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The Top 10 Video Game Easter Eggs

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I’ve created a top 10 list for you that is chock full of Easter Egg surprises without the tin foil. We all have played and beaten games, but did you ever take a minute to wonder if maybe there’s more to the game than you knew. Reminiscing that my childhood video games were sitting on the shelves at that time unplayed yet still full of Easter Egg life ticks me off. But it’s never too late to go back and try these Video Game Easter Eggs, after all there should be an Old School Sunday (OSS) article around here somewhere.

10. Legend of Zelda

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The Egg: When you start the game type in “Zelda” as your character name to unlock the 2nd quest mode.
The System: NES
Don’t expect to breeze through this game these monsters are tougher and items are more difficult to get. Don’t believe me try the game here. Nintendo8.com has every NES game all in flash. Pretty awesome site if you ask me.

9. Monkey Island Series

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The Egg: Hit Ctrl+W to beat the game.
The System: PC
For those players who could not take the insults anymore, this code allowed you to simply…beat the game. This code worked in ALL Monkey islands, and I’m glad it’s not THAT publicly known. The Monkey island series were fun, puzzle style PC games that mixed in humor. Why on earth would anyone want to hit those key combination’s is beyond me, but now you know! You Cheater!

8. Metal Gear Solid

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The Egg: Change your controller port to player 2 against Psycho Mantis
The System: PSone
This is by far the most creative idea in a game to date. I mean who would think of switching your controller while your playing against a boss. Genius I tell ya, GENIUS!

7. Doom II

 

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The Egg: Enter “idclip” during the game. When you get to the final boss, run under him to reveal a narrow tunnel. And there he is, like a scene from “Lord of the Flies” John Romero’s (lead designer) head on a stick.. Eww gross.
The System: PC

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“Ewww, Grosss!”

6. God of War II

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The Egg: To enable HD mode hit L1, L2, L3, Circle and Square simultaneously any time before the “Sony Computer Entertainment Presents” screen pops up. If you’ve done it right the letters should turn purple.
The System: PS2

By far, one of the best games to hit the PS2. If you were looking for a great game that will hold up on the PS3 give this a try. Kratoss’ kick ass approach along with his fear nothing, fear no one made this game a hit. To watch it in HD makes it THAT much Kick-Assier.. is that a word?

5. World of Warcraft (WOW)

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The Egg: THE CHICKEN QUEST: Head to Sal-deans’ Farm in Westfall and find a chicken. To unlock the secret you have to do the “Chicken Dance” for the chicken about a hundred times. Set up a macro to enter the command easily–bring up Options, select Macros, choose the icon you want and enter the command “/chicken”. Then put the icon in an action bar.

Soon you’ll see the message, “Chicken looks at you quizzically. Maybe you should inspect it?” Accept the quest and purchase the special chicken feed from Farmer Saldean. Return to the chicken and type “/cheer” before feeding the chicken. Do this right and the chicken will lay an egg. This egg is your new pet, a prairie chicken.
The System: PC

I’d recommend trying this quest when no one is around. You still might want to let other’s in the area know that your trying this just incase they try and kill the chicken. But you will get the occasional “South Park Jerk” who will not leave you alone and attack the chicken anyhow.

4. The “Konami Code”

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The Egg: up, up, down, down, left, right, left right, B, A, Start (or select start for 2 players with 30 lives in Contra like my brother Gonzo says)
The System: All

Anyone who has played video games has heard of this code. But what a lot of people might not know is that this code can be used in over 100 Konami and non-Konami games alike. I created a sub category Top 10 Konami codes below:

  1. Contra (Famicom/NES) – Entering the code at the title screen gives the player 30 lives.
  2. Gradius (Famicom/NES) – The first ever use of the code. Pausing the game and then entering the code activates all powerups except for Speed Up and Double.
  3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (Super Famicom/SNES) – Entering the code at the title screen on controller 2 allows the selection of 10 lives in the Options menu.
  4. Dance Dance Revolution 2nd Remix (PS) – Entering the code Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right on the Mode Selection Screen will unlock Super Mode.
  5. Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance (PS2, Xbox, PC) – In addition to the usage in the original Sons of Liberty, entering “UUDDLRLRBA” as the player’s username in Missions mode will unlock all missions and characters.
  6. Silent Hill 3 (PS2, PC) – Beating the game once, then entering the code in the title screen will cause Douglas Cartland, a supporting character, to appear in his underwear in each cutscene.
  7. Final Fight 2 (Capcom, SNES) – This game features a variant on the code: Down, Down, Up, Up, Right, Left, Right, Left, L, R. When entered at the title screen, both players will be able to select the same character in a two player game.
  8. The Orange Box (Valve, Xbox 360, PS3) – Entering Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A (Circle, X on the PS3) in either Half-Life 2, Episode One or Episode Two spawns a medkit directly to the player’s location, which replenishes a maximum of 25 health points.
  9. Viva Piñata: Party Animals (Xbox 360) – Entering the code on the main menu will unlock an achievement worth 10 gamerpoints, entitled “Classic Gamer Reward”
  10. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (LucasArts, PS2, Xbox, GameCube) – At any menu screen, when the code is entered, the Ewok celebration song from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi will play.

Like I said, this list is well over 100 so if your interested check out the rest here.

3. Mortal Kombat

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The Egg: After landing a strong uppercut against the opponent, the face of sound designer Dan Forden would appear in the lower-right corner of the screen and shout, “Toasty!” The “Toasty” shout had originated from Scorpion’s finishing move. He would remove his mask to reveal a (sometimes) fiery skull and spit fire at his opponent. This is demonstrated in “Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks”. In the Portal stage, if the player very quickly held down and hit the start button before Dan’s head left the screen, they would then instantly begin a new stage against a secret character named Smoke, a grey recolor of Scorpion.
The System: Arcade, SNES

Unfortunately no matter how fast my fingers are my brain isn’t. I’ve only seen a couple people accomplish this and my brother BB is one of them. Damn you BB.

2. Hitman: Contracts

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Ah ha, so you found me… either you somehow highlighted this text to read this one or the damn JPEG gave it away. Smart fellow you are (Yoda Jive)

For figuring this out, here’s your Egg.

The Egg:

 

1. In the traditions of the trade level enter the building and turn right

2. Go in the door and wait for the guard to leave

3. Once he leaves and the door closes pick the lock on the door opposite to the one you used to come into the room

4. Once you open the door go through the door and look right

5. When you are looking right you will see a corner

6. If you quickly run to the wall you are facing and look left you can see a ghost go through a wall

BONUS: If you pick the lock on the door that the ghost go’s and enter the room you can see a myou go into the bathroom and look in the mirror you can see the ghost for about 2 or 3 seconds

The System: PS2, PC, Xbox

1. Grand Theft Auto

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Now I was thinking of creating a whole article to all the Easter Eggs in the GTA series, and if this post is a hit I will. The GTA franchise know what people want, small lines of code which a few people will see but all will appreciate them. Without further a due the GTA series Easter Eggs!!!

The Egg: Go to the bridge that connects San Fierro to Las Venturas. Get to the top some how and you will see a sign that says,

“There are no Easter Eggs up here Go away.”

The System: PS2

-1. Super Mario Bros.

Since I received many nasty comments for not mentioning this “The Minus World”, I’ve decided to do one better by providing you with the video. Now I know this also works because I’ve taken out my dusty NES and blew the cartridge, haha, anyways it works.

The Egg: As Super Mario, get all the way to the green pipe at the end of 1-2. Stand on top of the pipe and smash the blocks above you. Do not smash the very last block on the right. Now, stand on the end of the pipe and face left. Jump straight up, then press and hold Right on the controller. What you are trying to do here is jump through the bottom left corner of the block backwards.

The System: NES

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  1. xhairs

    WHAT ABOUT LEISURE SUIT LARRY?!?! OMG they had the best easter eggs…

  2. Benjamin Gilbert

    I liked the piece quite a bit, conceptually and (somewhat) in delivery. Honestly, I’m kind of confused. For such a detailed piece, did you find basic spelling and grammar unnecessary? I’m not attempting to troll your board, and again, I liked the piece — I’m simply shocked as to why proofreading wouldn’t play a major role in you writing it. Adios.

