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Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Attachment Early designs of the Toadies in the ys_romX_0 prototype of the game show that they originally resembled Snifits.
Contributed by CuriousUserX90 on December 2, 2023
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3
The cave portion of the level "Fight Toadies/Baddies w/ Toadies/Baddies" still plays the game's Athletic theme instead of switching to the Underground theme.
Contributed by CuriousUserX90 on December 2, 2023
Gameplay of that level:

Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 - Athletic theme:

Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 - Underground theme:
Yoshi's Woolly World
Attachment The Sky Pop Yoshi transformation is named after the Sky Pop from Super Mario Land.
Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World
Attachment The title screen of the Japanese version features fewer balls of yarn in the background than there are in the Western versions.
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Contributed by chocolatejr9 on December 2, 2023
Sonic the Hedgehog Issue #46 (kissing scene on page 8; Sally's age revealed in fan letter response on the last page):

Knuckles the Echidna Issue #20 (Geoffrey calls Elias "kid" on page 6; flashback showing a younger Geoffrey and Elias on page 13):

Ken Penders tweet confirming Geoffrey was 21 during Issue #46, the same issue where Sally is revealed to be 15:

Ken Penders tweet regarding planned Sally and Geoffrey sexual relationship:

Ken Penders tweet attempting to justify the relationship:
Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
Apart from a cameo in Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (where he appears on Sonic X posters during Mission Mode), this game marks the only appearance of Sonic X character Chris Thorndyke in a Sonic the Hedgehog video game. Specifically, he appears in the animated cutscenes and cheers Sonic on off-screen each time a math problem is solved.
Also Appears On: Sonic X (Game)
Contributed by chocolatejr9 on December 2, 2023
PaRappa the Rapper
PaRappa the Rapper has a "repeat" button function where, for lines that comprise of one single button (such as those in Prince Fleaswallow's rap), you can press the left D-pad button to repeat the first syllable and the right button to repeat the last syllable.
Contributed by Rocko & Heffer on December 1, 2023
The repeat trick in use:

Strategy guide going over Easter eggs in the game:
Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland
Tingle's effeminate mannerisms have caused many fans to assume the character is supposed to be gay, and so much so that in 2006, GayGamer named Tingle as gaming's #1 "gayest character". The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma would say to Kotaku in 2015: "He's not gay. He's just an odd person." The Tingle spin-off games very overtly portray Tingle as a heterosexual man, with Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love being a combination of a dating simulator and point-and-click adventure where every date is female, while in Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland, part of Tingle's motivation is that he wants to be with beautiful women.
Also Appears On: Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love (Game), The Legend of Zelda (Franchise), Tingle (Collection)
Contributed by Rocko & Heffer on December 1, 2023
Eiji Aonuma confirming that Tingle is not gay:

List of Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love characters, including the dates:

Tingle being tempted by beautiful women in Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland:
Star Fox 64 3D
Attachment In a 2011 Nintendo Dream interview with the development staff of Star Fox 64 3D, Yusuke Amano joked that a future Star Fox game could be a dating simulator:

Dylan: Mr. Miyamoto often says that "Star Fox is not a predetermined game, but a world that aims to explore new ways to play."

-- I see. So, he is using Star Fox to explore new ways of playing.

Dylan: Yes. Although it was never released, when we were making "2" (later included in the Nintendo Classic Mini Super Nintendo Entertainment System), we really experimented with a lot of things, like the way 3D space works. That was the case with 'Command' as well, and it's what makes this series so unique and interesting. You know, in other series, you make the same thing with a few new elements. But with 'Star Fox,' the systems are completely different in "Adventures" and "Assault".

Amano: So maybe the next one will be a romance game.

Everyone: (laughs)

Dylan: But that would be fun.

Imamura: Even Tingle became a romance game (laughs).
Also Appears On: Star Fox (Franchise)
Contributed by Dinoman96 on December 1, 2023
Plumbers Don't Wear Ties
In a promotional video by Limited Run Games for the game's re-release on modern consoles, various staff members noted how difficult it is to give people a reason to buy what is considered one of the worst video games ever made. To that end, they wished to help "re-contextualize" the game, making it available to a modern audience in order to satiate their inherent curiosity about the game. They also argued that the game was historically important, due to representing "something that was really unusual for the console space".

