While it hasn't gotten quite to the extreme depicted in the game, the design of televisions has moved towards having few buttons on the TV itself, and most functions accessed by the remote control.
Scrappy Mechanic: Having to go to the airport and back to travel around the world and the need for connecting flights gets rancid very quickly. Traveling also costs good money, which discourages free, happy go lucky exploration early on, and even if Zak can get more money later, the rest of the characters don't, directly. A torpid logistic nuance that kills gameplay while only adding constriction and apprehension. To make it worse, in most versions, copy protection checks had to be passed in every flight outside the US.