Hunting for Video Game Easter Eggs?

April 12, 2009 -

TechCrunch has posted its 10 favorite Easter Eggs, some of which are video-game related.

These include the YouTube vid at left, which shows how to find game designer Warren Robinett's name in Adventure, an early game for the Atari 2600.

GameSpot has more on video game Easter Eggs.


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Re: Hunting for Video Game Easter Eggs?

Turns out all other easter eggs in other games are a bit different from the ones you would find in classic LSL games. and are ironically more along the lines of Easter's actual reason: fertility.

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What’s the deal with easter eggs anyway? I don’t get their significance.<br>


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Re: Hunting for Video Game Easter Eggs?

Heh. The first time I found out what the term "Easter Egg" meant for videogames was in Leisure Suit Larry 6. Turns out all other easter eggs in other games are a bit different from the ones you would find in classic LSL games. and are ironically more along the lines of Easter's actual reason: fertility.

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The only Easter Egg I can think of is what happens when you get all 50 Red Jewels in Illusion of Gaia for the SNES. I won't post it here, in case I get banned for using spoilers to Troll.

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Re: Hunting for Video Game Easter Eggs?

Spoilers usually have a grace period 2 years after being released, so spoil away.

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Re: Hunting for Video Game Easter Eggs?

Nah, it's a surprise.

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Re: Hunting for Video Game Easter Eggs?

and a really good one too

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Re: Hunting for Video Game Easter Eggs?

OMG, I remember being deathly scared of Freedan's EarthQuaker attack. IDR why, though.

Now, raise your hand if, when you saw the scene for the very first time, you thought you were going to fight off the Jackal as he was burning to death in the Pyramid.

*raises his own hand, so does his brother, who has played the game*

I was like, "Oh, hell, a surprise boss fight. Great."

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Re: Hunting for Video Game Easter Eggs?

LOL, screw all of you!

Why be told Easter eggs when I can just goggle it...?

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