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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
Mega Man Battle Network 4
It was previously believed that the Z Saber Battle Chip could only be accessed by trading it into the game from Mega Man Zero 3, of which each copy of the game had only one copy of the chip. However, in 2022, an easier way to obtain the chip was discovered by entering the following hidden code at the Number Trader: 72794137. This code also works in the Japanese version of the game, causing its existence to baffle players as it has never been released in any of the game's official strategy guides. It's possible that the code was intended to be used during development as an easier way to access the chip without having to trade it across games, and that it was never meant to be found by players.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
Super Bomberman 2
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There are two Battle Stages that are hidden in the game. Both of these stages use the third Battle Theme, a track that can only be heard through normal play in Battle Stage 4. The official method of accessing these stages is to plug in a Hudson Super Joy Card controller, turn on the turbo-fire feature, and hold X for several seconds. On the other hand, both stages can be accessed using Pro Action Replay codes.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
Sonic Heroes
If the player uses an "Infinite Rings" cheat or hack then selects the Casino Park stage in Team Chaotix's story mode, the opening cutscene of Casino Park and the "level finish" cutscene will play at the same time and cause the animations to overlap into a glitchy mess. This is due to the mission of Casino Park being to collect 200 rings, a task that the hack accomplishes upon the level's immediate start-up.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Although the Maximum damage a character can accrue during a single stock is 999% normally, due to a glitch, the lava in both the Super Mario Maker stage and a Stage Builder stage can make the damage cap exceed the 999% amount. In order for a player to achieve this they must play in a certain layout of Super Mario Maker or a built stage that features lava under impenetrable platforms so the character that is trapped by the lava continually gains damage. If the trapped character is at 999% and the damage increases, it actually is exceeding the cap despite the display appearing to cap at 999%. However, this amount of damage can be seen if the opposing player uses an incredibly weak move (i.e. Mario's Fireball) on the trapped character, which would have higher knockback than usual and possibly OHKO, or if the damaged character is grabbed, as the grab duration (something that's determined by the grabbed character's damage) will last longer than it would at 999%. However, using a certain move that will not OHKO the damaged character, like Mario's Cape, will reset the invisible damage and the character's knockback and grab duration will go back to 999%.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
Deltarune
In battle, Susie's UltimatHeal move is tied to her magic stat like most other spells, and consequently recovers more HP should the player boost her stats through hacking. However, in the cutscene where she first demonstrates it to Kris, it is hard-coded to only heal 2 HP regardless of circumstance.
Contributed by game4brains
On the disc, there is an unused character called "Evil Bumblebee" with black blood-splatter-like spots on his vehicle mode, which is Bee's old '77 Camaro alt mode. It is unknown if this was supposed to be a separate character from Bumblebee or the same character sporting a different look.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
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There was a scrapped level in the Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, and Wii versions of the game that would have taken place right outside and in front of the Hoover Dam for both Autobot and Decepticon campaigns. The Autobots Bumblebee and Optimus would have had to defend the humans escaping the compromised Dam. Then Optimus would have a battle with Megatron atop the Dam in an attempt to knock the Decepticon leader off, and all of this would culminate in a battle with Bonecrusher. Meanwhile in the Decepticon story, Blackout is tasked with destroying the Dam and then Bumblebee. Following that, Megatron awakens and the player plays as him as he decimates the landmark. These scrapped levels are somewhat playable in the Wii and PS3 releases via hacks but some of the mission chapters are incomplete and thus the levels themselves are unbeatable.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
Star Wars: Battlefront
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In the Tatooine Jabba's Palace map there are two unused models out of bounds. The first one is outside one of the hallways and it is a figure in a robotic suit that looks to be bound by one hand and sitting immobile and in a voluptuous position. The model's suit is the only thing fully rendered and its unfinished "skin" and "body" just appear as a black mass. The second one is an unused Command Post that's "deactivated". Interestingly, in the level's reappearance in this game's sequel, the sitting figure is completely removed but the deactivated command post is not.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
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In early pre-release screenshots and in the first playable demo of the game, Link could ride a canoe in Ordon Village's river, although this feature was removed from this area in the final game. These screenshots also suggest that the river was planned to be bigger and potentially a Fishing Hole before being sized down, although Hena's pond in the final game bears some resemblance to this area.

