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Syrup

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I always found the ending to "Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards" unsettling. It wasn't until a couple of months ago that I realized that I didn't get the complete ending.

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I've played Super Mario Bros. 3 dozens of times, but until today, I had no clue that the bodies of land in Pipe Maze were shaped like pipes.

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I must be one of the only people that knew about the Duck Tales endings, but never knew that in Super Mario Bros...
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That video games are a complete waste of my life.

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Did not know that the board of the 'Western' Metroid and Kid Icarus contained (unused) space for a battery (and thus save-funtion like the Japanese version did).
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RevolverLink wrote:

I've played Super Mario Bros. 3 dozens of times, but until today, I had no clue that the bodies of land in Pipe Maze were shaped like pipes.

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Haha, yes, hidden in plain sight. I remember that world all too well; it was 'horrible'... :p

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Wizzrobe wrote:

RevolverLink wrote:

I've played Super Mario Bros. 3 dozens of times, but until today, I had no clue that the bodies of land in Pipe Maze were shaped like pipes.

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Haha, yes, hidden in plain sight. I remember that world all too well; it was 'horrible'... :p

Wow, I didn't know that either >.>

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JGMR

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Just found out that Diddy Kong Racing was originally a game without Diddy. It was a sequel to the RC Pro-Am games, released during the late eighties and early nineties by RARE Coin-It (former division of RARE).

See article on TCRF.

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Surfcaster

29. Posted:

This one's a doozy.

So, I convinced a friend of mine to play Final Fantasy VI a few years back. He'd played IV and liked it, so I told him that VI would be right up his alley.

Anyway, I was over to his place a while after that and he was playing through some of the end stuff in the game. He was power-leveling at a crazy pace and I asked him why. He told me that he figured he had to, because he was having such a difficult time with some of the enemies in the World of Ruin.

I nodded my head, but found it weird he had to do this much power-leveling. After a while of watching him struggle with some enemies I said to him, "Why don't you just hit this guy with a spell."

He looked at me, incredulously and said, "That character doesn't have magic." I said back to him, "Well, they can all use magic. You just equip them with an Esper and they learn it." He stared at me stunned and replied, "You can equip Espers?"

No jokes, he had no idea. We're talking final stages of the game here. To this day, he won't play the game with any magic. He just power-levels like a madman and then fights though everything brute force. He calls it the "Hold in A" or "AAAAAAA" method. It's quite fun to watch.

Oh, and I don't think I need to tell the whole story (I'm sure I bored everyone enough with my tale above!), but this same guy played through all of Ocarina of Time and had no idea you could ride Epona.

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30. Posted:

Surfcaster wrote:

Oh, and I don't think I need to tell the whole story (I'm sure I bored everyone enough with my tale above!), but this same guy played through all of Ocarina of Time and had no idea you could ride Epona.

I'm fairly sure you need to ride Epona at certain points in the game, so you couldn't play through it all without knowing you could ride Epona.

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31. Posted:

RevolverLink wrote:

I've played Super Mario Bros. 3 dozens of times, but until today, I had no clue that the bodies of land in Pipe Maze were shaped like pipes.

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I have same kind of thing. Whitney's Gym in G/S/C/HG/SS is shaped like Clefairy. Never did I notice this as a kid.
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NFreak007 wrote:

I'm fairly sure you need to ride Epona at certain points in the game, so you couldn't play through it all without knowing you could ride Epona.

You need Epona for a few sidequests, but you can actually beat the game without her, I believe. You can't get the Biggoron Sword, though, I don't think. That also makes it hard to get the Long Shot , but I think he had that because he showed me how he got into the Gerudo Fortress without her and it involved using that to get across the gap (instead of having her make the jump).

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33. Posted:

NFreak007 wrote:

Surfcaster wrote:

Oh, and I don't think I need to tell the whole story (I'm sure I bored everyone enough with my tale above!), but this same guy played through all of Ocarina of Time and had no idea you could ride Epona.

I'm fairly sure you need to ride Epona at certain points in the game, so you couldn't play through it all without knowing you could ride Epona.

Not really Epona is a side item meaning you dont really need her but using here at certain times makes the game a bit easier not to mention its also one of the games high points being able to ride on the back of Epona.

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I realized just recently that the regions (Lanaryu, Eldin and Faron) in Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword are just renamed versions of the three goddesses (Din, Nayru, and Farore). Then my friend just laughed at me cause I'm so slow :(

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rubbernec320 wrote:

I realized just recently that the regions (Lanaryu, Eldin and Faron) in Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword are just renamed versions of the three goddesses (Din, Nayru, and Farore). Then my friend just laughed at me cause I'm so slow :(

Thats like all the Sages in Ocarina of Time are all named after the towns in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.

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Tasuki wrote:

rubbernec320 wrote:

I realized just recently that the regions (Lanaryu, Eldin and Faron) in Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword are just renamed versions of the three goddesses (Din, Nayru, and Farore). Then my friend just laughed at me cause I'm so slow :(

Thats like all the Sages in Ocarina of Time are all named after the towns in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.

Chronologically, the towns are almost certainly named after the sages.

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Tasuki wrote:

NFreak007 wrote:

Surfcaster wrote:

Oh, and I don't think I need to tell the whole story (I'm sure I bored everyone enough with my tale above!), but this same guy played through all of Ocarina of Time and had no idea you could ride Epona.

I'm fairly sure you need to ride Epona at certain points in the game, so you couldn't play through it all without knowing you could ride Epona.

Not really Epona is a side item meaning you dont really need her but using here at certain times makes the game a bit easier not to mention its also one of the games high points being able to ride on the back of Epona.

I'm fairly certain Epona is required to get to the dessert as the bridge is out.

Edit: nevermind forgot that you can use the longshot.

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Hokori

38. Posted:

Zelda's the princess? not the main character! :o
:shock:.... Jk as for stuff I didnt know, I find the Clefairy image to be my favorite

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Zelda's the princess? not the main character! :o
:shock:....

There's an interesting webcomic Zelda parody on that subject. Just make sure you read the whole arc (it's not very long) and ignore the stuff you don't understand if you're not a regular reader of it.

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40. Posted:

I never knew there was a pro mode in Lolo 2 until about a year ago, and that was one of my favorite games growing up.

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