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The 404 Page on Platinum Games’ Website Has a Game Where You Fight as 8-bit Bayonetta

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Platinum Games have a little nugget of fun on their website that has been frustrating lots of fans.

You’re probably wondering how something can be frustrating and yet fun – it turns out that any 404 redirect on their website now features an 8-bit game with the titular witch, Bayonetta.

The mini-game is reportedly called Angel Land, and it lets you play as a stationary Bayonetta that can only jump (twice, in fact) and shoot, as hordes of angels come at her.

For those who are unaware of what a 404 is – its usual purpose is to greet users who try browsing to non-existence URLs on websites, typically with a message like “sorry, that doesn’t exist.”

This leads to lots of trolling possibilities, giving someone an URL like http://www.platinumgames.co.jp/bayonetta3/, only to have it redirect to the challenging mini-game.

What’s your high score?

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13 comments
  1. Akuma
    Akuma
    February 2, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Damn, the flying enemies are a pain to hit ;)

  2. Siveon
    Siveon
    February 2, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    You know you could double jump right?

  3. Tromboner
    Tromboner
    February 2, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    I think I must be a scrub, I can’t get past 3000.

  4. sanic
    sanic
    February 2, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    If you break 10,000 points there’s a boss fight.

  5. Akuma
    Akuma
    February 2, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Of course, i’ve read the article. But aiming while you jump…

  6. FalseTragedian
    FalseTragedian
    February 2, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    2300. If I play more I think those flying guys may inspire me to do something to my laptop I’ll regret…

  7. NathanEH
    NathanEH
    February 2, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    That’s pretty clearly 16-bit at least. Hate to be that guy, but just saying.

  8. Barret Somerville
    Barret Somerville
    February 2, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    aww shit nigga, platinum games Y U soo based??

  9. Canopus Walf
    Canopus Walf
    February 2, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    You are made of lies!

  10. sanic
    sanic
    February 2, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    Lol maybe if you aren’t bad you’ll get there.

  11. Canopus Walf
    Canopus Walf
    February 2, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    18,100 and no boss :P

  12. sanic
    sanic
    February 3, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Oh well I made this rumour at 3 other places you won’t stop me.

  13. Canopus Walf
    Canopus Walf
    February 3, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Haha nice work