Interactor

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Interactor
Made for: Sega Mega Drive, Super Nintendo, PlayStation
Manufacturer: Aura Systems
Distributor: Multi Styk (Poland)[1], Mexitrade Internacional (Mexico)[2]
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$89.9589.95[4]
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£69.9969.99[5]
Sega Mega Drive
PL
Sega Mega Drive
AU

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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.

Magazine articles

Main article: Interactor/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in (US) #59: "June 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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Print advert in (US) #1: "July 1994" (1994-07-19)
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Print advert in (US) #60: "July 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • (US) #2: "August 1994" (1994-0x-xx)[7]
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Print advert in (US) #62: "September 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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Print advert in (US) #0710: "Vol. 7 No. 10 October 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
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Print advert in (AU) #5: "October 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • (AU) #14: "January 1995" (199x-xx-xx)[8]
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Print advert in (US) #5: "November 1994" (1994-1x-xx)
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Print advert in (US) #64: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • (US) #65: "December 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[9]
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Print advert in (US) #66: "January 1995" (199x-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Freak (IL) #30 (1995-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Freak (IL) #31 (1995-xx-xx)
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Print advert in (US) #0811: "Vol. 8 No. 11 November 1995" (1995-1x-xx)
also published in:
  • (US) #77: "December 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[10]
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Print advert in (AU) #87: "January 2001" (2000-11-22)
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Physical scans

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
Mega Drive, UK
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Cover
Interactor MD UK Manual.pdf
Manual
Interactor MD UK Quick Start.pdf
Quick Start Guide
Interactor MD UK Sony Playstation Addendum.pdf
Addendum, Sony Playstation Instructions
Interactor MD UK Warning.pdf
Warning
Mega Drive, FR/DE/ES

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