Have you ever ever heard of GameCube’s squeaks? Maybe we’re revealing some embarrassing hole in our collective data at Kotaku in admitting we hadn’t, however we now have now. And we’ve scientifically examined it. There’s a weird start-up Easter egg on the 2001 Nintendo console, and it makes it get all cute.
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Sure, after 23 years, we’re bringing you all of the hottest Nintendo console information, in reporting that with only a press of the controller’s Z button, a GameCube’s boot-up display screen sound results swap from the acquainted xylophonic ditty, to one thing that seems like a child’s squeaky toy, full with a toddler’s laughter.
Kotaku first encountered this phenomenon in a Tiktok video by Secret Fort Toys and Video games—a Kentucky-based retro gaming retailer—posted only a few hours earlier than the time of writing.
I’ll be trustworthy: I believed it was a hoax. I might have Googled it, clearly, however for some motive I felt compelled to check it for myself. So I dug out my GameCube, after which remembered I haven’t a TV with a SCART socket since medieval occasions. Fortunately, in a weird twist, it seems our fairly new 60″ flatscreen has RCA sockets on the again! Who knew?! And so, in what I now consider will show the beginning of a implausible weekend, I’ve obtained top-of-the-line consoles ever working on a stupidly huge display screen, and a 9-year-old to teach. However, earlier than all that, I held down that Z button.
In the event you watch the video above, you’ll see why it feels prefer it ought to be pretend. It might so simply have been the 2 individuals within the video goofing about with a child toy off digicam, and a few creepy .wav of a child’s laughter. However, nope, it’s confirmed!
We haven’t, admittedly, examined the second half of the video’s claims, with 4 controller’s plugged in on the identical time, because it seems I solely personal a single GC controller, regardless of having the ability to discover multiples of every part else from Atari 2600 joysticks to Dreamcast’s house-sized gamepads.
Secret Fort’s Tiktok has virtually half 1,000,000 followers, so don’t count on to have the ability to impress too many individuals with this revelation for too lengthy. Additionally, that retailer appears wonderful. In the event you’re in Owensboro, Kentucky, you most likely already understand it.
Be a part of us in 5 years time after we’ll convey you information of the Wii’s screenshot puzzle Easter egg.