2015/02/14

The Megaranger Secret Message Challenge...Decoded!


Two years ago I posted a secret message to Youtube over the course of two videos. I pretty much forgot about it until I got a note from Youtube that one of the videos has gotten a substantial bump in views recently. When I first posted those videos, I made a blog post about what I was doing and why I was doing it. I recommend reading it since it would save us all some time.

Now...I will reveal the secret message...

If you watched the videos in order, the super sleuth would have noticed that the CC Lemon card at the end features Megaranger Eyecatch B on the Cyberslider video, which was the first to be uploaded. I made it clear that the secret message was in two parts and to throw a curve ball I put the second half of the message up first, in the Cyberslider video. The numbers are as follows...


| 9-0-1-8-0 |

| 0-0-1-2-2 | 5-5-1-8-0 | 0-2-1-9-5 |1-8-5-0-0 | 2-2-5-4-7 | 0-5-0-1-9 | 2-5-3-5-4 | 3-9-4-9-0 | 7-1-3-5-0 | 5-2-5-8-0 |

The next week my video of the Popynica Degitank was uploaded, which contained the first half of the message after the review and Eyecatch A played. The numbers from that video are...


| 1-2-0-1-2 |

| 0-0-0-1-1 | 2-1-2-1-0 | 0-0-0-1-0 | 0-1-0-0-0 | 0-1-1-1-0 | 2-1-0-2-1 | 1-0-1-1-1 | 2-0-1-1-0 | 0-0-1-0-0 | 1-2-0-1-0 |

Combine the two messages and it will look something like this...

| 19-20-01-18-20 |

| 00-00-01-12-12 | 25-15-21-18-00| 00-02-01-19-05 | 01-18-05-00-00 | 02-12-15-14-07 | 20-15-00-21-19 | 12-05-13-15-14 | 23-09-14-19-00 |07-01-13-05-00 | 15-22-05-18-00 |

If you give each letter from the alphabet a number based on their order (01 = A, 02 = B, etc.) and put them in order, you'll be able to decode my message.

S-T-A-R-T

| _-_-A-L-L | Y-O-U-R-_ | _-B-A-S-E | A-R-E-_-_ | B-L-O-N-G | T-O-_-U-S | L-E-M-O-N | W-I-N-S-_ | G-A-M-E-_ | O-V-E-R-_ |

That's right! The message is...

START

ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US. LEMON WINS. GAME OVER.

It's a pretty stupid joke, yes, but I think numbers stations are endlessly fascinating and something about the Degitaizer with it's creepy robot voice inspired me to be a little creative even though I was only really entertaining myself. I did cheat a tiny bit, however, since the Megaranger theme song comes from the Keitaizer and not the Degitaizer.

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So did anyone solve the code? After many, many hints this guy did.

Thousands of views later and all but one realize how dire the situation is...

You have no chance to survive make your time.

-CC


2 comments:

  1. I forgot about this challenge; not that I would have challenge it, since I'm horrible at this kind of thing. lol
    So that's the message. Interesting.
    Congrats to D3rachi for solving it.
    Who knew anyone could come up with challenge, back when this was new (1997)?
    It's one of those feature I love about sentai changer of the 90's.

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    1. This was a pretty complex toy in it's day and the game is actually pretty difficult. It's all a trick, though... Secret messages is what it's all about!

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