Top 5 Places in Video Games You Can't Actually Get To

Remember the first time you played Super Mario Bros, and you just had to know what was on the other side of the flagpole? Surely there were adventures a-plenty, or at least a castle without some pointless retainer, just waiting for the best gamers in the world to time their leap perfectly and forge new adventures.

Well, we Game Genied that shit and you know what's on the other side? Nothing. A constantly repeating screen of nothing that you can't come back from. It's like a pixilated version of ICP's "Echo Side" where you are trapped until God (You) pulls the plug on the universe (The NES).

However, there are places that gamers were never meant to go that are actually worth the trip. Some you can actually reach via hacks and glitches, some no, but the best backstages in video game history are...

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Jef Rouner (not cis, he/him) is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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