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Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks
Several unused enemies, as well as evidently bosses, still exist within the game's data and can be spawned in-game with a proper third-party cheating device.

A Naga-styled enemy (In Japanese mythology, the Naga is a snake-based monster with the upper torso of a vicious woman) is one notable example, as well as an anthropomorphic demonic tiger which utilized some type of area-of-effect based ice powers. Most notably of all is a towering, multi-armed Hindu-inspired being with green skin and wind-based attacks, who also has functioning "jiggle physics" coded for her breasts during certain animation frames. This unused boss noticeably towers over the player's when hacked in, filling a decent portion of the player's screen.

Although not yet explicitly stated by any developers of Shaolin Monks, it's possible that should these unused characters have made it into the final release, their designs could have emphasized the lore and world building aspects that John Tobias was publicly passionate about in the early installments of the Mortal Kombat continuity. It's equally possible that the two bosses in particular were scrapped simply due to their in-game models holding such stature that extra time and resources would need to be invested in specially designing stages which would house their positions in the linear progression of the story. Hacking either boss in as mentioned above will cause them to clip through surfaces in many of the playable environments.
Contributed by Regen-33
LEGO Batman: The Videogame
Due to the Instruction manual mentioning a "young Tim", and the DS version having a Tim Drake character, the primary Robin in this game is most likely Tim Drake.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
Elden Ring
The sorcerous NPC character Selvius may be based on the enigmatic wizard Severus Snape from the Harry Potter franchise. Both have similar first names and Selvius speaks in a posh, judgmental, and condescending tone just as British actor Alan Rickman does frequently in his performance as Snape in the Harry Potter film series.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
Pokémon Platinum
In Platinum and HeartGold & SoulSilver, Bidoof's gender difference has more to it than in any other game. In Diamond & Pearl and every future game after HG/SS, Bidoof's gender difference is that the male has an additional 2 curls on the tail. However in these 3 games, Bidoof's patch of white around the face has a more pronounced bump in between the eyes on the male, with a more flattened bump on the female. Whether this is intentional or not is unknown, but due to the fact it was fixed later in Generation V, it's safe to assume this was a mistake.
Contributed by TrainerRobo
In 2021, several cheat codes were discovered in the Game Boy version of the game, the first two of which must be activated through the title screen.

•Ending and Credits: Up/Down/Left/Right/Select/Start.

•Sound Test: Down/Up/Down/Up/Select/B.

•Level Select: While paused in normal gameplay, press Down/Select/Up/Left/Select/Right/B. Press A or B to select a level.

Hidden Tribute to Hiroko Kasahara: To access it, you must first access the Sound Test menu. Then, set the BGM/SE index to 02 and press A once, then set BGM/SE index 19 and press A once more. Lastly, you must input the following lengthy code:
Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Left, Right, Right, Select, Select, Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Left, Right, Right, B, B, Up, Down, Left, Right, Select, Up, Down, Left, Right, B, Select, Right, Left, Down, Up, B, Right, Left, Down, Up, Select, Select, Right, Right, Left, Left, Down, Down, Up, Up, B, B, Right, Right, Left, Left, Down, Down, Up, Up, Start.

If inputted correctly, an alternate credits sequence will play out. The normal credits plays the game's ending theme and lists the name of programmer Yutaka ★Hiroko★ Sakashita among the game's developers. This alternate credits sequence instead plays the Vs. Mode music and lists the name Hiroko Kasahara at the top of the screen. Kasahara is a J-Pop singer, and the names of the game's developers in the credits are replaced with a comprehensive discography featuring the names of several albums she had released up to 1993, including the release dates for her then-upcoming 1993 albums "L'Express Fantasie" and "Nature". Considering Sakashita used Kasahara's first name on the standard credits sequence, he is most likely the one who included this Easter egg to document his love of her music at the time the game shipped. The fact that this sequence is hidden behind two cheat codes that would take almost 30 years to be discovered, with one of them being too long to easily guess, suggests that it was never meant to be seen by players.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
Console: PlayStation
Although the PlayStation has extraordinary copy protection, many hackers, home-brewers, and pirates worked around it via the infamous "Disc Swap" trick which is possible as the console uses a lid in a similar fashion to a portable CD player. This trick involves swapping a regular PlayStation disc with a back-up or rewritable CD during the startup.

Likely because of this exploit, Sony created future numbered PlayStation consoles that use disc trays rather than lids.
Contributed by GamerBen144
Pikachu and Pichu's Neutral Special, Thunder Jolt, is actually a move taken from and exclusive to the Pokémon Trading Card Game, specifically the Pikachu Card from the very first Base Set. This is true for both the English and Japanese versions of the move, as the same exact name in both languages is used from the card (Thunder Jolt and "Electricity Attack" respectively). This makes Thunder Jolt the only adapted Pokémon Special Move to be directly taken from the TCG, instead of the games or anime.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
Silent Hill 2
In Room 209 of Blue Creek Apartments, there is a pre-determined once-per-playthrough chance of hearing a whisper after walking into the room. For years, it was unknown what this whisper was saying with fans who analyzed the audio clip speculating that it had to do with Spoiler:James reflecting on killing his wife Mary and leaving her body in his car at the beginning of the game, while one of the game's English localizers Jeremy Blaustein believed that it was a clip of one of the English voice actors practicing their lines in the sound booth, and was mistakenly added in by the Japanese developers who would not have known what it meant otherwise as it was unscripted. However, it was discovered in 2015 that the whisper was actually a snippet of a pre-existing stock sound effect of a man whispering gibberish.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath
In the opening cinematic, a hidden backmasked message can be heard. When the audio is played forward, a whispery male voice is heard stating the ominous message:

"A nation of fools.
The nation is under siege.
Don't trust the corporate media.
Religious right is insane."

