Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, Start? Who the hell needs to remember all that when you have the Game Genie! The Game Genie truly was a technological wonder for all those who used it. Just slap your compatible NES game onto the GG’s chassis, punch in a few cheat codes, and prepare yourself for a long afternoon of gameplay. Bummed Super Mario Brothers only gives you three lives? No problem. Can’t seem to defuse all those bombs in Area 2 of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Forget about it. Why actually get good at a video game when you can just use the Game Genie. Okay, I’ll confess, I never would have seen the end of TMNT without the use of these guys:
GXSOUAST – Don’t take most damage
SXVZGSOO – Don’t take damage from non-killing seaweed
AEOOGTZA – Full energy boost from pizza slices
What say you? Did you artificially enhance your gaming abilities with everyones favorite Genie? Or were you too much of a purist for such things?
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