Do you remember that simple childhood joy of playing on whatever your first console was, and you accidentally stumbled across a secret level? Then you’d run to school the next day, and tell your friends what you found? You’d then run home after school to show them, on the console you didn’t dare turn off incase you lost the secret? Ah, the innocence of youth.
Old school games were notorious for this. Developers would hide secrets and levels, behind a specific set of circumstances or button combos, and they were so incredibly hard to find. Today, online guides and walkthroughs are ubiquitous, but when we were kids, it was hard to find everything out unless you were subscribing to the right magazines, or had access to right gaming forums.
These below, are some of the best of the old-school generation, but obviously, there are more to find.