This was an article claiming that inside some of our classic, most cherished Game Boy games from the past, there was another game hidden somewhere in the cartridges. This was mentioned on some old blogs that dated back over eight years ago and I was intrigued. Having nothing better to do with my life except play games and write articles on games I've played, I decided to have a little search for this hidden game to see if it was legit. As it turned out, it was.
I'm going to give a step by step guide on how I discovered this so the readers of this article can give it a try too, but first, there are some important things I will mention right now.
Firstly, Misfortune.gb is said to be hidden in Pokemon Red, Link's Awakening, Atelier Marie and Spud's Adventure. I will tell you right now that I never found Misfortune.gb in any of these, and believe me I tried. A lot. I don't know if these games have it really well hidden and I missed an important sequence or something or if it was a mistake. I believe it probably is in those games somewhere, but I myself had no luck with them. My luck came with Pokemon Yellow.
Secondly, upon finding Misfortune.gb, I only went to a few rooms then quit the emulator. There are rumours that playing the game is dangerous if you lose at it and being superstitious I decided against taking that risk. So I'm sorry, I can't tell you how the game ends if you get through it because I have no idea. But hopefully this guide will help you access it so you can see for yourselves.
Finally, and this is very important, accessing Misfortune.gb from Pokemon Yellow is NOT easy. I got it to work only TWICE and have not been able to do it again since. However, the two times I did manage to do it I followed a sequence which I've written down here. It seems to have maybe a one in forty chance of actually warping you to Misfortune.gb if you follow these steps. I'm not sure why it only works sometimes, my thoughts are perhaps I'm missing a valuable detail on most playthroughs which other times I've completed allowing it to work properly. (Like I said, I have nothing better to do that play games and write articles on them, which is why I must have spent months playing over and over through Pokemon Yellow and Red looking for this). Anyway, that's all I have to say about that, and perhaps you'll have better luck with it. Please note, that what I've written down here are exactly what I did to access the game, and I'm not entirely sure which parts are important and must be done and which parts are unimportant, so I'm just giving you it all.
NOTE: This method is for POKEMON YELLOW ONLY. It will not work at all on any other Pokemon for several reasons: One, events work differently and in certain circumstances you need certain things to happen that do not in Pokemon Red. For those interested in the Pokemon Red version, I have heard it requires using the Mew Glitch and using Teleport with him at a certain time and place. That however is not relevant in Pokemon Yellow.
Okay, now with that out of the way, let's get down to the meat. Let's boot up... POKEMON YELLOW!
IMPORTANT NOTE: My total gameplay time was 3.39 just before the final step. I'm not certain if time makes a difference to the overall result, but it's worth mentioning that this COULD be on a timebased mechanic. With all that said, this is all I have to share at the moment. I will continue to search for Misfortune.gb in other games, and also share the results of course, along with also searching for other hidden mysteries of gaming! I hope this guide was helpful to you, and please let me know how your search goes! Did I miss out something important or does this work perfectly for you? If I've missed anything let me know and I'll check it out and add it to the guide.:) I wish you all the best, and happy hunting!