7 Failed Foot-based Controllers

The path to Wii Fit's success was paved with a slew of failed foot-based controllers. Here are seven particularly awful ones.

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NES Power Pad: When Wii Fit was announced, images of the NES Power Pad undoubtedly popped into naysayers heads. The Power Pad was a large mat with numbered buttons that was compatible with only 6 US-released Nintendo games. When you consider that most of the games had much better standard controller alternatives, the Power Pad stands out as another early misstep in Nintendo accessory history alongside the Power Glove. When you consider that both probably influenced the Wii Remote and Balance Board in some fashion, they were probably necessary eggs to break.

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