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Tetrisphere
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The game contains a lot of debug text, starting at offset 0xC6370 and mixing with the rest of the game's text. Of note, two dates appear in the debug text that may be the dates the game finished development in North America and Europe:

North America: Jun 6 1997.21:45:51
Europe: Nov 17 1997.20:23:27

The rest of this submission contains a few examples of the debug text scattered throughout the ROM. Most of it is routine stuff, but there are some interesting gems in there. The developers were certainly not in a good mood or this was "kinda" a joke from them. Note that "tell dave" likely refers to David Pridie, one of the programmers:

"*** GAME CRASH CONFIRMED!!! ***

ERRRRRRORRR

*** WARNING! generatelevel.c -> PlacePiece is going to plot z+1!

*** ERROR! generatelevel.c -> PlacePiece did not function to avoid breaking a piece!

Killing the player for destroying an evil crystal

ERROR! generatelevel.c -> CopyLevelPuzzle. Unkwnown Dest!

Setting Quest Background to: %d

*** ERROR!! drop.c -> PlacePieceGame was called with a non valid Piece!!!

Dragging a used Piece!!

Sending some foul blocks!

Inializing heart skull animation thing

********
******** NOT IMPLODING A PIECE BECAUSE IT IS BROKEN!
********

ERROR!!!!!1 DOES NOT EXIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*********** WRONG LEVEL INIT TYPE!!!!!!!! ***********

If you see this let ME KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*** ERROR!! drop.c -> PlacePieceGame was called with a non valid Piece!!!

*** THIS IS MAJOR FUCKING EVIL AND WILL CRASH THE GAME!!!!! TELL SOMEONE!!

*** (PREFERABLY SOMEONE SMART LIKE A CODER!)

evil piece: (%d) tell bailey

ERROR!! I Should NEVER Get Here in drop.c!!

I am a MEAN AI! Make XCount 21!!

I Have Sent enough black: %d, lets win!

PANIC!! LETS DIG TO WIN!

HMM, he is getting close to winning, lets send

Fuqing negative number!!!!

ABORT WIN CUZ ENDANIM

FUCK YOU %d

What the FUCK

BLOWPIECEGONNER!!

tell dave

***********************FREAQING DORQ.. LOAD GUI SFX FIRST

***********************FUQIN DORQ.. LOAD GUI SFX FIRST

Idiot!

Don't use HuffMan!

My God, That Musta Hurt! Memory available: %d"
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
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The last of the game's security switches, which is present in offset 0x8FB54 of a decompressed FIREBEAT.EXE, when read backwards, reveals a colorful message from a programmer.

"!uoykcuf"
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
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Located at offset 01F961 in the ROM is this cheery text:

"FUCK YOU"

This is copied into save RAM to mark the presence of saved game data.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
Super Punch-Out!!
In 2022, a pair of previously unknown cheat codes for the SNES version were discovered, presumably having been used for debug purposes:

•From the title screen, by holding the R and Y buttons on a second controller, and then pressing Start or A on the first controller, a new menu will appear showing Little Mac versus head profiles of all 16 fighters in the game, allowing you to select whoever you want for a one-off match. After the match is finished, you are sent back to the same menu.

•Also on this menu, an unbalanced two player-mode can be accessed if the second player holds down B or Y on their selected opponent until the match starts. As the opponent, using A, B, X, or Y in tandem with Up and Down will allow you to pull off every basic and advanced attack in each boss's arsenal. This mode is unbalanced in that every boss is still more powerful than Little Mac and have pauses with "tells" for when they are about to attack, and if dodged successfully will leave them vulnerable to attacks.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
Twisted Metal: Black
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A "Wireframe Mode" used for debugging purposes can be re-enabled with a GameShark/Code Breaker cheat device.

