In this modern era gaming, where regular patches and updates for our favourite games are the norm, it’s not exactly uncommon to come up against the odd glitch or two when a game first launches. What we don’t see all that often, though, is a demo that accidentally lets its players enjoy more of the game than was originally intended.
Ahead of its launch on Switch later this month, Nintendo fans can jump onto the eShop and download a free demo of Pikmin 3 Deluxe. Ordinarily, the demo lets you experience the game’s first area and boss, teasing you into picking up the full game to enjoy the rest of the story.
But, as you’re about to see in the video below, a series of glitches actually allows you to explore usually-out-of-bounds terrain to reach an area found later in the game. If you manage to pull them off – which isn’t as easy as you might think – you’ll be able to take on the Vehemoth Phosbat, the game’s second boss.
The area is reached at around the five minute mark:
APerson13, the YouTube user who uploaded the clip above, says that defeating the Vehemoth Phosbat actually unlocks a further side-story, but “likely due to a missing movie file, is still inaccessible and crashes when attempting to load the first mission.”