On the sport’s fifth anniversary, developer Campo Santo thanked everybody for taking part in Firewatch over time however revealed that there is a hidden arcade mode throughout the recreation that hardly anybody knew about.
Firewatch launched 5 years in the past, instantly changing into an enormous title within the indie gaming group and inside Let’s Play YouTubers comparable to Markiplier. It acquired constructive critiques amongst avid gamers and critics and have become an inspiration for different strolling simulator video games to return. After profitable a number of awards and promoting over 1,000,000 copies, Firewatch can be launched for Nintendo Change in 2018. Some gamers might have found it again when the Change model of Firewatch launched, however in any other case, the hidden arcade mode has flown below the radar.
Impressed by retro 90s platformers, gamers can discover a recreation cartridge inside a provide cache, however to entry it, gamers might want to enter the code “1964.” It is a reference to the sport cartridge, an N64-style cartridge, that can permit gamers to entry Firewatch‘s hidden arcade mode.
After discovering the cartridge of a recreation referred to as Forrest 64, gamers will then should insert it right into a “console.” It isn’t a Nintendo 64, sadly; as an alternative, gamers can discover a small, unusual statue of Forrest 64‘s protagonist, Forrest Byrnes. Choose the “put it again” immediate to entry the hidden platformer in Firewatch.
Within the mini-game, Firewatch gamers will be capable to run across the identical forests in Forrest 64, however now, in time challenges divided into three modes: a collectathon, destroying crimson rockets, and a race with a UFO.
Firewatch is accessible on PC, PS4, Change, and Xbox One.