Tony Hawk: Ride Skateboard
Included as a part of Tony Hawk: Ride, this controller was literally a skateboard, that you were meant to balance on as if were a controller. Poor build quality definitely didn’t help this ridiculous idea.
Game Boy Booster Boy
The game boy was huge, like insanely huge, when it was released. Apparently, Nintendo wanted to match the sales figures with the size of the console, releasing the BoosterBoy. Expanding battery life and adding a torch so that it could be played in the dark. Once again, terrible design meant that this peripheral has no legacy but to be laughed at.
The Power Glove
The power of advertising is what sold the power glove. The Wizard was a 1989 film which had no purpose but to sell this glove to kids. It was meant to be able to be the next big thing in video games, instead you were left programming to even get it to work with a standard game.
Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Controller
In 2005 NUBY released the PS2 and GameCube in the shape of a Chainsaw and despite its impracticality, cool design and strong quality means that it has become somewhat of a collector’s item.
Wii Sports Accessories
Wii Sports is one of the highest selling games of all time, and it is no wonder that peripherals were released to capitalise in this. Flimsy plastic attachments to your Wii Controller were meant to ‘immerse you’, but in reality they were nothing more than a cheap cash grab.