In an effort to struggle piracy again in 1994, Nintendo arrange a small PR stunt the place they used a steamroller to crush an entire bunch of pirated video games.
The “occasion” befell within the Netherlands in 1994 and was documented in a newspaper. Twitter person “Gamegeschiedenis” unearthed a few of these previous pictures, displaying a steamroller run over an entire bunch of sport cartridges whereas Mario participates (somebody in a very unhealthy Mario costume).
The article reads:
“Online game firm Nintendo is utilizing a curler to fight piracy. At Lelystad airport ten thousand counterfeit video video games had been crushed. The Japanese firm has began a focused and structured worldwide marketing campaign to fight forgeries of their video video games. The destroyed video games got here from Hong Kong and had been confiscated from a Dutch importing firm.”
Try the pictures under.