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.

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