The 10-Year Hunt for the Lost McDonald's DS Game

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Nick Robinson

2 months ago

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Download the dumped eCDP Training Game here:
McDonalds eCDP Menu Theme orchestral cover:
Composed by Jennifer Walton:
code1038 (aka "Coddy Trentuit")'s original video:
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• sczther
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• Coddy Trentuit
• ItsMeMario
• BlameItOnJorge
• everyone else
• and you, for sharing this video, downloading the ROM, and helping to preserve a piece of history :)
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Czar Donic - Kebnekaise
Polar Nights - Beyond the Rainbow
Jo Wandrini - Puzzle Of Complexity
Niklas Johansson - One Last Mission
Thip Trong - Many Moons
Focality - Above and Beyond
Aaron Kenny - The New Order
Edgar Hopp - Phoenix Rising
Kikoru - Honesty Matters
Hampus Naeselius - Byrr
Dream Cave - Hydra
Hampus Naeselius - Hold on Tight
Hampus Naeselius - Close to the Edge
Flat Theory - Outer Circle
A P O L L O - Litty
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - String Quartet No. 19 In C Major, K. 465 I. Adagio Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Lacrimosa (Requiem)
Johannes Bornlof - Salvation
Peter Sandberg - Supine
mosu beats - black cherry
Jennifer Walton - McDonald's eCDP Main Menu (cover):
Portuguese (Brazilian) subtitles by THIVENTURE; OZZY;
Chinese (Traditional) subtitles by 超人王 KOS:

Nick Robinson
Nick Robinson Month ago
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valles383 3 days ago
I the 700 to like
aswdafk 1
aswdafk 1 4 days ago
Do a speedrun on this game no one could beat you
Bully Maguire
Bully Maguire 6 days ago
You shared it because your not a selfish person that's so cool.
Nico K
Nico K 7 days ago
What a great story
Judy Wu
Judy Wu 8 days ago
In a cool way
Orga Itsuka
Orga Itsuka 4 minutes ago
I don't think I've ever gotten this emotionally invested in something related to McDonald's before
Deadly Bman
Deadly Bman Hour ago
Z if I come across other USpostsrs that have this game, can I tell them your password.
Toga Somen
Toga Somen Hour ago
Remember when Chick Hicks beated Lightning McQueen in the original Cars and nobody cared? It's the same here. Coddy may won the first place but Nick won our hearts.
Deadly Bman
Deadly Bman Hour ago
Never let go of the dang thing, no matter how high somebody pays you to give it to them don’t do it, that thing is a piece of history and you need to keep it in your families name to pass down for generations
Lapiz__ Hour ago
You should’ve gave 1 of the ds’s to mark
SliceOfVie 2 hours ago
I have nothing to say aside from holy shit this got my blood pumping just holy shit
Sunflower Squad
Sunflower Squad 3 hours ago
Spoiler alert: that person..... is me. My heart skipped a beat-
TheShadowChild [Idiot]
TheShadowChild [Idiot] 4 hours ago
there was an anime plot twist
Pacomatic 4 hours ago
As long as the collector umped the ROM its fine
Studley Travels
Studley Travels 5 hours ago
Mate I have literally just watch this video and my god I was hooked till the end. Thanks for getting the ROM dumped. Now I need to figure out how to get this into my 3ds and have a go. Looks a lot of fun!
Lizuma 5 hours ago
I'm getting a 3DS capture card too and am getting it from Loopy! It's already coming home soon and I'm super excited! :D
Sp1nks24 5 hours ago
Crazy Story.
Bill's Beard
Bill's Beard 6 hours ago
game preservation never fails to make me tear up man. the history of gaming and the internet are very much intertwined, and i definitely miss the days companies were less tapped into our online communities. software engineers ripping and posting iso's so people of any class or culture could experience them, translators posting translations of foreign games online (or making translation subtitles/patches) so those experiences could be genuinely shared across cultures, detail-obsessed completionists who wrote up full game walkthroughs longer than any Hudson News shelf novel, modding communities fixing, upscaling and porting games to keep them healthy and alive... at its core, the gaming community has always been communal. and i'd give anything to be able to get that freedom to share back. thanks from the bottom of my old-gamer heart for being a true gamer and dumping this rare piece of history online.
