McDonald's eCrew Development Program (found McDonald's Japan Nintendo DS training game; 2010)

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The game's title screen.

Status: Found

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.

History

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.

Gallery

Video on the ten year long search for the game.
Full game playthrough.

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