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Mario Party Superstars brings back Tug o’ War minigame, with a warning

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Mario Party Superstars is bringing back a 23-year-old minigame — and a warning that harkens back to the old N64 controller’s analog stick.

Tug o’ War, a one-on-three game where players rotate an analog stick to pull the rope, is among the 100 minigames launching with Superstars next week. Back in the day, kids would use their flattened palms to wind the sticks even faster, which ended up simulating a rope burn.

Parents complained that their kids had gotten blisters, bruises, friction burns, and cuts playing Tug o’ War in Mario Party. It was bad enough that the Attorney General for New York State (the soon-to-be-disgraced, soon-to-be-ex-governor Eliot Spitzer) got involved.

As CNET reported way, way back in 2002, Spitzer’s…



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