27 Mind-Blowing True Backstories of Famous Video Games

Video game developers pay a lot of money to give their products a great story. Sometimes, though, the real story is what's going on behind the scenes.

Because she has a crippling video game addiction, we got AuntieMeme to help us bring to light some of the most interesting backstories in video game history.

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Hironobu Sakaguchi chose the name FINAL FANTASY. because he thought it would be his last game Square was out ofmoneyafte a'string of uinsuccessful gam

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THE CREEPY FOG IN SILENT HLILI c..sets the tone for a haunting, scary atmosphere prevents the players from seeing hidden monsters until the last secon

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The original NES uension oF Legeno of Zelda Required scReaning to defeat an enemy EEK Originally the Japanese NES had a microphone, and the way to def

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IFLTUILHIY IFITELTEI IT'S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS. The Legend of Zelda's beta version gives players the choice between a sword and a boomeran

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The spies in Team Fortress were inspired by a glitch. There was a bug that caused players' clothes to change to the colors of the enemy team. Instead

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SPACE INVADERS GRADUALLY InCreasing SPEED LUAS CAUSED By a HARDWARE PROBLEm. Programmer Tomohiro Nishikado spent a year trying to build a system with

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The first video game system for television was the Magnavox Odyssey. and the game used to demonstrate it dCtoss the country was called Table Tennis. T

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HIGH SCORE 36550 800 MS. PACMAN WAS CREATED BY HACKERS.. In 1982, two MIT students decided to create their own arcade game called Crazy Otto. They bui

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Sony's Station was originally planned as a CD-ROM add-on for the Super Nintendo. At the Consumer Electronics Show in June 1991, Sony launched a new vi

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The Monkey Island games were inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean, and vice-versa. In 2000, ILM began conceptualizing a movie based on The Curse o

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1993's Wolfensteinis usually Credited as being the first first sf-person shooter. However. the. 1973 game Maze War predates not onLY Wolfenstein, but

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Metal Gear was originally designed to run on a slow computer called an MSX2. The MSX2 was too slow to support the multiple enemies of a traditional ac

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In the Japanese version of Marvel Super Heroes VS. Street Fighter, there's a creepy old pervert. He's an older man named Norimaro, and he dresses like

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The Super Mushrooms that make Mario grow and shrink look just like Amanita Muscaria, which can cause hallucinationst that screw up your perception of

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EVERYTHING ABOUT MARIO WAS CREATED TO CONSERVE PINELS. Mario's creator Shigeru Miyamoto added: A hat, SO he wouldn't have to draw hair. The nose and m

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Lara Croft's big chest is the result of a mistake. Artist Toby Gard, one of the people in charge of designing Lara's character, was editing her dimens

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HALF-LIFE 2 2ORIGINALLY HAD A CHARACTER AMED MR. FRIENDLY WHO FOLLOWED FReEMAN Noaiss AROUND AND ate THE CORPSESH He Left BEHIND. Mr. Friendly was mea

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THE onam CODE LAS LEFT in GRADIUS BY ACCIDEnT. 1> BA B A START The game was SO hard that Kazuhisa Hashimoto, one of the guys who helped create the hom

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Kirby was a placeholder for a to be designed character. Game designer Masahiro Sakurai dropped a circle into his game as he was designing it, figuring

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Gand theFt AUTO Was hoN OUt Of a bug IN a RacING game. Race'n'chase Game Design Version 1.05 March 22 1995 01995 DMA Desig Let Rockstar released a fai

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Farmville is shameless CRACKED COM a ripoff of a game called Farm Town Farmers Farm Farm Town that debuted just months before Farmville spammed its wa

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ADVENTURE THE FIRST VIDEO GAME SYSTEMT GAMEPROGRAM 3o L g RARS B EASTER EGG WAS CREATED BY A DISGRUNTLED ATARI EMPLOYEE. C Warren Robinett was the sol

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Earthbound, a ute little RPG for the Super Nintendo, originally had a naked level. When the main character, Ness, travels to Magicant, his clothes dis

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Donkey Kong was meant to be the hero not the villain. The game manual explains that Donkey EDLS Kong was Mario's pet, and he escaped 5800 because Mari

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Atomic Bomberman almost had a really filthy mouth. The disk contains voice tracks for a number of seriously nasty exclamations, all done in the voices

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Before there was Asteroids, there was Spacewar-a two-player version of virtually the same game, but with more features. You could shoot the other play

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Think you're a spae ship shooting lasers, in Centpede!? You're not. You're an elf named Oliver, who lives iN a magical forest. You usually get along f

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