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Series: Mario
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On April 22, 2015, Nintendo of America uploaded a tweet with an image of a Waluigi plush doll riding a Wiggler plush doll, with the caption:

"Reply "WAAAA" for #WaluigiWednesday. Reply "🌼" for #WiggerWednesday."

Someone at Nintendo of America forgot to spell-check Wiggler's name, because the term "wigger" describes a white person who emulates the behaviors of African-Americans.

Shortly after finding the mistake, Nintendo of America took it down and apologized for the error.
Contributed by GamerBen144
Yoshi's Island DS
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had used music from Yoshi's Island DS for their Flash game "Recycle City Challenge." After it had been discovered in 2019, the EPA denied claims that they had stolen music from Nintendo claiming it had been made by a contractor, and that "we are looking into whether the contractor received permission to use the music, to the extent permission was necessary in this instance." Since then, the song has been removed from the game's soundtrack.
Contributed by GamerBen144
Mario Kart 7
According to environment artist Ted Anderson in an interview with YouTuber KIMI TALKZ, Retro Studios was apparently hesitant on working with Nintendo to create the game:

“Initially I think we were supposed to help them finish stuff out and help them get over the finish line. It ended up being where we ended up making more than that; we ended up making entire tracks from scratch. It was kind of funny, because I remember initially that a good deal of the team was kind of not super-duper excited about that, but I was stoked, I was thinking "this is gonna be awesome". Everybody else was kinda like "ok, I guess we're gonna do this", and I'm like "what are you talking about, we're gonna make a Mario Kart game for the 3DS - wow!"
Contributed by GamerBen144
If the player attempts to leave town, an alternate ending will play depicting a boy pleading the Man With No Name to "come back, Shane," to which he responds by shooting him for getting his name wrong before leaving. This cutscene parodies the ending of the 1953 western film Shane, right down to the boy's design.
Contributed by game4brains
Some of the game's cutscenes are poorly drawn renditions of scenes from the Clint Eastwood film For a Few Dollars More.

•"Do you have the right time old man?" - Game Version / Original Film Version (mock-up)
•Train Scene - Game Version / Original Film Version

In addition, the game's title is a play on Clint Eastwood's character "The Man with No Name" from the same film.
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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
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In the Shivering Isles DLC, trying to speak to one of the Apostles in The Howling Halls will display "I HAVE NO GREETING".
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Despite the game portraying heavy usage of violence, blood, and sexual content, the game is still considered to be family-friendly based on the Commodore CDTV version's box cover.
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The game was ported to the Wii as Cruis'n with any references to The Fast and the Furious being removed entirely due to Midway losing the license to the series during the game's development.
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The game was originally an arcade game titled The Fast and the Furious, which was soon ported to the Wii with any references to The Fast and the Furious being removed entirely due to Midway losing the license to the series during the game's development.
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Dōbutsu no Mori
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Among the files included in the Gigaleak, a massive 2020 content leak of internal data from Nintendo, are models associated with Dōbutsu no Mori depicting three human characters not seen in the final game: two redcoat soldiers, one tall and one short, and a middle-aged woman in an apron. These characters appear to be early versions of Copper, Booker, and Joan, respectively, which is corroborated by the fact that the woman's filename is "oba," with Joan's sleeping animation being labeled "Sleeping_Obaba" in the files for Dōbutsu no Mori.

All of this appears to indicate that special characters were originally intended to be human before being changed to unique animals later in development; in the final game, the only humans that appear on-screen are the player characters. Copper and Booker would later reincorporate the scrapped redcoat motif in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk.
Contributed by game4brains
Persona 5
Originally, the cutscene that plays after Spoiler:the Phantom Thieves believe Ryuji to be dead after the destruction of Shindo's palace was going to feature extra lines of dialogue not present in the final game, as well as a dialogue tree for Joker, the player's character. Additionally, there are unused animations in the game's files Spoiler:showing the Phantom Thieves beating up Ryuji. In the final game, the scene cuts to black.
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Tornado Outbreak
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Within the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3's map files, there is a partially unused texture containing an early design for Nimbus.
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Tornado Outbreak
Originally, instead of controlling a Wind Warrior in co-op mode, the player would have taken control of Nimbus. A partially unused transformation animation (which was re-purposed into a flying transition animation for the final game) and a stunned animation for Nimbus can be found in the game's files.
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Street Fighter III
Urien's ending in Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike was going to be somewhat different, as seen in early storyboards.

The storyboards show that the building of the secret society was going to be a modern skyscraper in the middle of a city while the final game shows a building similar to the Tower of Babel in the desert.

Additionally, the ending featured a giant sphere containing the brains of past Illuminati leaders. This was replaced in the final game with tubes containing the bodies.
Contributed by ZpaceJ0ck0
The Koopa Troopa shell bouncing between the pipes of the Wii Koopa Cape’s starting gate is a reference to a Koopa Troopa’s behavior when Mario/Luigi steps on them a second time.
Contributed by GamerBen144
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future was named after Stardust Crusaders' (the story arc in which this game is based on) original name during serialization in Weekly Shōnen Jump, Part 3 Jotaro Kujo: Heritage for the Future.
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
In the 34th entry of the Anime News Network series Jason Thompson's House of 1000 Manga, Jason Thompson stated that Capcom USA was disatisfied with how Jojo's Venture was doing in arcades at the time, to the point that he was told by a Capcom USA employee that they wouldn't release the game on home consoles "unless CAPCOM Japan forced them to".
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Elden Ring
As of Version 1.04.01, there is a glitch in which Malenia will regain health while attacking a player character that is in their long death animation. This in turn can make the fight more difficult in multiplayer if her aggro does not change from a killed player until their health bar is completely off screen.
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Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
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Like Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Paper Jam also had "Bros." added to its name in the UK release, again with no official reason given.

However, given that there are already two trademarks for "PaperJam" as well as a brand of toys that were sold in the UK under the name "Paper Jamz", it is more than likely Nintendo repeated the easier road by adding "Bros."
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
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In the UK and Australia, the game is changed to add the "Bros." at the end of the title.

While no official reason was given, the trademark for the name "Dream Team" was filed in the UK in 2010, and was still valid until the games release. It's possible Nintendo added the "Bros." at the end to avoid any legal issues with the trademark.

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