Every time you find an easter egg in a video game you feel like a fully-fledged Sherlock Holmes, but no matter how mighty you might feel, you have to accept that there are still some hidden secrets that you probably didn’t know about. And because we like to dive deep into anything and everything video game related, we’ve put together an amazing list with 10 hidden details that people didn’t notice in the video games that they were playing.
Cucco Lady – A Link To The Past
The pesky Cuccos were first introduced in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and since then they have been chasing players with their insatiable appetite for destruction once they were pestered by the unknowing gamers. In Kakariko village you’ll get the chance to turn one of these fowls into a lady and maybe in this humanized form you’ll get some more info on the topic of why they are such an endless nuisance and what they truly want from life.
Saving The Animals – Super Metroid
Not every hidden game secret feels the need to include something drastic, like a destructive force, in fact, this example from Super Metroid allows for a super happy ending where a bunch of helpful alien animals get to live happily ever after. Huddled together in a secret room, this motley crew can be saved by Samus if you blow a hole in one of the walls and let them escape the planet before it goes kaboom. A tiny ship will be seen tagging along with Samus’ during the ending.
Warp Whistle 1 – Super Mario Bros 3
It’s no wonder that this trick stayed hidden for such a long time, it’s so unexpected that nobody would have thought of doing it. In Super Mario Bros 3 you can drop down behind a specific white brick that appears to be part of the background and walk behind the end of the level right into the zone where the first secret warp whistle is hidden. How and why? We don’t know that! In fact, nobody knows, this is why this is called an easter egg.
Fight Reptile – Mortal Kombat
The recipe for success is usually a very convoluted one and, in this case, we are really dealing with some sort of sorcery. Reptile is an elusive Mortal Kombat opponent that can only be “summoned” if a succession of specific steps is followed: you need to do a double flawless fatality on The Pit during a one-in-six chance when some shapes are passing in front of the moon. How does this sound? Complicated, right? This is actually how it was intended to be!
The other Half of the Game – Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Bravo, you just finished Symphony of the Night, you’re a real hero, but what about the second castle? Wait, what, there’s a second castle? Bet you didn’t know that, and this is how most players missed half of the game! It appears that you have to wear a pair of holly glasses while battling the final boss in order to see the real enemy that hovers above Richter’s head. What, wasn’t that blatantly obvious? How on Earth could people miss it so many times? Noobs.
Secret Stars – Braid
The secret empty constellation that can be seen in the first area of Braid can pass as a simple decorative item, nothing being hinted about its easter egg-ish nature throughout the game, but through a series of intricate steps you’re able to collect all of the stars and unveil some extra plot details that will make this already awesome game even more mesmerizing. Without giving too many spoilers, we can tell you that solving this secret involves using the moving platforms.
Wesker’s Desk – Resident Evil 2
Wesker’s desk in Resident Evil 2 is a total mess, you can search it all you want for more clues but it has been ransacked and there’s nothing you can do about it, or can you? If you’re patient enough and start to dig through rubble for no less than 48 times, you’ll find a roll of film that will reveal Wesker has a thing for Rebecca Chambers wearing a small basketball uniform. Since the film was undeveloped, we already know who took the pictures… Yes, Wesker, we’re looking at you!
Secret of the Statues – God of War
Do you remember the two massive and apparently indestructible statues that you happen to pass by just when you’re about to take your seat on Ares’ throne? The truth is that they are actually destructible environment, but you’ll have to hit them a few hundred times to eventually shatter them to pieces. The reward? A free in-game telephone number that when dialed you’ll get to hear David Jaffe talking with Kratos. Not the reward we were hoping for, but definitely a damn well-hidden detail!
Chief’s Name on Bullet – Halo
You know how Master Chief is considered the absolute poster boy when it comes to the Halo franchise? Well, they took this idea so seriously that they even branded the bullets in Halo 3 with the Chief’s name, but as you can imagine this secret is virtually impossible to discover without a little help. The only way to actually be able to read what’s written on the bullet casings is if you play the game in Theater Mode and manipulate the camera angle in order to see the underside of the ammo that has just been fired.
Creepy Robbie – Silent Hill 4: The Room
As if the Silent Hill franchise wasn’t already terrifying enough with all the jump scares it throws at us, some disturbing secret details needed to be mixed in just to shake things a little bit more. One such instance involves the infamous Robbie the Rabbit, who sits in Eileen Galvin’s room in Silent Hill 4 and although it seems to be as inanimate as a stuffed toy could be, it will make your heart stop once you see how he points at you after Eileen is taken to the hospital later in the story. He knows what you’ve done and he is now judging you.