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Top 5 - Easter eggs from the early 90s

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It's Easter Monday so that's a perfect time to look at the best Easter eggs in gaming. Back in the good old days there was no internet and you had to rely on stories from friends or magazines to unlock secrets in games. To relive those times we take a look at the five coolest Easter eggs from the 80s and early 90s. Pilotwings – N64 – 1996 – Mario becomes Wario on mountain Who didn't love the open world flying action of Pilotwings. In the Nintendo 64 game you could see Mario's head as part of Mount Rushmore. Hit the mountain often enough and Mario will change into Wario. How's that for a cool little Easteregg? Zombies Ate My Neighbours – PC/SNES – 1993 – Meet George Lucas! When you finish the Super Nintendo game Zombies Ate My Neighbours and sit through the entire three minute credit role you unlock a sweet Easteregg. The main character of the game can walk into a virtual studio where he's greeted by the one and only George Lucas himself. Yup, the Force is strong with this one. Duke Nukem 3D – PC 1996 – Indiana Jones Speak of George Lucas... this one is interesting too. Duke Nukem 3D is full of Easter eggs, ranging from the Doom space marine to references to the OJ Simpson trial. However, finding Indiana Jones spiked to a wall in a cave that's about to collapse, is what we call an awesome Easter egg! Doom 2 – PC – 1992 – Hate John Romero Back in the early nineties it was quite easy for developers to hide stuff in their games. Apparently the team working on Doom 2 hated John Romero so much that they decided to put his head on a spike in a secret room. Suck it down Romero! The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past – SNES – 1992 – Chris Houlihan room Back in 1990 Chris Houlihan won a contest to get his own room in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. But the communication between the US and Japanese departments of Nintendo was so bad, that the Japanese kept sealing the room thinking it was a bug. Now the Chris Houlihan room can only be reached by glitching through some walls. Tell us your favourite secrets in gaming and don't forget to have a great Easter! ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ CHECK OUT THESE PLAYLISTS ► Random List Wednesday - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8ojpNOXs0q-w9J1We0qYShQ4jZL_0WzR ► Looking back at classic games and legendary consoles in Best Memories - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8ojpNOXs0q-7l0iKKf3OECSKX3J1s-iJ ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ ZOOMIN.TV GAMES ON SOCIAL MEDIA ► Follow us on Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/zoomingames ► Like us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/zoomingames ► Or check out our Tumblr - http://zoomintvgames.tumblr.com/ ► We are on Twitch too!! http://www.twitch.tv/zoomintvgames ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ DOWNLOAD OUR APP NOW FOR FREE ■ iOS ► http://goo.gl/VFNxgj ■ Android ► http://goo.gl/8JQn05 ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ MUSIC AND AUDIO Music provided by Audiomicro, thanks to our partnership with the Zoomin.TV Network. All partners of the Zoomin.TV MCN get access to the Audiomicro music and sound file database. THE TEAM Tamtu Bui - http://www.twitter.com/tamtu Tim Fieldhouse Tara Babcock - http://www.twitter.com/tarababcock Danica Steinhauser Katharina Leinz - http://www.twitter.com/diekateshow Robert Hoogendoorn - http://www.twitter.com/nederob ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ PARTNERSHIPS Zoomin.TV offers Youtube partnerships to gamers who have an opinion about gaming or want to show their skills. You should know you can't use copyrighted music or videos (like movies and trailers), but your own gameplay videos with your own voice-over is perfect! More information about Youtube Partnerships can be found here: http://corporate.zoomin.tv/youtube/become-a-partner/
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Forge Comet (10 days ago)
It's not hate John Romero was the one who said that he will be putted In doom 2
Neonic gamers (3 months ago)
Listen dumbasses there was no hate involved in the John Romero Easter egg
vinny da guy challes (3 months ago)
CountableOwl 80 (4 months ago)
That’s not what the Ramero head was there for
МАЙК САХАРОВ (5 months ago)
лупи меня я сука
Jesse Churchill (7 months ago)
you can also reach the Chris Houlihan room can also be reached by putting the game into an error state.
emma caldwell (8 months ago)
John Romero looks like Dave Franco Doom rocks!!!
Md Zarif Al Hasan (10 months ago)
Wtf, they just made a joke, They do not have Romero, they just made a joke.
OneComet 850 (1 year ago)
I found the Chris houlihan room a few years ago not knowing what it was.
