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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
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Winning in-game the Happy Lucky Lottery isn't actually based on luck at all but on the date from when you bought the ticket based off of the GameCube's internal clock. The prizes are as follow: 4th prize is anywhere between 4 to 10 days, 3rd prize is 25 to 35 days, 2nd prize is 85 to 115 days, and 1st prize is 335 to 395 days. If you change the system's clock to a day prior and went back to talk to Lucky who runs the lottery, he'll know that the internal clock has been messed with. You can either admit to it or lie to not having tampered with it, however you'll need to pay 500 coins in order to reset the lottery, regardless. Daylight savings is not put into account. Buying a new ticket won't actually increase your chances of winning either but will instead reset the days back to 0 from when you bought it.
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Street Fighter III
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Originally, Ken was going to have more moves, but that idea was scrapped, due to his "Shoryuken" move being too strong.
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Resident Evil 2
In an interview, Noboru Sugimura stated that Leon was originally supposed to start out in civilian attire. There would've been a scene between him and Marvin at the police station where he'd change into his police uniform.

"It’s true that with Racoon City destroyed, the police wouldn’t be actively on duty, so there’d be no real need for Leon to change into his uniform… but we wanted to show his determination to protect both the city and his principles by having him change into his uniform regardless. It was a scene with a lot of meaning. Unfortunately, due to a problem with the CG it got cut."
Contributed by ProtoSnake
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
According to an interview with Neil Druckmann, Cassie Drake was originally going to be a male character, but this was change their female lead character concept artist. The artist wanted Nate & Elena's child to be a girl, and Neil was convinced by her decision.
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In an interview, Naoto Oshima was asked if the blue birds were a direct reference to the game Flicky. Oshima said yes, and also mentioned that he asked game's designer Yoji Ishii's permission to use Flickies in his work.
Contributed by ProtoSnake
Batman: Arkham Knight
Sefton Hill stated on reddit that they were originally going to include an interactive combat battle against Rocksteady employees, in the game's credit. And each time the player got a knockdown, the developer's names and roles in development to appear during the slow-motion. It would've been used for the new game plus, but due to time constraints, they have to remove this feature.
Contributed by ProtoSnake
Series: Yoshi
The sound effects Yoshi makes are noises made by Kasumi Totaka sped up.
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Pokemon Gold & Silver
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According to Ken Sugimori, the Pokémon that appeared in the front page of the 1997 edition of MicroGroup Game Review showcasing Pokect Monsters 2 were not supposed to appear in the game at all. While some were never to be seen, Tyranitar ended up being used. This explains why Tyranitar wasn't in the leaked 1997 prototype ROM.
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Despite appearing in the box art, the Triceratons do not appear in the game itself.
In an Dengeki and Marukatsu Megadrive magazines interview, game's graphic designer Toshio Yamamoto stated that his team didn't use a planning document for the game.
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Street Fighter III
Makoto was originally planned to be introduced in "Street Fighter III 2nd Impact: Giant Attack", but time restrictions led to her not being included.
Contributed by ProtoSnake
Chrono Trigger
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During development, Ayla's animations sported bouncier breasts, but this facet of her animations was toned down before release.
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Shenmue II
The moon has a 3d model in the sky that is illuminated by the sun's direction to show accurate phases during gameplay.
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Skate/Sammy was originally planned to wear roller skates, but they were replaced with roller blades due to their popularity at the time.
Contributed by ProtoSnake
Star Wars: The Old Republic
In 2018, former game director for Star Wars: The Old Republic, James Ohlen, said in an interview with GameInformer that he regretted having not pushed it to be "Knights of The Republic online" as opposed to making it traditional in the style of World of Warcraft, referring to it as "Star Wars World of Warcraft."
Contributed by KnowledgeBase
Animal Crossing
In an early announcement trailer for the Nintendo Gamecube, Animal Crossing was called (or at least promoted as) "Animal Forest for Nintendo Gamecube", outright referencing the original Japanese title of the game (Dōbutsu no Mori or "Animal Forest" in English). This suggests that either the English localizers were thinking of keeping the game's original title, albeit translated, or the title "Animal Crossing" was not yet finalized.
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As of the 4.0.0 Update, which originally brought USB headphone support to the Switch, it was discovered that, via the use of the Wii U's Gamecube Controller Adapter, that almost every Switch game can be played with a Gamecube Controller. However, since the Gamecube Controller lacks a left Z-button the player does not have access to all of the controls of games that normally would utilize the Switch's ZL button.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
Hyrule Warriors
The "Under Siege" musical theme appears to be based on part of Gustav Holst's "Mars, the Bringer of War" suite from Opus no. 32 "The Planets", this is appropriate due to the heavy war theme of the game and the situation the characters are in when the theme plays.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
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The Arcana Edition of the game, which will be released for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 exclusively in Japan, comes packaged with exchangeable sleeves and a set of tarot cards featuring various fighters from the series.
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Despite the fact that multiplayer-heavy games like Splatoon 2 required the use of a phone app for online voice chat previously, it was discovered in early June 2018, around the time of E3, that the Switch actually had the ability to have Native voice chat, a feature that was finally implement with the help of Epic Games. It can be accessed by plugging in a set of headphones with voice capabilities. Nintendo enabled this feature on June 14th with the first game utilizing it being the widely popular Fortnite.

It is unknown why this feature was previously unused.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
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