10 Times Creators Sneakily Inserted Themselves Into Video Games
9. Hideki Kamiya - The Wonderful 101
The Platinum Games' Wonderful 101 is an action-adventure game in which the player collects a large cast of superheroes to protect the Earth from an alien invasion. Some of the hero designs in the game are based on real-life professions, such as university professors, painters, chefs, and more importantly, game directors.
Hideki Kamiya, the director behind the Wonderful 101, makes a sneaky in-game cameo as a special unlockable hero called "Wonder-Director."
Now, this might sound like some weird power fantasy scenario, but the reality is anything but. The in-game Hideki Kamiya is probably one of the weakest characters in your roster. He's slow, he's a terrible partner for 'unite morphing' (a special power in the game that allows the player to combine heroes together), and to top it all off, he can't even survive a single enemy attack.
The cameo is clearly a self-aware joke that Kamiya left in the game as a reward for those patient players who bothered to spend the time unlocking him.