OnlyElectrO (1 year ago)
cant even get the facts straight of john romero. what a tool of a channel
omg id people did not hate John it was just a joke good God man
Nikku4211 (1 year ago)
Actually, the modern internet was invented in 1989 and it definitely existed in the 1990s, even if it took hours to load a web page and most web pages were either just text or filled with MIDIs, animated gifs, and overall bad web design. Also, some of these games are from the late 90s. And Romero's head on a stick wasn't done out of hate, but rather as just a joke. Also, none of these games are from the 80s.
whitewolf (1 year ago)
my favorite easter egg is dying light your see a green tube
AngusMacIsaac1st (1 year ago)
Woooow. This is one of the most inaccurate videos on YT. The Doom 2 one is completely false for fuck sakes
michalos14 (1 year ago)
Actually he found out his head on a stick easter egg that rest of the crew put into the game without his knowledge, and he followed that up with reversed demonic message which says: "to win the game you must kill me, John Romero" and didn't tell them about it or what it meant. Maaan not only they made best game of all time but they were also amazing people with great self-distance, sense of humor and overall attitude.. Nowdays developers now just search for ways to rip off players as much money as they can, don't give shit about feedback and gamplay quality (cs:go is I believe the most popular example of it atm), and sue everything around. Sad...
Henrik Nygren (1 year ago)
The head of John Romero was put there as a joke by his coworkers the second last day during development. They didn't think he would find it out but when he came to work the next morning he decided to takt the last level just to make sure it worked as intended. He found it out and decided to turn the joke back to them by recording the lines of the final boss and reverse it. He says this in a interview that's on YouTube. "Developer's talking" I think it was? I probably remember some details wrong, but as a whole that's basically how it was.
Jeremy McMahon (2 years ago)
you need yourn facts right  zoomingames  john romero put it in the game
Pixelated Dreams (2 years ago)
Duke Nukem - Indiana Jones? ITS FUCKING DOOM. IDIOTS.
JohanStendal (2 years ago)
wtf with the doom easter egg, its not true at all
Random Hero (2 years ago)
Couldn't help but smh while she talked that noise about John Romero. Suck it down Romero FML. Devs secretly added his head in there as a joke hoping he wouldn't find out til after release. To let them know he knew he recorded a message backwards. "To win the game you must kill me, John Romero."
GamingMarine (2 years ago)
Actually, the Easter Egg with Romero's head was INTENDED by John Romero himself. Reversing the audio made by the Icon of Sin will make "To win the game, you must kill me, John Romero", which was John Romero saying the line. In fact, in the game files, there are pictures of John Romero, further evidence that Romero intended this Easter Egg.
unga bunga (2 years ago)
You guys really do deserve the hate. Jesus man get your facts right.
Cyberious (2 years ago)
Do some damn research for your videos
StatuTe (2 years ago)
get yo facts right dumb ho, john romero put that into the game willingly
surrealducks (2 years ago)
Zim Zephyr (2 years ago)
its even john romeros voice saying " you must kill me to finish the game"
JarOfDirt! (2 years ago)
I must have an older copy of link to the past, because I have gotten into the "Chris" room legit before
Hikaru Kisashi (2 years ago)
BTW the secret room in Zelda was made hat you have to speedrun in it
SoulHuN7eR (2 years ago)
FYI..... The crew didnt hate Romero. It was supposed to be a last minute inside joke for him to find after the release of the game. Know your facts.. -.-
Thewarpistachio (2 years ago)
I was thinking that the whole time.
Metal_Horror_Gamer (2 years ago)
i was about to say the same thing. it was kevin cloud and Adrian carmack. there was no hate here
SoulHuN7eR (2 years ago)
90s kicked ass! PG era keeps ruining every entertaining platform there is. :/
ANCUTTER (2 years ago)
I know right wtf?
plush master (3 years ago)
My favorite easter egg is the Paultenas guidance and snake conversations in smash bros
Kills Alone (3 years ago)
At least do some research before claiming these fabrications and inadequacies as facts.
chris henderson (3 years ago)
All of this
Willom (3 years ago)
no. the room can be accessed normally. I've done it myself.
Alejandro (3 years ago)
This video reminds me of the TV game show cybernet
Cyborg Rox (3 years ago)
''early 90s''  **Thumbnail of Lara Croft, a Playstation character, which was made in 1996**
nicholas pootlass (1 year ago)
Cyborg Rox don't forget that model specifically never was out till 1997 early 90s my ass
Why is Lara Croft the thumbnail when there's nothing related in the video?
Robbie Grattan (3 years ago)
2 things: 1. John Romero voluntarily said he wanted to be the final boss, no hate involved 2. Easter Monday?
Phantron (3 years ago)
Most of the games in the video are NOT from the EARLY 90s.
