5. Power Glove
Yeah, fine, Nintendo created its fair share of useless peripherals. But why are people so easy on the power glove? Because of Lucas in The Wizard (“I love the power glove. It’s so bad.”)? No doo-doo, Sherlock. The power glove is bad. There’s a reason why the Angry Video Game Nerd covered it in his early reviews.
You have to enter specific codes just to play a game with the glove. That’s bad enough. But worst of all, the controls are just plain bad (even on games with otherwise very smooth response). The power glove was different, for sure, and maybe it was a bit of a pre-cursor to the system we now know and enjoy as the Wii, but the glove felt more like a prototype than a finished product to be sure.