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When Tsuyoshi Tozak, director of Bubble Bobble 4 Friends, was asked about if Bub and Bob would appear in the Super Smash Bros. franchise, they simply responded "let's skip that question". The interviewer theorized that they may have been under a non-disclosure agreement, citing a similar response when asking the developers of Cuphead about if they wanted to make a TV cartoon, which would eventually happen, but come the end of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC cycle, Bubble Bobble content did not appear in any form, meaning that Tozak was likely indifferent on Smash rather than under NDA.
Also Appears On: Bubble Bobble (Franchise)
Yo-Kai Watch 3
The Yo-Kai Deadcool is a parody of the Marvel Comics character Deadpool. Not only are their names, designs, and personalities similar, but three of Deadcool's preset nicknames are direct references to Deadpool. The three identifiable references being "Wade", a reference to Deadpool's real name Wade Wilson, "Ryan", a reference to Ryan Reynolds who portrays Wade Wilson/Deadpool in the live-action films, and "Mr. Cool", which appears to be a reference to a scene from the 2016 film in which the taxi driver Dopinder refers to Deadpool as "Mr. Pool". The last nickname "Rhys" is more ambiguous and does not appear to have a clear origin related to Deadpool.

Additionally, Deadcool's Japanese voice actor, Takehito Koyasu, has voiced Deadpool in other pieces of media.
Contributed by chocolatejr9 on September 26, 2023
Pop'n Music: Usagi to Neko to Shounen no Yume
The Pop'n Music songs "Dance to Blue (Respect Style)" and "Mychronicle", along with the Sound Voltex song "GERBERA" were all initially credited to "BEMANI Sound Team" (Or "伊藤賢治 Remixed by BEMANI Sound Team" in the case of "Dance to Blue (Respect Style)").
These songs marked the first usages of such a moniker in BEMANI games.
It wouldn't be until December 2017 that these songs received the altered credits "伊藤賢治 Remixed by BEMANI Sound Team 'PON'", "BEMANI Sound Team 'positive MAD-crew'", and "BEMANI Sound Team 'TAG'" respectively.
Since then, all in-house BEMANI songs have been credited as BEMANI Sound Team "Artist Name".
Though no official breakdown for the BEMANI Sound Team moniker has been given, some theorize the change was either to distinguish in-house composers from commissioned artists (i.e. kors k and Ryu☆), or due to policies from a pachinko company merger with Konami, mandating reduced visibility of staff.
Also Appears On: Sound Voltex IV: Heavenly Haven (Game), Bemani (Franchise), Konami (Company)
Contributed by aa1205 on September 26, 2023
RemyWiki page on BEMANI Sound Team:

RemyWiki page on Dance to Blue (Respect Style):

Pop'n Music footage of Dance to Blue (Respect Styel) with BEMANI Sound Team credit:

RemyWiki page on Mychronicle:

Pop'n Music footage of Mychronicle:

RemyWiki page on GERBERA:

Sound Voltex footage of GERBERA:
Donkey Kong 5: The Journey of Over Time and Space
There exists 5 versions of Donkey Kong 5: The Journey of Over Time and Space:

• the original version featuring Donkey Kong
Harry Boy and the Chamber of Secrets, featuring characters from Harry Potter
2003 Digitmon Sapphire featuring Digimon and Bubble Bobble characters
Super Marrio Sunshine, which is identical to Over Time and Space aside from a different title screen and an added glitch, still featuring Donkey Kong and not Mario
Digit Dinosaur 7: The Adventrue of Devildom which is identical to Digitmon aside from a different title screen, and is theorized to predate it due to having Sintax's copyright info.

Of the 3 main releases, the level layouts are closest to Super Mario Bros. in Digitmon, and least accurate in Harry Boy.
Contributed by Wario Wario Wario on September 25, 2023
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Attachment In 2016, a post was uploaded to Tumblr responding to a post claiming that "there is nothing wrong with Yoshi" by jokingly accusing Yoshi of committing tax fraud, which would become a running gag within Nintendo fan circles, and eventually a meme in 2018 with the bait-and-switch YouTube account SiIvaGunner posting soundtracks from a fake Yoshi Commits Tax Fraud game.

It would be discovered after the meme's peak of popularity that in 2011's Fortune Street, Yoshi is the only character in the game who asks to be exempt from paying taxes when a tax office is built. This means that while Yoshi is not guilty of committing tax fraud, he does attempt to commit tax evasion.

