Like most gaming cultures, retro videogaming is full of rumours, secrets, and urban myths! Some might be believable, but others are known to be mischievous hoaxes.
So which of these stories are actually true? Is there really a secret boss character in Street Fighter II? Does Luigi's ghost haunt the dark corridors of Luigi's Mansion? And is there really a secret experimental video game called Polybius that was developed by US intelligence agencies for data harvesting?
Could your collection of retro arcade machines be hiding a secret? Join us for a quick tour and a detailed fact-check of some of the most popular urban myths in gaming.
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