Not So Super Scope

Lewis has dug into his press release archives and come up with this lovely Super Scope press release from the 90’s! Now that’s what I call a peripheral.

By Lewis Hampson. Posted 11/04/2011 15:00 8 Comments     ShareThis

8 Responses to “Not So Super Scope”

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    penduin says...

    Whatever. Battle Clash was awesome and you know it. Even Blastris and LazerBlazer (both in Super Scope 6) were pretty good. They’d beat the snot out of Link’s Crossbow Training, I can tell you that much.

  • 402 points
    geoffrey says...

    I only ever played Yoshi’s Safari on an emulator. I legitimately wish I could play the real game.

  • 150 points
    Lewis Hampson says...

    Both valid comments, :D though it does astound me that this peripheral (as a design choice) even made it past concept stage.

    • 225 points
      wombatguy880 says...

      It fit the time. Nowadays we always assume the smaller items will sell but at that time to justify a price something had to be big. Nowadays we are all content with our ipods on a small dock of speakers but back at this time you had large stereos that took up half your room with their speakers and their five cd changer. It was competitive with the menacer which while it had a “light gun” option was still ultimately marketed as a large ugly piece of gun and also had fewer games. The problem with these ancient times was that noone really thought of the potential that could be had with direct aim devices on tv games. They assumed the only games for this were target shoot with few exceptions. I think thats the beauty of todays motion/body control initiatives is that they are doing more with this then just target shooting games.

  • 1519 points
    penduin says...

    Lewis: If the Super Scope’s appearance in the Super Mario Bros movie can’t convince you of its awesome design, then I just don’t know what to tell you. ;^)

  • 1 points
    Kevin Knezevic says...

    The fact that the Super Scope gave us Yoshi’s Safari completely justifies its existence in my eyes. :P

  • 150 points
    Lewis Hampson says...

    Haha, very true Penduin. Bob Hoskins and Super Scope: A match made in heaven.

    Yoshi’s Safari was “different” for a SNES game at the time, i’ll give it that. Whether its a good or bad “different” is another matter entirely. And I’d have to say bad. :D

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