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An illustration of the inside of an aircraft detailing the workings of the Gateway System

The Nintendo Gateway System was a version of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System that was installed on some Northwest, China Air and Virgin Atlantic passenger aircraft in the mid-1990s. It was part of a much larger computer system that allowed air passengers to not only play video games but also watch movies, listen to music, talk on the phone, and even shop while inflight. And this was all before the internet.

Upon its released, there were 10 games installed in the system which included The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, F-Zero and Super Mario World. Future plans for the system were to have it installed in hotels and cruise ships as well.

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The Gateway System controller

The controller, or remote, for the Gateway System had a button set-up similar to the Super NES controller. But it also doubled as a remote for the movies and music aspect of the system as well.

The Gateway System was featured in an article in Nintendo Power V57 in 1994.



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