Video Game History: Power Glove

NES Power Glove with sensor Mattel

The Power Glove was an accessory produced by Mattel for the NES. It provided semi-motion control to the platform.

NES Power Glove The Wizard movie

The controller’s biggest claim to fame was probably the 1989 movie The Wizard. Some kid pulls out the controller and plays a racing game badly. Serious stuff for real.

Super Glove Ball NES Power Glove

A few games were made for the Power Glove while others worked with it. Only 2 games were really made for the accessory the first being the obvious Super Glove Ball.

Bad Street Bawler NES Power Glove

The other was Bad Street Bawler which was heavily panned by critics.

NES Power Glove

The device barely worked, if at all, most of the time, was too expensive, and didn’t support many games. Thus it sold pretty bad and was never much of a success fiscally or critically.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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