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5 Of The Most Notorious Glitches In Video Game History –

 

First things first: pobody’s nerfect. Even the very best video games can have glitches. Sometimes they’re just tiny quirks, other times they’re complete game-ruiners. But we love our games, warts and all (especially if you’re playing Wart Remover 2K19). Here are five of the most notorious glitches in video game history.

 

Grand Theft Auto 3 – Flying Tank

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Ah, the good old days of Grand Theft Auto 3, when turning pedestrians into fine mists of blood was still novel. But even better than the normal mayhem, though, was this glitch that, when firing behind you repeatedly, allowed you to launch into the air and fly a freaking tank over the city. Also, I imagine that’s exactly how airplanes lift off in real life. That’s science, right?

 

Mortal Kombat – Ermac

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A perfect example of a laid-back video game company embracing an embarrassing glitch and making it part of a sprawling, mind-bending canon that nobody could possibly understand. A now-famous glitch in the original Mortal Kombat caused a red-colored Scorpion named “ERMAC” to appear. The name sounded like gibberish to early ’90s audiences, but it actually meant “Error Macro”. Soon, Ermac would became so popular that he became his very own character, a telepathic ninja that could do battle with the… uh… fire-breathing demon ninja… or the ice-controlling blue ninja… or the smoke-controlling grey ninja… or any of the four cybernetic ninjas…

 

Super Mario 64 – Mario’s Incredibly Complicated Backwards Long Jump

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Look, I’m gonna level with you, my eyes glazed over when I looked up exactly how to pull this glitch off, which honestly seems like less work than just playing the entire game itself. But if you REALLY wanna cheat our pal Shigeru that bad, you’ll have to look it up and get REAL good at this weird backwards long jump technique. I expected more out of Mario, you know? After being a plumber for this long, you’d think that of all people, he’d be the one to stick with a job and not take shortcuts.

 

Mario Kart 64 – Rainbow Road Death Drop Shortcut

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Aw, heck. Well, speaking of shortcuts, it looks like Mario 64’s kart-racing cousin features one of its own. At the beginning of the terror-inducing Rainbow Road course, if you veer off to the side and hop into the air at exactly the right moment, you can fly through the air all the way down to another stretch of road, successfully bypassing a massive chunk of the course. Just be sure to reinforce your controllers if an overzealous brother happens to use this cheat against you, something I 100% absolutely don’t have concrete experience with (LOOKING AT YOU, MARK).

 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – Javelin Glitch

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This bad boy eventually landed on something of a glitch blacklist. No, that doesn’t mean James Spader spent way too many seasons hunting it down (although, Netflix, if you’re interested in that pitch, get at me). It was so notorious that exploiting it would get you banned, and for good reason! By equipping the Javelin rocket launcher, holding down the Grenade button and switching to your primary weapon, the next person to kill you would get a nice, explosive surprise. They’d blow up, is what I’m getting at. No, not “blow up” as in “get really popular like when James Spader did The Blacklist”, they would literally just explode in a mess of blood and guts (which might actually make The Blacklist better if they’d incorporate it into their canon).

 

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