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Category:Video Games, Stunts
Tags:apple, easter egg, upside down, karateka, Apple IIe
Submitted:kamlem
Date:08/13/12
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Comment count is 8
biclops
Fantastic
zerobackup
ʇıɥs ʎןoɥ
hentaiwolf
God damn bitch kicked me to death at the end. Took me forever to figure out how to win.
Jet Bin Fever
I didn't know I could love this game more.
kamlem
From an article about Jordan Mechner.

"Karateka would be ported to several other systems, including Commodore 64, NES, and Game Boy, but each was lacking a mischievous Easter egg that Mechner built into the Apple II version. “The programmer doing copy protection for the game figured out that by messing with the bit table, the whole game could be played upside down, which is really hard to do,” he explained at San Diego Comic-Con in 2008. “We thought it would be hilarious if we burned the flipped version of the game to the other side of the disk. We figured of all the people who buy the game, a couple would accidentally put the floppy in upside-down. That way, when that person called tech support, that tech support rep would once in a blue moon have the sublime joy of saying, ‘Well sir, you put the disk in upside-down,’ and that person would think for the rest of their life that’s how software works.”"

http://www.gamestm.co.uk/features/the-man-who-would-be-prince/ 2/
chumbucket
Genius, pure genius.

sosage
Stars...that is just fucking awesome

Sundry
We need more reversible technologies to fuck with the archeologists of the future.

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