We love our video games, but you know what we love even more? Bonuses. Unlocking the bonus stages in some of our favorite franchises was one of our favorite parts of gaming growing up, and we often look back on those days with fond memories of button-mashing madness. Sometimes though, these special stages were skill-based, and required even more precise timing than the base game. Whatever your preference, there's no denying bonus levels were awesome. That's why we put together this list of the Best Video Game Bonus Levels.

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