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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
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During the Dark Brotherhood Quest, "Following A Lead", dropping the item, "Mother's Head", near Mathieu Bellamont will trigger special dialogue which hints to him being the traitor, although this is not revealed until the next quest.
Contributed by ClaudX
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When playing the game's tutorial "A Keeper's Training" on Expert mode, a secret room can be found after you finish the sword fight with the Sparring Partner. You must quickly run to the table behind the sparring arena and pick up the key, and then follow the Sparring Partner into the hallway he walked out of. This must be done quickly as a set of bars will lower to prevent entry not long after the Sparring Partner re-enters the hallway. Once in the hallway, continue past him to the right until you see a locked door. You can then either use the key to unlock it or bash the door open with the sword. Inside this room is a pair of crudely-modeled basketball hoops, complete with a basketball that can be equipped and thrown, and in the very back of the room, a Bedroll can be found containing a set of humorous quotes attributed to the developers during the making of the game.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
Gex: Enter the Gecko
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In the stage "www.dotcom.com", there is a secret tipball, which when accessed, gives you an old web address where you had several tips and cheats of the game.

The URL has long since been defunct, but can be accessed via the Wayback Machine.
Contributed by Regen-33
Gex: Enter the Gecko
In the boss stage, "Mooshoo Pork" should the player enter into Look mode using the Triangle button and face the left area of the stage for several seconds, a sudden message in green font will come up in the upper left hand corner of the screen, citing: HOORAY FOR BUNNY GEX/HE SURE IS A FUNNY GEX/RA RA RA.

This seemingly out-of-place message is in direct reference to the bunny costume that Gex dons during the "Toon TV" stage.
Contributed by Regen-33
Gex: Enter the Gecko
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In the hub world, "THE MEDIA DIMENSION", a hidden developer message can be found behind the area that hosts the entrances to three unlockable bonus stages, and can be viewed when using the Manual camera controls.

The message reads, "Jezza! rich '98, Faith, Hope, Unity."
Contributed by Regen-33
WWE 2K22
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Outside the venue in the Wrestlemania 9 arena, the SEGA logo can be found on a nearby building. Why the logo is included in the game is unknown, as SEGA has no involvement with the game.
Contributed by SOGESNAKE
Viewtiful Joe
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Although Joe's shirt is a small reference to Nobuyuki Matsushima; creator Hideki Kamiya revealed via Twitter that in-universe, the letters HMD on Joe's shirt stand for "His Master's Dance" in respect to Captain Blue.
Contributed by SOGESNAKE
Tornado Outbreak
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Decompressing the tornadoalley.bsu file will reveal some hidden developer-related comments left by Scott Bilas, a programmer and audio engineer at Loose Cannon Studios
Contributed by Larrye
Erika to Satoru no Yume Bōken
Secret messages are accessible within the game by entering specific passwords:

Password = Message
•Minori Kumiko Kiyoharu = Actually, Erika is Minori! And Minori is a/the older sister!
•Grilled meal = We never want to work all night again. -Iwata and Yamagishi
•Mommy, the company is scary. = I'm honestly not a mama's boy! I'm just a bit spoilt, you see. -Udopyu
•Oomachi in love = I can't express these feelings of mine. I want to tell you, even if it's just a little bit. I love you... -T.O
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
Erika to Satoru no Yume Bōken
The last characters of the first two five-character segments and the third character from the third segment used as passwords throughout the game spell out a message:

<一人用>
 1章:かきかか かかかか かかみあ ひそそささ
 2章:かけかか かかかか かこみあ ひつたちけ
 3章:かちかき かかせか かさみあ ひちたそす
 4章:きちかけ かこそか かさみあ ひてきそと
 5章:ちちかけ かこそか かさみあ ひとなつく

<二人用>
 1章:かきかか かかかか かかみあ ひてちたす
 2章:かけかか かかかか かこみあ ひつなたす
 3章:かちかき かかせか かさみあ ひてとつそ
 4章:きちかけ かこそか かさみあ ひととちち
 5章:ちちかけ かこそか かさみあ ひつちちし

