Which Video Game Featured The First Widely Known Easter Egg?
Adventure, a maze video game released for the Atari 2600 in the winter of 1979, can boast the first video game Easter Egg that was widely known at the time of the game’s release. Unlike previous video games that had obscure Easter Eggs that often went widely unknown until the video game was picked over in emulation (such as the Easter Egg in 1976’s Fairchild Channel F’s Video Wizball), Adventure’s Easter Egg was well known during the game’s heyday. Most players were aware of the trick wherein you could pick up a tiny, nearly invisible, one-pixel key and use it to enter a chamber where the programmer’s name, Warren Robinett, was spelled out on the screen.
Image courtesy of Atari.