Although many attribute Fire Emblem coming abroad to Marth and Roy's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Melee, it was also due to the success of Advance Wars, a similar strategy game by Intelligent Systems. In an interview with Edge Magazine, The director of Advance Wars Kintaro Nishimura stated "it seems that Advance Wars success shifted Nintendo's attitude over western tastes."
The Dreamcast version of Sonic Adventure 2 had official DLC that was available from the game's website. This DLC includes the menu themes that would later be added to the Battle edition of the game, three kart racing tracks with karts exclusive to those tracks (Sonic's special kart, the Eggrobo, and Opa-Opa from Fantasy Zone; the first two are unlockables in the Battle edition), and Halloween and Christmas-themed character skins for two-player mode.
It's impossible to lose the first battle in the game to Lord Crump. Even if the player enters the fight with only 1 HP due to taking damage from environmental hazards, the game will increase the player's health to five at the start of the fight and only allow the player to attack or defend.
In the MSX version of Dragon Quest II, talking to the King of Ladatorm without having anything equipped to the princess will get the player the "Skimpy Swimsuit." The screen will then cut to a drawing of the princess in the swimsuit briefly before returning to the game. This is not present in any other version of the game.
Originally, Kirby's Dream Course was not going to be a Kirby game. It was originally a game titled Special Tee Shot, a miniature golf game which was going to be released on the Super Nintendo. It was midway through development before the game was reworked using elements from the Kirby series. Special Tee shot eventually got a release of its own on the Satiliteview add-on for the Super Famicom in Japan.