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    2 questions about smells in games

    1-Before thinking that I became completely crazy, please let me know if you remember about any game that uses smell.
    I mean, games touches almost every sense: you see it, you touch (rumble, force feedback...), you hear it...
    Sight, hearing, taste...

    Do you know about any game that uses the smell sense? Maybe a strange japanese arcade game, or a console game with some sort of Odorama?

    I'm not yet asking about the taste sense. And the smell that cartridges and CD-DVDs have...

    2-btw, I know that in the automobile industry, the smell inside a car is a part of the product. It's an important and studied quality.
    Do you know if it's the same with consoles (and games)?


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    Humm that is a very interesting question. I cannot think of too many games that had any sort of smell feature, but I do remember that the Commodore 64 game "Leather Goddesses of Phobos" used a scratch and sniff card to give you an idea of what the smells were like in the game.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:LGOP_box_art.jpg

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    Larry 7 also uses a sniff card When you enter different places an icon with a number will flash down right corner or something and a cool voice saying "Cybersniff 2000" indicating that you shall smell the particular number on the sniff card. Neat feature.
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    No one has mentioned Earthbound????
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    Quote Originally Posted by GarrettCRW View Post
    No one has mentioned Earthbound????
    EarthBound had the scratch & sniff cards, but they weren't integrated into the game in any way.

    But if you're counting those, too, then there were also the promotional scratch & sniff stickers for the GBA Classic NES series.
    Super Mario Bros. - Pizza
    Donkey Kong - Bananas
    Ice Climber - Wintergreen/Mint
    Excitebike - Rubber tires
    Zelda - Grass

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    Bowelmovent Boy 3 - Return of the Transverse Colon

    Now that game was a hugely smelly game
    *giggle*

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarrettCRW View Post
    No one has mentioned Earthbound????
    ...and they were about the most disgusting thing I have EVER smelled. They managed to give me a bad impression of the game before I even played it. Seriously, the first one I tried nearly had me hurling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicola View Post
    2 questions about smells in games

    1-Before thinking that I became completely crazy, please let me know if you remember about any game that uses smell.
    I mean, games touches almost every sense: you see it, you touch (rumble, force feedback...), you hear it...
    Sight, hearing, taste...

    Do you know about any game that uses the smell sense? Maybe a strange japanese arcade game, or a console game with some sort of Odorama?

    I'm not yet asking about the taste sense. And the smell that cartridges and CD-DVDs have...

    2-btw, I know that in the automobile industry, the smell inside a car is a part of the product. It's an important and studied quality.
    Do you know if it's the same with consoles (and games)?


    Weird questions, I admit it.


    what games you know w/ tasting!!!

    also, isnt new car smell like dangerous for you, in the amounts that are in the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiseSalesman View Post
    ...and they were about the most disgusting thing I have EVER smelled. They managed to give me a bad impression of the game before I even played it. Seriously, the first one I tried nearly had me hurling.
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    Only one time in my life have I experienced a smell being generated to enhance some sort of multimedia presentation. It was at disney world in florida, and in your seat's headrest they put some sort of device that would puff smelly air into your face. It was in the Stitch's Escape show (or whatever the heck it was.) There was a part of the show where the lights are off, and everyone is trying to catch Stitch, and your chair makes it seem like Stitch is right beside you, and lets a real loud belch. Which you can then smell coming from your chair. It smelled really bad, like chili combined with Fritos. So yeah, that is the only thing I've ever seen that came close to what you are asking about.

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    There was a device made in the 90's I believe to have smell in games. It is on a list of the top 10 tech failures, along with Microsoft Bob, WebTV, and Playstation 3.
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    What about Daikatana. That game smelled pretty bad. Oh wait...but it didn't use smell...
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    Another question:
    do you think that each system has his smells?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicola View Post
    Another question:
    do you think that each system has his smells?
    A good question. My Casio calculator definitely smells different from my TI one, and stuff from Japan always has that "Japanese" smell about it.

    No, I'm serious.

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    Someday we weill have true VR with taste and smell.

    And there will be SHITEATER viruses for it. Yay for technology!

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    Well, it's not quite answering your question, but smell did play a big part in the Prehistoric Chapter in Live-A-Live [SFC].

    Boy, actual smell sure is neglected. It's not the fault of gaming, it's just TV and the idea of smell-o-vision never did get far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haoie View Post
    It's not the fault of gaming, it's just TV and the idea of smell-o-vision never did get far.
    Well, that Looney Tunes parody really killed "Smellevision" dead, I think

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    No one mentioned Gran Turismo 2? (I think it was 2)
    The Discs were smelling like Tires or so. I remember something like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porksta View Post
    There was a device made in the 90's I believe to have smell in games. It is on a list of the top 10 tech failures, along with Microsoft Bob, WebTV, and Playstation 3.
    More infos?

    btw I've found this:

    http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/te...y-patent_x.htm

    Maybe it has been already discussed 2 years ago.
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