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When Miis speak the word "Direct", they'll do the pose that Satoru Iwata was known for having done in Nintendo Directs when saying "Directly".
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Solid Snake's series logo was changed from the FOX emblem that was used in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, to the exclamation point seen when being caught in most Metal Gear Solid games.

This is likely because the FOX emblem (which first appeared in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater) is also commonly associated with series creator Hideo Kojima and his company Kojima Productions, a former subsidiary of Konami. Kojima left Konami in 2015 and the removal of the FOX emblem to represent the series is likely a biproduct of the split.
Contributed by Boyobmas
Donkey Kong
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There's an unused sprite of Mario and Pauline sitting after the rescue in the NES version of the game, suggesting that there was to be different sort of ending.
Contributed by CuriousUserX90
Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3
Within the game files is an audio clip for an unused special quote when pitting Dormammu against Doctor Strange where the former would say "Doctor Strange, let this be our final battle!". This quote is also in the files of the original release, suggesting Doctor Strange was a scrapped character from the original release that was carried over to Ultimate.
Contributed by Operationgamer17
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In 2012, Ken Balough announced that Big the Cat would be retired from the franchise (for the time being) as they could not find a good use for the character, and all things that they already tried didn't work out for him. This however did not stop Big from having a cameo in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, having a trophy in the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. 4, and being playable in Sonic Runners.
Contributed by CuriousUserX90
Kirby Star Allies
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The face that Kirby makes when setting the Ultimate Choice difficulty to Soul Melter is an homage to the one that he had in an episode of Kirby: Right Back at ya! when he was possessed by a Demon Frog that made him evil.
Contributed by CuriousUserX90
James Bond 007: From Russia with Love
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The criminal organization in the game is called OCTOPUS as opposed to SPECTRE in the James Bond film series which the game is based on. It's possible this was due to the legal battle at the time between film production company EON and Kevin McClory, who the latter then owned the rights to SPECTRE and Blofeld.
Contributed by KnowledgeBase
Namco X Capcom
A title card for a “Chapter 47” with the same title as the game’s final chapter can be found in the game’s data. It's possible that either two prologues were originally standard chapters at one point of the development, or two more chapters were planned for the game but were scrapped.
Contributed by Operationgamer17
Console: SNES
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Nintendo planned to create the CD Add-on for the SNES. Nintendo partnered with Sony and Philips to create the CD Add-on, but it was ultimately cancelled. This agreement allowed Philips to use Nintendo's IP on their own Gaming Console, the "Phillips CD-i.

Sony's own gaming ventures appear to have been influenced by this as the canceled reader was dubbed "The Play Station", akin to the PlayStation.
Contributed by ABOhiccups
Pokemon Fire Red & Leaf Green
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Despite the Pokemon Mansion on Cinnabar Island only having one entrance, the mansion has two exits and both will transfer the player to the front door.
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A Hat in Time
In Act 4: Train Rush of Chapter 2: Battle Of The Birds, a T.V references the intro to Kirby's Adventure.
Contributed by jjbones123
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It's possible to trigger one of three error messages at the title screen if you have attached a Nintendo 64 Disk Drive (N64DD), suggesting that an expansion disk for the game was planned at one point.

The three messages which can appear are:
*Error: 41 DEVICE_COMMUNICATION_FAILURE N64 Disk Drive or N64 Control Deck may not be connected properly.
*Error: 43 POWERONRESET_DEVICERESET_OCCURED N64 Disk Drive may have broken down.
*Error: 44 RAMPACK_NOT_CONNECTED Jumper Pack may be left in N64 Control Deck.
Contributed by KnowledgeBase
The Poison Mushroom in the Super Smash Bros. games is the only item borrowed from another series whose appearance does not stay true to its original franchise. In the Mario series, poison mushrooms have distinct colouring from other mushrooms, but in the Super Smash Bros. series, they look similar to Super Mushrooms in order to purposefully confuse players. The differences between the two items are nearly unnoticeable - the Poison Mushrooms are only slightly less red and have a meaner look.
Contributed by CuriousUserX90
Series: Kirby
The way Wheel Kirby uses his Rocket Start move in Kirby Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot bares a striking similarity to the Spin Dash move used by the titular character of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.
Contributed by CuriousUserX90
Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter
Omega Red's ending shows him having killed Ryu, where a deeply distressed Ken asks him "How many lives have you ended?". Omega Red merely responds "Do you count the number of breaths you've taken?". 

This is a reference to a similar scene in the manga series JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, when Willian Anthonio Zeppeli asks a similar question towards the vampire Dio Brando. William asks Dio Brando "How many lives have you sucken away to heal those wounds?", only to be answered cynically with "How many breads have you eaten in your life?".
Contributed by ZpaceJ0ck0
Resident Evil: Revelations 2
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A girl featured in the concept art of a pitch by Creative Assembly for a new Resident Evil game bears a striking resemblance to Natalia Korda from Resident Evil: Revelations 2. The images, by Brad Wright, depict a girl on a hospital bed and show her having some kind of unnatural powers. These story elements were all later included in Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Wright put the images online in 2015 a few months after the release of the game, though his statements imply that the pitch was made years before then.
Contributed by Mass Distraction
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
In the Dragon Language, the word for "steal" is "Gahrot." This is a reference to Garrett, the protagonist of the Thief series.

Likewise, the word "Tafiir" translates to "thief". This is a reference to the invented word "taffer" featured in the Thief series.
Contributed by ChrisKamori
Pokemon Sun & Moon
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It is possible Exeggutor actually hails from the Alolan islands, as its Pokedex entry in Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald and their remakes states that it originates from the tropics. Alola is the first tropical setting in the series and features its own version of the creature. Furthermore, Exeggutor's Pokemon Crystal Pokedex entry states that in a good environment it will grow more heads, as is seen on its Alolan form's extra branch.
Contributed by Mass Distraction
Mischief Makers
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At the end of the game, Spoiler:the game's three previous bosses merge their mechs together to form "The Beastector", the final boss of the game. The mech's design seems to pay homage to a few notable Japanese mechs, such as the Gundam robots from the Mobile Suit Gundam series. Similarities include the distinct V-shape on both of their heads, as well as the use of a beam rifle similar to the ones from the Gundam series.

The way each of the individual mechs morphs into a single bipedal mech is also reminiscent of the Megazord from Super Sentai (Power Rangers in the west).
Contributed by Castle23clash
Mischief Makers
In one of the stages, there is a mini-boss named Calina. Before fighting her, a cutscene plays where she takes a minute to transform. This is a parody of the magical girl anime Sailor Moon and its transformation scenes.
Contributed by Castle23clash
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