When you finally do score a jackpot, it spills a bunch of gold and silver coins and self-destructs ... but then it's over, right? Please? Nope. Here's where this level becomes truly disturbing. Unlike the Black Hole level, which would at least let you resume the normal game, this one never ends. After you beat the slot machine, the credits will fly by, ending with a scrambled "The End" while enemies fly onscreen.
You can try to unscramble the letters by shooting at them, but they'll just undescramble themselves again. Your only hope to leave this place is to let the enemies kill you, but even then, that just sends you back to the beginning of the level. So you're trapped here forever, and presumably the monkeys now rule the universe.
Diablo: The Secret Cow and Secret Pony Levels
The Diablo games are about killing Satan, so as you can imagine, the enemies are going to be things like demons and dragons and ... cows? Hordes of bipedal, axe-wielding cows?
You're the soon-to-be-trampled guy at the center.
The "explanation" for this is that when the first Diablo game came out, a bizarre rumor started going around claiming that if you clicked repeatedly on a specific cow found outside of town, you could reach an all-cow level. It was just one of those stupid things bored kids come up with to make their friends waste entire afternoons clicking on cows. Diablo's creators at Blizzard actually went out of their way to point out that there was no cow level in Diablo ... and then they included one in Diablo II.
And that was the day when nerds learned that if they bitch enough, anything can happen.
In order to reach it, you have to beat the main game once and then combine two specific items to create a portal. Step into the portal and you'll find yourself in a large meadow, being chased by dozens upon dozens of killer cows. Their leader is a powerful bovine warlock called the Cow King, and as long as you don't kill him, you can keep coming back to the Secret Cow Level to collect items for the normal game.
Or for your own sandwich shop.
Even if you kill the Cow King, though, that's not the last of him. Fast forward 13 years to Diablo III, where you actually encounter the Cow King's ghost -- he will deny the existence of another Cow Level, but we're not falling for that one again. If you gather some items and combine them into a staff, a portal will open that will lead you into th-
That's Whimsyshire, the Secret Pony Level, a magical place in Diablo III that is filled with rainbows, happy clouds and pink teddy bears that you can violently slaughter. We give up, Blizzard. We just give up.
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