The Story Of The GameShark – Gaming's Most Famous Cheating Device!

The GameShark is arguably the most popular video game cheat device of all time in North America, but getting to the top of the mountain wasn’t easy. From Gameshark’s U.K. origins dating back to the Action Replay & Commodore 64, its numerous failures against the Game Genie, knock offs, and innovative products like the Sharkwire, whihc could take your Nintendo 64 online. This is the story of the GameShark.

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  • I came here for nostalgia. I miss my game shark and the old games

    Nadir Al-Zadjali June 28, 2020 4:17 pm Reply
  • STD entertainment…….lol

    Dan O June 28, 2020 4:17 pm Reply
  • I remember I relied on a GameShark for saves and to hack games and it was a big mistake. Game files constantly got corrupted and forced me to delete my saves too lol. Good times.

    King Charles June 28, 2020 4:17 pm Reply
  • I like code breaker. It's less glitchy and the codes are easier to put in.

    justin tabernacki June 28, 2020 4:17 pm Reply
  • A company named STD came up with advertising tagline in 11:22 is both hilarious and brilliant.

    Harun Suaidi June 28, 2020 4:17 pm Reply
  • Your writing, presentation and production are top notch, I think that you could make a documentary about any subject interesting – nice skills, we are lucky to have you in the retro gaming community.

    Realm Chat June 28, 2020 4:17 pm Reply
  • I feel like I had an Action Replay for my PSX that was exactly the same as the GameShark.

    Supplemental Sense June 28, 2020 4:17 pm Reply
  • I just needed 99 rare Candy's maaaaaaan

    Infinity Bro June 28, 2020 4:17 pm Reply
  • The original modding for consoles 🙂

    Now if there was only a game shark that did away or exploited micro transactions and loot boxes.

    Duane Locsin June 28, 2020 4:17 pm Reply
  • I always heard of cheating devices like game shark and Action Replays but I never actually saw them until now.

    I recall knowing hearing of those from someone who hacked Pokemon games with it to get special pokeballs and shiny Pokemon.

    Alex Mercer June 28, 2020 4:17 pm Reply
  • It’s amazing the type of shit that interests you simply because you grew up in the 90’s. I’m high as a kite, glued to this lmao.

    MyPartnasAndMe June 28, 2020 4:17 pm Reply
  • There are more mentions on STDs than an STDs video lol

    Louis June 28, 2020 4:17 pm Reply
  • I only ever used the pro action replay for the Sega Saturn
    Sonic Wings Special has a total of 26 different ships. I used to unlock them like that
    pro action replay can be flashed with pseudo kai. Just burn a disc and boot that disc. Easy Peasy

    Dbn Poldermans June 28, 2020 4:17 pm Reply
  • …..and Destiny 2 perfected it

    James Conkey June 28, 2020 4:17 pm Reply
  • I remember having a Gameshark cheat code book of different years from 1998-2005 of different cheat codes of different games for different systems and man I was in cheat code heaven. Did cheat codes for GTA series, AVP for the PS2, etc.

    Turok duels June 28, 2020 4:17 pm Reply
  • I’m a 2000s kid all we had was Action Replay. But I remember cheating at Pokémon adamantly with it 🙂

    Khalif Gibbs June 28, 2020 4:17 pm Reply
  • I remember having one for each system. Lmfaooooo

    Javier Aviles June 28, 2020 4:17 pm Reply
  • Had a GameShark for Ps1, Ps2, and GameBoy Advance!! Those were the days man…..shit was epic!!

    Skrynn Skrylla June 28, 2020 4:17 pm Reply
  • Maaaaan these were great. I remember when people had em it was like ohhhhhh shiiiiiiit

    Chris Dat Saints Run NFC! June 28, 2020 4:17 pm Reply
  • It’s crazy game shark still exists in all video games. It’s just been rebranded to microtransactions

    Arthur Salas June 28, 2020 4:17 pm Reply
  • The GameShark was fun while it lasted. like many I was one of those dedicated gamers who dipped and double dipped and even triple dipped in the GameShark accessory starting with the N64. and later i double dipped by trying out the GameSaves on the Gamecube. and later I triple dipped by trying out the GameShark on the GBA. every single time it was endless fun but like all things it did not last. If anyone were to revive the GameShark they would have to bring their A-Game. considering these modern consoles are a lot tougher the crack the codes for since it's highly likely Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft all have put well hidden firewalls against that sort of thing in the Xbox One, PS4 and Switch. sure there's a known method of hacking your way onto the internet on the Switch but nothing as notable as to crack the codes of the game roster.

    Kaguya June 28, 2020 4:17 pm Reply
  • Lmao I remember having one of these

    TheGreatLegend007 June 28, 2020 4:17 pm Reply
  • this dude said u dont need internet connection just a phone line dude that is the internet… idiot.. lulz

    Venom Dank June 28, 2020 4:17 pm Reply
  • Lol, STD.

    TheAxeGrinder June 28, 2020 4:17 pm Reply
  • Thanks for the video!! 😎 And I know I'm late 😂😂

    Reminds me of the action replay (I think) for the psp. It came with a tool for the battery and a memory card. You could make your own memory card though you really just needed the battery tool which the method name is at a loss to me right now.

    I will say my codebreaker for my ps2 taught me that games aren't as fun when you have everything 🙏 that being said the same codebreaker CD made it very easy to install free mc boot on my ps2 and makes replaying old games from where I want or faster easier 😂

    TrashToTable June 28, 2020 4:17 pm Reply
  • Years later Game Genie has resurrected and digivolved into Save Wizard.

    Omegaslashbuster1 June 28, 2020 4:17 pm Reply

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