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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.

Magazine articles

Main article: Interactor/Magazine articles.

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

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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)

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)[5]

EGM2 US 05.pdfEGM2 US 05.pdf

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

GamePro US 064.pdfGamePro US 064.pdf

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Print advert in GamePro (US) #64: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:

GamePro US 066.pdfGamePro US 066.pdf

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

Freak 30 IL Bouncers.jpg

Print advert in Freak (IL) #30 (1995-xx-xx)

Freak 31 IL Interactor advert.jpg

Print advert in Freak (IL) #31 (1995-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:

Hyper AU 087.pdf

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

Physical scans

Mega Drive, US
Interactor MD US Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngInteractor MD US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, UK
Interactor MD UK Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngInteractor MD UK Box Front.jpg
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

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