1993: The GAME GENIE Cheat Cartridge | BBC News | Retro Gaming | BBC ArchiveSeptember 10, 2023
Codemasters’ Game Genie – a video game ‘cheat’ cartridge which enables users to modify and manipulate data on console video games in order to access hidden assets or make games easier or harder – has just won a landmark legal battle against games giant Nintendo over copyright.
The cartridge was developed by Warwickshire-based brothers Richard and David Darling, and has sold over a million copies worldwide.
So the Game Genie is legal, but is it satisfying – or even moral – to cheat at video games? Jonathan Maitland asks some gamers for their opinions.
Originally broadcast 15 April, 1993.
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