with the Roll & Rocker "YOU become the directional control pad!". I'm not
surprised at all that this thing failed miserably... the name alone is
horrible. I mean, at least if they called it the Rock & Roller it would
have flowed better. It's obviously another one of those "useless gimmick"
controllers for people who want to make their video games more difficult
than they really are. The only good thing I can say about it is that,
unlike many other gimmick controllers, it was compatible with pretty much
every NES game out there. Problem is, if you weighed more than 100lbs it
would likely snap under your feet.
reason this controller reminds me of another old toy...
wouldn't surprise me if that's how they were invented. Somebody probably
realized what a use piece of shit the Roll 'n Rocker controller really
was, so they tried to make another use out of it. Rip out the middle,
shove a rubber ball through it and voila! Instant Pogo-Ball!