A Look at the Mario Computer Mouse

on May 22, 2011 1:00 PM

A Look at the Mario Computer Mouse

Something for all of the retro game nerds out there who are so retro they can handle ball mouses, the Mario Mouse was a Japan-only novelty made by Banpresto in 2005 and 2007 as a UFO Catcher prize. The mouse has the classic Super Mario Bros. design of Mario, making it a cool-looking device, but users say that it’s extremely uncomfortable to use. As such, it became primarily a collector’s item rather than a product one would actually make use of.

Banpresto also released Goomba and Starman versions, both of which were equally outdated and uncomfortable. However, each of these mouses goes for about $24 at auction, making them a decently priced novelty. A cool product for any retro game fan.

[Tomopop]

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Weekend Contributing Writer at DualShockers. Been gaming since getting an SNES with Super Mario World in the late 90s. My favorite games include Persona 4, Chrono Trigger, Sly 2/3, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, and Shining Force.