いいか みてろ きさま いまに ころす
やめた こんな やつら はやく うせろ
Right then! Just you wait! I'll kill you right now!
I changed my mind. Hurry up and get out of here!
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
Resident Evil 5
At the very start of Chapter 1-1, if you let Chris and Sheva stand idly in the opening spawn area for about 30 seconds after the first chunk of dialogue finishes, a secret conversation can be triggered where Chris talks to Sheva about the impacts of American capitalism.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
Silent Hill 2
In Room 209 of Blue Creek Apartments, there is a pre-determined once-per-playthrough chance of hearing a whisper after walking into the room. For years, it was unknown what this whisper was saying with fans who analyzed the audio clip speculating that it had to do with Spoiler:James reflecting on killing his wife Mary and leaving her body in his car at the beginning of the game, while one of the game's English localizers Jeremy Blaustein believed that it was a clip of one of the English voice actors practicing their lines in the sound booth, and was mistakenly added in by the Japanese developers who would not have known what it meant otherwise as it was unscripted. However, it was discovered in 2015 that the whisper was actually a snippet of a pre-existing stock sound effect of a man whispering gibberish.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Similarly to Midna's voice in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Fi's voice clips consist of what sounds like a combination of indiscernible gibberish and Japanese words that have been reversed and treated with audio effects.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath
In the opening cinematic, a hidden backmasked message can be heard. When the audio is played forward, a whispery male voice is heard stating the ominous message:

"A nation of fools.
The nation is under siege.
Don't trust the corporate media.
Religious right is insane."

Two likely possibilities for the nature of the message are:

•A possible Easter Egg foreshadowing Citizen Siege, a Hollywood project separate from the Oddworld universe that Lorne Lanning and Sherry McKenna were designing, but fell into hiatus upon the 2008 financial crisis and it's impact on the entertainment industry.

•Around the time of Stranger's Wrath's initial release, exclusively on the original Xbox, the United State's invasion of the Middle East was very recent, and this backmasked message may have been Oddworld Inhabitants protesting the political state of affairs within the United States at this time, keeping in line with the franchise's themes of opposition towards industrialization, corporatism, and political malevolence.
Contributed by Regen-33
Series: MapleStory
The word "Maple" can be spelled when putting together the first letters of five of the six main Hero characters: Mercedes, Aran, Phantom, Luminous, and Evan. Shade, the sixth character, is intentionally not included because his existence was canonically long forgotten when the Black Mage was sealed away before the start of the series.

However, Evan did not exist at the time the Black Mage was sealed. Evan's deceased predecessor, Freud, was one of the six Heroes who sealed the entity. Considering this, Shade could still be included to spell "Maple" by way of his original name "EunWol" ("은월") used outside of the North American/European/Oceanian servers for the game, while Freud would still act as the class to leave out.

Additionally, in the Explorer characters' plotline, the NPC characters that accompany the player character are named Sugar, Tess, Olive, and Rondo. If the player character is designated as "You", their first letters spell the word "Story".
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
Super Metroid
Present near the beginning of the ROM is a hidden message:

Special thanks
2
Genji Kubota
&
all debug staff.

It is not known whether this line can be displayed in-game. It seems to simply be something added by a programmer as gratitude toward the debug team.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
Deltarune
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After reaching the lobby of Queen's mansion in Chapter 2, if the player backtracks all the way back to and interacts with the very first save point in Cyber Field, the accompanying flavor text will change, noting how the player has already seen this area before riffing on how their backtracking served no real purpose whatsoever.
Contributed by game4brains
Deltarune
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If the player has a full equipment inventory when Spoiler:defeating Spamton NEO, he will give special dialogue lambasting Kris for this, noting how they most likely clogged their inventory on purpose before angrily running off. Spoiler:The Dealmaker/PuppetScarf can then be found in a chest en route to the basement's exit.
Contributed by game4brains
Spider-Man 2
In the tutorial, if the player refuses to use Spidey's web-slinging abilities and instead chooses to walk and run everywhere, Bruce Campbell's Narrator will briefly pause the game and humorously lambast and act condescending toward the player for their antics. If the player persists, the narrator will continue to do this and even appear more frustrated each time.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
Back 4 Blood
In Back 4 Blood's Beta there was an unintentionally defective ladder in a warehouse section of the game that accidentally caused the players character to die upon using it. The game's devs decided to poke fun at this, after fixing said glitch in the final release of the game, by adding graffiti on the wall adjacent to the ladder that tells player to use caution when using it. They also had Mum comment on the "suspicious" ladder when she approaches it by telling the other characters to be careful on it.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
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