For one reason or another, a thought just popped into my head about this thing I got bought for the SNES when I was a kid. We're talking early to mid 90's here.
Basically, it was a cartridge that plugged into the console, and the game cartridge went in the top of that. The idea was that the Hyperscore unit would save your game score, then you could phone a hotline and the Hyperscore unit would use a built in speaker system to relay a weird binary/morse type signal through the phone, and your score would be registered on a high score list on Teletext, a shitty information network available through terrestrial TV channels in the UK.
Anyway, due to various faults, it never actually worked, and the product was recalled, I got a shitty boardgame in compensation off the company who made it.
Anyway, I just decided to look into this product a little further, just to satisfy my curiosity. However, a Google search proves to be totally fruitless, as the Hyperscore tag now refers to a piece of audio composition software, and adding "SNES" to my search brings up very minor references to the product, and only the Mega-Drive/Genesis version.
Anyway, my point is, does anybody happen to have any information on this product? What caused the cock-up? Personal experience with it? Maybe you got the damned thing to work? Anything at all.
To clarify, I think it was only released in the UK
An interesting (for me at least) postscript to my experience with it as a child: UK kids TV presenter Andy Crane held the high score for Super Mario World. I beat it, but couldn't submit my score.