Please Make Me! Power Glove for the Wii
We’ve got an updated version of the Zapper coming out soon, so what’s next on Nintendo’s plate? If we’re going to remake classic peripherals, I say we take one of the most infamous from the NES era and bring it into the next generation. Ladies and gentlemen, I speak of course of the Power Glove.
Sure, the original one had it’s share of problems, but now we’ve got the technology to make it work the way it was meant to. I know at least one person out there has tried their own version, but it’s basically a Wii-mote taped to an old Power Glove, with the A and B buttons outfitted to the fingers. I say we take it to the next level and put a motion sensor with finger-mapping in each individual finger. It would literally be the Wii-mote times five; and if that managed to revolutionize the world of gaming, think of what this could do. Granted some incarnations may look a little weird at first, but Nintendo managed to get video game consoles into nursing homes, so I’m sure they could sell this too.
Imagine playing a fantasy game and casting a spell with the flick of your fingers. Or how about playing a Star Wars game, where you clench your fist to Force Choke your foe. I can already picture some of the mini-games that would make their way into the next Wario Ware. Even just the console’s interface would work like something out of Minority Report.
The time is ripe for this sort of peripheral, what with motion sensing secured as the hot new technology in gaming. Of course I wouldn’t be surprised if some industrious modder out there with enough time (and five Wii-motes to plunder for parts) managed to turn this into a reality. But if one were sold commercially, gamers would no doubt rejoice with their jubilant motto: “I Love the Power Glove. It’s so bad.”