80s, Games, Video Games
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Failed Nintendo Product: The NES Speedboard

Nintendo stated when this bad boy came out that gaming from now on would be viewed as “Pre-Speedboard” and “Post-Speedboard”. They felt this product was that much of a game changer (quite literally). So how did this once in a lifetime accessory work? Did it offer cheat codes? Give you more control over the game? Neither, it simply was a piece of plastic that is meant to hold the Nintendo controller for you, so you are able to press buttons faster. Yup. That’s it.

Believe it or not, the speedboard was a bust. In fact, some people see it as the biggest bust in video game accessory history. I mean, holding the controller so you can hit the buttons faster? That’s so dumb! Everyone knows moving the controller around widely was the ultimate way to win at Nintendo. It also looked really cool:


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