Before the Internet was everywhere, gamers heard stories about certain secrets that could be uncovered in their favorite video games. Some of these rumors are still circulating today. Just imagine how many hours were wasted trying to prove these four retro gaming myths true.
Lara Croft naked
When the first “Tomb Raider” game was released for the original PlayStation, a rumor was started that players could somehow see Lara without her trademark tank top and shorts. While there were different ways to achieve a naked Lara sighting, the lasting rumor revolved around entering a code. In the early days of the Internet, there were plenty of fake codes claiming to be the real thing. Of course, the code never existed.
Shoot the Dog from “Duck Hunt” in the NES version
Perhaps the rumor of shooting the “Duck Hunt” Dog got started because it’s an option in the arcade version. However, getting revenge on the laughing mutt was never possible on the home console game. Many gamers of the NES generation thought there must be a way to silence the dog in their own home, but it’s just a myth.
Finding the Triforce in “Ocarina of Time”
Before the “Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time” was released, some beta images from the game where shown. These shots feature Link holding the Triforce. After finishing the game, players wondered where the Triforce really was. There were many rumored ways to find it like placing bombs in certain areas, but none of them worked. The portion of the game that the screenshots were taken from was removed before release.
Revive Aeris in “FFVII”
One video game myth that refuses to die is how to revive Aeris in “Final Fantasy VII.” Some gamers refused to believe she was really dead, and theories on how to resurrect her began to appear. Just like the “Ocarina” myth, this one has several different things to try, but they don’t bring her back to life. As sad as it is, Square wanted Aeris to stay dead.