101 things you didn't know about games

1. The play area of GTA: San Andreas is roughly 17 square miles. That’s about five times the size of Liberty City and four times the size of Vice City.

2. Cancelled Megadrive 32X game Ratchet & Bolt boasted a boss character that was 30 screens tall, and packed some 33 weapons.

3. God Hand’s Chihuahua races feature a dog called Mikami’s Head, a reference to the Resi creator’s claim that he’d rather lose his head than see Resident Evil 4 converted to PS2.

4. The maximum achievable score possible in a game of Pac-Man is 3,333,360 points.

5. Unreleased titles in the Oddworld series include The Hand of Odd, Squeek’s Oddysee and SligStorm.

6. Sega’s Space Channel 5 had a lawsuit brought against it by Lady Miss Kier, once a member of Deee-Lite, over similarities between her and lead character Ulala. She lost.

7. The first ever product released by Sony was a rice cooker.

8. PS2 robot action game Armored Core Nine Breaker has a training mode that features some 150 lessons.

9. The strangest videogame cameo? That would have to be Alien Hominid in an episode of The Sopranos.

10.  Bizarre PS2 RPG Metal Saga (unreleased in Europe) features an ending sequence you can access from the introductory cut-scene.

11. In the original arcade Donkey Kong game, Mario was called Jumpman and he was a carpenter, not a plumber.


  • 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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