The GameFAQs of 1994 Was Way Cooler

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These days, if you're stuck in a game, you hit the internet. YouTube and GameFAQs are your best friends. Back in the 1990s, things weren't so simple!

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Your options were more complicated. You could ask your friends for help, but they were likely to either not know or be full of shit. You could call a tips line for help, but they were expensive. Reddit user spiffggg had the right idea: send a letter straight to the developers.

Stuck on a puzzle in King's Quest IV, spiffggg wrote to developers Sierra and actually received a response. From a human. A human who even signed their name as Larry Laffer, star of Sierra's Leisure Suit Larry series.

I hope that letter is now framed and locked behind glass.

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I wrote a letter to Sierra when I was 9. Look who responded.... [Reddit]

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Reminds me of the time when I had my mom call Nintendo because I didn't know how to add another player to Pokemon Puzzle League on the N64. When she got off the phone, she said I'm supposed to use the other controller to add another player. I was quite dumb back then. -_- And this also reminds me when I found one cheat on the Internet for the "Jet Board 2" in Jak II and how to get it, which I later found out was a fake after not being able to find it. Yes, I was indeed a bit gullible back then as well. -_- Though the latter was obviously years after the former.