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Easter Eggs

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Adventure Easter Egg

Move a dot down a corridor and your character–really just a colored square–will be able to enter a room, in which you see the words, Created by Warren Robinett.

Age Of Empires II Cobra Car Easter Egg

Age Of Empires have a lot of EE

Call Of Duty Blackops II Nuketown Atari Easter Egg

Call Of Duty II Nuketown

So you’re playing the Nuketown 2025 map and you’re all, I should shoot all the heads off these mannequins within 90 seconds, right? Good idea! Head to that big TV screen in the middle of the map and play some old-school Atari 2600 Activision games.

Castlevania Symphony Of The Night Easter Egg

Take the disc of this game and put it in your CD player.
Skip to track 2 and you hear a version of the main theme

DEC-PDP Make Love Easter Egg

The make command is used to invoke the TECO editor to create a file.
If given the file name argument love, so that the command reads make love, it will pause and respond not war? before creating the file

Day Of The Tentacle Easter Egg

When playing as Bernard, go to Weird Eds room (the one with the hamster). If you use the computer, you will enter a game of Maniac Mansion, the prequel game of DotT.

Diablo 2 Easter Egg

Jump through a portal and you get to fight some seriously tough ax-wielding cows.
This Easter egg is an inside joke among Diablo diehards: There was a rumor about the first Diablo that if one of the random cows that appeared throughout the game was clicked on enough times, a portal to a secret level would open.
This rumor came true with the sequel, with a hidden level full of heavily armed bovines.

Doom 2 Easter Egg

Shoot the final boss–a giant demon head–with a rocket launcher, then enter the “noclip” cheat code. Walk through the hole you’ve made in the boss’s head, and into a room.
In the room you’ll find another head, that of John Romero, the creator of the Doom series. He’ll say, backwards, “To win the game, you must kill me, John Romero.” Shoot him a bunch of times and you indeed win the game.

Duke Nukem 3D Atomic Easter Egg

In the penultimate level, go to the third room and press the action button at one of the walls. It will open, and inside will be a familiar sight to Simpsons fans: Homer’s desk at Sector 7G of Mr. Burns’ nuclear power plant, including donuts.

Easter Eggs

Easter egg is a term used to describe a message, image, or feature hidden in a video game, film, or other, usually in electronics, medium.
The term used in this manner was coined around 1979 by Steve Wright, the then Director of Software Development in the Atari Consumer Division, to describe a hidden message in the Atari video game Adventure, in reference to an Easter egg hunt.

Game Boy Camera Easter Egg

The console’s main menu has the following options: SHOOT, ITEMS, MAGIC, CHECK and RUN. Most of these relate to the camera.

Clicking on RUN would usually load a picture of Africa and the words “You are now crossing the Equator. Jambo Nintendo!”

There were a few different faces that could appear – one would also state “Don’t be so silly!”

Golden Eye 007 Easter Egg

Buried deep inside the game’s code, there’s a fully functional emulator with 10 playable games for the ZX Spectrum system (UK’s version of the Commodore 64). Now you can play games like Lunar Jetman, Gunfright, and Knight Lore inside of GoldenEye 007.

The company that developed the game, Rare, was tinkering around with system emulation for the N64, which was a new console at the time. Instead of removing the emulation, Rare just disabled it with a patch. However, spoondiddly discovered how to re-patch it.

Grand Theft Auto Vice City Easter Egg

he developers of GTA clearly love to mess with the idea of the Easter egg.
Go to the top of a building and jump off it.
You’ll miraculously go through the window of a neighboring building.
You’ll be inside a room with a pedestal, on top of which is a big chocolate egg with “Happy Easter!” written on it.

Kings Quest IV Easter Egg

While playing the AGI version of the game, type “BEAM ME” outside the prison cell after you, as Rosella, vanquish Lolotte. You’ll be transported to a room straight out of The Jetsons, full of folk in white labcoats. They introduce themselves as the developers of King’s Quest IV. Whoa, super-meta.

MSDOS F1 On Help Easter Egg

Select Help|About
Press F1

Microsoft Coffee April Fools

April Fools

Exactly 25 years ago today, some Microsoft coworkers and I launched a complex and costly prank.
We printed up hundreds of realistic shrink-wrapped boxes of a fake product, Microsoft Coffee, and snuck it into stores all around the greater Seattle area.
Customers were amused, retail was confused, and the local news and tech media covered the prank.
Until Microsoft’s PR flacks freaked out, and covered it all up. They scooped up all remaining boxes, denied Microsoft did the prank, downplayed the scale of it to the media, and imposed a ban on real-world pranks which largely remains to this day , ensuring all pranks from then on would need to go through them, as virtual press releases.

Microsoft Word Pinball Easter Egg

Microsoft Word with Pinball Game

NBA Jam Tournament Edition Easter Egg

The Super Nintendo version of the arcade classic had a grip of cheat codes, including ones that let you play as the Clintons, Prince Charles, or the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Playstation Flow April Fools

Sony announced PlayStation Flow on its blog on the 1st of April 2015 with a convincing trailer and pitch for what appeared to be an actual real-life simulator for the underwater sections of PlayStation 4 games

Sega Master System Snail Easter Egg

If you havent a cartbridge game, you can play Snail

-Boot up the Sega Master System without a cartridge in any slot.
-After the warning screen shows up, press and hold Up+1+2 on the Master System controller.
-Enjoy the snail game and its incredibly catchy tune.

The Legend Of Zelda A Link To The Past Easter Egg

Maybe you played A Link to the Past and came across a secret room, where some kid named Chris Houlihan introduced himself and declared the room is his. You might be thinking whos Chris Houlihan?
In 1990, Nintendo held a contest and the randomly selected winner would make an appearance in the next Legend of Zelda game. Chris Houlihan was that winner.

Xbox Dashboard Team Easter Egg

If you want to see the Easter Egg for yourself, you’ll need to rip a CD to your Xbox’s hardware. When your console prompts you to name the album, type, “Timmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!” That’s Timmy with 26 ys (we’re starting to see why no one discovered this Easter Egg on their own). As Kotaku points out, there’s no need to count the letters. Instead, fill the entire field and then replace the last letter with an exclamation mark.

Now prepare for a history lesson in what it was like to use technology in the mid-aughts as your Xbox slowly copies the music files over to its mechanical drive. Once it’s done, open the settings menu and navigate to the “System Info” option. The console will now treat you to a new credits screen listing the members of the Xbox Dashboard team.

ZX Spectrum 3 Easter Egg

In the 128 BASIC editor type copy randomize (without quotes). If you press enter and quickly hold the keys C, J and L before the error beep, youll get a colourful screen displaying a hello message.