It was also noted that there was a strong argument that the preservation of the worst games ever made was just as important as the best games ever made, with the more "experimental" efforts being more interesting to look back on than something that was good. The game is noted to give a "slice of life" of what the game market was like at the time, being described as a "time capsule" of the era.
Super Danganronpa Another 2 ~The Moon of Hope and Sun of Despair~
Attachment Iroha Nijiue's design was heavily inspired by Kise Yayoi from the anime series "Smile PreCure!", as LINUJ had been inspired to create original characters similar to his favorite characters in other media. When the game first began, LINUJ thought this was easy to notice due to lack of development. Iroha's crybaby personality was one of the aforementioned similarities to Kise. Her first design was directly based on Kise, but with certain changes to make her design her own. LINUJ later redesigned Iroha when coming up with ideas for the story, before Void was officially created. At the time, Iroha wore a pair of boots instead of shoes, and her skirt had a different pattern that was removed later on. When more of the story was created, LINUJ began to start the process of redesigning Iroha, as well as many other characters, coming up with a design that was closer to what her finalized design was: the only difference before she received her final design was the pattern on her socks.

LINUJ has stated that Iroha is his favorite character from the series, but had attempted to be as unbiased as possible with her involvement and fate. During Chapters 3 and 4 specifically, LINUJ began to have more fun when writing the dialogue for her during the later part of the series and eventually reached a point where he didn't think much about what she was saying, as Iroha "doesn't think about what she's saying" from his perspective. He also worried that many people wouldn't like her, but was surprised when she later began to gain popularity in the Korean and Western fandoms.
Star Fox 64
Attachment In Star Fox: Assault's campaign, it is revealed by Beltino Toad, Slippy's father, that the Aparoids had already attacked the Lylat System 17 years prior, where an entire Cornerian fleet was destroyed by a single Aparoid, the same type that destroyed Oikonny's flagship and attacked the Star Fox team on Fortuna.

In a 2011 Nintendo Dream magazine interview with Takaya Imamura, he explained that rather than having the Aparoids suddenly appear, he felt that it would be better have something that was already there in the past so there would be a connection and give the story more depth. This is also why it was decided to have Beltino, who was previously stated to have worked for Space Dynamics in ancillary material for Star Fox 64, to be in charge of the Cornerian army by the time of the events of Star Fox: Assault.

Imamura explains that, with Beltino being a genius scientist, he was doing various military commissions and Space Dynamics work in the form of a commissioned employee over the years, explaining how he fought against the Aparoids as apart of the Cornerian Army 17 years priors, later joined up with Space Dynamics by the time of Star Fox 64, and then eventually returned to the Cornerian Army by the time of Star Fox: Assault.
Also Appears On: Star Fox: Assault (Game)
Contributed by Dinoman96 on December 1, 2023
Star Fox: Assault - Katina Briefing:

Nintendo Dream interview:
Plumbers Don't Wear Ties
Plumbers Don't Wear Ties was initially rather obscure due to the only known version being available for years being the 3D0 version. However, it eventually gained widespread attention after YouTuber James Rolfe reviewed the game as part of his webseries "The Angry Video Game Nerd". This eventually lead to the game's PC version, which was originally considered lost media, to be unearthed years later in the library of Ball State University in Indiana.
Contributed by chocolatejr9 on December 1, 2023
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
As an early April Fools' joke, the fan-run Facebook/Blogspot group Operation: Power Up made a fake Super Smash Bros. website character page based on the ones used in the official website to "reveal" Nester, the mascot of Nintendo Power magazine, as a playable character. While the page itself is notably accurate to the source material, the screenshots shown at the bottom are of very low quality: not only is Nester's model poorly made, he's only ever shown alone in the pics and is clearly pasted on in some of them.
Also Appears On: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Game)
Contributed by chocolatejr9 on December 1, 2023
In 2020, as an April Fools' Day prank in response to temporary school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Chronicle, the independent student news outlet for Duke University in North Carolina, published an article announcing that the university's athletics department added GamePigeon's Cup Pong minigame as an official varsity sport.
Star Fox Command
Attachment The character of Octoman is portrayed as much more angry and agressive in the English localization of Star Fox Command than he is in the original Japanese script. Take for example, this bit from the Slippy's Resolve story route:

