Back To Gaming: Left, Right, A, B, C, Left, Right, A
I haven't abandoned all you gaming fanatics. The amount of email I received asking me to begin posting on that topic has sparked my video game fire once again.
Truth be told, I've been quite busy playing Legend of Zelda on the GameCube, trying to remember all those old paths and hidden caves and burning bushes. I've once or twice looked up cheats or hints and then it all would come back in a
foodflood of Nintendo thumb-injury memories.
Which leads me to the next gaming topic: Codes, hints, cheats and Easter Eggs. Do you remember any of those things from your old games (remember, we are dealing pre-PlayStation here)? I can recall almost every hidden item on Sonic, and the special button sequence from Sega's Aladdin that brought you to other levels. All those up, down, left, right movements just to get an extra coin or warp to another level or find the hidden fortress. Sometimes, there would be a nice surprise waiting for you when you used a code; a different color for your character, or a different character all together.
The codes and cheats are what made the games retain their excitement even after you beat them. I would always go back and play again just to see if I could stumble upon a secret goodie.
So, the big gaming question tonight is:
What's your favorite old school code, hint or cheat for video games that you can remember off the top of your head? Because I'm sure that somewhere in the brain of all of us gamers is a special spot where we store things like START, A, B, B, A, A, B, B.