Mr. Creazil (3 years ago)
Your inflection creeps me out, it's like a robot on 1% battery.
hisham dryan (3 years ago)
i thought that lara croft is in the top 5 from what game is it
The_Grand_Secgend (3 years ago)
The original Shadow Warrior.
Junyeong Yang (3 years ago)
italy map in counter strike the secret room
rockyguts2 (3 years ago)
The Zelda one is not accurate, you could easily enter that room by having a bomb knock you backwards into a hole in the sanctuary graveyard when you leave you come out of your one house. I've done it many many times lol
john o (3 years ago)
Sucks  Chris Houlihan died before the game came out.
sebastian cabrales (3 years ago)
Lonrot donde estaaaaaaaaaaaaas?
lordchaos52 (3 years ago)
the legend of zelda: link to the past is completely wrong. th chris houlahan room isnt a glitch. well in the JAP games it was an error handler for invalid warps via doors... but in the EU and US games the room is accessible if u leave the castle and manage to run to smash a bush with a staircase below it on the right of the castle. if u run fast enuf without hitting any enemies and u get into the staircase u get sent to the houlahan room
ssmajoris (3 years ago)
zelda is overrated # 1 again meh
The Biggest Foot (3 years ago)
Stupid number one zzzzzz '_'
Bergen36 (3 years ago)
two of my favorite glitches/easter eggs were, visiting Sandover Village in Jak 2 (pausing in the opening cutscene, opening the disc tray, and loading the game, then you can wander in a small section of Sandover Village) and  the Ghost Town in Jak 3! (basically you can clip through a wall in Spargas, and end up in an inverted verssion of the town)
Wyatt McKay (3 years ago)
I wasn't aware of those easter eggs. I'll have to try them out next time I play those games.
Deluxe (3 years ago)
I had an idea for a top 5. What about Top 5 best songs in gaming? I mean, there are memorable songs out there, like Still Alive from Portal. Or Want You Gone from Portal 2.
Daniel Tentori (3 years ago)
Are you going to do easter egg videos of many console generations ?
Brandon Roberts (3 years ago)
nice use of trick thumbnail well played zoomin
Daniel Delgado (3 years ago)
on the Doom John Romero easter egg you forgot to mentioned that if you reverse the audio of the final demon it says "the secret boss is John Romero"
The Crimson Bird (3 years ago)
hey guys what do you do on easter in America or any other contry ? (feel free to reply)
Syn~ (3 years ago)
Who clicked this video just because of Lara Croft chained to a wall in pixelated form?
Zarggg (4 months ago)
@Syn~: Not just Apple, it was out for DOS, too.
Q. McHale (2 years ago)
+Syn~ Me...
Anthony Barboza (3 years ago)
that was vital
haolihfaioefh (3 years ago)
+Syn~ *raises hand* Guilty. :(
oblivexx (3 years ago)
+Syn~ I did and instead got Indiana Jones, him and Lara croft need a cross over film.
Happy easter Jews
U Tub (3 years ago)
yo y'all!
SegaCDUniverse (3 years ago)
Blood had some awesome Easter Eggs too =)
Michael Armstrong (3 years ago)
1) No, you don't just blindly shoot the Mario head, you have to shoot him on his M or his nose to make it Wario, and you can still change him back with another missle 2) Yeah, John Romero IS the Final Boss, they didn't "hate him". 3)There is a well-known way to get into the Chris Houlihan room without glitching through rooms to get to it. :p Nice video, but seriously, get your facts straight.
Jackmister72 (3 years ago)
Um, Easter already passed guys.
Spooky Skeleton (3 years ago)
na's na. 
Sakata Gintoki (3 years ago)
where is metal gear?
Daniel Schaefer (3 years ago)
+Sakata Gintoki Good question... Psycho Mantis sends his regards!!!
Iron Man (3 years ago)
I ate an apple.
Iron Man (3 years ago)
+Canadian Retro I ate a Canadian apple.
Canadian Retro (3 years ago)
+Iron Man That is fabulous. I love healthy dietary choices. You da man!
9OXI9 (3 years ago)
The best easter egg is the one from trials
ThatFake FamousGuy (3 years ago)
in one of the old duke nukem games in one of the levels there was a room that had the car from back to the future and duke would say something but i forgot what lol
Luciano Barros (3 years ago)
i didnt even know that was possible to finish "zombies ate my neibourghs"
Seth Shearer (3 years ago)
+Alon Jak rekt
Alon Jak (3 years ago)
Just like your English class
CommanderOfTheSun (3 years ago)
Didn't know bout 5 and 4.
My god those Duke Nukem easter egg levels were so creative. I would really love to see that IP put into the hands of someone competent, like Rockstar or Valve.
