UP UP UP DOWN DOWN DOWN LEFT RIGHT LEFT RIGHT LEFT
That is the code that unlocks the coolest easter egg
in a technological device, ever... What is it? The Ms Pacman / Galaga
cabinet includes the original Pacman
The other day when I was researching Ms Pacman / Galaga
arcade cabinets, I discovered that Pacman is also on the machine as an easter egg. Last night I got a chance to try it out at a bar/restraunt down the street from me. I put in my quarters, entered the code, the ghost on the screen changed colors, and I pressed the ms pacman player one button, and bam, I was playing Pacman.
I'm fairly certain I was the first person to ever do this on this machine, cause the high score was still at it's default score of 10,000. Needless to say, that high score is now a lot higher. Though I doubt there will be many, if any, other challengers on this machine.
The new Ms Pacman / Galaga machines have an option to make the ms pacman game go faster than the original. Which is great, because this improves my ability to track the ghosts. This "speed up" translates into the pacman game as well.
Runners up for best easter egg
pong on the kurzweil k2000/2500
that dude's name in Adventure for atari
the thriller video on the Final Fantasy DVD