From Sega Retro
|Manufacturer: Aura Systems|
|Made for: Sega Mega Drive, Super Nintendo, PlayStation|
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The Interactor is a wearable Sega Mega Drive (and Super Nintendo) accessory released by Aura Systems in 1994. It was advertised as being a virtual reality device, in which the player would be able to "feel" actions in games (e.g. if punched, the player would be given a physical bump), a form of haptic feedback.
In reality the Interactor is a glorified set of stereo speakers, compatible with any device with a standard headphone output (though specific cables were offered for easier use with the two aforementioned consoles). It uses sound to create pulses near the user's chest or back - it has no way of discerning what happens on screen.
In Poland, sold since 1995 by Multi Styk.
- Main article: Interactor/Magazine articles.
- EGM², "July 1994" (US; 1994-07-19), page 45
- GamePro, "April 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 90
- Computer & Video Games, "September 1996" (UK; 1996-08-11), page 9
- EGM², "August 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 41
- Hyper, "January 1995" (AU; 199x-xx-xx), page 99
- Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1994" (US; 1994-xx-xx), page 386
- Electronic Gaming Monthly, "December 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 248