It looks like someone has stumbled upon a rare late Soviet computer mouse. The device is said to have been produced in 1990, but was modelled in 1989, as the documents state. The design is very weird and it comes in red colour (as it would be expected from that era).
The price for this type of mouse is also staggering, coming in at 285 roubles, which was equally translated in US dollars. This would have meant that the mouse in question would have cost around $300 back in the ’90s.
The box states that “It is the most comfortable graphic input device. You can move a cursor or piece of graphics across the screen, paint or use in business”. It even comes with its own serial number written in pen and was under a warranty.
Another odd thing about the mouse is that it comes with its blueprints in the box. But given its price tag, it would be nice to have in case something broke and a piece was required to fix it.
Lastly, the size of the mouse looks pretty realistic compared to a modern mouse, except you can’t really connect it to any modern PC or laptop due to its huge and outdated connector.
It’s not the first time we’ve seen a retro-edition of a new game, remember the old school shoot em’ up version of Borderlands that was released a couple of years ago? Well aside from the fact that this game would need to shit on a colossal amount of floppy discs, or lots of very slow loading cassette tapes, the video shows us what Watch_Dogs could have looked like all those years ago.
In fairness it is just a bit of fun, even by 1989 standards the game looks too advanced, I loved my Commodore 64 and yet I have to admit it wasn’t capable of being this good. I certainly wouldn’t say no to this being created as some kind of an indie title, as it does look a lot of fun, is somewhat basic when compared to its real-world and very much playable counterpart.