SLIPPY: Wow, this guy is really angry...
OCTOMAN: Andross's secret facility MUST NOT FALL into enemy hands! If it does, we're all GONNA BE CALAMARI! GOT IT?! GGYYAAARRGGGHHHH!! AAAAAND...it appears that Aquas has ALSO BEEN INFILTRATED! Find these scum and wipe them out NOW! NOW! NOW! NOW! ...Er, over.

Re-translating the Japanese text, however, reveals:

OCTOMAN: 惑星タイタニアに敵を近づけてはならない…繰り返す タイタニアに敵を近づけるな… (Do not let the enemy near the planet Titania... repeat: Do not let the enemy near Titania...)
SLIPPY: タイタニア? (Titania?)
OCTOMAN: アンドルフの隠した装置が敵の手に渡ったら大変なことになる アクアスにもじゃま者が侵入した模様 見つけて撃破する …以上 (If Andorf's hidden device gets into enemy hands, we're in big trouble... Aquas has been infiltrated by trespassers...find and destroy them... Over.)

Also in the English version of this game, Octoman has a rather baffling line later on in this same story route, where, when facing against Slippy and his fiance Amanda, he tells his subordinate Zako (Sharman in the Japanese version) this:

OCTOMAN: Mighty Zako! Destroy the puny humans!

It goes without saying that this does not appear to make any sense because Slippy and Amanda are frogs, not humans.

However, re-translating the Japanese text reveals:

OCTOMAN: 目障りだ! シャーマンよ! 噛み砕いてやれ (An eyesore! Sharman! Chew them up!)
Disney Speedstorm
Disney Speedstorm is notable for featuring a wide voice cast, many of whom reprise their roles from past Disney works (i.e. Bret Iwan reprising his role as Mickey Mouse). As of November 2023, the only characters who are voiced by different actors are Mowgli, Celia Mae, Randall Boggs, Figment, Lilo Pelekai, Jumba Jookiba, and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
Contributed by chocolatejr9 on November 30, 2023
Platform: Xbox One
Attachment In 2019, UK bargain store Aldi attempted a publicity stunt known as the "Teatime Takedown", where parents would send Aldi their childrens' usernames on gaming platforms (with the service being provided for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, and unusually the streaming platform Twitch) and the supermarket would send professional gamers to defeat the child in-game so they would eat their food, though Aldi claimed that the effectiveness of the program may vary. Despite a released commercial for the campaign showing children "rage quitting" FPS games, the hired eSports teams, originating from Veloce, specialized in racing games. This sparked massive backlash within the UK eSports community, to the point where Resolve eSports offered to send its players to help kids fight back against the bullies. Aldi would eventually cancel the campaign and send coupons to those who complained as a form of apology. Print adverts were made, but are not known to have been printed in any magazines or catalogues, and radio and till reciept ads were planned.
Also Appears On: PlayStation 4 (Platform)
Contributed by Rocko & Heffer on November 30, 2023
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty
When bees are swarming around other Mudokons, they'll occasionally say "Oh no, not bees", paying homage to a deleted scene from the 2006 film "The Wicker Man" where Nicolas Cage gets tortured with bees and screams a near-identical line.
Contributed by CuriousUserX90 on November 30, 2023
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty - Mudokon bees voice clips:

The Wicker Man - Not the Bees deleted scene:
Oddworld: Soulstorm
By tilting the right analog stick on the main menu screen, Abe will follow the movement by moving his eyes around, and by holding each trigger bar, you can close Abe's eyes.
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