Wireframe lines will appear around the vehicle frame. Orange lines indicate tires, and red lines indicate damage to the vehicle.
Contributed by Regen-33
Tornado Outbreak
Enabling free cam will reveal that a duplicate model of Zephyr is placed in the level's default position, which varies depending on the level.
Contributed by Larrye
Sonic Labyrinth
In the game's data, found at the offset 0x32E of it's ROM are the strings "MINATO", referencing Minato Giken, the developer company that worked on the game.
Contributed by ProtoSnake
Tornado Outbreak
When it comes to emulation, the Nintendo Wii port of the game struggles to maintain 30 FPS on a handful of levels due to the large amount of objects being rendered on-screen.
Contributed by Larrye
Tornado Outbreak
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Enabling No-clipping mode in Chicken Con Carnage and heading back to the starting point of the map will reveal an unused spawn point for the L.O.A.D. STARR. Presumably, the level was intended to have two different zones.
Contributed by Larrye
Tornado Outbreak
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In numerous lines of the game's scripts, the vortex race is referred to as tpot. Player one, Zephyr is referred to as driver while player two, Wind Warrior is referred to as gunner.
Contributed by Larrye
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
Tornado Outbreak
Within the data for every version of the game is a semi-functionable no-clipping mode that allows the player to freely explore maps without being stunned by the sunlight. The mode can be enabled by changing the value from "weatherphase1" to "weatherphase0". No-clipping mode doesn't work on Roadside Destruction, the tutorial portion of Chicken Con Carnage, and Showdown with Omegaton. Additionally, the player won't be able to destroy objects that are within the sunlight.
Contributed by Larrye
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
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While New Horizons stands out from earlier games through the rebranding of male/female gender options as "styles," presumably to make the game more accessible for nonbinary audiences, the game still assigns hidden values to them that correspond to a gender binary. Specifically, picking the feminine style results in the player character bearing a dark stripe across their chest, apparently representing a bra. However, this cannot be seen in normal gameplay, as players of both styles wear a plain white tank top if they aren't wearing a shirt or a dress. At the time of the game's initial release, a glitch was present that allowed one to see the bra texture, but it's currently unknown if this can be replicated in later revisions of the game.
Contributed by game4brains
Final Fantasy VII
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In the very first Japanese release of the game, at the bottom of the well in Corel Prison, a rare debug enemy known as "Test 0" that was accidentally left in the game on its initial release can be randomly encountered. This encounter does not require cheats or hacks to occur, although GameShark codes can be used to access every other debug enemy battle in the game. This battle was removed from all future releases of the game. "The Completely Unauthorized Final Fantasy VII Ultimate Guide" by Versus Books, released in 1997, features an entry on this enemy (note that the HP listing in the guide scan is incorrect; Type 0 has 30000 HP).
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
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Simply named "player", two prototype 3D models of Kyouji Kuzunoha from Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner can be found in the game's files. Not only has Kyouji never appeared in a 3D game, but his particular appearance here is only ever seen in Devil Summoner and its concept art. Additionally, this is before Kyouji's body has been possessed, since his possessed form features an entirely different hairstyle. The black-suited Kyouji model comes with a number of textured weapons and unique attack and death animations that can be viewed through the game's debug menu, suggesting that he was originally planned to be a playable character.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
Tornado Outbreak
It is possible to grab and throw Nimbus with the tornado via modding. Since he doesn't have a death animation, his model will be stuck in an A-pose.
Contributed by Larrye
Tornado Outbreak
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Despite not having a physical model, unused animations for the size 33 tornado exists within the game's files. Since no physical model is present for the size 33 tornado, the only way to properly display the unused animations is by swapping the tornado animations.
Contributed by Larrye
Metal Morph
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During gameplay, pause and press Up/Down/Left/Right/X/B/Y/A. The game will automatically unpause, and enable free movement by holding A and moving around with the D-Pad.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
Super Mario Bros. 2
At the start of World 1-1, the player falls from a door in the sky that is normally impossible to enter. If you hack the game so that there is a platform under the door and enter it, the game will respawn the player back to the start of the fall and remove the platform, forcing you to begin the stage. This also occurs in the Game Boy Advance version of the game.
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
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