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Has anyone heard of the old Nintendo Games "Packy & Marlon" or "Captain NovoCar"? They are diabetes educational games. Would anyone know where I might find such games?

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Has anyone heard of the old Nintendo Games "Packy & Marlon" or "Captain NovoCar"? They are diabetes educational games. Would anyone know where I might find such games?

 

I think they were some of the games that were packed in with that "hands-free" controller that used the chin mounted joystick and utilized a puff and sip mechanism for the A, B buttons.

 

As to where you can find them these days, try a children's hospital or medical supply chain.

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Actually, I guess the name was Captain Novolin. What kind of game is it? Was it release for CD or was a NES or SNES game?

 

We're developing a diabetes education video game, and we'd like to see some of the work that has been done before.

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Novolin was an SNES cartridge. I've seen it before. It's pretty rare.

 

And apparently not very good, Seanbaby ripped on it in that issue of EGM.

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Well, the reason I'm asking as that we're developing a video game for diabetes education aimed at Native American children and we want to look at previous work in this area. ( See: http://atl.ndsu.edu/projects/#nd ) I've purchased a copy of Captin Novolin. It isn't the most fabulous game on the planet. But I suppose it does it's job. It is difficult to play, not becuase its challenging, but because the controls are bad. I've tried to get a copy of "Packy and Marlon" but that game seems rather difficult to find. If anyone can get me a copy, the project would be happy to pay as much as $25 for it.

 

Thanks,

 

Aaron

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Who would have ever thought you could by diabetes games for the SNES?

 

I think they were some of the games that were packed in with that "hands-free" controller that used the chin mounted joystick and utilized a puff and sip mechanism for the A, B buttons.  

 

As to where you can find them these days, try a children's hospital or medical supply chain.

 

Are you serious?

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Novolin was an SNES cartridge. I've seen it before. It's pretty rare.

 

And apparently not very good, Seanbaby ripped on it in that issue of EGM.

I definitely agree with Seanbaby calling Captain Novolin one of the worst games of all time. This game makes Donkey Kong Jr. Math look like Super Mario Bros. 3.

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