Sean and Vinnk demonstrate some tricks with the GameCube System Menu -- a couple of which have been known since the system launched (and involves pushing buttons, as you will see), and one more recently discovered with the aid of a video editor and a NinDB user with a penchant for earworms.
This video is an adaptation of a stage should SeanOrange would do at conventions from 2010-
2011, very soon after the menu speedup secret was discovered. The "secrets" by pushing the Z
-buttons on the controllers had been well-known nearly since the GameCube launched, but the
Famicom Disk System music hidden in the GameCube menu only became publicly known in February
The video was nice, but hardly definitive proof; it was just a screenshot with tinny-sounding
music which could have been generated anywhere. So Sean decided to actually record the full-
on music and try it out. The resulting video was only 8 seconds long, but was posted and
reposted across the web and the rest of the world until it garnered the hundreds of thousands
of hits it has today:
But even though the full story of what was going on was posted in the link description, the
comments were FILLED with people who just didn't understand what they were seeing. Some just
thought it was a silly dancing cube. Others, who appropriately focused on the music, hazarded
wild guesses, including that it was Totaka's Song. (It isn't. THIS is what Totaka's
Song sounds like.)
Did people disbelieve Sean when he said it wasn't Totaka's song? Did they just not read? Who
knows. But the video continues to grow and attract comments, and incorrect guesses, daily.
In case you want a direct comparison to the original, it runs about 2 and a half minutes long:
Did you know about any of these tricks before? Did you attend any of the live shows at No
Brand Con, Geek.Kon, DaishoCon, or elsewhere? Any other secrets you want us to take a look
at? Leave a comment below!