Feel like your retro gaming life is missing spirit? Amongst the ranks of Famiclones is a religious entity known as the Bible Time Voyager, allowing you to catch up on your 8-bit prayers. This is no joke. This is a unofficial plug and play Nintendo NES system containing the fabled Color Dreams/Wisdom Tree games from the early 90s.
These games were Bible Adventures, Bible Buffet, Exodus, Joshua & the Battle of Jericho, King of Kings: The Early Years, Spiritual Warfare, and Sunday Funday, all of which were unofficially released for the Nintendo NES. In all honesty these games are rather terrible and often nothing more than other games developed by Color Dreams with different graphics in place.
The history behind Wisdom Tree and their religious games is rather interesting. After Nintendo tightened the grip on retailers by warning them that any unlicensed game sales would result in a revoked trade between them, Color Dreams began wondering how to distribute their software. They came to the conclusion that there was a gap in the market for religious games and also a suitable place to distribute them from without Nintendo's wrath holding them back. Color Dreams formed the company Wisdom Tree and started distributing its software through Christian book shops, also making amusing promises such as "This game promotes Bible literacy and teaches children about the Bible while they play a 'fun and exciting' Super Mario Bros. style video game.".
Wisdom Tree's software has since become both collectible in retro gaming communities and humourous due to the content within. In 2000 a company going by the name Rock Forge decided that there was still life in these biblical games. Rock Forge released the Bible Time Voyager plug and play system, presumably without Nintendo's permission, containing the seven games Wisdom Tree released during the NES's lifespan.
Finding one of these devices though is quite a feat. Rock Forge's website contains nothing but a static image showing off the device, leaving little clues as to where this unusual device can be found. Rarity hunters, keep praying and maybe you'll secure one of these just like NintendoAge member ag1502 did recently. Failing that you might want to look into Wisdom Tree's Wolfenstein 3D clone, Super Noah's Ark. Another video game curiosity we're not joking about.
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