BloodyWolf 3178
BloodyWolf 3178 7 hours ago
Did you give the other guy who has the game the code
Nugz NotDrugs
Nugz NotDrugs 9 hours ago
Totally want to buy one of those dsi’s
Jett Singleton
Jett Singleton 9 hours ago
49 minutes of my life just to get a corny McDonalds joke? are you serious!
jilly conn
jilly conn 10 hours ago
Noah Rahal • 38 years ago
Noah Rahal • 38 years ago 10 hours ago
0:22 “McDeez Nuts”
Marlju Sweety
Marlju Sweety 11 hours ago
So the guy who first got this game was given a numbered password, chose to just use the same numbers as his "chosen password" and still felt the need to stick both passwords on the DS. So he wouldnt forget. 😏
Luna 11 hours ago
congrats on taking your first dump!
OGs Legacy
OGs Legacy 12 hours ago
I KNEW YOU HAD IT as you said that they wouldn’t tell you I said no way anime plot twist and the as you said you had It I said you had it it I FREAKED OMG
The Burnt Waffle
The Burnt Waffle 12 hours ago
Now you have to find Halo DS!!!
Schweppes the Sodapup!
Schweppes the Sodapup! 12 hours ago
MY MAN?????????? YOU GOT THE THING???????????
Aquina Media
Aquina Media 12 hours ago
GREAT STUFF and a cool adventure! Also, that lovely sparkly particle cut-scene at 38:58 - how's that made?
Nick Robinson
Nick Robinson 12 hours ago
Tetris Effect!
The Noisy Neighbour
The Noisy Neighbour 12 hours ago
u did a good job
Allan Wheeler
Allan Wheeler 13 hours ago
Cool story bro
Radiant Silver Labs
Radiant Silver Labs 14 hours ago
wow that was awesome man!!!
illin medina
illin medina 14 hours ago
This is such a great video and you are an awesome story teller ! Kept me on my toes and what a big win !
Alex Pilotin
Alex Pilotin 14 hours ago
i can now work at mcdonalds pog
Broken Smokin' Spokes
Broken Smokin' Spokes 14 hours ago
If you think this guy went to extreme lengths to document this rare ds cart, You should start modifying JDM cars and bikes...lool Nice video man.
Jessica Vania
Jessica Vania 14 hours ago
I've never been so emotional for a game 👁👄👁
Roberta Avola
Roberta Avola 15 hours ago
This is one of the most entertaining videos I have ever watched. Thank you. 50 minutes flew by!
Rebecca Kennedy
Rebecca Kennedy 16 hours ago
I came across this by accident and it has been a JOURNEY Yay for video game preservation. As a history major and a nerd, this makes me happy.
Shadow Playz
Shadow Playz 17 hours ago
Dude I had no clue of this until now and that story was amazing
G. 18 hours ago
Reminds me of one of cooking/baking games, the papa's pizzeria, from coolmath-games.
Raenaece 18 hours ago
Wow, all that trouble, complications, work... And getting beaten by a mere few weeks. The most important question, though: Did he also have an original McDonalds DS?
delloda 18 hours ago
Well, Cody may have beat you to it but he has 38k view over 3 years while you have almost 3.8m views in 3 months. You also kindly shared the dump while he is being an arsehole about it. So we can see clearly who the winner is. A winner is you!
delloda 19 hours ago
He put the ds in hold luggage?!? there is a huge chance that it would have been stolen!
Subarnajit Saha
Subarnajit Saha 21 hour ago
"that's me" hot dammn!
