U-Force NES Controller – Uforce Controller

Uforce Box Front
Uforce
Uforce
Uforce Box Front
Uforce Box Front
Uforce Box Back
Uforce Box Back
UForce Box Back Close Up
UForce Box Back Close Up
Uforce Bar & Handle Grips
Uforce Bar & Handle Grips

The U-Force (Uforce) is a controller that came out in 1989 for the NES by Broderbund. It was based on infrared technology that allowed the gamer to use hand and body motions (think of a 1980’s version of the Nintendo Wii only glitchy and problematic) to play games.

It was touted as:

A new dimension in video game excitement! The amazing U-Force controller is simply the most realistic, most responsive controller ever created for Nintendo games. U-Force uses exclusive, breakthrough technology to sens the auction motion and position of your hands and body. You can actually be a part of every game you play.

When you purchased the U-Force it came bundled with the unit itself, a “Power-Bar”, T-Bar, and Hand Grips. The Power-Bar was for Mike Tyson’s Punchout and “future games”.

The U-Force unit could be setup in 3 different “positions”. The “Upright” position which looked like a conventional laptop, the “Upright position with accessories” (such as using the Power Bar to play Mike Tyson’s Punch-out) and the “Flat” position.

Some games played semi-tolerably with the U-Force but most were unplayable or they were immensely harder than using the standard NES controller. With this being the case it was hard to justify purchasing the U-Force unless you wanted to deal with the quirkiness of it.

I hated the U-Force back in the day and I still don’t enjoy it even for “nostalgic sake”. It’s flaky and doesn’t live up to the promises stated. If you want to try it out on a game you’ve already mastered it might be fun for a few minutes but after that I’m sure you’ll get sick of it.

Atari 2600 Games and TurboGrafx16 Console

Atari 2600 Games and TurboGrafx16
Atari 2600 Games and TurboGrafx16
Atari 2600 Games and TurboGrafx16

Here’s a recent Craigslist pick up.

I had been posting some wanted to buy/trade ads on Craigslist looking for Atari 2600 games and a TurboGrafx16 console.

Someone responded to my ad saying they had both a TurboGrafx16 and some Atari games so we ended up making a deal.

I didn’t get any controller or an a/c adapter for the TurboGrafx16 but from what I’ve read you can use a Sega Genesis a/c adapter so I’m good on that since I already have a few. I plan on buying a controller off of eBay or locally if possible. As for games I know I want Devil’s Crush, Splatterhouse and Bonk’s Adventure to get started.

There’s a nice variety of classic Atari 2600 games in this lot. The labels for the Activision games aren’t in the best shape but from what I’ve seen that’s fairly common. I was happy to get the Superman and Asteroids games complete in box including the Atari game catalogs.

This was a nice Craigslist pick up considering it didn’t cost me any money, just duplicate games I had laying around the house collecting dust. I always try to use what I already have in terms of my game collection to acquire new items for my game collection.

The Atari 2600 games aren’t worth that much money but it was a nice way to get a good chunk of quality games (and the complete in boxed games) at no cost. The Turbografx console from what I’ve seen online goes for about $40.00 in working condition. I still need to pick up a controller for it but it’s nice that I can use the Sega A/C adapter for it and the Nintendo or Sega RF Box. I’ve been wanting a Turbografx16 for a while so I’m glad I was able to make the deal.

World of Nintendo Neon Sign

World of Nintendo Neon Sign

I found this in a pawn shop recently while looking for NES games. It was broken in two places and the only part that would light up was the word “Nintendo”.

As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted it. I asked if it was for sale and was told “No, it’s for display purposes and it’s not for sale”. I was pretty discouraged and disappointed.

Since this pawn shop is one that I frequent when searching for retro games I ended up stopping in there a month later and figured I would ask again. This time I was told “Yes, we can sell it to you but it’s partially broken”.

Needless to say I purchased it and now my mission was to get it fixed. I found a local neon shop that fixed the broken neon tubes and recharged it with the gas.

I haven’t seen too many of these online and I’m not sure how much it’s worth but I plan on keeping it for a long time.

World of Nintendo Neon Sign
World of Nintendo Neon Sign in my game room
World of Nintendo Neon Sign Back Side
World of Nintendo Neon Sign Back Side

Legends of the Diamond for NES Complete in Box

Nes Box Legends of the Diamond Front
Nes Box Legends of the Diamond Front
Nes Box Legends of the Diamond Front
Nes Box Legends of the Diamond Side
Nes Box Legends of the Diamond Side
Nes Box Legends of the Diamond Back
Nes Box Legends of the Diamond Back
Nes Box Legends of the Diamond Top
Nes Box Legends of the Diamond Top
Nes Box Legends of the Diamond Instruction Manual
Nes Box Legends of the Diamond Instruction Manual

Legends of the Diamond was released for the NES in January 1992 by Bandai. You play as baseball’s greatest players of all time.

Nintendo Power Insert – Danger Do Not Open

Nintendo Power Insert Front

Danger Do Not Open Nintendo Power Insert Mailer

Nintendo Power Insert Front
Nintendo Power Insert Front

Page one says “You’re ready to become a Power Animal!”

Page two gives hints about Super Mario Bros 3

Page three is the address mailer

Nintendo Power Insert
Nintendo Power Insert
Nintendo Power Insert Back
Nintendo Power Insert Back

Hints about using Rush in Mega Man III 3

Nintendo NES CIB Collection

Nintendo NES CIB Collection
Nintendo NES CIB Collection
Nintendo NES CIB Collection

Here’s a photo of my Nintendo NES CIB (complete in box) collection. The games I have are as follows:

1942
8 Eyes
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Adventure of Link
Adventures of Bayou Billy
Afterburner
Back to the Future
Bad Dudes
Balloon Fight
Baseball
Basewars
Batman
Black Bass
Blades of Steel
Blaster Master
Castlevania
Castlevania 2
Code name Viper
Contra
Crystalis
Darkwing Duck
Demon Sword
Destination Earthstar
Dick Tracy
Donkey Kong Classics
Double Dragon
Double Dragon 2
Double Dribble
Dr Mario
Dragon Warrior
Dragon Warrior 2
Dragon Warrior 3
Dragon’s Lair
Duck Hunt
Excitebike
Faxanadu
Final Fantasy
Flying Warriors
Friday the 13
Ghosts and Goblins
Golf
Goonies 2
Gotcha
Gradius
Gumshoe
Hogan’s Alley
Ice Hockey
Jackal
Karate Kid
Kid Icarus
Kirby’s Adventure
Kung Fu
Legendary Wings
Life Force
Loony Toon 2
Low G Man
Marble Madness
Mario Bros
Mario is Missing
Metroid
Mike Tyson’s Punch Out
Millipede
MLB
Monster Party
NES Cleaning Kit 1
NES Cleaning Kit 2
NES Open
Nightmare on Elm Street
Ninja Gaiden
Pac-Man
Pinbot
POW
Pro Wrestling
R.C. Pro-Am
Rad Racer
Rambo
Rampage
Renegade
Robo Cop
Rush’n Attack
Rygar
Silent Strike
Skate or Die
Spy Hunter
Stack-Up
Star Tropics
Strider
Super C
Super Jeopardy
Super Mario Bros
Super Mario Bros
Super Mario Bros 2
Super Mario Bros 3 Challenge Set Box
Super Mario Bros 3
Tetris Nintendo
Tetris Tengen
TMNT
TMNT 2
Ultima Quest for the Avatar
Volleyball
Wrestle Mania
WWF Wrestling Challenge
WWF Wrestlemania
Xenophobe
Yoshi’s Cookie
Zelda
Zodas Revenge