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Weirdness: Pick Up a Power Mitt for Awesome Motion Controlled Kitchen Work

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

It's so... bad, by which we mean cool

Ah, the Power Glove, it's so bad.

When it made its high-profile appearance in The Wizard with the infamous line, it was during a confusing Michael Jackson-inspired fad where 'bad' actually meant 'cool', which is about as logical as the idea of wearing a glove to play games. Still, it's an iconic example of the range of rubbish but strangely charming accessories that graced the NES, and is more loved than many controllers that are infinitely more useful for actually playing games.

And so Fangamer, a site that creates and sells various gaming pop-culture treats, has come up with the ultimate kitchen accessory, the Power Mitt. Now you can cook with power, look rad and all sorts of late '80s/early '90s-type things. It kind of reminds us of an awesome extra in BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien — you should go and find that, by the way — and also wins a metaphorical prize for cheesiest advert of 2013, which you can check out below.

[via destructoid.com, fangamer.net]

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User Comments (18)

ogo79

#8

ogo79 said:

i was going to put this in a thread yesterday when it arrived, fangamer has loads of cool stuff, i buy from them all the time.
steve is the guy in that video, one of the only people i know besides myself that beat mother 1 or earthbound 1 as i call it :*

Haywired

#11

Haywired said:

And funnily enough (despite popular belief) the Power Glove wasn't actually made by Nintendo. It was a Mattel product. So, put down that entertaining Mattel product.

guest37

#12

guest37 said:

give these people a hoverboard also made by mattel so they can fly away instead of having to eat these so-bad brownies

Byron-3D

#15

Byron-3D said:

i love stuff like this, when i get my own place again its just gonna be full of tac like that

SCAR392

#18

SCAR392 said:

Aww, come on guys. Power Glove wasn't that bad. I was able to use it pretty well on Glove Ball, and Punch-Out!! using the Punch-Out!! program, so I don't think it was that bad.

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