Video games are full of surprises. Here are 10 facts about video games that will blow your mind. I would be legit shocked If you've heard of any of these before today! Not even the most seasoned gamers know about the facts found after the jump.
- At the end of the NES game Metroid, the main character Samus is revealed to be a woman!
- PlayStation originally began life as a CD add-on for the SNES!
- Reptile from the Mortal Kombat series originally appeared in the original game as a secret character!
- Incredibly, you don't actually play as Zelda in The Legend of Zelda. You really play as a character named Link!
- Little known fact: Mario was named after Nintendo's landlord Mario Segale!
- Fans of Pokémon will be shocked to learn of the secret 151st Pokémon in the original game named Mew!
- On the Super Nintendo in America, Final Fantasy II is actually called Final Fantasy IV in Japan!
- Outside of America, the Sega Genesis is called the Mega Drive!
- Light guns from retro consoles don't work on modern televisions!
- Super Mario Bros. 2 is not actually the "real" Super Mario Bros. 2. It's a game called Doki Doki Panic!
There you have it, folks. I dug into my vast video game knowledge to bring you this list. Now get out there and impress your friends with what you now know!