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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.

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

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.

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.