RynShay Reactions
RynShay Reactions 21 hour ago
You put a lot of work into this you need more of a following this video fantastic 🥰💯🥰💯🥰💯
James Pell
James Pell 22 hours ago
Watch ur back.. Ronald might come for you for exposing the secret to the big Mac
The Noisy Neighbour
The Noisy Neighbour 22 hours ago
good video
Ricky Tavix
Ricky Tavix 22 hours ago
Tfw you can print stickers like the M arch logo (or better) at any you-media
tangybbqsauce 22 hours ago
no that’s just a mcdonald’s monopoly sticker
Ricky Tavix
Ricky Tavix 23 hours ago
Normally, I hate the whole Capitalist brain part that makes us seek such rewards at such high risks. I wish the community hadn't had to go through such hoops to seek this (despite the allure being drawn to such a magnitude as it has) (Edit: YES, INTERNATIONAL COMMUNIST FRUIT RIGHT HERE. Excellent, thank you Comrade)
Ricky Tavix
Ricky Tavix 23 hours ago
But I enjoyed the video 🤠
DJ's time beast
DJ's time beast Day ago
I had this game but I sold it for a few thousand dollars
Frabjous Day ago
When you revealed who won the auction, I literally began screaming “NIIIIIICK” at the top of my lungs
Adamthesavior Day ago
He should start speed running this game
Adamthesavior Day ago
Him and Cody could compete for the fastest play through.
Paul Nelson
Paul Nelson Day ago
I love how he reps buccees in Japan
Daniel Rodriguez
Daniel Rodriguez Day ago
The editing on this video. I didnt care about this game at all when the video started but god damn the whole story got me.
Shyanne Willetts
Shyanne Willetts Day ago
Great video. I really liked it! Good job.
TK Kirkland
TK Kirkland Day ago
why was he looking for a nintendo device when he payed 3gs for the mcdonalds special edition one
crazyninjapig 59
crazyninjapig 59 Day ago
Honestly I feel sad that the collectors that had the fir a while that collected it because it was not anywhere but in a few games copies and then this guy comes along and gives it to the world. Yeah there are not very many physical copies but there must have been the feeling that not very many people have it and now anyone can have it.
crazyninjapig 59
crazyninjapig 59 Day ago
@Xeinafa yeah but I do feel that the people that had the game before were not giving it out for a reason and that would be to keep it special to the people that actually do own it
Xeinafa Day ago
you do in fact realize that this is a good thing? preserving games like these is a VERY good thing!
Peach B.
Peach B. Day ago
This video was so beautifully made and highly intuitive! I enjoyed about every second of it!! (๑♡꒳♡๑)
I wanted to say that your an amazing person
James Flood
James Flood Day ago
My heart was pounding the whole 50 mins of this video👍
Holla, die Waldfee
Holla, die Waldfee Day ago
Covid Kirby should be a thing in the Nintendo Games
gypsonny2 Day ago
Your brother is an idiot, HAND DELIVER THE PACKAGE, sheesh
nice story, but isn't it very punishable to copy and distribute proprietary content?
Ruzify Day ago
Great video
Star Seeker300
Star Seeker300 Day ago
12:10 - 12:20 truly one of the greatest plot twists of the century
Gabriel #
Gabriel # Day ago
Man after watching this video it would be cool if you made a long video about ds capture cards. You can not believe how hard I’ve been trying to play my new 3ds xl on a big screen, I would stream it to a pc with snickerstream but it would have lag, I would also try to stream through my phone by recording the screen of the ds but that wouldn’t work perfectly either. I feel that the only real way to play my ds on the big screen is with a capture card but no matter how hard I try it’s close to impossible to find affordable capture cards for ds systems especially the newer models. Now that I think about it I don’t know why I’m typing this(your probably not gonna read it) but I just really wanna full fill my life long dream of play my new 3ds xl games on a tv, and for some reason after seeing this video I really think you can be able to help me and the ds community achieve that dream.
slimshady2308 Day ago
omg bro, just gg :D! kind regards from Germany ✌️
Foxy UwU
Foxy UwU Day ago
"i own this cartridge" top 10 anime plot twists
Steven Ryan
Steven Ryan Day ago
This was a great watch!!! Thank you! And congrats on the journey!
utbdoug Day ago
4,800 Cody Frogs watched this video
Y. R.
Y. R. Day ago
So, if there are codes and logins. Does that mean there's an admin mode? Or Store Manager mode?
utbdoug Day ago
They should make a film about this!!!
