Top Five Strangest Portable Gaming Accessories
God speed, Nintendo E-Reader.
Whenever a new handheld system hits the market, a bunch of companies rush to provide plastic peripherals that few, if any, people need.
Some, like protective cases and detachable lights, serve their purpose, while others are abominations best left forgotten.
Unless, of course, you choose to write an article counting down the most off the wall gadgets of all time.
That said, behold the five weirdest portable gaming accessories, a list that includes Nintendo's recent circle pad grip. Come on, big N. You're better than that.
#5 Circle Pad peripheral (3DS)
We still don't know why Nintendo feels the need to release this horrible looking attachment when 3DS already has second analog functionality through its touch screen.
Bottom line, Mario and Co. neglected to put two circle pads on the system, and now we have this...thing.
#4 Super Wide Gear (Sega Game Gear)
Sega clearly had old folks in mind with this horrendous magnification attachment for the Game Gear that made an already large device even bulkier. Seriously, not even Coke bottle glasses look this bad.
Thing is, it worked.
#3 Nintendo E-Reader (Game Boy Advance)
Mario and co. swung and missed with this bizarre device that let users scan specially marked cards to put content on their GBAs, be it NES games or power-ups in Super Mario Bros. 3. R.I.P.
No, this isn't some contraption from one of the SAW movies. It's a form of bizarre head gear that connects to a Game Boy (or another electronic device) and distracts kids while doctors pump them full of gas. The idea is keep children occupied until they pass out. You know, instead of counting backwards from 100.
What? Come on. Everyone knows that most people can barely reach 90 without going Zzzz. The kid will be lucky to move past the title screen with this thing.
#1 Handy Boy (Game Boy)
Behold the most mind-blowing peripheral in existence, the Handy Boy. Not only did this sucker magnify the Game Boy's tiny screen, but pumped up the volume with two speakers while adding a joystick. It's the famous Homer Simpson car applied to video game accessories. We can't even imagine whipping one of these suckers out in public. Actually, we can, as well as the ridicule that would follow.