The N64 was the natural progression for 3D graphics, the SNES already had Star Fox and the Super FX, 3D was the next logical step. To have a 3D play system, you need a 3D controller, hence the analog stick.
Star Fox was merely a taste of what 3D could bring. But it wasn't until the N64 that showed us how 3D games should control and play.
|The Zapper and ROB were just marketing ploys to get stores in the US to stock the NES after Atari's downfall, it's not many games even supported either device.|
And they're somehow any different from the Wii Balance board or Nintendo Labo?