Remember when liking video games was considered uncool? How times have changed! The world seems to have fallen in love with gaming thanks to the work of Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, and all the companies who make content for their consoles. So many people are now obsessed with video games that they can’t help but have big expectations of the developers. Consumers have ridiculously high demands, and it’s impossible for companies to meet everyone’s needs. However, there have been times when developers have managed to give gamers exactly what they want.
Secret bosses in Mortal Kombat
When it comes to fighting games, few are as great as Mortal Kombat. There have been quite a few of them over the years, and each one has impressed in its own way. One of the things we love about the series, though, is its roster of hidden characters. Back when the franchise first launched, we weren’t sure of their existence, but there were rumors that you could find and unlock various characters. This turned out to be true, with early versions of the game boasting secret bosses like Reptile.
Secret cow level in Diablo II
Diablo II is the perfect example of game developers listening to the fans and giving them exactly what they wanted. It all came about following speculation that a hidden cow level existed in the first Diablo game. Supposedly, if you clicked on enough cows, you unlocked this secret level. Alas, it was just a myth.
Fortunately, developers caught wind of this outrageous story and found it so hilarious they decided to incorporate it into the sequel. So, if you play Diablo II, you can expect to unlock this hidden level which only exists because of the fans.
The stage play in Super Mario Bros. 3
The Mario franchise hasn’t always had a consistent canon, with games like Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. proving that. How can everyone’s favorite plumber be fighting Bowser one minute then racing against him the next? Super Mario Bros. 3 showed that things aren’t always as they seem in the Mushroom Kingdom because Nintendo revealed that the whole game was actually a stage play. This was heavily rumored for years due to the way things were set up, and Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed the truth behind the mystery in 2015.
Overpowered weapon in Halo
Typically, in games where action is a crucial element, weapons are some of the most pivotal items you can find. They generally improve in qualities like durability and attack power, meaning they grow stronger as you progress through the game. However, one title that goes against the grain and switches things around is Halo.
Here, the first gun you find is actually one of the most powerful tools in the game. For a long time, people speculated that the item was overpowered and wondered if that had been done on purpose. It turned out it had, and Jason Jones was the man responsible. He made a change to the game at the last minute and changed first-person shooter tropes forever.
It might sometimes seem that video game developers don’t listen to their fans, but they’re always aware of what people are saying. They rely on gamers to keep their sales up, so they try to give players what they want as often as possible. Incidents like these prove that, and we expect things will continue in this fashion for years to come.