Alright, most of us in the UK didn't own one, but in Japan and America it was bigger than Krablex. It reinvigorated the games industry following its crash of '83, spawned cartoons and breakfast cereals, and turned Mario into the icon he is today.
Suffice to say, this was a bandwagon that many people tried to jump aboard, no matter how ill-conceived and half-baked their efforts to do so were.
You all know about the Power Glove and Nintendo's own Robotic Operated Buddy, but here's another ten unusual, mostly useless, peripherals.
Unless that referred to your parents rolling their eyes as you played with your new birthday present for five minutes, before putting it under the TV, never to be used again.
No. The Speedboard was a tatty, overpriced, piece of plastic into which you crammed your joypad for some undefined and inexplicable benefit. Also doubled up as a chopping board, or could be used to block up the hole in the drywall that Old Man Hudson keeps peeping through.
"Martha! The boy's done it again..."
"We need the Lockout!"
It's a nice idea in theory, but the chair was very cheap and flimsy, and not even having Tracy Beaker on the box - surrounded by "flak" - could disguise this.
I wonder what Dr Grossman thought of the misjudged magazine ad which seemed to imply that players could use the Turbo Touch 360 to self-administer their own gastroscopy.
Never mind all that; what's that dirty boy doing with his hand?
"He doesn't have control over his limbs. What's your excuse?"
Also, it could be used to play the latest albums by Midnight Oil and JJ "Fad".
Look at the people on the box; the family are all cheering the daughter's inability to even get onto the mat.
"You can do it, Sheena! Just one more step! It's right in front of you."
"I can't! It's too difficult!"
"We believe in you!"
"Stop trying to make me do things I know I can't do!"
"Stop talking in that whiny voice."
"I hate you!"
"Go to your room."