one of the few Nintendo inventions that parents were really happy to buy
for their kids. What better way to have the little bastards get some
exercise than by disguising it as a game? It came with "World Class Track
Meet" in which you would compete in various track and field events by
stomping quickly on the pad with your feet (or your hands if you felt like
cheating). Dance Dance Revolution fans eat your heart out... this was the
one that started it all, and you didn't have to listen to shitty music
while you used it!
many other gimmick controllers, there weren't many games that supported
the Power Pad, and it quickly faded into oblivion. Still, if you're ever
in the mood to play an easier game of "Twister", you can always break out
your old Power Pad.
On a related
note, Bandai released their own version of the Power Pad back in 1986 as a
promotional tie-in for the extremely rare "Family Fun Fitness: Stadium
Events" game. Good luck finding a copy of that one for less than a couple