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  • ABecerra36 - April 5, 2014 11:34 a.m.

    Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland (GBA) you can absorb the swordman on the first welcome to stage 1 screen
  • Melucine - March 23, 2014 9:15 a.m.

    Ghost and Goblins, just walk left to the screen and jump, if I remeber correct the whole series have this secret, you just need to double jump.
  • awesomesauce - March 22, 2014 11:37 a.m.

    in South Park:SoT if you don't leave you're house, your dad eventually kicks you out. It doesn't do anything but it's pretty hilarious.
  • AuthorityFigure - March 21, 2014 5:47 a.m.

    In Donkey Kong Country you jump on top of the building you start from to find a plethora of 1up balloons.
  • jpic89 - April 4, 2014 7:52 a.m.

    First rule of Donkey Kong. "You've already missed something."Holds true in dozens of levels across all the games.
  • daniel-oda - March 20, 2014 3:52 p.m.

    In Wario Land 2 for game boy color, in the opening sequence, if you don`t press any button to skip the cutscenes and wake up your character, he will continue sleeping and you will proceed to a totally different path to complete the game as if you were only dreaming... Totally different levels and ending... Mindblowing
  • commie90 - April 4, 2014 11:30 a.m.

    I only recently discovered this one thanks to retronauts. The whole game is amazing in it's non-linear approach but this part in particular literally made my jaw drop with its pure genius.
  • masterjoe123 - March 20, 2014 1:10 p.m.

    I don't think this counts as a first screen, but in The Wind Waker, you can find an orange ruppee by crawling under your house.
  • Y2Ken - March 20, 2014 1 p.m.

    Oh, Towelly. :p One day you'll learn to go left!
  • bedelicious - March 20, 2014 11:56 a.m.

    Cool article :P Now we only need one secret that the author did get the first time :D
  • macrm32 - March 20, 2014 9:50 a.m.

    Dude, spoilers for Ground Zeroes? Seriously? The game comes out today here in Europe!
  • Cyberninja - March 20, 2014 10:32 a.m.

    Seeing as this is talking about things in the very first screen, I would say that watching any of the trailers would be more of a spoiler
  • macrm32 - March 20, 2014 10:35 a.m.

    Still, most people wouldn't have noticed, not to mention it's possible it wasn't even there in the gameplay showings.
  • The_Tingler - March 20, 2014 9:46 a.m.

    There's a great one on the first screen of the first level of James Pond II: Codename Robocod (which admittedly is after the main level select hub castle, but if you count that then Rayman Legends shouldn't be on the list either!). If you go left and jump over the short wall of toys there's a seemingly deactivated lamppost (which flashes when you're finished finding penguins in the level so you can leave through it). If you go to it anyway then you skip the entire first world, which is a godsend since there's no saving. Furthermore if that one in MGS5 counts, then how about Super Mario 64? Yoshi's right there on the first screen! True, it'll be a while before you can see him properly...
  • Kingery2011 - March 20, 2014 7:11 a.m.

    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze! Head left in the very first level into the plane wreckage to find a cool "Returns" Easter egg and I believe a 1UP too.
  • db1331 - March 20, 2014 8:50 a.m.

    I was going to say the original DKC. Couldn't you jump back into the tree house for an easy 1UP?
  • universaltofu - March 20, 2014 10:13 a.m.

    Yeah, that's what came to mind for me.
  • GR_LucasSullivan - March 20, 2014 10:28 a.m.

    You guys beat me to it! I remember a few of the DK Coins in DKC2 involved going to the left first thing as well
  • sammylane - March 20, 2014 6:27 p.m.

    Thanks to you guys,I've DKC's theme stuck in my head.
  • NuAngel - March 20, 2014 6:44 a.m.

    What about one that isn't necessarily an easter-egg, more of a necessity... but still just as dastardly hidden to the left? I'm talking about the original Metroid's Morph Ball power up!

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