Post by wanderingshadow on Apr 28, 2010 14:20:58 GMT -5
I was looking through this article the New York Times here. Item number 6 is a the hand free controller or HFC.
The controller was meant for physically disabled players. They could where it like a vest. A straw acted as the A and B buttons by blowing into it or sucking on it. The D-Pad was done using a chin-fitting joystick. The article says nothing about the start or select buttons.
The HFC was sold as a non-profit item and could only be ordered through the customer service line. It was sold separately for $120 or bundled with a NES and a game for $179.
Post by wanderingshadow on Apr 28, 2010 23:05:39 GMT -5
Interesting. The controller in the second scan must have been a prototype. Now I have to wonder if they ever made a similar controller for any other systems. With all the extra buttons, it seems like it'd be difficult, at least if they did it the same way.
And what was the point of playing NES if you couldn't play Mario?
TABOO THE SIXTH SENSE DAMMIT
To be more on-topic, there was an article at GoNintendo talking about Wii prototypes...ah, here we go. Kind of interesting. I was thinking about getting the book these images and text came from, and if it has a few more tidbits like this in it, I may have to consider it more.
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