Anyone here old enough to remember the Nintendo game tip 900 hotline?

#21djrudenPosted 2/12/2013 10:51:20 AM
b1gt0ne posted...
They used to do free game support @ their 1800 number, if I remember correctly.


800 255 3700 ? or something like that I think. That was technically their hardware support line but as a kid I would call it too and sometimes you would get a friendly analyst that would provide some tips and tricks too.
#22LinktoDrinkPosted 2/12/2013 10:54:35 AM
I certainly remember it, but I never called it.
#23Gamer0561Posted 2/12/2013 10:54:36 AM
djruden posted...
b1gt0ne posted...
They used to do free game support @ their 1800 number, if I remember correctly.


800 255 3700 ? or something like that I think. That was technically their hardware support line but as a kid I would call it too and sometimes you would get a friendly analyst that would provide some tips and tricks too.


Yes this is true, I remember being so surprised a company would give hints to help out a kid stuck on their game if you called in. If only I could remember what game it was probably A Link to the Past
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#24trenkenPosted 2/12/2013 11:03:08 AM
I called a few times when I was a young lad. It was actually helpful. The people there really knew those games and you could ask them any question and it wouldnt take long for them to find out the answer.

I always wondered if they had some sort of internal database that they could search that had every aspect of every game logged, which is crazy if thats the case. Like their own in house internet, before the internet existed.
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#25Tortus2Posted 2/12/2013 11:41:33 AM
I remember the U.K. Nintendo Hotline. I tried asking them for help on Kirby Superstar and Goof Troop when I was a kid. Sadly, they couldn't help me but I eventually did it myself. Just bad luck on my part.
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#26djrudenPosted 2/12/2013 12:12:17 PM
trenken posted...
I called a few times when I was a young lad. It was actually helpful. The people there really knew those games and you could ask them any question and it wouldnt take long for them to find out the answer.

I always wondered if they had some sort of internal database that they could search that had every aspect of every game logged, which is crazy if thats the case. Like their own in house internet, before the internet existed.




Like a database?
#27blangloisPosted 2/12/2013 12:23:53 PM
The 800 number mentioned above is still their customer service number. If I recal the tip line was free, except for long distance charges (Nintendo did not charge). If you were local to the Redmond, WA area, it was totally free. I don't recall Nintendo themselves ever having an officeal for pay 900 number, but there were plenty of them operating back in the days before the Internet.

I called once. The Moon that was actually a door in Kirby's Adventure. Whenever I play Kirby now I try to enter any moon shaped object I see.
#28zaakroPosted 2/12/2013 12:44:00 PM
blanglois posted...
The 800 number mentioned above is still their customer service number. If I recal the tip line was free, except for long distance charges (Nintendo did not charge). If you were local to the Redmond, WA area, it was totally free. I don't recall Nintendo themselves ever having an officeal for pay 900 number, but there were plenty of them operating back in the days before the Internet.

I called once. The Moon that was actually a door in Kirby's Adventure. Whenever I play Kirby now I try to enter any moon shaped object I see.


The number was 1-900-288-0707 $1.50 per minute. For Canada it was 1-900-451-4400 $2.00 per minute.

I still have all of my Nintendo powers.
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