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Did you know...? Post your little gaming factoids and Easter eggs that most people miss. I'll start off with a little Metroid Zero Mission / Super Metroid detail most people miss.

Feb 26, 2017 at 2:00:51 AM
CZroe (28)
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The thread's Genesis:
After watching The Geek Critique gush over Metroid Zero Mission's tie-ins and call backs with a focus on what came before and "what will come after," I couldn't help but notice that he missed a BIG one. I mentioned it in the comments and all the replies were people who were surprised and had no idea, leading me to share it elsewhere (here). But why stop there?

What cool little details do most players miss in a particular game? How did you notice? I think this might work better if we limit it to one detail per post and take turns!

I'll start by rehashing that one:
Remember the derelict/crashed space ship from Super Metroid? Note it's position on the map. Now finish Metroid: Zero Mission and take VERY close notice of the location of the Space Pirate ship that you blow up.   Doesn't that trash can robot look a little... familiar?

The robot/droid things were a clear attempt to make the connection undeniable. The wrecked ship is definitely tied to the Space Pirate vessel.

Here is that Geek Critique video:




I've got several more tidbits lined up for other games.   Who's next?


Edited: 02/26/2017 at 02:09 AM by CZroe

Feb 26, 2017 at 2:12:14 AM
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In call of duty black ops 2, nuketown map, if you shoot off all the mannequin heads in under a minute and 30 seconds, walk to the big tv in the middle of the map. Now you can play some Activision games that don't suck   (River Raid, Kaboom, Pitfall and HERO)

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Edited: 02/26/2017 at 02:12 AM by Nert

Feb 26, 2017 at 4:11:54 AM
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Aidyn Chronicles on the N64 has different opening/menu music depending whether of not you have an expansion pack in the console.

Feb 26, 2017 at 8:18:03 AM
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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening:
Marin is a Crane Game shark. Take her to the crane game and you'll get kicked out after something very interesting happens!
Spoiler:



Feb 26, 2017 at 9:12:35 AM
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In Sonic adventure, there are audio files in the game suggestion that eggmans mustache is fake.

Feb 26, 2017 at 9:41:42 AM
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In the first Mortal Kombat game, Pac Man and Co. make an appearance above the doorway all the way to the right on The Palace Gates stage.



Edited: 02/26/2017 at 09:42 AM by NostalgicMachine

Feb 26, 2017 at 10:10:53 AM
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During the ending to Super Mario 64, controller #2 can move the camera around in each scene. It's the only way to find Mario in some of the scenes during the credits. NOTE: The system ignores controller #2 if it wasn't connected already when you turned the system on.

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Feb 26, 2017 at 10:47:08 AM
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You can get a level 3 Electrode in pokemon red, blue, yellow, firered, and leafgreen.

You have to catch a level 3 pikachu in viridian forest, evolve it with a thunderstone, then go to cinnabar island. There is a guy in one of the rooms in the building where you revive the fossil pokemon where you can trade your level 3 raichu for his electrode. Once the trade is done, you have a level 3 electrode. Impossible to do this otherwise because voltorb doesn't evolve until level 30

Feb 26, 2017 at 10:55:09 AM
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You can surf on a tree in Pokemon black 2 and white 2.

Feb 26, 2017 at 12:14:49 PM
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Japanese Super Mario World:

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Feb 26, 2017 at 12:18:10 PM
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In Ocarina of Time if you go to Jabu Jabu and wait there for 5 hours he will do a barrel roll.

It has to be done before you feed him the fish.

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Feb 26, 2017 at 12:31:45 PM
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In Mega Man 4,you can actually kill Dr. Wily. As soon as you destroy the first Wily machine,go to the weapon menu and select Rain Flush. As soon as you get back to the main screen use it on Wily's escape pod. It will destroy him and the pod but doing so causes the game to glitch and freeze your progress therefore ending your game.




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Feb 26, 2017 at 12:58:36 PM
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I've got nothing to add... except that I thoroughly enjoy this thread.

