I love playing video games because they give me quantifiable proof of my progress, unlike in real life where sometimes (cue violins) you just don’t know where you are, what you’re supposed to do and where you’re going (stop music). Tactical RPGs are my favorite because in my opinion they’re the ones that provide the most signs of progress. Games like Front Mission, Final Fantasy Tactics and Super Robot Taisen dole out a pornography of numbers – the increasingly badass ranks, parts specs, weapons specs, skills (ZoomI. ZoomII! ZOMG ZOOMIII!!!Eject Punch FTW). I pore over ever-increasing specs like a philatelist admiring his stamps, remembering the hell he went through just to get that one piece of rectangular paper that would complete his collection. But, as Alfred puts it, “Some men just want to watch the world burn.” Some people just want to have it all. Right now. These are people willing to pay others to grind for them, until all that’s left to do is to wield that powah. That’s where Xploder Cheats comes in. Man that took a while.
Xploder claims that it’s the first to market a cheat system for the Nintendo DSi. From the product’s description Xploder Cheats isn’t like Game Shark where you enter codes to unlock items, characters, places or abilities. It lets users download saves with the cheats already unlocked, so you can fire up Pokemon and “start the game with a full bag of money and lots of items”.
Users download saves at Xploder’s website and then transfer them to their DS using the bundled software and cable. The Xploder website also allows users to upload and share their own saves to other people. Drooling yet? You can get the Xploder Cheats for DSi at Xploder’s online shop for £15 (about $25 (USD)). Xploder Cheats also works with the DS and the DS Lite.