With a colourful past in under the name Ultimate Play The Game, developers Rare went from strength to strength throughout each era of gaming as we know it. Of their most iconic releases in the nineties, ROM hackers seem to have found a hidden Easter egg in GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64- a fully functional ZX Spectrum Emulator.
Despite being one of the most popular releases to ever grace the Nintendo 64, it has taken a good 15 years for anyone to discover that the likes of Atic Atac, Sabre Wulf, Jetpac and Knight Lore have been sat dormant in each and every GoldenEye 007 cartridge out there.
According to those who managed to uncover this mystery, Rare were reported to have been working on a ZX Spectrum emulator for the Nintendo 64 at the same time as GoldenEye 007, placing the code into their on-going project for testing purposes. The original source also goes on to state that this emulator can potentially run any other ZX Spectrum snapshot file, hopefully providing an unusual method of enjoying the classic home computer.
Video of the ZX Spectrum Emulator in GoldenEye 007 (Nintendo 64)
The original source has also provided a download link for a patch to unlock these hidden features in the NTSC ROM file of GoldenEye 007. Get ready to amaze your fellow retro gaming friends with the most unusual discovery of the year so far.
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