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

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also published in:
  • EGM² (US) #2: "August 1994" (1994-xx-xx)More...[4]
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also published in:
  • Hyper (AU) #14: "January 1995" (199x-xx-xx)More...[5]
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  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #65: "December 1994" (1994-xx-xx)More...[6]
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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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also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #77: "December 1995" (1995-xx-xx)More...[7]
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Physical scans

Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, UK
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Cover

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