These days I can’t think of any game so difficult that I need to cheat in order to beat it – especially since the advent of infinite game saves and Internet walkthroughs. I remember the good old days of the 80s/90s, when some games were so hard that you almost had to cheat to beat them. Most of you will remember the good old Game Genie, which helped you cheat.
You just popped it into your console with the game, and you had god-like powers, whether it be extra lives, level skips or whatever. Well, the Game Genie is back from Hyperkin.
The first model is compatible with the Nintendo 3DS, DSi, DSi XL, DS Lite and DS, unlocking over 60,000 hidden cheats and tricks across over 300 titles. The device can also be updated via Wi-Fi with new codes, and lets you backup and swap save games with friends. You can find it on Amazon for about $20(USD). More Game Genie products will be on display at CES 2012.