Just got my "101 Games in 1" controller in the mail. This thing is shameless.
by, 04-06-2010 at 01:08 PM (4258 Views)
The odd thing about it is, it takes 4 AAA batteries. But the controller is shaped fairly well, the buttons feel pretty good, and there are the regular A and B buttons, along with separate turbo versions of them ... though the directional pad feels a bit floaty, and there's a constant buzz when the thing is plugged in. But it was $10 brand new when it was actually being sold by the company, so I kind of expect it. The only thing that really annoys me is the fact that there isn't any light to show whether the system is on or off, and the reset button is placed precariously close to the Start and Select buttons.
These aren't my pictures, but they'll do because I'm being lazy right now.
And, finally, here's a list of the games. All they did was take a lot of the simpler earlier Nintendo games ... ripped out the copyright stuff and stuck them on there. :P
10 Yard Fight
Alpha Mission (which is some kind of weird Tetris style puzzler. And the only one I've found with a load time because there's speech)
*Mighty Bomb Jack
Chack 'n Pop
*Champion (Urban Champion)
*Super Contra (HELL yeah. Worth the price of the whole thing right there)
*Dig Dug II
Spar (Urban Champion with what looks like cows in a forest instead of people)
*Donkey Kong 1
*Donkey Kong 2
*Donkey Kong 3
Dragon Fire (The title screen says "Fire Dragon" ... basically Snake with a dragon)
*Tenms (Tennis lol)
Geimos (Never heard of this one. Plays like a mix of Zaxxon and Solaris)
Karaki (The title screen says something else, I'll be damned if I can read it though)
*Lode Runner 1
*Lode Runner 2
Bokosuka Quest III
Super Dynamix (Title screen says "Super Dynamix Badminton")
*Nibbles (Now this is a weird one. When you run it it says "Copyright 2001 Damian Yeppick. Nibbles comes with absolutely no warranty. This is free software, and you are welcome to distribute it or modify it subject to certain terms ; read the copying file for details. You can fetch the source code for this program at pineighz.com. Oirignal by Microsoft Corp. Not licensed by Nintendo." Of course I probably got the URL wrong, it's in a really fucked up font. But you get the idea.)
Magic Mathematics (Donkey Kong Jr. math)
Nuts Milk (Title screen says "Nuts & Milk". Still doesn't make the title any better.)
Russian Bricks (Take a guess.
Mouse Shooting (Title screen says "Hit-Mouse and Copyright 2002)
Wars (Title screen says "Something in Japanese" Wars)
*Sky Destroyer (Neat little After Burner style game)
Slalom (Antarctic Adventure with different graphics)
*Space Shooting (Space Invaders)
Now to me there are a lot of really obvious good ones on this thing, that I marked with a little asterisk because I'm bored. But yeah. I can't believe they thought they were going to get away with this thing. :P
I just mainly got this thing out of curiosity, and because it was cheap. Hell, now at least I don't have to either dig out my Nintendo or fire up an emulator to play Super Contra or the NES version of Millipede.