Easter eggs in Hedgewars

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Wuzzy
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Hedgewars has a couple of easter eggs (hidden features which are not really meant serious), and I will report them here.

All info in this post are according to Hedgewars version 0.9.21.

Special dates
When Hedgewars is started on a certain day (according to system time), some visuals may be changed.

  • April 1: All hogs will look like tomatos (Hat “fr_tomato”) and a tomato juice effect is shown when they are hurt.
  • April 20: All hogs which normally have no hat will wear the “eastertop” hat (broken easter egg).
  • October 31: Main menu is Halloween-themed and hogs which normally have no hat will wear the fr_pumpkin hat.
  • December 24 - December 26: Main menu is Christmas-themed and hogs which have normally no hat will wear the Santa hat.

Background info on the dates
The April 1 easter egg refers to an April Fools joke from 2014.
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31th October is not only Halloween, but also Hedgewars' “birthday”. Hedgewars has been started on 31th October 2004.

Unicorn attack
If you hold down the [Precise] and [Switch hog] keys while using kamikaze, the hedgehog will turn into an awesome rainbow unicorn.

Hidden achievements
A couple of so-called achievements are awarded for several special tasks in missions:

  • Prestigious Pilot: Finish the RC Plane Challenge with only 1 RC plane (very difficult but possible)
  • Naughty Ninja: Kill Instructor in Dangerous Ducklings (demo)
  • Energetic Engineer: Finish Bamboo Thicket in less than 6 turns without using any bazookas (demo)
  • Lively Lifeguard: Rescue all 8 hedgehogs in That Sinking Feeling *
  • Rope Master: Finish Basic Rope Training in under 50 seconds

* = This achievement does not work when you use a language other than English; this is a bug in 0.9.21. See here for a bug report including a proposed bugfix: https://code.google.com/p/hedgewars/issues/detail?id=920

Note that Hedgewars does not really have a proper achivements system yet. The achievements are only recognized in the ticker or in the stats screen.

Hi, I am a Hedgewars developer. Smile

Wuzzy
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The information in this thread is now in the Unofficial Hedgewars Wiki:
http://wiki.hedgewars.wohlnet.ru/wiki/Easter_eggs

Hi, I am a Hedgewars developer. Smile

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Interesting. Smile
and I did the Unicorn Attack one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5QvYnoqFfo

UltiMaxKom
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is joining someone's room then kicked for no reason is an easter egg ???
PS : It is happened hmmm,,, well,,, likely everytime i play online Big Grin
ITS QUITE EPIC !!!

and one more,,,

try say " F*** YOU N**B !!! " to someone while ingame with [Shift]+[Enter] To Send it,,,
Makes he angry,,, this available whitin : 1 Jan - New Year

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