Duck Hunt is one of those games that managed to become an all-time favorite even though the premise was so simple.
All you needed to do was shoot the ducks using that big ol' controller, but it was still super tricky. We all played it a lot though, whether it was because the game was actually fun or if it was because it was our only option, we can't ever be sure.
The game may have come out in America in 1987, and was so popular it was actually added to more modern systems as a downloadable game.
But there's always been one thing that people wondered: What does the second player controller actually do?
A lot of people assumed it was just a one player game, but now one unlikely source has blown the minds of thousands of people on Twitter after revealing his discovery.
Seth Rogen revealed the "hot tip" on Twitter last night, saying "Hot tip that's 25 years lat but I didn't have Twitter back then: In Duck Hunt on Nintendo, the second player controller controlled the duck."
Hot tip that’s 25 years late but I didn’t have Twitter back then: in Duck Hunt on Nintendo, the second player controller controlled the duck.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) September 17, 2018
Nearly 80,000 people have liked the tweet, and nearly 15,000 have retweeted it. He went on to say, "Me and my sister found this out because I sat on the controller by accident and the duck kept flying to the top right corner."
Me and my sister found this out because I sat on the controller by accident and the duck kept flying to the top right corner.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) September 17, 2018
Since that tweet, he's received thousands of replies of people who were completely shocked to hear that this was possible.
Hamilton and Mary Poppins Returns actor Lin-Manuel Miranda sent out his response, that I think the rest of us can commiserate with.
I...I can feel the dog laughing at me even now— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) September 18, 2018
Josh Gad also expressed his shock.
This cannot be. This. Cannot. Be.— Josh Gad (@joshgad) September 18, 2018
But it's not just celebrities who are stunned. The rest of us are just as baffled.
All that time waiting for my brother to finish his turn...— Sophie Tylenol (@sophietylenol) September 18, 2018
And begging for their lost time back.
how do I get back 25 years of lost time— Nicola Foti (@soundlyawake) September 18, 2018
Some demanded proof.
I don’t believe you. I need video evidence immediately— Tony Alonzo (@Tony_Alonzo) September 17, 2018
Although there are some people who claim they've known all along...
How did people not know this???— Jess Phoenix 🌋 (@jessphoenix2018) September 18, 2018
With some having similar experiences to Rogen.
I found out in a similar way...my lil cousin was too young to play, so we used to give him the controller to play with and act like he was playing... It was really funny because he would move like he was playing. When we gave him a plugged in 1 and he kept moving the ducks around pic.twitter.com/uxEdCS6zKv— JakeTheSnaqe (@JaqueTheSnaqe) September 18, 2018