Post by vnisanian2001 on Oct 23, 2021 13:31:51 GMT -5
I don't know the exact episode of Growing Pains, but one had Mike and Ben playing Nintendo. I know this, because the first issue of Nintendo Power showed a screencapture. They used to highlight celebrity Nintendo fans early on, and the first issue had an article on Kirk and Candace Cameron.
Post by halftheisland on Oct 29, 2021 12:47:28 GMT -5
The O.C. features Dynasty Warriors of all things a few times. My quick googling suggests it's DW4 but I can't verify that for sure. There's gameplay footage starting around 0:27 at youtu.be/dnpICYPegYY
In sweden there used to be a morning show where you could call in and play a dubbed version of Hugo on your keypad phone. Dunno how popular that was outside of certain european countries. You could also buy this game so I think some had more practice than others!
I think the The Wizard movie with SMB3 was the first one I ever saw.
This sort of thing doesn't seem quite as special anymore since streaming/video sites and games becoming mainstream blurred the lines between the mediums.
Italy did a similar thing in the mid-90s with a show called "The Lion Trophy Show", sponsored by the chocolate snack bar Lion and starring its mascot, turned into a humanoid lion. It seemingly was Italy's first interactive phone show but I remember other kids' programmes having simple phone-based games.
I can only find clips from the first few seasons but it went on for a sizable number of years, and it became increasingly complex: after the really simple first one, Lion gained a girlfriend he had to rescue from a mad scientist, then he gained a human friend and the ability to travel through time and so on.