R.O.B. (Robotic Operating Buddy) made its debut in 1985 (US) / 1984 (Japan) and “function[ed] by receiving commands via optical flashes from a television screen”. This accessory came bundled with select NES packages and was compatible with just two games. Video after the jump.

In fact, many people did not understand how the accessory worked. These perceptions, along with a high price tag, led Nintendo to exclude R.O.B. from further bundles and discontinue it after only two years on store shelves

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R.O.B. (Robotic Operating Buddy) made its debut in 1985 (US) / 1984 (Japan) and “function[ed] by receiving commands via optical flashes from a television screen”. This accessory came bundled with select NES packages and was compatible with just two games. Video after the jump.

In fact, many people did not understand how the accessory worked. These perceptions, along with a high price tag, led Nintendo to exclude R.O.B. from further bundles and discontinue it after only two years on store shelves

[via WikipediaKotaku]