Get ready to check out some of the strangest gaming accessories ever invented! From modern mods to old-school treasures, these accessories are totally off the wall. Some of them will make you laugh, some may make you want to cry in frustration, and others— well, we’re still scratching our heads.
Left for Dead 2 might jump into your mind, but no— this baby is designed for the GameCube version of Resident Evil 4. Play the game with it or set it out as artwork. Nuby includes realistic blood splatters all other the device for extra effect.
So you want to be like Tony Hawk? The Tony Hawk “Ride” board or skate deck was designed to let you try out your moves while playing Tony Hawk games on your favorite console. Unless you have great balance and some skills with a real skateboard, you may out of luck with this peripheral.
The Nintendo Wii boasts a myriad of accessories, designed for people who have trouble imagining that their controller is a golf club, a tennis racket, or a baseball bat. You can find the Wii Sports Pack 6 in 1 bundle, which includes random accessories that fit over your Wii remote and make it resemble the bat, golf club, or tennis racket that your Mii is using. Will these accessories improve your skills in-game? Probably not.
The old-school fishing rod controller produced by Dreamcast actually works well; in fact, it manages to successfully simulate the fishing experience to some extent. Fans praise the controller’s response and its design as an early version of motion control. Even though it looked odd, it enhanced the gaming experience for the Sega Bass Fishing game.
Do you love trains as much as Sheldon Cooper from “The Big Bang Theory” does? Then you might love the bizarre yet charmingly detailed RailDriver desktop controller. It goes with the TS 2016 Train Simulator PC game, and it includes a variety of knobs, levers, buttons, and switches to help you imagine that you are driving a real locomotive. All aboard!
This Wii controller mod deserves its own spot on the list. It’s the CTA Digital bowling ball for the Nintendo Wii. First, you queue up a game like Wii Bowling, Ten Pin Alley 2, or Brunswick Pro Bowling. Then, put your Wii remote inside the bowling ball, close the ball, and insert three fingers into the holes. Do you feel like you’re really at the bowling alley? Good! Just don’t release the ball as you swing and “roll” it, or you may end up smashing your TV. There’s a wrist band to keep you from doing any damage— as long as you remember to slip the band onto your wrist.
The Nintendo Super Scope is a true blast from the past. It’s like a small, lightweight bazooka, designed for the Nintendo Super NES. You’ll need a cathode ray tube TV to use this old-school accessory! There aren’t many games that work with this classic piece, so if you’re itching to try it out, try to locate one that has games bundled along with it.
If you’re planning a game night with friends, why not buy or borrow some of these weird gaming peripherals to try? Who knows— you may discover a new favorite accessory! Do you already use and love one of these gaming accessories? Let us know in the comments!