This weeks submission comes from Dakota Gorman. He states in the e-mail “must be made of pure gold!” You would think right?
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Welcome to the first in a series of articles known as Fail 4 Sale! Many of us collect video games and like to browse E-Bay, Craigslist, or Amazon for some deals. But sometimes, we see posts that just don’t really make sense, from the overly priced to the ill-informed. This week it is a combination of both. Let’s begin shall we?
A big thank you to Mike Alkire for suggesting the name “Fail 4 Sale.” It sums up these articles perfectly!
I’m assuming most people reading this right now know who Mario is. If you don’t, you might be on the wrong website. After the huge success of Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo Entertainment System, Mario became Nintendo’s official mascot, and development of new Mario games became a big deal. But before all the success, Mario was just another character at Nintendo.
Nintendo.com has an article about the development of Punch-Out!! on their “Iwata Asks” series. In the article, Shigeru Miyamoto claims “We didn’t have an approval system when using Mario images back then.” Thus, any development team could sneak a cameo of their favorite character into NES games, no matter how poorly drawn they were! So let’s take a look back at some of Mario’s lesser known appearances on the NES.
In 1992, a game known as Little Samson was released for the NES, and went virtually unknown. It’s a shame, as this game is without a doubt, the definition of a hidden gem. Today, it is one of the most sought after video games for the original Nintendo.
But what is really so fascinating about this game…is why it went unknown.
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.