This Crazy Wu-Tang Controller Really Exists!

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I was simply scrolling through Reddit and a headline caught my eye. It was a joke about something you'd find at ODB or RZA's garage sale or something along those lines (I clicked away and forgot to save the link and now I can't find it). It was a picture of a strange video game controller in the shape of the Wu-Tang logo sitting behind the scratched glass of a used video game store. Even stranger was the $120 price tag! This has to be a joke....

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Thirty minutes and several internet searches later, I now know that this controller was a pretty rare promotional item bundled with the PS1 fighting game "Shaolin Style" (it looks as though it was called "Taste The Pain" in other countries). 

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The game got decent reviews, but it seems as though the controller didn't fare so well. The awkward "W" shape and lack of analog sticks make into more of a presentation piece than a functional controller. The $120 price tag seems a little steep, but I found other instances of similar prices around the net. PrePlayZone.com has the controller in stock and listed at a much easier to swallow $40 (estimated) although the condition isn't noted.

UPDATE: We've received word from Lisa at PrePlayZone that the controllers are in fact NEW and selling quickly! Only 5 left in stock! Go get 'em guys!

 Image via Destructoid

Image via Destructoid

As a person who has thrown down my fair share of coin for special/collector's edition swag and a fan of early PlayStation games, this controller is a pretty tempting little piece of plastic. If I found one complete in box who knows....? 

Posted on May 28, 2018 .