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Throwback Thursday: Game Genie

Updated 4 years ago

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?

BGR Throwback Thursday is a weekly series covering our (and your) favorite gadgets of yesterday and yesteryear.