Rare gaming accessories you own. Good and bad ones.

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by FAST6191, Oct 4, 2019.



    Many of us have some rare and hard to come by games in collections, or at least things we hope to one day stumble across a seller clueless about the cost of, but this is not about that. This is about accessories for gaming devices instead.

    Share some of your rare, hard to come by or rather overlooked gaming accessories. If you happen to have a first gen Steel Battalion controller, or perhaps some original gamecube component cables, the feel free to share but we are also very much after the weird, wonderful and things most people probably don't know exist, and ones some might say should never have existed. They need not be in any way official or sanctioned either, however make it something that is at least theoretically useful for gaming rather than a stuffed toy shaped like a game character (we can have that thread later).

    Pictured above is an xbox 360 memory card. 256 megabytes in this case, which means it came bundled with the arcade bundle (one with no hard drive), and was not even available at retail so retail plebs would have to suffer 64 megabytes instead (there was eventually a 512 meg version, some even with games preloaded). Prior to Microsoft graciously giving people the option to have USB memory for their saves, profiles and transfer thereof we had memory cards for it -- the original xbox 360 models might not have had HDMI support but they did have USB, even if an unbranded 1 gig would have set you back over £40 at the time. The 360 slim models don't however even have the port for them, and while Datel made a transfer kit to our knowledge there is no official device for it (we guess that is the original "Fortunately we have a device for that, it is called xbox 360").
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  1. Budsixz

    Budsixz GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 27, 2018
    I had a steering wheel + accelerator + gear box thingy (Madcatz) for my n64
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  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Nov 21, 2005
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    I think I still have a few of those sitting around under my bed or on my shelves actually. Maybe not madcatz but steering wheels of that vintage -- as they are so bulky no game shop, charity shop or similar wants to have them and so few people want them (they tend not to make games easier) I tend to get given them or "if you are buying this bundle this thing is going with it". Today on modern consoles I would probably take more in but mainly just to rip out the guts to have something bypass controller DRM so I could have a fancy auto controller, custom controller or controller adapter. I did however have a go on a super nice (active resistance sort of thing) wheel some time back and while it is still not my thing it was very nice.

    That said a friend of mine once was looking to trade one in (this would have been late N64/PS2 era) and was offered the usual pittance (even by game shop standards of the time). Some dude then wandered in looking for one so he sold it to him for half price (way above what they were just offered, way below what they were on the shelf for). The game shop owner/manager got super angry at that one.
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  3. Brigand

    Brigand Advanced Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    I suppose it's not super rare, but I do have a GBA e-reader and stacks of Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire e-reader cards for the Battle Tower trainers and berries.
  4. gamesquest1

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    didn't datel make unofficial xbox 360 memory cards at one point an MS blocked them XD
    i guess they were desperate to shift their overpriced totally unwanted accessory

    as for accessories i actually own i do have the 56k modem for the gamecube and the slightly more useful broadband adapter, also supposed to be getting a panasonic gamecube with original component cables if the guy ever finds the cables to go with it (he doesn't want to sell the console until he finds the cables, so its being held hostage atm :P)
    Last edited by gamesquest1, Oct 4, 2019
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  5. mikefor20

    mikefor20 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 12, 2009
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    I own a R.O.B. a Uforce and a Power Glove. Family fun and fitness pad too.
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  6. Robika

    Robika GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 14, 2010
    I have till this day, a Logic3 controller I bought for Crash Team Racing. I was really good with it, now I can't even win a simple race with it.
  7. matthi321

    matthi321 GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 14, 2013
    wii u
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  8. fvig2001

    fvig2001 GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 21, 2006
    I owned a pc gun accessory in the 90s. The kind that went on an ISA slot and allowed light gun games. I tgink it only came with 1 game and it was awful.
  9. jonxs

    jonxs GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 7, 2005
    Super Wild Card DX for the Super Nintendo, still have it boxed away somewhere.
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  10. RedoLane

    RedoLane GBAtemp Maniac

    Sep 16, 2016
    I own a korean Wii accessory set, which contains a wiimote supported tennis racket, wii wheel, a pretty bad designed wii zapper, and another thing that i never figured what's it supposed to be.
    Also not sure if it's really "rare" since it was only available in this region, but i do own the special 3DS stand that came with the european version of Kid Icarus Uprising.
    and lastly, i own the infamous "Retro Classic Controller" for the Wii, which i forever regret buying.
    ah, and the Guitar Hero adapter for DS.
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  11. MockyLock

    MockyLock GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 21, 2011
    I have a 3D Vectrex Imager, boxed, working :
    Pretty hard to find nowadays
  12. DCXPIG

    DCXPIG Member

    Apr 9, 2013
    United States
    Master System with 3D glasses, I think it's pretty rare and 3 3D games.. Space Harrier, Maze Runner and a gun shooter
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  13. Yoshi9288

    Yoshi9288 GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 3, 2008
    I have an Gamecube Broadband Adapter and an SNES Score Master

    Edit: I also have an SNES Mouse:
    Last edited by Yoshi9288, Oct 4, 2019
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  14. DodgyJudge

    DodgyJudge Advanced Member

    Jun 12, 2018
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Last edited by DodgyJudge, Oct 4, 2019
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  15. MockyLock

    MockyLock GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 21, 2011

    Hum yes, i used a Googled image because i'm not at home, and wanted to show people its look.
    Something wrong ? Forbidden to use random pics ?
  16. Localhorst86

    Localhorst86 GBAtemp Addict

    Jul 17, 2014
    Nintendo works for my dad
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  17. Mohammed2935

    Mohammed2935 GBAtemp Regular

    Jul 4, 2018
    I have four of these game cube controller dust edition hehe. I used two and kept the other two new.

    Bought them from play Asia in 2012, one cost $35.

    Attached Files:

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  18. Budsixz

    Budsixz GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 27, 2018
    I even had a load of plastic wiimote holders that the original owner gave me
    the racket, steering, etc. kind of thing
  19. Torina

    Torina GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 26, 2018
    Keyboard and mouse for the Dreamcast.

    Quake3 Arena and Soldier of Fortune on a big screen, good ol' days.
    Last edited by Torina, Oct 4, 2019 - Reason: -Oopsie, wrong thread, but I still can post useless info anyway -
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