OMNI THROWBACK: THE FUTURE OF GAMING AS ACCORDING TO THE JANUARY 1991 ISSUE OF OMNI MAGAZINE
Flailing about with a Wii remote playing virtual tennis or yelling profanities through the small mic attached to your headphones while attempting the perfect kill shot in Halo, do not compare to the suave style of these gaming products featured in this 1990s OMNI article. These excerpts and images come straight from the original article. Believe it or not- most of the phone numbers still connect to the corresponding headquarters. I wouldn't suggest ordering any of these considering the price may now be incredibly higher or lower then originally listed.
ISSUE: January 1991
TITLE: Star Tech Fashionable Accesories
TAG LINE: If your video game system doesn’t do enough, try adding on the latest refinements.
AUTHOR: Erin Murphy
A NEW WAY TO PLAY
The hands free system opens up Nintendo video games to a new lesion of users by using air pressure and chin movements to control the system. Cost: $175. Contact L Nintendo of America, Inc., Box 97032, Redmond, WA 98073-9732; (800) 255-3700.
SNK’s Neo-Geo: for the look of the best arcade games. Cost: $649. Contact: SNK, Los Angeles, CA; (800) 253- 6665.
Line up your target and destroy it with a word. The LaserScope communicates with Nintendo systems and Zapper games. Cost: $39.95. Contact: Konami Inc., Buffalo Grove, IL: (708) 251-5111
AN’A ONE AN’ A TWO
Learn to play the piano by watching TV with the Miracle Piano Teaching System. Cost: $349.95. Contact: The Software Toolworks, Novato, CA; (415) 883-5157.
AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Let your fingers do the walking, driving, and punching with Power Glove. Hand movements control the action. Cost: $90. Contact: Mattel Toys, Hawthorn, CA; (800) 421-2887.
GETTING CARRIED AWAY
Now you can carry your hand-held Nintendo GameBoy when it’s not actually in your hands. Cost: $9.95. Contact: Nintendo, Redmond, WA; (800) 255-3700.