Phill ‘TheRealPfhreak’ Spiess was neither the first nor the last to hack a marriage proposal into a ROM,
but his Chrono
Trigger proposal from October 2008 is perhaps the most famous of the lot. Spiess fused the Denodoro Mountains area in the game (which his thengirlfriend was playing at the time) with the real-life site of their first date, mixing in references to their favourite memories, lyrics from her favourite song, and even her cat (which follows Crono and co around). It wasn’t until she saw her name on the screen and looked across to see Spiess on one knee, holding an engagement ring, that it occurred to her this area was not in the original game. You can watch a playthrough of the hack on YouTube. Oh, and she said yes.