While the game world is vast and full of plenty of moments and locales, it managed to think of a couple odd or creepy video game urban legends at its own time. Some became simple to disprove, while others, such as the one where Atari buried many of its unsold game cartridges proven to be unbelievably correct. So keep an eye on them, people, you know not or if they are likely to become a legend. The following is a recap of a few of the most renowned video game urban legends out there.
At one point, someone was able to mod a Pokémon game with the black design and hand it off somewhere in a flea market. But there isn't any spin-off of the pocket monster game we've come to know and love. The game provides you control of your customary Pokémon team --Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle--but in addition, it supplies a character known as"GHOST". This"Pokémon", when unleashed in conflict and requested to use its"Curse" move, would unleash such a catastrophic strike that the screen would go black. Seconds later, the opponent Pokémon would allow a distorted scream, and when the screen came back on, it'd be gone. As stated by the rounds, Pokémon afflicted by this curse no longer existed. The pokéball of the Pokémon could be removed from the coach's lineup if battling a trainer. The participant even had the option to use"Curse" on coaches... with untoward outcomes. When there are other weird Pokémon mods going around, this is the one likely to send chills up players' spines -- that is, if they find the capacity to play the ROM. (Good luck finding the original version -- it might not even exist.)
A rumored arcade cabinet which took its title from the Greek historian of the same title, Polybius, is just one creepy machine. Even crazier than the one Emilio Estevez played at the 1983 horror movie Nightmares. Its visual vision caused all sorts on players of side effects, including amnesia, night terrors, as well as the capacity to prevent them from playing video games entirely. The machine first made an appearance in Portland with traces of gamers waiting to get to it, since it provided the sort of dependence you'd find in games back in the 80s. Rumor has it that men dressed in black collected data from the machines, looking for responses to the untoward effects it gave. Through time, the game has been seen, though it's been becoming increasingly rampant these days. In 2011, the cupboard was allegedly spotted in a Newport, Oregon storage locker, and a couple of decades later, in the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, where someone made 30 homebrew copies of this game for use with Atari 2600. However, taking into consideration the system's limited hardware, it did create the very same results because of the arcade game. So... is your game real? Well, videos like the one below have surfaced YouTube, and, yes, they are quite trippy to see. Be warned, though, the vision is a bit intense later on, with lots of stuff for your brain to take in. Oh, one final note--the legend spread so far that Polybius ended up on a young Simpsons event.
Fans everywhere love The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, and for good reason. It is easily among the more enjoyable and darker games at the Nintendo series that is long-running. However, what should you run across a model that was prepared to scare you silly. Well, the mask itself is intimidating as it is, of course, but there's a variant that blends the events of the game with the haunting imagery of the Japanese horror film Ringu, creating a consequence that nobody would expect from a game such as this. The story goes that a gamer adopts a Nintendo 64 upon going into a college dorm, and picks up a copy of Majora's Mask from a local yard sale, with the term"MAJORA" written across it. Indicates that it had been performed by a boy who vanished soon after getting right into it. The very first thing the player does after placing in the cartridge is deleted saved game using the title"BEN". However, by doing so, Majora's Mask's world goes to pieces and poses a ghostly version of the hero Link, but speechless and giving a frightful appearance to the player. Luckily, this gambling legend is debunked; the game is merely a mod with a clever player who understands his editing skills. Alas, the idea that a game capsule could be postponed and connected to a deceased player... well, that only gives us the chills.
While the Pokémon games are often fun, there may be a dark side to them. This one reportedly appeared back in 1996, when a bunch of children between the ages of 7-12 either fell ill or committed suicide. It had nothing to do with poor parenting, but rather"Lavender Town", a degree featured in a few of those early games of the set. The audio, known as the"Lavender Town Tone", introduce a number of strange noises which supposedly couldn't be observed by adults. However, consequently, it was reported that over 200 children killed themselves after playing with the level, and the kids did, along with others experiencing severe headaches. To make matters worse, someone dug a little bit deeper to the Lavender Town mystery revealed that a second-generation Pokémon character named Unowns spelled out a message which said: "LEAVE NOW." This was apparently just from the Japanese version of the game, as Nintendo of America changed the U.S. soundtrack, although no reason was given. So... is it true? Clearly, not enough study was done to prove (or disprove) that"Lavender Town Tone" was causing kids to kill themselves. Still... it is terrifying to consider. Imagine a horror film about it. *shiver*