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Feb 26, 2017 at 1:11:22 PM
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Most of you probably know this, but...

In Zelda 3: A Link to the Past you can catch the running man in Kakariko village if you have good timing with the Pegasus boots.

Also, the merchant will give you stuff if you carry a fish all the way to him from draining the pond south of Link's (and uncle's) home.

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Feb 26, 2017 at 1:27:24 PM
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The graphics for the title screen of NES Where's Waldo can be found in the code for NES Home Alone

Feb 26, 2017 at 1:45:55 PM
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When Capcom started work on Resident Evil 4, they ended up making something completely different that became Devil May Cry.

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Feb 26, 2017 at 2:35:56 PM
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A few random things:
In Chrono Trigger, if you accidentally bring the rations (meant for the tired soldiers on Zenan Bridge) to King Guardia XXXIII, he'll eat it all himself instead.
In Aladdin for Genesis, there's a pillar in stage 2 with Goofy's face on it. If you jump while standing behind it, you super jump to an otherwise hidden shop.
In the second stage of Castlevania: Bloodlines (Athens, Greece), if you face away from the water mage miniboss, he won't teleport each time you hit him, allowing you to speedkill him.

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Feb 26, 2017 at 2:54:27 PM
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Ps. Mario's pants are BLACK in SMB3!!!  

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Feb 26, 2017 at 4:36:02 PM
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If you hold down Start during the end credits of Batman Returns for the NES, the Strongman boss spins across the screen.

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Feb 26, 2017 at 4:54:58 PM
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Super Mario Bros. 2 began as a Super Mario Bros. sequel, not Doki Doki Panic.

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Feb 26, 2017 at 4:56:19 PM
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Originally posted by: yukfou

You can get a level 3 Electrode in pokemon red, blue, yellow, firered, and leafgreen.

You have to catch a level 3 pikachu in viridian forest, evolve it with a thunderstone, then go to cinnabar island. There is a guy in one of the rooms in the building where you revive the fossil pokemon where you can trade your level 3 raichu for his electrode. Once the trade is done, you have a level 3 electrode. Impossible to do this otherwise because voltorb doesn't evolve until level 30

Wait, NPC trades are level-dependent? How did I not know this? xD
 

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Feb 26, 2017 at 5:16:14 PM
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In Alien Syndrome on the Master System, I'm pretty sure that saving all the hostages in every level ultimately rewards you with a weapon upgrade against the final boss.

Feb 26, 2017 at 5:32:14 PM
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On stage 2 of Gimmick on FC/NES, player 2 can take control of one of the bomb characters.

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Feb 26, 2017 at 5:37:22 PM
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Originally posted by: Nirvana

Originally posted by: yukfou

You can get a level 3 Electrode in pokemon red, blue, yellow, firered, and leafgreen.

You have to catch a level 3 pikachu in viridian forest, evolve it with a thunderstone, then go to cinnabar island. There is a guy in one of the rooms in the building where you revive the fossil pokemon where you can trade your level 3 raichu for his electrode. Once the trade is done, you have a level 3 electrode. Impossible to do this otherwise because voltorb doesn't evolve until level 30

Wait, NPC trades are level-dependent? How did I not know this? xD
 





So for all the in game trades at least for first and second gen, the pokemon you got back in an in game trade would always be the same level as the pokemon you traded. So if I traded a level 14 Abra to that guy for Mr. mime, I'd get a level 14 Mr. Mime. But for stuff like fossils and the lapras and the eevee, those all have preset levels that don't change. Lapras will always be level 25 when you get him for example.


Edited: 02/26/2017 at 05:40 PM by yukfou

Feb 26, 2017 at 8:33:56 PM
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Originally posted by: CZroe

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening:
Marin is a Crane Game shark. Take her to the crane game and you'll get kicked out after something very interesting happens!
Spoiler:
 
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She also gets super excited when you dig.
If you hit a dog or a chicken, she will at first freak out and tell you to stop. If you ignore her, eventually she will cave in to the bloodlust and egg you on.
 

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