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5. Metal Gear Solid – Psycho Mantis reads your mind


Yes I do, thanks for asking. Wait, HOW THE F**K DO YOU KNOW THAT?!

Every once in awhile a game will break the fourth wall and address the player directly, though never in such a bizarre and initially unnerving way as Psycho Mantis, a boss character in Metal Gear Solid. When I first encountered him, he said something to me about liking Castlevania and Suikoden, as well as making mention of how wise I was for saving often. I was completely weirded out until I realized that he had “read” this information off of my memory card. Just to be more of a dick, he then proceeds to “read” your controller inputs, dodging your attacks nine times out of ten, although switching controller ports mixes him up and makes him a sitting duck. To this day, I haven’t been as taken aback by a game as I was the first time I battled Psycho Mantis, an experience that made me question the amount of time I was spending playing games in the first place.

4. Mortal Kombat – Challenged by Reptile


You have officially earned the honor of being torn in half by a cheap-ass opponent!

Back before the internets were as commonplace as they are now, secrets traveled by word of mouth in the schoolyard, and required one to see with one’s own eyes before believing them. One such secret involved a character called “Reptile” that would randomly challenge players in the game everyone was already talking about for its insanely gory “fatalities”, Mortal Kombat. Basically, you’d get little hints here and there that didn’t make much sense at first, like one that read “Look to la Luna”. Later, when one was fighting on the “The Pit” stage, you might see an object pass by the moon (La Luna, duh). This was your cue to perform a double flawless fatality (no easy task) so you could have the pleasure of getting your ass kicked by a poison spitting lizard man. Awesome! Then you get to go tell all your nerdy little friends about it, who of course will not believe you.

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Top 10 Most Pants-Crappingly Awesome Video Game Secrets: COMMENTS

by Dante Maddox

Tuesday January 15, @11:21am
That's right, i knew i wasn't the only one.

by PGK87

Tuesday January 08, @20:42pm
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dante Maddox View Post
There is an old Street Fighter 2 patch (one of many) that replaced the fireballs and such with real weapons. It was cool, because Ryu would suddenly have an m-16 mapped over his hands whenever he's through a fireball. I thought was pretty funny.
In this case the word "patch" means 'liquor store bootleg version'. I played a SFII Championship Edition where Ryu would do that uppercut and blood would come out of the opponents neck like Blanka had bit them. You could also move fireballs up and down with the joystick while they were still in motion. ill

by Dante Maddox

Tuesday January 08, @08:51am
no sir, I believe they do in fact count!

by Junkyard

Monday January 07, @17:48pm
Things that happened in your imagination don't count, Dante.

by Dante Maddox

Monday January 07, @17:09pm
There is an old Street Fighter 2 patch (one of many) that replaced the fireballs and such with real weapons. It was cool, because Ryu would suddenly have an m-16 mapped over his hands whenever he's through a fireball. I thought was pretty funny.
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