I've actually been thinking about this alot recently. Back when I played my N64 everyday, the hidden secrets and easter eggs were the most facinating things about the games, and for some reason, newer consoles and games haven't really captured that sense of mystery.
I was going to try to do a series of humorous videos on the subject, regardless if it's been done to death, just for my own fun. But I wasn't going to talk about just Nintendo, but also stuff like Sonic, Metal Slug and Mortal Kombat. There's WEIRD shit in videogames... and when the truth is revealed, it's interesting to anybody who's played them.
I even had a Geocities website about "N64 Mysteries!" and I really wish it was still there... but alas. But hey... while I'm here... some stuff to talk about!
-Most of you probably heard about this by now... but the ambience that plays during the Gamecube's menu isn't ambience at all.... it's the Famicom Disk system's startup jingle slowed down x25 it's original speed. This went about 8 years undiscovered!
-There's tons of weird shit in Goldeneye... from "goldeneye island" to those pointless glass bottles on the vents, the all bonds code, the shotgun that never shows up in-game, Ourumov's briefcase... but what always got me was that Crash Bandicoot thing in the temple. Is that what that was? Who knows...
-There's one character.... in F-Zero X... Baba. When you drive off a stage, he screams like a woman! It's clearly a male... is this because "baba" is like, a slang term for an old woman or something, or was it a programming error?
-If you were there... you remember how mysterious Mew was. Sure today we know that Red and Blue are glitchy, screwy games... but back then.... it was facinating. Here's a Pokemon you just CANT get legitimately... but what's even weirder is Mew's origin. According to multiple sources, I heard this from the Bulbapedia... Mew was the first Pokemon related patent Nintendo applied for... even before "Pocket Monsters" itself. And with Mew's story being the "Ancestor of all Pokemon"... it makes for an interesting piece of trivia to say the least. Then of course there's other awesome shit about that game, like the truck, Pokemon number 0 (Missingno of course), Uri Geller, names like Satoshi and Shigeru... the list goes on.
-I remember... one of the coolest pieces of Nintendo trivia I ever read was on THIS site... that friggin robot boss on the Sector X stage in Starfox 64. How it "Must be complete" and how it's name matches with a missing model number or some crazy crap like that.... that it's probably a prototype R.O.B...seriously cool! Speaking of ROB, anybody ever find it unsettling that on Expert mode in Sector Y, ROB will just call you up out of the blue just to wish you good luck? It's not that wierd, it's just... unexpected...
-Oh man, Ocarina of Time... I could talk about that game forever... but I'm always hearing about the Mario/Luigi look-a-likes, the bowser pendant, the arwing... stuff like that. What I found most interesting is that VAATI is on a poster in one of the shops! A villain of a game that wouldn't come out for YEARS!
You know... besides just being another drop in the ocean, I might still do historical lectures on this stuff. Even if people know all about it... they still enjoy hearing somebody else talk about it!
This is the kind of stuff I want to put back onto the website. I'm actually almost ready to reupload the website with several changes in place that will allow for this.
For years I've been trying to shoehorn in everything I want to for each and every Nintendo game, because there's a lot of crazy stuff I'm aware of, but not a lot of that information is on the site. I want cameos and easter eggs to go back up (cameos especially).
Weird crap, even stuff that's officially been taken out of the game, is well worth including. Which is why I started this topic
However, this is the first time I've heard this Vaati thing! Tell me more!
I was just playing Zelda: Ocarina of Time just now and I noticed something peculiar I didn't think much of. I am not sure if anyone else noticed this but if you went inside Anju's house in Kakariko Village (she is the Cucco Lady), look at the wall and see what is on it. It looks like a map of Hyrule from the original Zelda instruction manual for the NES. I couldn't find any screenshots of the interior of Anju's house but I am sure many of you have your own copy of OOT so you guys can check it out. Is it an easter egg or not?
You have to sit through it 64 times before it plays that? That sounds like one of those gay cheats that never works. I'd prefer it if someone could confirm this first. Because I'm sure not sitting through that loop 64 times
Nester the Lark: Here's an archive of results from the Everybody Votes channel. I found my poll question in the US English section for September 1, 2009.
Apr 30, 2021 10:14:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Do you consider yourself to be more of a ... Romantic: 39.1% Realist: 60.9% This one, right? So… what's your own vote to that question? (I'd have picked realist.)
May 6, 2021 9:58:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ At the time, I think I picked romantic. Not sure what I'd pick today. I feel like I'm somewhere in between.
May 6, 2021 10:54:32 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Lately, the forum feels more like "Nester & YL's clubhouse."
May 29, 2021 11:45:28 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Looking at the other members' last online date, I can safely say that this place is pretty much inactive by now.
Jun 12, 2021 1:38:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Looking at an old post I wrote two years ago, I noticed I misspelled "threw" as "through," and now I'm angry at myself.
Jun 13, 2021 16:05:31 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: …Why am I still seeking gaming news when I have 7 games yet to complete and at least 2 more that I plan to get? (EDIT — Oh right, Ys IX has a confirmed release date. That makes at least 3 games I'll get later.)
Jun 14, 2021 10:18:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: My current plan is to play Atelier Firis DX now, which online guides suggest is long. Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX will likewise be long (longer than the original too, due to DLC, DX additions and I'll make the best items). I'll maybe play Ys Origin after.
Jun 14, 2021 10:28:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Not sure about what I'll play after. Another Atelier game will probably be out by then, either completing the Secret series or giving us Arland 5. Either way, I'll probably play those before going elsewhere. Dusk will have to wait for quite a bit…
Jun 14, 2021 10:31:02 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should get Mario Golf at launch or wait a couple of months. I have so many other things to play that my gaming (and wallet) might need a little breathing room.
Jun 17, 2021 9:23:48 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The problem with playing Hyrule Warriors and a modern Ys game at the same time is that even though the combat feels somewhat similar, the controls are completely different, and I get confused.
Jun 23, 2021 8:57:58 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Yeah I'm here, but kinda vaguely. Sorry, I haven't had too much to say lately.
Jul 8, 2021 11:28:57 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: By the way, I don't know if you guys have been keeping up with OCR on YouTube, but apparently they're dropping an album for a game I grew up on, Jet Force Gemini. Really pumped; I'll post a review when they finish.
Jul 8, 2021 11:30:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Or at least when my Top 3 from that game are on the Toobz. Just one more song to go.
Jul 8, 2021 11:31:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I feel like I've been neglecting the forum more than usual lately. Been distracted by other things. I'll try to post something when I get the chance.
Jul 16, 2021 10:38:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't have time to make posts. Atelier Firis DX takes forever to play. When I'm not playing, I'm in a read-only mode, reading guides and watching (unrelated) videos.
Jul 17, 2021 13:25:38 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On that note, I'll probably make a review on the whole trilogy, so it will be a while until I talk about these games in details here. I can say Atelier Firis DX has far exceeded my expectation and has taken over Totori as my 3rd fav.
Jul 17, 2021 13:31:06 GMT -5