Interestingly, an unused yet fully implemented feature for canoes allows dogs to hop on and ride with Link on the bow, and then hop off when returning to land. However, dogs and canoes do not appear together in any location in the final game unless they are modded in. Seeing as Ordon Village has two dogs inside different houses and was originally meant to have canoes, it's possible this place would have done more with this feature before it was scrapped.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
Though K9999 isn't playable, the data for his character is still in the arcade version and can be selected using external cheat devices. Here, he uses Kyo's icon on the select screen and Kula's while in battle. In battle, his color palette is bugged but is otherwise fully functional.
Contributed by DrakeVagabond
Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Likely a leftover feature from debug testing, a code could be activated in earlier versions of the game that can instantly kill the characters by holding ZL/ZR/L/R/X/D-Pad Down for around 5 seconds. It could also be activated in the middle of cutscenes or while talking to NPCs. This code was removed in version 2.1.0 of the game.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
Final Fantasy V
According to director/writer Hironobu Sakaguchi and writer Yoshinori Kitase, Final Fantasy V marked the first time they worked together on a game. Kitase then commented about their working relationship during the game's development:

"Mr. Sakaguchi and I worked on [the game's] events in a relay, so when we would go to work, the first thing we'd do is check the data the other had put up to check the continuity. We'd see each other's work and think 'I'll make something even better!' in a sort of competition."
Contributed by ProtoSnake
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An unused texture for Ryan's face was found in the game's files that displays his face as being bloodied and having a stitched-up mouth and eyes. When questioned, the game's developers refused to comment on it. Reportedly, the reason the texture was included at all was the result of a developer "joking around" (possibly using it for debug purposes) and mistakenly forgetting to remove it before the game's release. The existence of the texture at all remains concerning when considering that the character it's used for is based on a real eight-year old boy (at the time of the game's release in 2019).
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
Resident Evil Village
During the scene where Ethan sees Spoiler:Eveline from Resident Evil VII: Biohazard in a desolate, snowy part of the village there is a partially modelled version of the interior of Ethan's house far below the geometry of the area, suggesting that it was originally going to be part of the scene, but ended up being used differently in the final game.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
Resident Evil Village
The skybox used throughout the whole game (including in Ethan's house and in the village) that cannot be seen during normal gameplay is a street view of Kensington Gardens, one of London's eight Royal Parks which were originally used exclusively by the British royal family, but today are now open to the public.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
The model for Epona can be found outside the boundary for an arena in Faron Woods Spoiler:that gets extremely infected by Twilight later on, suggesting that the developers were thinking of allowing the player to call and use her in that area before dropping the idea.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
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Darknuts have a low-quality, low-polygon, and mostly featureless face underneath their helmets that cannot be seen in normal gameplay.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
Dead Rising 2
The executive producer of Dead Rising 3 Josh Bridge, stated that Blue Castle Games had to create the game from scratch by looking at videos from Dead Rising, because they could not obtain any kind of code of the game from Capcom to build the sequel from.
Contributed by ProtoSnake
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
In 2021, a group effort to decompile the game and a speedrunner uncovered a cheat code that can turn a 0% save file into a 100% save file, likely used by the game's developers for debug purposes. To use the code, you must first plug in two controllers, turn on the game and create a new save on File 3. It does not matter if there is save data or not on File 1, but File 2 must have no save data. Then reset the game and, using the second controller, hold L when the Nintendo & HAL Laboratory logos appear and press C-Up/C-Up/R/C-Right/C-Left/Start. The 1-Up sound effect will play if done successfully, and File 3 will now hold a 100% save file.

This code can be executed on every release of the game except for the Wii Virtual Console release due to the lack of C-Button mapping for that version.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
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