Mar 09 2009

10 Weird NES Game Glitch Moments

Published by at 10:45 am under Video Games

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Remember playing Nintendo as a kid and all of a sudden the game looked kind of funny on the screen?  Usually that meant there may have been dust in the cartridge or the game was simply crapping out.  I can recall playing entire levels where the game scenery was all messed up and you basically had to play the game based on your memory of what the boards looked like.

In other cases you’d be playing a game and a big “WTF?” would pop into your head because you saw something you probably shouldn’t have seen.  I’m convinced that game designers made these glitches on purpose just for kicks.  They must have known that while these things wouldn’t happen often, some kid in the middle of Ohio would have to endure something resembling masturbation in their favorite video game.

Some glitches are visual and some are physical, but these 10 NES game glitches are entertaining to say the least.

Super Glitch Bros.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9_6vN49V5M

Weird to play the game like that.

Castlevania II

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAGl1DtbotY

I believe an apt title for this one would be the pit of despair.

Major League Baseball

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WAVCBEPznY

Was it really a home run?

Action 52 – Masturbating?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPHsrs51vyM

Disturbing.

Back to the Future Sex Scandal

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppYKaao9mFA

Even more disturbing.

Double Dragon

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN3V3Gsv9Lo

Man do I love the music

NES Zelda Glitch

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C03YwAvhnII

This looks like an Atari game!

Ninja Gaiden Debug Glitch

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGWQNIfT3zg

Weird.

Bible Adventures Glitches

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg5lzJLjrhE

I just found it funny that there’s a guy holding 3 animals over his head.  That and there’s a game called “Bible Adventures.”

Super Mario 3

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErkCNLTilw0

That’s just plain messed up.





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24 responses so far

  • G2D2

    No Zelda II: Link’s Adventure glitch (when Link jumps above the temple, turns into a fairy, and enters Glitch World)?

  • http://www.smafia.org Ian Streeb

    i remember as a kid playing the Rambo NES game and entering a password of all 0’s led you to a glitch level in which you walk to the right for about 5 minutes through random pixels, and eventually you are in the actual game but your character was invisible.

  • Jay

    How about this for Mario experience?

    http://www.ucubd.com/Index.aspx?id=626&cid=x01000081

  • MD

    Forget Missingno much?

  • Greg

    My favorite was always the super-speed receiver in John Elway’s Quarterback. I was never sure if this was a “glitch” or an easter egg. But in the offensive play selection screen if you went up to where you select a reverse play, and left that highlighted until you run out of time to select a play, throw the ball to the right and you’ve go ta receiver that runs 10x the speed of anyone else on the field. Throw it to the other side of the field and you’ve got one that runs a little slower, but still about 3x normal speed.

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  • j

    Hey guess what, the link to “Baddest Fictional Movie Weapons” directs to “Movies When Bad Guys Win”.

    Your site has some fairly entertaining articles and I’d like to check that one out, so hopefully you guys will fix it someday.

  • E

    You forgot Mc Kids. There is a glitch where the animals are stuck together and moving. It looks like they are fornicating all over Ronald Mc Donald’s playland.

  • Xlom

    That first video is less a glitch, more a hack. I remember reading about it awhile back. A guy took some of the header graphics and scrubed it, causing music and graphics to boink out.

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  • Anon

    He didn’t take advantage of the Double Dragon glitch. If you go back and attack the guys that disappear where they used to be you can build up your hearts for full glory.

  • http://james.hamsterrepublic.com/ James Paige

    Play the NES version of Rygar. Play through the side-scrolling stages until you reach the part where it switches to a top-down view like Zelda 1.

    Jump as you move from one screen to another. If you are in the air while the screen is scrolling, you can move about 1 pixel in any direction without wall-checking. By jumping back and forth repeatedly between two screens you can eventually work your way onto the cliffsides where you are not supposed to be (with practice I got good enough to do this in under 10 seconds)

    Now that you are standing on the cliffside, you can walk off the map, and into other parts of memory, populated by random graphical tiles.

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  • http://www.printableforms.org/ Allie

    Lol! That masturbating glitch is hilarious.

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  • http://useralias.org/ Jonn

    what a shit list.
    you want game glitches you put something like world -1 in SMB…i’m sure there are other ones that were unexpected as well

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  • Brandon Roberts

    ok remember when we thought 8 bit graphics was hilarious

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