Speedboard

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The Speedboard was a peripheral accessory for the Nintendo Entertainment System released by Pressman in 1991. The peripheral was a piece of plastic designed to hold the NES controller and allow the player to press the buttons faster without holding the controller in their hands.[1] The Speedboard was the only NES accessory to be endorsed by a NASCAR driver, Kyle Petty.

From an advertisement in Nintendo Power circa 1991:

"The Speedboard, the fastest way to play your Nintendo Entertainment System! Puts the speed at your fingertips! Increase your game scores! Better reaction time and speed! Holds your controller so you don't have to!"

Reception[edit]

The Speedboard was ranked as the eighth worst console controller by GamerNode editor Matthew Erazo. The Speedboard was negatively received and was discontinued a few short months after its release.[2] It is often noted as being one of, if not the worst video game peripheral.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Worst Of The Worst: NES Accessories". Blogspot. May 14, 2010. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "3DS Stand? Or another Speedboard?". ScrewAttack. January 12, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ "The SpeedBoard (NES)". NIntendo Forums. October 7, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2014.