Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (NES)
|Home Alone 2: Lost in New York|
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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York features Tim Curry as a
What looks like a pizza box, possibly an earlier version of the HUD icon for the pizza item, which restores health.
Stored with the graphics for the second level are sprites for the Pigeon Lady, who makes her only appearance during the final boss. In the Game Boy version she appears in the sewer area with these exact same frames as a boss of sorts, so she was probably supposed to appear there.
The very first cutscene features Mr. Hector siccing the hotel staff on Kevin. Normally he makes this weird grin while speaking, but disabling the background layer shows a different graphic which, intentionally or not, merges with the background to create said grin.
Harry and Marv
Similarly, this glitch also affects Harry's mouth during the following scene.
Hidden Developer Messages
Go to the 16th floor of the hotel, grab the invincibility item from the first room, and enter the second room while still invincible. Make sure you have no ammo for the dart gun, and press Up on the closet door to see a secret message from "H.ly Joe":
GREETINGS: I AM H. JOE ROCK & ROLL SOFTWARE ENGINEER, GAME DEVELOPER & NOTED GENIUS. CONGRATULATIONS, YOU HAVE DISCOVERED MY HIDDEN WARP. BRACE YOURSELF, AS I WARP YOU TO THE NEXT GREAT LEVEL. SIGNING OUT, ..H.JOE ROCK & ROLL..
Pressing Start during the message will put you back at the beginning of Level 1, but with all the items you had collected up to that point. If you let the message finish, however, you'll be warped to the next stage.
"Holy Joe" refers to Joe Moses (listed as Joseph A. Moses in the credits), the game's programmer.
In the sewer stage, there is a line of text "H JOE ROCK AND ROL" written on the top line of the screen, which can't be seen on NTSC televisions but can be seen in the European version. It's worth noting that at the end of the sewer level, there are the "HJ" initials to the right of the ladder.
In Level 1, after the Gift Shop, there is a lamp in the middle between the jumping couch (4th) and the couch to the left of it (3rd). Jump above it using the jumping couch to reveal two special items with names "BECKY" and "CHRIS". Each gives you 1,000 points. Similar items can be found in other games by the same developer.
Track #1 and Track #5 of the NSF file are not heard anywhere in the game, which is strange because both are a remix of the movie's theme.
The Home Alone series
|NES||Home Alone • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York|
|SNES||Home Alone • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York|
|Game Boy||Home Alone 2: Lost in New York • Home Alone 2: Kevin's Dream|
|Genesis||Home Alone 2: Lost in New York|