Now You’re Playing With Power

The Nintendo Power Glove, that is.


I have to admit I have never actually used this thing in conjunction with a video game. Sometimes I put it on and, channeling Darth Vader, pretend to “Force-choke” family members. Sometimes I put it on and make pretend beeping sounds while pressing the buttons. Sometimes I put it on, pump my fist into the air, and shout “Now you’re playing with power!”

Never would I put it on in the presence of other people. That would be weird.

Rob O'Hara

I'm into old video games, old arcade games, old computer games, writing, photography, computer/network security, and of course, the 1980s!

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6 thoughts on “Now You’re Playing With Power

  1. Ah garsh, good idea; put a modern overrated electronic device with an vintage overrated electronic device. I like!

    Flack, for something that you almost never used for game play, looks like it got used. How many “pretend” people did you strangle??

  2. @Retro Justin: The previous owner must’ve down more strangling than I did. I’ve only choked out a few beings. Mostly the cat.

    Bonus Fact: In 2004, I was interviewed by an AP reporter in regards to retro game collecting. They sent a photographer out and took a few pictures of my collection. In this newspaper scan you can see the same Power Glove in the second photograph.,4017584

  3. Since I sadly never owned the Power Glove…are the rumors true, Flack? That when you wear the Glove you hear the Triforce musical notes play in your head? ;)

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