According to urban legend, Polybius was a video game that appeared in several arcades in the Portland, Oregon area in 1981. The game was allegedly addictive and psychoactive, leading to fights between fans of the game causing amnesia, insomnia, nightmares, night terrors, and even suicide. The arcades were also frequently visited by Men in Black who collected some "unknown data" from the machines. Allegedly, some people still have ROMs of the game.
- Basilisk Image - possibly the game included them.
Game and Story Use
- The mind control technology used in modern video games which now influences the youth according to THEIR agenda was first tested in this game. As a result, a ROM of this game would be incredibly useful for countermeasures, and thus a first rate MacGuffin.