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If you haven’t stumbled upon this Adventure Time DS/3DS Easter egg yourself yet, here’s the game’s fantastic “Secret Screen” that you can access after punching in the famous Konami code at the “Touch to Start” screen.

Secret screen, this is the secret secret screen. Ba-da-da-da-da-da-da secret screen.

Buy: Adventure Time for DS and 3DS
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Palutena could be giving a shout out to Cave Story's Curly Brace in this exchange from Kid Icarus: Uprising. Who knows if it’s intentional or not; somebody ask Treehouse!

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Here’s a neat Kid Icarus: Uprising easter egg I missed because I am incapable of playing the game at higher intensity levels. Apparently you can find this nod to the old NES game in Chapter 5, Pandora’s Labyrinth of Deceit, behind an 8.0 Intensity Gate. As if there weren’t enough reasons why Chapter 5 is awesome!
Buy: Kid Icarus Uprising
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Here’s a neat Kid Icarus: Uprising easter egg I missed because I am incapable of playing the game at higher intensity levels. Apparently you can find this nod to the old NES game in Chapter 5, Pandora’s Labyrinth of Deceit, behind an 8.0 Intensity Gate. As if there weren’t enough reasons why Chapter 5 is awesome!

Buy: Kid Icarus Uprising
Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more 
See also: More Kid Icarus media
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Skyward Sword Easter Egg in Ocarina of Time 3D. This won’t blow your mind or anything, but it’s a fun nod to the upcoming Wii game — plus, it sort of fits with that Skyward Sword being a prequel to Ocarina of Time.

Ocarina of Time 3D releases in just a week! Don’t forget to register your copy with Club Nintendo, and get a limited edition soundtrack CD for free. The album features 50 songs (some never released), new illustrations, and a “special message” from Shigeru Miyamoto and Koji Kondo.

Preorder: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

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See also: Our Ocarina of Time 3D preview

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Asshole narration in Wave Race: Blue Storm. NeoGAF’s Raoul Duke found a hidden code in the GameCube launch title to replace the pit crew with some jerk who berates you for the entire race. And the “turbo” effect is now a little girl’s voice.

I have this feeling that if it had been discovered ten years ago, Nintendo would have dissolved the NST studio that produced it.

Buy: Wave Race: Blue Storm

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Dancing panda from Strider (Genesis/Mega Drive). Hidden in an out-of-the-way corner of Strider's third stage, a small panda waits behind a stack of artillery shells. After you destroy the shells and find the little guy, he does a jig, rotates his head, and disappears.
This silly Easter Egg went unexplained for more than 20 years until LSCM tracked down and interviewed Strider's designer Kouichi Yotsui recently:

"The graphic staff and planners will sometimes conspire against the planner and put something in without his knowledge. For Strider, someone put a panda in the battleship’s cannon room without my knowing. The person who did that later became [Keiji Inafune]’s wife, fully supporting her husband’s success.”

So, the prankster who coded the dancing panda in Capcom’s Strider went on to marry Mega Man character designer and Onimusha/Resident Evil producer Keiji Inafune!
[Via Danny Cowan]

Dancing panda from Strider (Genesis/Mega Drive). Hidden in an out-of-the-way corner of Strider's third stage, a small panda waits behind a stack of artillery shells. After you destroy the shells and find the little guy, he does a jig, rotates his head, and disappears.

This silly Easter Egg went unexplained for more than 20 years until LSCM tracked down and interviewed Strider's designer Kouichi Yotsui recently:

"The graphic staff and planners will sometimes conspire against the planner and put something in without his knowledge. For Strider, someone put a panda in the battleship’s cannon room without my knowing. The person who did that later became [Keiji Inafune]’s wife, fully supporting her husband’s success.”

So, the prankster who coded the dancing panda in Capcom’s Strider went on to marry Mega Man character designer and Onimusha/Resident Evil producer Keiji Inafune!

[Via Danny Cowan]