15th Dec 2009 04:46 GMT
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?
19. Posted: Tue 15th Dec 2009 05:09 GMT
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.
20. Posted: Tue 15th Dec 2009 05:23 GMT
Weirdest name - wiiWeirdest 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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