Thanks for sharing RD!
Does anyone know if the Space Invaders double shot technique was programmed on purpose? If not, I could see calling it a frying hack of sorts.
I never fried games on my 7800. I never thought about it, never heard of others doing it and may have been scared from a previous experience I had as a young kid in a mall Sears. They had a 2600 demo station where games were hanging on wires so you could try various cartridges in store. The system was on with a game already playing. I took the game out without turning off the system and was immediately freaked out by the screen changing, thinking I may have just broken the system!
However, when I got a Genesis, I tried some hot swapping tricks I read in magazines. These tricks involved turning on a game (usually Altered Beast), removing the game with the system still on, putting in another game and hitting reset. I believe in some games this gave you unlimited or extra lives. I view this a relative to frying as well.
Also, one of my kids fried an outlet when they tried to hang their metal necklace on a night light, that they slight pulled out so the necklace could hang nicely on the two, exposed prongs. Does that count as frying?