Like the Matrix… well, moldAll Video game There are only artificial worlds made of code. Lots of people wrote lots of random letters, numbers, orders, and more to make the subtle hair on Alloy’s face stand out in Horizon Forbidden West.
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Therefore, it is not surprising to learn that some of these programmers have hidden short messages and phrases in their games over the years. Sometimes they can be found in the game world, require some console fiddling, or are placed within the code itself. Here are the 10 most interesting hidden messages to be found in games.
10 A developer got angry with Erica at Satoru no Yama Boken
Atlus are known for today’s production Shin Megami Tensei series and its spin-offs. But back in 1988, he created a simple two-player adventure game about two siblings looking for a magical crown. It was a Japan-only game for Famicom, and the Japanese didn’t even consider it a classic.
However, if players leave the end screen on for 91 minutes (seriously), it is pressed Select A+B+Start+Left Controller 1 and . Feather a+b+right on controller 2, then B+Select+Right Controller 1 and . Feather b+right+down On controller 2, they will receive a long message from ‘Hidemushi’. It viciously exhorts his co-workers for his weaknesses, in particular, wishing to “go back to the Edo period”, “Get your riddles over there!”.
Another Japan special was Pachikome, a pachinko sim with a really annoying beeping sound that overpowers the rest of the sound. Not that clicking about the 8-bit equivalent of ball bearings has Uematsu-level quality. But it could be better.
If hackers look at the code, they will find ‘Mr. Gauhara’ from JPM before offering to sell his friend’s art machine and debugger. He also asks the player to change certain hex address values that, if held in place, mute that beeping noise. It ends by asking the hackers to investigate a similar hidden message in the MSX port, which is defamatory to ‘Mr’. Gauhara’ but of little help.
8 The Developers Of Castlevania Chronicles Share Some Information
the original Castlevania It was a huge hit on the NES, but it was ported to other machines as well. MSX has got a more exploratory version vampire killer, The Commodore 64 and Amiga got awesome versions of NES games. Then got the Sharp X68000 akumajiDraculaWhich was later ported to Playstation Castlevania Chronicles,
Some of the concept art of some enemies was hidden in the original version, which was carried over to the PS1 port. Although he left behind the developers’ messages. Thankfully, they’re a lot more modest, offering some behind-the-scenes trivia on the game. E.g. Manabu Furuya confirmed that a Skull Knight was “cosplaying Chun-Li”, and character designer Yadabon recounted a “strange incident with the goddess on the 6th loop”.
7 H2O really hated working on the new Tetris
For something else stateside, H2O Entertainment developed a Tetris game for the Nintendo 64 and didn’t enjoy making it. The late David ‘Martial Artist’ Pridy was one of the few programmers who decided to do some venting into the ROM code. After a copyright message, “Get out of our code you filthy hackers”, Pridy called out its producer for being useless, and the composer for being lazy (acknowledging his work “kick a$$”).
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Then it goes to ‘Lupins 50 Most Hate Things’, which lists 56 random pets from “huge, intricate hairdos on African American women”, “junk mail”, “racist”.[sic] people and the crap they spew”, and “Nintendo and everything about them”. Lupine could not be found for comment. While Priddy thought his rant would not be received for years. It was discovered 3 days after the game’s release .
6 A British developer coded a blog in the final battle
Richard ‘Mad as a Hater’ was famous for his work on the Aplin microcomputer port, which gave European gamers the opportunity to play. shinobi And this double Dragon game at home. He also essentially blogged in game code with him. final battle The Port is his most infamous masterpiece.
It has a long introduction to the ‘crackers’ (people who broke copy protection on games), then it goes into his resume, tech (a video Walkman!), music collection, and the time he was duped. If that wasn’t enough, if players hit ‘Help’ 5 times during the introduction, they’ll get a “programmer’s ego trip!” There will be an unimaginable cutscene called. After doing this it gave the player eternal life, so Aplin was not without mercy.
The World of Wonders 5 Alex Kidd Were Dedicated to Kids
Alex Kidd is largely remembered as the Sega mascot who booted into Sonic’s favor, even as Sega himself in a Dreamcast RPG. segaga, Still, his first outing alex kidd in marvel world It was a very good platformer game. Tough, but enjoyable.
In the Japanese version of the game, if players press button 1 on controller 2 fourteen times, then 1 or 2 on controller 1 on the end screen, they will receive a hidden message. It dedicates the game to ‘Koichi and Emi’ and hopes that “children yet to be born are strong and have the love and bravery like Alex”. The more random it is, the sweeter it is.
4 Hotel Mario Celebrates The Holidays
The only Mario game on the Philips CD-i flopped with its console, then a decade later found love on YouTube through its goofy cutscenes. Its code has some hidden placeholder audio and some unused graphics. However, there is an easier way to see its hidden messages. Set the CD-i’s clock to set the dates, and say ‘Here We Go!’ The screen will change.
Usually, it’s just holiday-related phrases like “Happy Holidays!” Or “alones chercher la fave” (the French also have their own holidays). If it’s set on February 17th, it would have read “It’s Holly’s Birthday”. This game’s ‘play consultant’ Holly S. Lohf, who earned his credit by reminding the team that Mario needs to jump at his game.
3 An artist signs his work in Resident Evil 3
As games became larger and more complex, they required more graphic artists to work on different textures for the environments. Sure, they might get their name in the credits, but it sounds pretty crappy. Traditional artists put their name on the work itself.
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It was originally done by an artist named ‘Yuki’ resident evil 3, He signed his name on two textures in the alley and garage sections of the game. It looks like a normal warning sign until the player sees ‘YUKI’ in capital letters. Whereas in the former ‘Yuki Vs. Kurohoh!!’ which appears to be advertising a fight for the low price of $510.
2 Rayman’s Developers liked by their family and friends
Despite being more popular on the Playstation, the original O mind The first debuted on the Atari Jaguar. It was one of the few highlights on Atari’s last console. While Ubisoft isn’t quite so healthy today, in the mid-1990s Ubisoft Montpellier brought a message to family and friends in the game.
Enter the correct password on the screen, and the screen will display the message (mostly in French). Some are fun, like designer Bruno Bouvet asking for beer and inviting everyone to Euro Disneyland. Others, such as programmer Christophe Giroud, offer love and kisses to their families. A message thanks Konami and Nintendo for their games.
1 Donkey Kong offered job to hackers
Today, Nintendo isn’t so big on hackers. Whether it’s turning down one fan sport or another, his decisions are notorious. However it was not always so. Shocking, if hackers peek into the arcade version’s code donkey KongThey will get the job list.
Granted, the situation wouldn’t be the same at Nintendo. This was for an electronics company he worked for back in the day called Ikegami Tsushiki. They’re still around, though they’ve probably changed their phone number in the last 40+ years. Instead it might be best to just send them a resume.
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