Video game rumors you heard as a kid

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Video game rumors you heard as a kid

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Post by VG_Addict » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:31 pm

I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. When you were a kid, you heard someone at school tell you they heard that if you did a certain thing in a game, you would unlock a secret level or character, or that their uncle's cousin's best friend's brother's college roommate's next door neighbor worked for Nintendo, and they were making a Nintendo 64 2. Of course, almost all of these rumors were ********, but you were a kid and didn't know better.

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Post by CaptHayfever » Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:15 pm

Mew was hiding under the truck in Vermillion Harbor.

And remember, "I'm-a Luigi, number one!"

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Post by Sim Kid » Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:35 pm

All the various ways to revive Aerith, recruit General Leo, or revive Nei.

Some of which were even posted here. :P

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:08 pm

i had an "uncle who works at nintendo" type kid and his biggest scoop was that sega was working on an m-rated knuckles game

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Post by DarkZero » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:16 pm

tbh I was the "my dad works at Nintendo" kid. The only thing I remember telling anyone was that you could unlock Spongebob in Tony Hawk's Underground 2. I don't think anybody believed me.

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Post by CaptHayfever » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:58 pm

You could unlock Sonic & Tails in SSBM by scoring 20+ kills in Cruel Melee. (This one I actually did know better, because I already knew people with higher scores by the time I heard the rumor.)

And remember, "I'm-a Luigi, number one!"

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Post by steeze » Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:21 am

CaptHayfever wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:15 pm
Mew was hiding under the truck in Vermillion Harbor.

And remember, "I'm-a Luigi, number one!"
yo how does one even catch mew? i was never able to figure that one out..
i'm a shapeshifter.

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Post by Sim Kid » Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:32 am

steeze wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:21 am
CaptHayfever wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:15 pm
Mew was hiding under the truck in Vermillion Harbor.

And remember, "I'm-a Luigi, number one!"
yo how does one even catch mew? i was never able to figure that one out..
exploiting a glitch. :D

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Post by CaptHayfever » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:21 pm

^Or attending an event, but the events didn't happen in Gen 1.

And remember, "I'm-a Luigi, number one!"

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Post by Sim Kid » Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:47 pm

I live in Colorado.

What's an "Event" in the context of Pokémon? :(

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Post by CaptHayfever » Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:13 pm

There have been both in-person & online events where you could get access to rare Pokémon. I remember taking my little brother to the mall once so he could get Mew from an official Nintendo representative.

And remember, "I'm-a Luigi, number one!"

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Post by Sim Kid » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:11 pm

We only got events when they started doing them over Nintendo DS Wi-Fi and SpotPass.

Our Gamestops all opted out, too.

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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:44 pm

I heard about a hundred different ways to unlock Luigi in SM64.

Also, I heard you could unlock something or another by walljumping up the shaft at the beginning of the "race to the finish" stage in SSBM.

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:45 pm

i think i mightve heard something similar to that race to the finish. think it might've been playing as giga bowser?

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Post by Sim Kid » Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:27 pm

The Wheat Sword in Golden Sun was a rumour.

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Post by I am nobody » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:28 am

I believed a bunch of things about Melee and OoT (triforce and Sonic unlocks) because I had just started reading GameFAQs and the Arwing in Kokiri Village thing turned out to be real, so the bar for plausibility was real low.

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Post by emporornapoleon » Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:15 am

climbing every tree around peaches castle allows you to unlock the yoshi cannon without having 120 stars

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Post by Sim Kid » Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:53 am

Do things like the Webkinz killer count?

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:22 pm

webkinz is the only real video game

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:04 pm

Does anyone remember Robopon? This kid at my grade school loved it and showed it to us. According to him, he said Pokemon stole from Robopon, which didn't make sense because Pokemon had already started years before in Japan in 1996, and Robopon was from 1998. Close dates though. But. Whatever. I remember he just made a big conspiracy-theory-like deal about it.

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