Retro Console Rumble Packs & Vibration Packs
Before the days of pre installed shock devices rumble motors, you’d generally have to get one as an attachment to feel as immersed in certain gaming scenarios as developers had in mind. To get around this, we were introduced to Rumble Paks and Vibration Packs, which helped with more than just vibrations in some cases too.
The Rumble Paks are applicable with a huge range of Nintendo 64, Nintendo DS and DS Lite titles in varying scenarios. Some of the most common uses for Rumble Paks with N64 and DS are critical moments such as firing weapons, striking enemies and crashing driven vehicles. The object of the Rumble Pak is to make the player feel as involved in the game as possible, and it does its job superbly.
Rumble Paks for the Nintendo 64 increase the amount of RAM from 4GB to 8GB. This causes the console to work at an improved graphics and resolution level, offering so much more than a mere shake here and there. Some titles, such as Donkey Kong 64, will only work in conjunction with a Rumble Pak, or at least an Expansion Pak, because their makeup is too much for the console alone to handle - worth noting if you are looking at purchasing certain games.
SEGA's response to rumbling needs was the inception of Rumble Packs for use with the Dreamcast console. As you may imagine, they work in much the same way that Rumble Paks do, providing vibrations at key moments in games such as soccer penalties and taking heavy fire from enemies.
Vibration Packs are inserted into the controller and can be taken out at your convenience although the most obvious thing to do would probably be to leave them in for later use. These accessories immerse the user in the game and help to get even more from retro consoles.
Explore our latest range of rumble packs and vibration packs for a variety of devices across many retro game consoles and platforms. Don’t forget, if you can’t see what you're looking for, let us know. We will do everything we can to find Rumble Paks and Vibration Packs to ensure you get the most enjoyment from your nostalgic gaming as possible.