Cheat devices don't really have a prominent role in gaming anymore. I remember when I was a kid I owned a Game Genie for the NES. Although I rarely used it, it was pretty cool to own and use whenever I wanted to play the game with some extra assistance. One of my favorite cheats on the Game Genie was for Super C; this cheat allowed for the player to get one extra life for every kill that they did on the game. Needless to say, I had more than enough lives to beat Super C without issue.
I still have my Game Genie cheat device along with my NES games collection. I'm thinking of going back one day and using it again. Maybe I'll find some more of the cheats online so I can remember them.
If you owned a NES, do you remember the Game Genie? Did you use it often?