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I'm a sucker for hidden retro mini games.

 

On a related note I've made a personal decision to skip Kingdom Hearts 3. Every game in that series has been the perfect case of diminishing returns for me.

 

Then this happened.

 

 

Fuck you Square Enix! (throws money.)

 

What other amazing retro or retro style games are hidden in modern games?

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Vostok Inc has a load of Game & Watch style games, as well as a Galaga-alike and a Doom-alike. Viscera Cleanup Simulator has a Doom-y hidden game too.

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A lot of the Mario games over the years included the original Mario Bros.

 

Splatoon has the mini game whilst the game loads.

 

The original animal crossing had the nes games.

 

I am sure there must be a lot of other examples.

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Goldeneye has a fully working ZX Spectrum emulator and a bunch of games in it. Only way to access it is with an action reply type device.

 

DK64 had Jet Pac and Donkey Kong arcade machines which you needed to play to get access to the final boss.

 

Obviously Shenmue and Shenmue 2 had a load of classic Sega Arcade games too.

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Going back further, Lotus II on the Mega Drive contains an updated version of Shaun Southern's brilliant C64 shooter P.O.D.

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31 minutes ago, Neyo said:

 

The original animal crossing had the nes games.

 

I thought the NES games only came in with the GameCube version, but I checked and no - there were some (only seven, mind) in the original too. Every day is a school day.

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I always liked the single round of Galaga (iirc) on the Ridge Racer loading screen... Clearing the screen got you a better starting car in the main game.

 

Kinda related, I'm sure I remember Ghostbusters on the C64 having a Space Invaders clone playable on the loading screen...

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has a pseudo-retro arcade game, Tiger Tiger, complete with CRT emulation. It's actually not bad, although a lot of people resent having to play it to upgrade one of your characters.

 

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1 minute ago, ScouserInExile said:

Kinda related, I'm sure I remember Ghostbusters on the C64 having a Space Invaders clone playable on the loading screen...

 

Only on UK budget re-releases I suspect.

 

Invade-a-load right?

 

 

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If you have a modded Xbox, (the original Xbox), you can often find the hidden games on the disk as separate *.xbe files.  The games are usually unlockable through gameplay but modded Xbox owners can go straight to them by loading the executable file from the disk.

 

Off the top of my head:

One of the Mortal Kombat's had the original arcade game on it.  Javos.xbe was the file on the disk.

Panzer Dragoon Orta has a file called PD1.xbe which is the original Panzer dragoon.

 

EDIT:

 

There's a load here, saves me typing  

 

 

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I think it was Timesplitters 2 that had unlockable games for your time splitting thingy (it's been a long time, I can't remember the specifics). The snake clone was particularly addictive. 

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Maniac Mansion in Day of the Tentacle.

Geometry Wars in PGR2.

Starcraft 2: WoL has an arcade machine in the campaign where you can play a shmup called The Lost Viking.

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On 4/23/2018 at 14:58, Ketchup said:

Obviously Shenmue and Shenmue 2 had a load of classic Sega Arcade games too.

 

As do the Yakuza games. Well, several rather than loads.

 

The Monkey Island remakes on iOs allowed to you simply swipe the screen to switch between original graphics and music and the remake. Very clever.

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Not strictly the same thing but on legend of Galahad on the mega drive there was a secret lemmings level.

 

I remember that blowing my mind. 

 

I thought I might have made it up,but no...

 

 

 

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Pitfall Mayan Adventure has the original Pitfall hidden in it

 

Ninja Garden trilogy unlockabke in Xbox Ninja Gaiden

 

Prince of Persia and Prince of Persia 2 unlockable in Xbox Prince of Persia Sands of Time

 

Wiz n Liz on Megadrive had a ton of retro style games unlockable via combinations of fruits in the spell making

 

Various Pacman games unlockable in the Pac-in-Time games on Megadrive and SNES

 

Thinl there were unlockable games in F1 Race of Champions on SNES too

 

Die Hard Arcade had Deep Scan where you could earn extra continues etc Dynamite Deka 2 had Tranquillizer Gun in it

 

Mario RPG has that Koopa Shell mini game in it if you get the handheld from the kid

 

Gamecube Sonic Adventure games and Sonic Gems had various Game Gear and Megadrive games unlockable

 

Sonic Adventure had the sliding tile game you could play

 

Steep Slope Sliders had Steep Slope Shooters unlockable

 

Snes Space Invaders hidden in the GameBoy Space Invaders game. Accessed via Super GameBoy

 

Mystical Ninja had the first

level of Gradius

 

There are loads and loads!

 

Snail Maze on the Master System too :)

 

 

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2 hours ago, Droo said:

Not strictly the same thing but on legend of Galahad on the mega drive there was a secret lemmings level.

 

I remember that blowing my mind. 

 

I thought I might have made it up,but no...

 

 

 

 

On the flip side, Lemmings had a few levels which referenced other Psygnosis IPs - Shadow of the Beast (I & II), Menace and AWESOME.

 

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Crash Bandicoot level in Uncharted 4. 

If I didn't really like Uncharted, id have turned it off right there, hate Bandicoot, and hated being forced to play it again.

 

Gamecube Animal Crossing has to be the best for me. Getting the game was really exciting, then going back to your house to play it, and being able to transfer them to GBA was so... Nintendo :)

 

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Didn't one of the Call of Duty games have Zork hidden in it? That must have been fun on a controller.

 

Yakuza games have old Sega games like Shenmue did. Yakuza 5 has Virtua Fighter 2.

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5 minutes ago, Droo said:

Didn’t mortal kombat two have pong in it?

 

And a later Mortal Kombat had Mortal Kombat II in it. Inception!

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58 minutes ago, deKay said:

 

And a later Mortal Kombat had Mortal Kombat II in it. Inception!

 

Can you play pong in MK2 in MKx?

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Just now, Droo said:

 

Can you play pong in MK2 in MKx?

 

That was what I was implying as a question there.

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59 minutes ago, Darhkwing said:

think you all said the games i was thinking. didn't prey have a game built in too?

 

Yeah, Prey.

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Wolfenstein 3D has a Pac-Man level in it.

 

Didn't one of the other Wolfenstein games have Wolfenstein 3D in it? I know The Old Blood has posters of it dotted about:

 

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Also, check these out from Slime-San:

 

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And this is the Galaga-alike from Vostok Inc:

 

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