This week our editors bring you the "Top 10 Strangest Game Controllers ". If we happened to miss any, please leave us a comment. Which ones are your favorites?
10. Axim PDA Meets Playstation Controller
Kryten007 from "Aximsite" managed to hack an exisiting Bluetooth Gamepad for PDAs and stuff its guts into a genuine PS2 controller. It uses spring-loaded mechanical pencils as clamps to secure the Axim x50 in place. Hopefully this controller performs better than it looks.
9. SplitFish GlideFX
The SplitFish GlideFX (PS2) could be one of the earliest Nintendo Revolution controller clones. It "uses a 'Trackball' to manage movement that is normally controlled by the right analog stick".
The "RailDriver" is the perfect gaming controller for aspiring railway drivers or enthusiasts -- featuring knobs, levers, switches, and buttons, specifically designed for use with Microsoft's Train Simulator and Auran Trainz.
7. DDR Finger Controller
Now you can play Dance Dance Revolution without even lifting a foot. Tesco's "Finger Dance Pad" lets you enjoy all your favorite Playstation 2 and PS One dancing games from the palm of your hand.
6. Pachi-Slot Controller
This PS2 controller was designed specifically for use with "PachiSlot", a "skill-stop slot machine" and even includes a coin slot. Unfortunately, it's only available in Japan.
5. World's Smallest Functional NES Controller
Our list wouldn't be complete without the smallest and largest functional NES controllers. This tiny device uses a PCB (Printed Circuit Board) and requires tiny sticks just to press the buttons. Video clip here
Put simply, the GameRunner is one of the strangest game controllers we’ve come across. It fuses the technologies of exercise equipment and video gaming - ideal for first person shooters. Video clip here
3. World's Largest Functional NES Controller
Incredibly enough, the world's largest functional NES controller cost only $400 to build and made its debut on G4's Attack of the Show last year (March 28th, 2005). Video clip here
2. Gamecube Chainsaw Controller
At first glance, this chainsaw looks to be something straight out of a horror movie, but in reality, it's just a Nuby Tech game controller -- designed for use with Resident Evil 4.
1. Death Crimson Controller
Yes, that's actually a video game controller and not some sci-fi movie prop It's quite surprising that someone put in all that work to create a custom controller for "Death Crimson", a game that scored only 1.0909/10. This monstrosity has a built-in Saturn console and light gun at the tip.
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Honorable Mention - The Ore-Commander
This strange device from Periborg is actually a thumb-mounted vibrator that supposedly can help gamers press a controller button 20 times -- turbo style. Since it's more of an accessory we decided to make the Ore-Commander an honorable mention.
Honorable Mention - Lego PS3/XBox 360 Controllers
Master Lego builder Nathan Sawaya created these giant Playstation 3 and XBox 360 controllers. Unfortunately, they aren't functional.