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Did You Believe Any of These Ridiculous Gaming Rumours?

Reddit users are sharing stories of some of the ridiculous gaming rumours their younger selves believed.

We’re happy to say that we didn’t.. oh, who are we kidding? Yes, we may have fallen for a good three or four of these gaming rumours. Or at least, we wanted to believe them because as, a couple of Reddit users have pointed out, it’d be great if some of these were true.

What’s different about these rumours is that they’re not really plausible, however. Cool? Yes. Realistic, probably not. These are the kind of rumours that if you give them a few seconds thought you’ll realise they’re nonsense.

Take the rumour that in the next Grand Theft Auto you would be able to go into the inside of any building. Is the plausible today? Maybe, with procedural generation. But a few years ago, it was clearly nonsense. But… how great would be if that was true?

So, just what rumours have Reddit users been resurrecting? You can read the full thread here, but here are some of our favourites.

  • There was a PlayStation 1 Scream game (based on the slasher movie) but it got pulled
  • Luigi is in the original Mario 64
  • Sonic and Knuckles were unlockable characters in the original Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • There was a way to save you-know-who in Final Fantasy VII
  • The SNES version of Mortal Kombat had a secret blood code (the Mega Drive version actually did)

The full thread is here but, be warned, you could easily waste morning wading through this glorious nonsense.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.