  3. kezins

    Benjamin, I wouldn’t consider that trolling. We appreciate all comments even if they aren’t praising us for everything. Are there some specific examples in the post? You can always feel free to email me as well. (will@perezstart.com)

    We just got the blog up and we’ll certainly have to continually improve in many areas. I think we’re doing a pretty good job for a week’s worth of work.

  4. obsidian

    Great work, guys! As Benjamin mentioned, there are a few minor improvements to the writing itself that could be made, but great subject matter and presentation. Keep up the great work!

  5. Easter Games

    anybody here know of a good site to find more info on Easter Games? I’ve got this site bookmarked and im gonna keep checking it out, but i still would like to find a site that covers Easter Games a little more thoroughly..thanks

  6. kezins

    hmmm…I’ve never really found any Easter specific game sites. Are you talking about a site covering easter eggs in games or just Easter games?

  7. Billjoe

    Easter Games, Try: http://www.eeggs.com

  8. jjMan

    You missed the boat by forgetting Adventure. It was the game with the first easter egg.

  9. kometbomb

    Did I miss something or is this simply a mirror of e.g. the page linked below? It’s just that both lists feature the same mistakes, much like when copying off a school buddy’s test paper.

  10. kezins

    it’s explained at the bottom of the article. We wrote the original and posted it here when we switched the site over. :)

  11. Stronghold Crusader

    Very nice :) btw very good tips i will use them. Some of them i did not knew.

  12. Tony

    I found your site via Google while searching for video game codes and your post regarding 10 Video Game Easter Eggs | Kezins.com looks very interesting to me.

  13. Johnny R.

    “ado”

    “without further ado”

  14. Calymos

    You know, you forgot the one that started it all, in Adventure on the Atari.

  15. William Burns

    Minor correction about Nintendo8.com

    All of the NES games are emulated using an emulator called VirtualNES (vNES) which the original can also be found at http://www.virtualnes.com

    Other than that, great post about the easter eggs. The games on Nintendo8.com are not in flash, but using the vNES emulator made by Jamie Sanders (good friend of mine).

    Cheers :)

  16. mrjuandrful

    Thanks for the correction William.

    I would like to ask Jamie if he allows his virtualnes emulators to be played on our site? I’ll update the post with virtualnes.com instead. Can you have him contact us?

    Thanks,
    mrjuandrful

  17. Vault Boy

    Nice list, I was just thinking Fallout and/or Fallout 2 should be on here. Easter Eggs galore.

  18. Alex

    You can actually fiber wire that ghost on Hitman if you’re fast enough. He appears in all the downstairs mirrors and flickers on and off, no speed is necessary to catch a glimpse of the guy.

    Some quality easter eggs though, nicely done.

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  20. Benjamin

    It would have been nice if you explained what happens when you switch the controller to port 2 while fighting Psycho Mantis. You explained all the other ones, what happened? Would’ve saved me a trip to Google, and then, when that didn’t turn anything proper up, a subsequent trip to Gamefaqs.

  21. Robert

    Just a note on the Konami Code:

    If you have a Palm WebOS device, by actually spelling out “upupdowndownleftrightleftrightbastart”, you’ll enable developer mode.

  22. Jimulacrum

    Regarding item #–1, the instructions here aren’t quite accurate. First, you must be big or fire Mario. To get Mario to “glitch” through the wall and into the warp room, jump from the edge of the pipe toward the right-most brick WHILE DUCKING, and try to un-duck while Mario is overlapped with the brick. (It’s not necessary to be ducking, but I’ve found that it helps a lot.) It usually takes a few tries. One you’re there, go down the first pipe without exposing the entire warp room, and you get to “level –1,” which is an endless loop of the same underwater level.

    This kind of glitch can be done in a ton of different places in SMB, but level 1–2 is the only one where it leads to a special warp zone. This trick does not work in the Super Mario All-Stars version of SMB; Mario can slide through the wall, but the pipes lead to level 4, 3, or 2, as they’re supposed to.

    This video shows one guy exploiting the hell out of this glitch in multiple levels: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5pxiMduxwU&feature=related. Pretty damn impressive.

  23. ian vice

    the mortal kombat easter egg in the new MK game for the xbox i was playing with my friend and at the start of the level a ramdom guy pops out of the cornor of the screen and says toasty.

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