Nathan Thanatos
Nathan Thanatos Day ago
>wants to contribute to video game preservation >locks results behind membership wall lel
juicecub YT
juicecub YT Day ago
Best anime battle of 2020
RaphaelleLD Day ago
I clicked on this video randomly just to put something on in the background while playing video games. 49 minutes later, I feel like I've watched a whole ass season of Sherlock. The DRAMA, the SUSPENSE?? Incredible.
John S.
John S. Day ago
Awesome video! Loved the twist and turns.
Commander Keen
Commander Keen Day ago
LOL these are rare? My uncle used to manage a McDonalds in Tokyo and he gave me a box full of these DS cartridges. It's sitting in my garage.
Nick Robinson
Nick Robinson Day ago
i gotta say i’m a bit skeptical - they only sent 1 cartridge to each location, so there’s no reason a manager would have more than one :^)
Kelly Hewlett
Kelly Hewlett Day ago
I’ve never felt as much adrenaline in USposts video before. How you orchestrate your tension I feel I am going through the journey with you! Awesome vid and story. Especially the part where you reveal your the person who bought it!
Wemmerzz Day ago
00:26 "NS, DS?" she predicted the nintendo switch NS
JePKo 22
JePKo 22 Day ago
Imagine pulling up to a McDonalds job interview and they ask you do you have any experience and you pull the game out to show them. Immediately hired!!!
Michael Reay
Michael Reay Day ago
Incredible work
I rarely click the like button on videos but wow, this was one hell of a ride!
Johnny Salazar
Johnny Salazar Day ago
That wasn’t a USposts video. That was a full blow documentary. And it kicked @$$. Thank you for what you do. I’m getting this rom like now!
DaZack Day ago
OK YT I'M GONNA WATCH IT NOW, are you happy!!?
Bl4ck F0rest
Bl4ck F0rest Day ago
The best video i ever watched on USposts
ガンマガンマの実 Day ago
MrMurmandramas Day ago
What an adventure nonetheless.
Sunset Shimmer Gaming
Sunset Shimmer Gaming Day ago
I hope you and your team, including your brother, translator and console modder go down in gaming history
Gregory Todd
Gregory Todd Day ago
when i heard that person is me i went 😦
George Tom
George Tom Day ago
Dayonder Productions
Dayonder Productions Day ago
So is he gonna be paying a mortgage on that game for like the next 20 years now?
Frederik Gjern Rosenberg
Frederik Gjern Rosenberg Day ago
46:20 the mission in snowdriftland discord server was there all along!
Clovr Draws
Clovr Draws Day ago
Speed run the game, then you will have the title of playing one of the rarest games ever, the fastest than ever before
Yiyu Wang
Yiyu Wang Day ago
Man, only if FBI spent this much effort investigating Hunter's laptop or Hillary's emails.
Andres Toribio
Andres Toribio Day ago
El Monte
-Kakao- Katze
-Kakao- Katze Day ago
You should learn Japanese, my man. You keep travelling there, you have multiple Japanese friends and most of all, you found all these historical(ly bizarre) things from Japan. You gotta have some knowledge about the Japanese language before booking your next last minute flight to Japan! So go! I'm starting myself, and lemme tell ya, it's an amazing thing! I've been learning German for about a year now, that was fantastic to learn so much about their culture and learning about sentence structure, and I'll just say, as you may know, Japanese is hard, but it's a challenge I know you'll be capable to take. You're absolutely awesome, my dude. But come on, learn Japanese ya dingus.
Rx Day ago
0:50 Nick: "McDonald's Japan announced something shocking" News in the background: *_"McDonald's apologizes after customer finding human teeth in hamburger"_*
Lando Day ago
12:18 🤯🤯🤯
vivi Day ago
“it did bitch”
Fridney Day ago
I actually teared up my dude 😭 truly a hero we didn’t know we needed
NewVillagePictures Day ago
I stayed up way too late to watch this, but it was a beautiful story. I definitely subscribing to you and am excited to see more unique storytelling and content!
Emiliano Saucedo
Emiliano Saucedo Day ago
your bro is wearing the raf simons velcros, a man of culture i see, great fits and great video
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