Michael Johnson (3 years ago)
you can reach the chris houlihan room without glitching, look up a guide.. you have to do it quickly from loading
Darth Grumpy (3 years ago)
1) The internet has existed since the late 1970's for public use. 2) Wolfenstien 3-D and DOOM were distributed through SHAREWARE which was online Thanks for playing.
Darth Grumpy (3 years ago)
+endorbr I know, but they were still the internet. It still existed no matter which way you got it.It's not like everyone tries to claim that online didn't exist until the 1990's.
endorbr (3 years ago)
+CF-105 Games What she means is the World Wide Web didn't exist, which it didn't until the 1990s. Those days of direct dial Internet were very different from what we have today.
Darth Grumpy (3 years ago)
+Sofian Kluft That is correct. But it still existed, even though this video claims it did not.
Roellie Safari (3 years ago)
the internet exsisted, but it wasn't as big as it is now. Now every easter egg is found and posted on the internet within a day, but back then it wasn't like that
Darth Grumpy (3 years ago)
+DONQUAKER Yes I did play games in the 1980's, my first computer was the Commodore 64 and then I moved onto the Amiga in the early 1990's, then later IBM PC after Commodore went under. So yeah, I was there.
mikepeeeee1000 (3 years ago)
since the N64 came out in 1996, how is the Pilotwings clip from the early 90's?
Spyridon Kakouris (3 years ago)
As more people have said, John Romero was part of the Doom 2 dev-team. He left many years after that. So there's no hate involved. He IS the final boss :)
pesshau (2 years ago)
+sesshomaru880 "To win the game, you must kill me, John Romero"
Spyridon Kakouris (3 years ago)
+sesshomaru880 It is said backwards when you are in the final boss room, actually. Sounds like a satanist chant or sth :)
þøħ€ (3 years ago)
+sesshomaru880 pcgamer stream with John himself?
sesshomaru880 (3 years ago)
+Spyridon Kakouris  in one part of the game I think there is a sign or some maybe a cry that say's "Romero is the final boss" backwards I saw it on another video but I cant remember what it was
Crinkles (3 years ago)
She has the best narrative voice is she going to be the next Morgan Freeman
420DankSmokin (3 years ago)
Omg it is m0rgan freeman.
Ravq (3 years ago)
you must be out of your mind
Brandon Roberts (3 years ago)
she's better than freeman :)
ElRichieYT (3 years ago)
+zoltan139 Freewoman*
zoltan139 (3 years ago)
Then she would be Morgan Freewomen? :P
Captain Maclagman (3 years ago)
I like that there was a rumer that you could have made Lara Croft nude in Tomb Raider and that probably EVERYONE tried to find how to do so.If this was true I have no doubt Rob or Tim would have put it at number 1 (and maybe in some porn files on their PC?).
Nic W (3 years ago)
+Captain Maclagman I'm pretty sure that the rumor was fake, but the devs made a little joke in Tomb Raider 2, wherein they released a code that was said to make her nude but instead it blew her up.
EphemeralGoddess (3 years ago)
My favorite easter egg from the 90s was the one that I got that had 10 dollars in it :)
Ilja Unbekannt (3 years ago)
Sorry Zoomin, but your information about Doom 2 is completly wrong. Romero wanted to be the weak point. You can hear it from the text which the boss says (if you play it backwards) : To win the game you must kill me, John Romero.
OnlyElectrO (1 year ago)
i know its 2 years old. but the reason why he did that is because he figured out that the developers put his head in the game. so he did as joke the reverse sentence. To make it sound more evil. nobody knew about it at that time. till the game was released
Naim Romero (3 years ago)
How can I have a nice Easter when you told me to suck it up :[
James (3 years ago)
No. The Chris room is a glitch, not an Easter egg. It's a failsafe room you get sent to for when the games code gets messed up to stop the game from messing up.
Man With No Name (3 years ago)
they hated romero so much they put his head in a stick in the game? thats inaccurate he voluntarily wanted that to be the weakpoint of the boss .  get your facts right
FunkyHouseProduction (1 month ago)
I was about to say the same shit these people just talk out of their ass
Egorence (5 months ago)
no they basically made a prank up on him but he noticed while testing the level
Graham Chapman (1 year ago)
Solid Snake it was actually a prank
comander 64 (1 year ago)
Solid Snake Omg hear the sound of the john Romero backwards and in slo mo (easter egg)
ANCUTTER (2 years ago)
I know right? The crew and Romero started fighting during the creation of Quake, years after doom. This was just a prank.
Grim Reaper (3 years ago)
Daniel Aquino (3 years ago)
Really?! 😠

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