Gaming facts that have shaped modern gaming that you probably didn't know about

Did you know that online gaming has been around since the 1980s? Or that the first PlayStation was originally a Nintendo project? We have uncovered 20 fun and interesting video game facts that have dramatically shaped your current experience that you never knew before.

1) Although common amongst gaming enthusiasts, Many casual gamers don’t know that Super Mario Brothers 2 was originally a Japanese game named Doki Doki Panic. The original Super Mario 2 game was deemed too difficult by the company so they simply turned Doki Doki Panic characters into the characters of the Mario world, despite the game switch, the game went on to become a huge success.

Super Mario 2 was originallyDoki Doki Panic a unique and important Video Game Facts

2) Gameline was a unique service in the 1980s that allowed gamers to download exclusive games for their Atari 2600 through phone lines. Each Gameline user was considered a member of the service and would be able to compete for high scores and national “champion” titles with other users. The Gameline service didn’t sell much or last very long. However, the technology was used to start America Online in the 90s.

Gameline was a unique service by Atari 2600 that allowed you to download games, this is a unique Video Game Facts

3) The original PlayStation console was originally a Nintendo and Sony partnership console called CD-SNES. However, the deal broke down after the parties couldn’t come to a split revenue agreement. The upset Sony President decided to continue with the project, which eventually became the PSone, spawning Sony into the video game industry.

The original PlayStation console was originally a Nintendo and Sony partnership console called CD-SNES. Video Game Facts

4) Rockman was the original name for MegaMan and is still used in the Japanese version. However, the US version changed the name. Rumor has it; the name was changed to disassociate the name with “crack-rock” which was a popular street drug at the time of its release.

Megaman was once named Rockman video game fact

5) The game Star Fox Adventures for the Nintendo Gamecube was created to be a game called Dinosaur Planet, totally unrelated to the Star Fox series. However, after countless changes, the game eventually became a Star Fox add-on

Star Fox Adventures for Nintendo Gamecube Video game facts

6) Final Fantasy VII was originally going to be on the Nintendo 64 However, the design company decided to use the PSone due its ability to hold more space.

Did you know that Final Fantasy VII was suppose to be on N64? Random video game fact

7) In 1995, Nintendo Superfamicon came out with Satellaview. The device allowed players to download news, games, and add additional levels to their current games. The system worked via a TV satellite broadcast station.

One Gaming Fact is that Nintendo allowed players to download games througha deviced named Satellaview

8) Fable 1 was set to have a multiplayer mode yet the concept was cancelled due to time constraints.

Fable 1 was suppose to b multiplayer but production ran out of time Video Game Facts

9) The first computer game to ever actually be played in outer space is Starcraft. This occurred on shuttle mission STS-96 in 1999

A unique video game fact is that starcraft was the first game in outerspace

10) The now famous Super Mario, was once a carpenter named Jumpman in the original Donkey Kong arcade game

The name of mario in Donkey Kong was Jumpman video game facts

11) Super Mario’s last name is actually Mario. Making his full name Mario Mario

Super Mario's name is actually Mario Mario Video Game facts

12) Although many believe that Nintendo means, “Leave luck to heaven” there is no record to confirm the actual meaning of the name.

Nintendo's meaning is still unknown oppose to popular belief

13) Toshiyuki Takahashi, the former PR executive for the gaming company Hudson Soft is known as the world’s faster button pusher at 16 times per second.

Hudson Soft exec Toshiyuki Takahashi is the fastest button pusher ever

14) Pauline is the name of the woman in the original Donkey Kong that is saved by Mario.

Pauline is the name that Mario (Jumpman) saves in Donkey Kong

15) Atrai Lynx (1989) was the first color handheld electronic game. The technology in the game also allowed players to link to each other for multiplayer gaming.

First color handheld electronic was the Atari Lynx

16) In 1997 Tiger created Game.com, which was a handheld gaming console. The console was not well received by fans, but was ahead of it’s time in some aspects including the ability to connect to the internet and its touchscreen feature.

Game.com console was one of the first to have internet connectivity and touchscreen

17) Sonic the hedgehog’s first appearance in a video game was as an air fresher emblem in the Sega video game Rad Mobile.

 Sonic the hedgehog was once a air freshener in the game Rad

 

18) The human gene responsible for separating the right brain from the left is called Sonic Hedgehog.

Sonic the Hedgehog has a gene named after it

19) The voice actor Charles martinet is the voice of Mario, Luigi, Wario, Shinobi and Paarthurnax.

Charles Martinet voices Mario, Luigi, Wario, Shinobi and Paarthurnax

20) Link from the Zelda Universe was directly inspired by Peter Pan according to the designer Shigeru Miyamoto

Zelda link was inspired by Peter pan

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