It always pays to throw caution to the wind, something that the creators of a game released in 1988 should have done. Why? A NES game of Who Framed Roger Rabbit contained a phone number. That’s harmless enough, right? And it was, at least it was 25 years ago that is. Fast forward 25 years and things are so very different. The phone number from Who Framed Roger Rabbit now redirects to a sex chat line. Hardly suitable for children.
In a time before groundbreaking games such as Mortal Kombat, many games were simple, entertaining, and focused mainly on the youth of the time. Violence in games was fairly constrained, with only a few games venturing into that territory. Sex in games on the other hand was a no go zone for nearly all designers. Who Framed Roger Rabbit for the NES was no different. It was an action-adventure game that did something that no other form of entertainment usually risks doing. It published a phone number that really would connect.