RF Generation.  The Classic and Modern Gaming Databases.RF Generation.  The Classic and Modern Gaming Databases.

Posted on Jan 4th 2008 at 10:20:27 PM by (Marriott_Guy)
Posted under The RFG Pulse, RCA, Pioneer, Nintendo, Bally, Amstrad, Gakken, Manavox, Atari

As I was writing my next System Overview article, I found myself asking the question "What in the world were they thinking?" when looking at some of the console designs in my Room of Doom. Some are very unique and others are just plain elephant-man ugly. With that image in mind, who will take the home coveted Joseph Merrick Award for worst-looking video game console? The contenders:

Magnavox Odyssey 2

Just what I need - 15 million
keys to play a game.

Amstrad GX 4000

Space-age design or just a cheap rip-off
of the Land Speeder from Star Wars?

Cast Your Vote!!

  Magnavox Odyssey 2
  Amstrad GX4000
  Atari 5200
  Gakken TV Boy
  Nintendo GameCube
  RCA Studio 2
  Bally Professional Arcade
  Pioneer LaserActive


Free polls from Pollhost.com

Atari 5200

Hmm... make it bigger and
they will love it - NOT.

Gakken Compact Vision

What in the heck am I supposed
to do with those funky handles?

Nintendo GameCube

Simple design or
designed by simpletons?

RCA Studio 2

Brutal, just plain brutal.

Bally Professional Arcade

Bally should have stuck
to designing arcade machines.

Pioneer LaserActive

"Customer needs assistance in aisle 3.
Fork lift will be required."

Login / Register
Not a member? Register!
Database Search
Site Statistics
Total Games:
Total Hardware:
Total Scans:
Total Screenshots:
[More Stats]
Our Friends
Digital Press Video Game Console Library NES Player The Video Game Critic Game Rave Game Gavel Cartridge Club Android app on Google Play RF Generation on Discord
Updated Entries
North America

Region Free

North America

United Kingdom


United States


Updated Collections
New Forum Topics
New on the Blogs
Nielsen's Favorite Articles

Site content Copyright © rfgeneration.com unless otherwise noted. Oh, and keep it on channel three.