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Release date1989 (1989)
PlatformNintendo Entertainment System

The U-Force is a game controller made by Broderbund for the Nintendo Entertainment System.[1] It employs a pair of perpendicular consumer IR sensor panels to translate the user's hand movements into controller signals.


The U-Force was ranked the eighth worst video game controller by IGN editor Craig Harris.[2] MSN listed it as one of the top 10 worst game peripherals, writing "Second only to the Sega Activator in terms of all-out crappiness, the U-Force also used infrared sensors to create a truly nightmarish controller...'Don’t Touch' said the adverts for the device, in a rare example of an advertising campaign that got it spot on."[3]

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  1. ^ Tricked-out Videogames, BY FRANK VIZARD, Popular Mechanics, Oct 1989, Page 106
  2. ^ "Top 10 Tuesday: Worst Game Controllers". IGN. 2006-02-21. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
  3. ^ "U-Force". MSN. Archived from the original on 6 September 2009. Retrieved 23 September 2009.