Video: Meet Pappy Van Poodle, The Nintendo Character Nobody Knew Existed

Video: Meet Pappy Van Poodle, The Nintendo Character Nobody Knew Existed

Pay-to-meet.

Do you have any memories of the free-to-play 3DS eShop title, Rusty's Real Deal Baseball? It was launched exclusively in North America in 2014 and was one of the earliest games Nintendo released prior to its mobile selection, to include paid downloadable content.

The baseball mini-game compilation starred a down and out in-game shop keeper named Rusty Slugger, who sold each of the games to you. If you ever played the title, you'll know you could actually haggle the shop keeper to drive down the real-world prices of these games on the eShop. Admittedly, Rusty was a pushover, and if you ever bought a game off him, you probably got it at a much cheaper price than the $4.00 he was asking for.

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