There is nothing in the world more powerful than a video game secret on a school playground. For an entire day — maybe even a week — you can become the king of recess, just by wielding the Mew Under Truck rumour, or the secret Triforce hidden in Ocarina of Time. Hey, who said the secrets need to be real?
Lately, Twitter has been packed with secrets ready to take to the playground, after podcast hosts Aaron and Tommy asked everyone what their best “useless” piece of video game knowledge was:
What is the most useless piece of video game knowledge you know?— Aaron & Tommy: Super Pod Saga 🎉 (@SuperPodSaga) January 15, 2023
And boy, did the internet deliver. The tweet now has over 84 million views, with thousands of replies to the question that range from the well-known secrets to the stuff that even we didn’t know. Here are our favourites:
Teeny tiny hobbitses
In LEGO Lord of the Rings on PS3, the hobbits shrink. Very, very, very slowly.
If you adjust your power settings and leave the game running overnight, they’ll only come up to Gandalf’s shins. https://t.co/b5awYiqO9V
The Super Mario Bros. 3 box was a lie
One of the levels in Super Mario 3 (I believe it’s the one with the hills) on this box does not appear in game but the level is still in the code. You can access this and a few other completed but unused levels with a game genie pic.twitter.com/1cor5b2PMM— DerekTheDragonLayer (@ILuvDragons69) January 23, 2023
You can cut down long grass in Pokémon
That not only can HM01 in all games from Gens 1-3 can cut down grass but that in Emerald if you use Cut with a Pokemon with Hyper Cutter it extends the range of grass you can cut down for some reason. lol#Pokemon https://t.co/tjXoajyGOG pic.twitter.com/VulaKuCwAR— Gavin Astra~☆ (@ThatWolfWizard) January 24, 2023
Sakurai never shuts up about his cat
Ocarina’s dungeon targeting
I promise this will blow your mind. Did you know there are two different sound effects for Z-targeting in OOT, depending on if you’re in a dungeon or not? https://t.co/1JQ6A2aX8h pic.twitter.com/HMEZrQVtHv— jedi: survimon (@LD_PrinceS) January 25, 2023
Charles Martinet’s movie career
What are your best useless video game knowledge? Tell us in the comments!