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Interactor
Manufacturer: Aura Systems
Made for: Sega Mega Drive, Super Nintendo, PlayStation
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$89.95[1] ?
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£69.99[3]
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.

In Poland, sold since 1995 by Multi Styk.

Promotional material

EGM US 059.pdf

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #59: "June 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

EGM2 US 01.pdf

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Print advert in EGM² (US) #1: "July 1994" (1994-07-19)

GamePro US 060.pdf

PDF
Print advert in GamePro (US) #60: "July 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • EGM² (US) #2: "August 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[4]

EGM US 062.pdfEGM US 062.pdf

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #62: "September 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

GamePlayers US 0710.pdfGamePlayers US 0710.pdf

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Print advert in Game Players (US) #0710: "Vol. 7 No. 10 October 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

EGM2 US 05.pdfEGM2 US 05.pdf

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Print advert in EGM² (US) #5: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)

GamePro US 064.pdfGamePro US 064.pdf

PDF
Print advert in GamePro (US) #64: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #65: "December 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[5]

GamePro US 066.pdfGamePro US 066.pdf

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Print advert in GamePro (US) #66: "January 1995" (199x-xx-xx)

GamePlayers US 0811.pdfGamePlayers US 0811.pdf

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Print advert in Game Players (US) #0811: "Vol. 8 No. 11 November 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #77: "December 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[6]

Gamestar AU 05.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Gamestar (AU) #5: "October 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Hyper (AU) #14: "January 1995" (199x-xx-xx)[7]

Hyper AU 087.pdf

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Print advert in Hyper (AU) #87: "January 2001" (2000-11-22)

Magazine articles

Main article: Interactor/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
Mega Drive, UK
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Cover

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