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So many people got blisters from Mario Party, Nintendo offered to send gloves with the game!


Mario Party is one of the most successful games of all time and holds the record for longest running mini game series with Mario Party 9. The basic premise of the game consists of each player controlling a character from the Mario universe in a board game, and then competing in mini-games for additional bonuses.

The original game was first released for the Nintendo 64 back in 1998, and was incredibly successful. The game was so successful, in fact, that many of the kids playing suffered from blisters!

Specifically, players received friction burns and lacerations from rotating the analog stick with the palm of their hand for more power instead of their index finger or thumb.

No lawsuits were ever filed, but there were nearly 100 complaints. Nintendo was so distressed by these complaints that they agreed to give gloves to anyone who had suffered a blister and even paid $75,000 in state legal fees!

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