Nintendo got Paon's Glory of Heracles
into my house the same way the Greeks got soldiers into Troy: with a Trojan Horse. Although this horse
was in a box, so the elaborate ruse really didn't play into my acceptance of the item. And thankfully, the cartridge didn't murder me after emerging. As has become the company's custom
, Nintendo cutely packaged its review copy of Glory of Heracles
with the cartridge hidden away inside the papercraft horse.
Along with the horse and the empty game case, Nintendo sent a scroll -- a letter from the immortal Greek demigod himself, exhorting us to retrieve the cartridge and help him regain his memories.
Embark upon a grand looking-at-pictures adventure
in our gallery. Does anyone else find it hilarious and kind of adorable to imagine Nintendo PR staff carefully cutting, folding and gluing a bunch of papercraft horses?