In October 2019, the Nintendo Versus eSports account posted a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate highlight tournament featuring Yoshi, and titled it "This Yoshi is no fraud", seemingly in reference to the meme.

The meme of Yoshi evading his taxes would also inspire the Turnip Boy series of games.
Also Appears On: Fortune Street (Game), Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion (Game), Yoshi (Franchise), Turnip Boy (Collection)
Contributed by Wario Wario Wario on September 23, 2023
Amanda the Adventurer
The game features an unused sixth hidden tape called "Herd of Mouth with Wooly the Sheep" that can only be accessed by exploiting the game. However, the tape is entirely comprised of Wooly sitting at a table while occasionally making minor gestures for ten minutes, suggesting that the tape was added purely to mess with exploiters.
Groove Coaster: Wai Wai Party!!!!
In the song "Brain Power", during the lyric "Call me a leader, cocaine", the word "cocaine" is replaced with a censor bleep.

It's likely this change was made to meet ESRB stanards, as "drug-related content" would've increased this game's age rating from Everyone to Teen.
Despicable Me: The Game
Despite being based on a children's movie and not being any more violent than its source material, Despicable Me: The Game recieved a 12 rating from PEGI in the UK for "violence".
This could be because Gru's adopted daughters don't appear in the game, therefore he stays a villain for the entirety of the game and the violence could be seen as more questionable than if the game directly followed the film's plot.
Contributed by Wario Wario Wario on September 18, 2023
Pizza Tower
Many fans and critics have noted similarities between the aesthetic of Pizza Tower and "off-model" 1990s cartoons such as Ed, Edd, n' Eddy and The Ren & Stimpy Show. Game creator McPig has claimed not to be a fan of those series and to have not been influenced by them, although he did still take influence from the more cleanly-drawn SpongeBob SquarePants, and an unclear inspiration from 1990s cartoons would still be cited on the game's Steam store page description.
Throughout the "Game Shows" episode of the animated series "The Mr. Men Show", the sounds that are made whenever Sonic collects and loses rings can be heard several times.
Contributed by CuriousUserX90 on September 18, 2023
Franchise: Donkey Kong
Attachment Although King K. Rool's motivation for stealing Donkey Kong's banana hoard has never been officially confirmed, two theories have been brought up by former Rare employee Leigh Loveday: either K. Rool steals them because he likes bananas, or he wants Donkey Kong to starve to death so that K. Rool can occupy his treehouse.

The former theory is backed up by the instruction manual for Donkey Kong Country stating that the Kremlings steal the bananas for their rich nutritional value in potassium and Vitamin A, and by artwork drawn by Steve Mayles on Playtonic Games's Twitter page, which shows K. Rool sitting next to Gruntilda from Banjo-Kazooie on a pile of bananas while reading a book titled "101 Banana Recipes."

The latter theory is only supported by the game DK: Jungle Climber where K. Rool mentions how much he despises bananas.
Contributed by NintendOtaku on September 18, 2023
Franchise: Mario
Attachment In the 2023 film "The Super Mario Bros. Movie", Mario and Luigi's family are prominently featured. This includes:

• Their Father, voiced by Charles Martinet (and bears a resemblance to Talon from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
• Their Mother, who previously appeared in "The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!" and is voiced here by Jessica DiCicco
• Uncle Arthur, voiced by John DiMaggio
• Uncle Tony, voiced by Rino Romano (and was coincidentally mentioned in live-action segment "Glasnuts" from the TV series "The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!")
• Aunt Marie, who's presumably married to Uncle Arthur
• An unnamed niece, who's most likely Marie and Arthur's daughter, being a first cousin once removed that's referred to as a "(second) niece"
• An unnamed grandfather, who's implied by the co-director Aaron Horvath to previously have been a boxer and wears an outfit similar to Luigi in the 1983 commercial for the Atari ports of Mario Bros.

Interestingly, all of the credited voice actors for the family are all of Italian descent to stay true to the family's Italian heritage.

According to Shigeru Miyamoto, the design of the family were based on character design sheets that former Nintendo illustrator Yoichi Kotabe drew decades before the film began production.
Contributed by NintendOtaku on September 17, 2023
Attachment In the game files exists a beta version of protagonist Takayuki Yagami's design. This design was presumably an alternate plan in case the licensing agreement with Takura Kimura, the actor whose face inspired Yagami's design, runs out, or he gets involved in any kind of controversy.
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
Attachment The House of the Dead series, despite being featured quite prominently, has rarely been namedropped in SEGA crossover games.

In Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, Zobio and Zobiko's character bio shortens their debut as "HOTD EX" (despite games with longer titles such as Billy Hatcher & the Giant Egg and Alex Kidd in Miracle World not being shortened).

In Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Sega Superstars Tennis, and Sega Superstars, all instances where a House of the Dead logo would be placed are instead swapped for a logo reading Curien Mansion in the same style as the series' logo.

Sega Heroes would be the game to finally break the trend, referring to the games by their title and with their original logo.

This may be due to the series being banned in Germany.
Also Appears On: Sega Heroes (Game), Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Game), Sega Superstars (Game), Sega Superstars Tennis (Game), The House of the Dead (Franchise), Sega Superstars (Collection)
Contributed by Wario Wario Wario on September 16, 2023
NBA 2K24
On the game's box cover, Kobe Bryant is seen wearing his Lakers jersey with the patch that was used during the 2000-2001 NBA Finals. However, Kobe is also seen wearing Nike shoes, most notably the Nike Air Zoom Huarache 2K4, which appears to be a mistake as Kobe Bryant didn't sign with Nike until 2003. The reason for the error is thought to be due to 2K Sports having a contractual obligation between the Bryant estate and the Nike brand.
Mad Dash Racing
An uncredited Charles Martinet voices a few of the characters in this game, including Gex. Fans believe the likely reasons for being uncredited was the game's crude humor and the similarities of some characters’ voices to Luigi, as Nintendo likely wouldn't appreciate hearing crass dialogue coming from Charles’ Luigi voice in a non family-friendly Xbox game.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Attachment The title screens of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2, with Sonic (a character known for his super speed) posing and waving his gloved hand inside of a ring lined with stars and a ribbon banner at the bottom, could possibly be taken from the logo of the 1981 anime "Dr. Slump" and its speedy protagonist Arale. It should also be noted that the ring surrounding Sonic has giant wings protruding from its sides, which appear to reference the angel wings on Arale's cap that also feature in the intros to the anime and some of the films.

While it's not known if any Sega employees have commented on this connection, it was acknowledged in the form of a small cameo appearance where Sonic gets outrun by Arale in the 1993 sequel manga "The Brief Return of Dr. Slump".
Also Appears On: Sonic the Hedgehog (Game), Sonic The Hedgehog (Franchise)
Contributed by NintendOtaku on September 12, 2023
Super Mario Bros. 3
Attachment In a 1996 interview with Shigeru Miyamoto published in Super Mario 64's first Japanese strategy guides, he revealed that Mario's running animation, speed and movements in that game were influenced by Arale, the main protagonist of the 1980 Akira Toriyama manga/anime "Dr. Slump":

"The area around his hips is a big "joint" that controls which way his body moves. We created all his movements from that point of origin: when he accelerates and inclines forward, when he turns and leans left or right, etc. So Mario sort of runs like Arale-chan, with the correct sense of weight in the body."

However, Dr. Slump's influence throughout the Mario series could trace back even further. In particular, his running speed and animation and the Racoon and Tanooki Suits from Super Mario Bros. 3, the Wing Cap from Super Mario 64, the Cat Suit from Super Mario 3D World, and even traits of Mario's happy cartoonish personality, his short stature and gloves, and blue-red-overalls color scheme bear enough similarities that they all could have been taken from Arale's appearances and other elements throughout Dr. Slump. Despite this, outside of Miyamoto's comment, these connections are not known to have been elaborated on by any other employee from Nintendo.
Also Appears On: Super Mario 64 (Game), Super Mario 3D World (Game), Mario (Franchise)
Contributed by NintendOtaku on September 12, 2023
Donkey Kong Country
Attachment In the episode "Never Koop a Koopa" from the animated series "The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3", King Koopa wears a red cape towards the end of the episode, giving him a passing resemblance to King K. Rool. However, this is purely coincidental, as King K. Rool debuted four years after this episode aired in 1990, and in early concept art from around this time K. Rool looked much different. Incidentally, the cartoon version of King Koopa shares K. Rool's similar habit of wearing thematic costumes, and Bowser and his Koopa Troop would take up the Kremlings' usual role of stealing Donkey Kong's banana hoard during the Subspace Emissary story mode in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Attachment In the episode "Anne Theft Auto" of the animated series "Amphibia", Anne and Sprig get chased by enormous hedgehogs, one of whom resembles Sonic the Hedgehog with its blue fur and reddish paws. On top of these similarities, this episode aired on June 24, 2019, one day after the 28th anniversary of the release of Sonic the Hedgehog.
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