Total Nerd The Worst Gaming Peripherals of All Time  

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Sooner or later, there's going to come a game or to where you realize that your basic controller setup isn't enough. You're going to need an attachment or a microphone or something to enhance your gaming experience. And when you go to your games store -- assuming those things even exist anymore -- you'll see a rack of some of the wildest and worthless video gaming peripherals. 

And you'll ask yourself, "Why? Why do these video game contraptions exist?" Well, we can't help you there, but as you sit down in the middle of a Best Buy floor, contemplating existence, have some fun looking through some of the most awful gaming peripherals of all time. We promise, you'll feel better afterward. 

Whether dealing with a contraption that just has bad design, or an overly expensive controller that's built for just one game (though, for some reason, no one balks at Rock Band for that), this list has some of the craziest (and dumbest) add-ons to your gaming experience. We've scoured all eras of gaming to find this insanity. So check out the list, vote up your "favorites" and check out some of our other video gamings lists! 
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Power Glove

Power Glove is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Gaming Peripherals of All Time
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"It's so bad!" Famous words from an antagonist to promote the Power Glove on the video gaming movie The Wizard. Truth is? That Power Glove was awful. It didn't respond to commands, programming it was a waste of time, and it was too heavy for young kids to be messing around with. 
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Gameboy Booster

Gameboy Booster is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Gaming Peripherals of All Time
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Step One: You want to see the Gameboy screen enhanced. Step Two: Buy the Gameboy Booster so you can see better. Step Three: Instead, get nothing but an always-fogged up magnifying glass. Step Four: Throw it in the trash. 
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R.O.B. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Gaming Peripherals of All Time
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Really, just look at R.O.B.. Look into its evil, evil eyes and ask yourself, is this worth spending a lot of money on to help you play a grand total of two video games? It would get its commands from light signals sent by your TV. What if it started getting signals when you weren't playing either of its games? That's how Skynet starts.
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LaserScope is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Gaming Peripherals of All Time
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You aim it at the screen, and yell "fire" when you want to fire, and then it (hopefully) fires in the game. Thing is, this is the 80s, so we didn't have the tech then to be able to distinguish one sound over another, and the microphone on the LaserScope was overly sensitive, so it'd just shoot at random times. 
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