The PlayStation 2 boot screen is one of the most iconic out there, but a feature unknown to many makes it more interesting. The design of this depends on the number of titles that have been played and the amount of time spent on each of them.
But why are we talking about a console that was released 22 years ago? Beyond that we have a certain nostalgic spirit, the PS2 easter egg has come to light again thanks to the un tuit viral de KirbyCheatFurbya user who has just discovered this feature.
An easter egg at PS2 startup
When we start a PS2 we see a series of geometric figures that can vary in size until they become “towers”. According to GamePro, each block represents a title played on the console and the size is related to the game time dedicated to each of them.
Although Sony provides this information in the manual, this data is stored in the “B?DATA-SYSTEM” folder on the console’s memory card, so each user will see a different boot image. The more you have played, the higher the blocks will be.
The Cutting Room Floor, a video game wiki, points out that the number of “towers” that appear on the PS2 boot screen is limited. Consequently, if the limit is exceeded, recently played titles replace titles that haven’t been played in a while.
The PS2 was launched on the market in the year 2000 and marked a clear evolution of the original console. It had a DVD drive and was able to offer an enhanced gaming experience, mainly driven by its better graphics. Among the best-selling games are titles such as ‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’, ‘Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec’ and ‘Final Fantasy X’.
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