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Honyu Explorer I (Read 2626 times)
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Honyu Explorer I
07. Jul 2006 at 22:56
 
Got this at at a Goodwill today. Anyone know what the two top buttons (# and *) do? And why does it have a space for 4 AA batteries but no connectors for them (logo portion opens up)?

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Re: Honyu Explorer I
Reply #1 - 10. Jul 2006 at 07:09
 
Looks very weird...the two extra buttons could've possibly been filler, or to make it look bigger.
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Reply #2 - 10. Jul 2006 at 09:26
 
It's interesting that it plugs into both spots.  Maybe the buttons have something to do with that?  Could they let you choose which controller plug you're using?
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Reply #3 - 11. Jul 2006 at 02:02
 
IIRC, the top button is for choosing the player, not sure about the one below that.  I recently bought the Teqniche version with the box, and I'm pretty sure that it had a diagram on the box showing which buttons do what.  I'm away from home at the moment, but I will check it out later this week and let you know.

The battery compartment is odd, I also don't understand why that is there.  I'm pretty sure other controllers had similar empty compartments, likely incase they wanted to use the same casing for a wireless version.
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Reply #4 - 11. Jul 2006 at 03:16
 
To be completely honest, i have the box and diagram here and it has the 2 buttons but the box says that they do nothing. LOL POS
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Reply #5 - 11. Jul 2006 at 03:49
 
Any truth to the claim that those buttons correspond to buttons on the Power Glove?
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Reply #6 - 11. Jul 2006 at 05:51
 
Gundam_Pilot_ wrote on 11. Jul 2006 at 03:16:
To be completely honest, i have the box and diagram here and it has the 2 buttons but the box says that they do nothing. LOL POS


Lol, I knew it!
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Reply #7 - 15. Jul 2006 at 22:33
 
Gundam is correct, I just got back and checked the box of the Teqniche variant, and it says "RESERVED BUTTONS for future function." Smiley
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Reply #8 - 21. Jul 2006 at 20:17
 
That's plain silly.  Grin
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Reply #9 - 23. Jul 2006 at 22:18
 
I wonder if you plugged this into a snes if they would equal one of the snes's 4 extra buttons?
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Reply #10 - 25. Jul 2006 at 18:11
 
how much did you pay for that JC there is a game store around me that has one in the box for $7. is it worth it, is it rare
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Reply #11 - 25. Jul 2006 at 18:34
 
I paid more than I should have -- $10. But that's before I knew that they were pretty common. I've seen them at thrift stores -- without the box/manual -- several times since I bought it. I don't atually know what they're worth, but I figure it can't be more than the Advantage, which isn't much.
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Reply #12 - 27. Jul 2006 at 10:55
 
It's funny that a lot of these have been popping up on eBay in the last few weeks, because I used to think that they are quite rare.  The variant from Teqniche (Power Mate) and the Champ variant (same name, different publisher) seem to be a lot more rare.  I think $7 for a boxed one is a great deal.  If the box is in very good condition, I might be willing to buy the box off you Wink
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Reply #13 - 27. Jul 2006 at 19:39
 
I don't plan on buying it I wouldn't even use it but if you want the next time I am in that area I will buy it and you can buy it from me the same price I paid for it + shipping. The box was in great condition.
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