Folks intent on playing 1994's Kirby-centric mini-golf game, Kirby's Dream Course, without paying for it would first meet the following message when the game loaded: "It is a serious crime to copy video games. 18 USC 2319. Please refer to your Nintendo game instruction booklet for further information." Of course, there could be a bug, and maybe the player has a legitimate copy after all. With a tweak here, and a blowing out of the cartridge there, the game can still load up, so a pirate can get going with their epic Kirby game … or so it seems.
Players aren't rewarded as they normally would be when taking out an enemy, or even by clearing a hole. They also don't get a 1UP when they achieve a hole-in-one, so the game ends up getting progressively more and more difficult — we mean, more so than it normally would. And should the pirate actually finish the game, they aren't given an option to continue, their game data is corrupted, and the game intentionally crashes itself, which essentially wipes out everything the pirate had just illegally accomplished. That's worth at least a quadruple-bogey.