Monday, November 8, 2010

Super Nintendo Game Genie 2 Prototype

Those of you who like playing games on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) might remember the Game Genie. A neat cartridge that you would plug your game into and by punching in codes could give yourself infinite lives, unlock secret levels, give yourself invincibility, etc. It was a great idea but compared to  some of the cheat cartridges released for other systems it was lacking a few features. Codemasters, who created the Game Genie, had one of their employees create a new Game Genie for the SNES but it was never released due to marketing reasons. An interview with Richard Aplin, the employee tasked with creating the SNES Game Genie 2, can be found here.

Here's an image of the SNES Game Genie 2 Prototype. This image and several others can be found at  It's too bad it was never released as it appears to be quite a slick little device.

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