The original Game Genie was released in 1990 by Galoob for the Nintendo Entertainment System and it was, for all intents and purposes, a “hack n’ patch” cartridge. You attached your game cartridges to the Genie, which in turn was inserted into your NES. From there, you could input simple alpha-numeric codes that could potentially do everything from making you invincible to giving you infinite cash. Game Genie eventually went on to support the SNES, Gameboy, Genesis and even Game Gear. Unfortunately it wasn’t as profitable as Galoob hoped and the company went out of business with the Genie itself fading into gaming history. At least until now.