Earlier, Game|Life revealed its picks of must-play videogames in “9 Mandatory Missions All Gaming Geeks Must Master.”
As usual, our readers had many thoughts on which games we missed, submitting a variety of classic moments throughout the history of videogames that they felt all lovers of gaming should experience at least once in their lives.
Some were a bit on the extreme side (“beat Halo on Legendary difficulty”). And of course some missed the point entirely (“Grand Theft Auto is for fratboys”). But several were just the sort of thing we were looking for, and so we now present nine of Wired.com readers’ best suggestions for goals to reach in nine more classic games.
Task: Smurf all of Smurfette’s smurf.
Coleco, Colecovision, 1982
Reader “Angrydeuce” mentioned this early platform game, based on a kids’ license but plenty challenging for adults, that tasked you with rescuing Smurfette. What you should do instead is find the game’s most notorious moment: Turn around and walk away from the blue lady in the final scene, and keep your eyes on her sprite. She’ll appear to smurf all of her clothes right off.
A risqué Easter egg left by a disgruntled designer, perhaps? Nah, more like a happy accident of a graphical glitch. (You can tell because the whites of her eyes disappear with the whites of her dress.) But in 1982 it was sometimes the closest thing to porn you could get your hands on.
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