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Game within a game

Post by theantmeister » Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:58 am

Sometimes games have little mini games inside of them that your character can play.

Stuff like Super Turkey Puncher in Doom 3 or Astro Chicken in Space Quest.

Any favourites?

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Post by psj3809 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:05 am

Used to love finding stuff like this. Think the main one was the 'Space Invaders' room inside Pyjamarama.

Remember one C64 game loading up which seemed to have a basic Pacman game while the game loaded which was so impressive

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Re: Game within a game

Post by NickThorpe » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:00 am

Final Fantasy VIII's Triple Triad was always excellent.
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Post by The Beans » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:19 am

Triple Triad's already mentioned so my next fave would be Hero Klungo Saves Teh World from Banjo & Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. It's intentionally terrible and laugh out loud funny as a result.

Respectful shout outs for PGR2's Geometry Wars and Prey's Pacman clone, Rune Man.

Fallout 4's retro games are pretty ace too.
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Post by Shinobi » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:42 am

Legend of the Mystical Ninja which had the first level of Gradious and a few other games..

Zombie game in 360 think it was called Dead Light you had Nintendo game & Watch unlockable games

Jap Shenmue had Out Run and Afterburner playable in the arcade..
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Re: Game within a game

Post by theantmeister » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:48 am

The Beans wrote:Respectful shout outs for PGR2's Geometry Wars and Prey's Pacman clone, Rune Man.
Prey had a Pacman clone in it? Was it in the bar or something? I remember the jukebox...

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Post by Treguard » Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:09 am

The Pazaak game in KOTOR was fun. I remember Lotus Turbo Challenge had hidden games in it if you entered your name as certain things on the title screen. First one had an Asteroids clone, and the second was a shooting gallery game.

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Post by MadManDan79 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:03 am

Motor kombat within mortal kombat armageddon was fun.

Didnt gta san andreas have hidden games in it when you played an arcade machine iirc?

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Post by SpockIOM » Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:34 am

The original Maniac Mansion being available to play inside Day Of The Tentacle was a nice touch.
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Re: Game within a game

Post by Rayne » Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:41 am

I know it doesn't technically count but I was amazed at being able to watch To Kill a Mockingbird on TV in the Darkness.

Geometry Wars in PGR was absolutely brilliant. I always liked the little loading screen games in the DBZ Budokai titles.
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Re: Game within a game

Post by The Beans » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:55 am

theantmeister wrote:
The Beans wrote:Respectful shout outs for PGR2's Geometry Wars and Prey's Pacman clone, Rune Man.
Prey had a Pacman clone in it? Was it in the bar or something? I remember the jukebox...
Yeah, in the bar. There's an achievement for getting above a certakn score on it, I think. It's been a while since I played it.
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Re: Game within a game

Post by David » Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:16 am

the wee game at the start of ridge racer on ps1

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Post by Mayhem » Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:14 pm

Donkey Kong is inside DK64, you have to do well enough to earn a gold coin for the 101% too.
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Re: Game within a game

Post by merman » Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:45 pm

Lazy Jones had multiple mini games inside the main game.
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