We’re still on day 6/7 of The MADE’s Week of Nintendo Peripherals, but we decided to throw in a bonus post! This peripheral is so important to the history of gaming, there was no WAY we were going to have a week focused on Nintendo accessories and not mention the N64’s Rumble Pak!
While rumble feedback is a standard feature in controllers now, when the Rumble Pak was first introduced to the world, IGN called it “the biggest surprise” of the 1996 Nintendo Space World trade show. Reviewers loved the feedback it provided players, and many skeptics were won over by just how much more depth and immersion it offered players.
The Nintendo Rumble pack wasn’t powered by the N64’s controller itself; instead, it ran on two AAA batteries. But the result was worth it! The extra juice really gave it some extra kick, shaking like a mini paint mixer.
So while it’s not the biggest or flashiest Nintendo accessory, the Rumble Pak set the standard for force feedback in games, and introduced the concept of controller rumble to the masses. It remains something all major console makers incorporate into their controllers to this day.
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I finished Cyrus’s story tonight in Octopath Traveler! #nintendo #octopathtraveler #cyrus
His story was extremely intriguing. Cyrus is a scholar, who obviously fancies knowledge. He’s quite clueless at times though. He goes on a journey to look for an ancient tome called “From the Far Reaches of Hell.” It’s quite an interesting journey to be honest. A lot of dark stuff in his story. His final boss fight might seem extremely intimidating, but you just have to be patient. Cyrus comes from the Flatlands. Some towns and cities include Atlasdam, Noblecourt, and Wispermill... Anyways, I got seven more stories to complete. How did everyone like Cyrus’s story who finished it? Quite the interesting Scholar, eh?