In 1992, Galoob Toys released a device known as the Game Genie, which allowed players to manipulate their favorite Nintendo games. It was met with a lawsuit from Nintendo, who claimed the device violated their copyright on games. However, the courts disagreed and the Game Genie became one of the most popular cheat devices ever. The Gaming Historian takes a look at the Game Genie including it’s creation, the battle in the courtroom, and how the device worked.
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In 1989, Nintendo released the Game Boy, an extremely successful handheld console. With it’s small green and black screen, the Game Boy gave gamers hours of fun all on the go. It eventually became one of the best selling consoles of all time. It featured many releases of popular Nintendo characters, including Mario and The Legend of Zelda. This episode showcases the development of the system, as well as the story behind getting Tetris bundled with the console.