101 things you didn't know about games

92. The speeding up of enemies in the 1978 original Space Invaders was an unintentional feature that stemmed from the way the game was programmed, but was retained.

93. The bestselling GameCube title of all time? That’ll be Super Smash Bros. Melee, with some six million copies under its belt.

94. The Sims managed to spend 82 weeks within the UK’s top ten PC games sales chart.

95. Metropolis Street Racer was released a total of three times on Dreamcast, thanks to various game bugs.

96. Throughout the creation of Forza Motorsport 2, the development team racked up a total of 41 speeding tickets. Two licences were also revoked.

97. Free-roaming PS2/Xbox action title Mercenaries features both Han Solo and Indiana Jones as unlockable characters.

98. Max Payne’s face is modelled on the face of Sam Lake, who wrote the game’s story and script.

99. ICO was first intended for release on PlayStation 1. Also, wispy waif girl Yorda was due to have horns, not lead character ICO.

100. Mega Man is blue thanks to the first format he appeared on – the NES – having a limited, blue-tinted selection of colours to display.

101. By exploiting a series of glitches, it’s possible to complete Super Mario 64 after collecting just one of the game’s 120 stars. Normally, you’re required to collect 70 of them.


  • jameel-aboulhosn - October 18, 2012 1:47 p.m.

    False. RE0 is also on Wii.
  • Chapmoin - November 18, 2008 2:03 a.m.

    You done used that "Jumpman" fact twice! Also one of your facts is "the average gamer is 28" so of course we are well aware of such things. My favourite fact is #84 of the first list.
  • Black_X_1111 - November 16, 2008 2:36 a.m.

    I would think Mario's surname would be Mario Jumpman. Or maybe Mario is his surname and its Jumpman Mario?
  • The_Zanger - November 15, 2008 1:29 a.m.

    what happens to Animal Crossing after 29 years?!
  • Patius - October 19, 2008 3:07 p.m.

    72. Resident Evil Zero is the only non-spin-off Resi title to remain exclusive to a single format, the GameCube. There's a Japan only Wii version out.
  • jameel-aboulhosn - October 18, 2012 1:49 p.m.

    RE0 has been on Wii for 3 years in America.
  • Nintendophile - October 18, 2008 5:32 a.m.

    Awesome article! I didn't know a lot of those things, and many of them were great surprises!
  • Johnny6Gun - October 17, 2008 10:15 p.m.

    A very fun feature loaded with some great trivia. Top shelf.
  • WoodsieLord - November 15, 2008 3:01 p.m.

    #89 There is actually ONE character you can talk to in Fallout when you have very low Intelligence. He is a character who speaks only in grunts if your character has high Intelligence. But when you are just as dim as he is, you can talk fluently with each other.
  • key0blade - November 14, 2008 11:51 p.m.

  • cliffB - October 19, 2008 12:15 p.m.

    one of the best ones so far, great article
  • statuslegendary - October 18, 2008 6:46 p.m.

    Nice work, that was a great list. Now I have plenty of new ammo for my next edition of get drunk video game trivia!
  • sumguy08 - October 18, 2008 5:08 a.m.

    Yes I agree, top shelf. But seriously I liked this article. It showed me some unfarmiliar things, and other things I experienced myself
  • spiderking2009 - July 8, 2009 2:55 a.m.

    good article
  • SaladinTCO - April 13, 2009 4:16 a.m.

    Sorry, but FIFA 2001 wasn't the only "scratch and sniff" disc. There was also Gran Turismo 2: Simulation Disc. Scratch to create the smell of burning rubber.
  • uvebeenpwned - January 4, 2009 5:05 p.m.

    i love this article ps 12TH!!!

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