McDonald's eCrew Development Program (found McDonald's Japan Nintendo DS training game; 2010)
The game's title screen.
Date found: 18 Nov 2020
Found by: Nick Robinson
McDonald's eCrew Development Program is a game used by Japanese McDonald's to train their employees.
In 2010, McDonald's Japan collaborated with Nintendo to create eCrew Development Program, a Nintendo DS game to train new employees. The game received some media coverage, but it was only given to McDonald's Japan employees and required a password to play.
In December 2018, a thread was started on the AssemblerGames website by user Code1038, who had bought the game cartridge years earlier. Code1038 was stuck on a password entry page and could not progress past that point.
In mid-2020, a Yahoo Japan auction appeared online, selling the game for 400,000 yen (about $3,855 in US dollars).
On November 18th, 2020, YouTuber Nick Robinson shared a video (below), where he revealed that he won the auction. He dumped the entire game onto the Internet Archive here.
- Obscure Gamers forum thread on McDonald's eCrew Development Program. Retrieved 20 Nov '20
- Internet Archive page of the ROM. Retrieved 19 Nov '20