Two likely possibilities for the nature of the message are:

•A possible Easter Egg foreshadowing Citizen Siege, a Hollywood project separate from the Oddworld universe that Lorne Lanning and Sherry McKenna were designing, but fell into hiatus upon the 2008 financial crisis and it's impact on the entertainment industry.

•Around the time of Stranger's Wrath's initial release, exclusively on the original Xbox, the United State's invasion of the Middle East was very recent, and this backmasked message may have been Oddworld Inhabitants protesting the political state of affairs within the United States at this time, keeping in line with the franchise's themes of opposition towards industrialization, corporatism, and political malevolence.
Contributed by Regen-33
Series: MapleStory
The word "Maple" can be spelled when putting together the first letters of five of the six main Hero characters: Mercedes, Aran, Phantom, Luminous, and Evan. Shade, the sixth character, is intentionally not included because his existence was canonically long forgotten when the Black Mage was sealed away before the start of the series.

However, Evan did not exist at the time the Black Mage was sealed. Evan's deceased predecessor, Freud, was one of the six Heroes who sealed the entity. Considering this, Shade could still be included to spell "Maple" by way of his original name "EunWol" ("은월") used outside of the North American/European/Oceanian servers for the game, while Freud would still act as the class to leave out.

Additionally, in the Explorer characters' plotline, the NPC characters that accompany the player character are named Sugar, Tess, Olive, and Rondo. If the player character is designated as "You", their first letters spell the word "Story".
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
Kingdom Hearts
A Station of Awakening for Alice from Wonderland was originally created and planned to appear in this game and accompany the Belle, Cinderella, Aurora, and Snow-White ones but ended up never being used. Spoiler:With a possible explanation being the fact that Alice, like Kairi and Jasmine and unlike the other Princesses of Heart, was not abducted by the Disney villains at the very start of the game.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
Kingdom Hearts II
In a Kingdom Hearts Ultimania for this game, there was an early design for Roxas that was shown off where he had hair and attire that greatly resembles Sora's. Spoiler:One possible reason for the change was to better hide the fact that Roxas is Sora's Nobody.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire
The games' most prominent subplot focuses on the conflict between Team Aqua and Team Magma in their efforts to gain control of the legendary Pokémon Kyogre and Groudon to change the climate in response to the effect of humans on the environment in order to create expanded environments for sea and land Pokémon respectively. This subplot may (although it has not been confirmed by the developers) have drawn direct inspiration from a real life controversy that was a prominent issue in Japan at the time of the games' development and continues to be. The Isahaya Bay land reclamation project on the Japanese island of Kyūshū, which the Hoenn region is based on, aimed to expand the available farmland in one of Japan's last wetland habitats. This lead to fierce political conflict from environmentalists who argued that the project would cause long-term damage to the wetlands and the marine ecosystem of the area through agricultural runoff released into the sea, and from reclamation activists who argued that Kyūshū needed the land as Japan has very little arable land already and needs to produce enough food to feed its increasing population and keep up with rapid industrialization. The concept of Team Aqua and Team Magma draw striking parallels to each side of this issue (i.e. reclaiming land where there used to be sea and protesting to reclaim sea where there is now land) while being written as cultic villains akin to Team Rocket from past games without distinct arguments to their positions, causing these parallels to be obscured and emphasizing the personal gain of expanding or reducing land for the sake of certain land or sea Pokémon to be won out from the conflict with little to no regard for humanity.

In Pokémon Emerald, the unified story featuring Kyogre and Groudon both being pacified by the presence of Rayquaza, a Pokémon heralding from the sky which in many religions and mythologies is where powerful gods and deities live, hints that a divine compromise between civilization and nature is the necessary solution, with how Hoenn is presented in the final game through the coexistence of different environments, humans and Pokémon being the result. This suggests that the preservation of Isahaya Bay while allowing for land reclamation elsewhere is the compromise this subplot is trying to get across.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
One of Hideo Kojima's early ideas for the game's ending was to have Snake and Otacon turn themselves in to the United Nations for breaking the law (presumably for the crimes they committed while operating as Philantropy during Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty), and be convicted and executed. The rest of the developers reacted negatively to this ending, which resulted in Kojima changing it. However, it's possible a remnant of this ending was left behind in the form of the game's end credits theme, a cover of "Here's to You", originally written for the 1971 Italian docudrama film "Sacco & Vanzetti". Both the song and film center on two Italian anarchists who migrated to the United States in 1908, and in 1920 were convicted and sentenced to death after being accused of murdering two people during an armed robbery. The original 1971 recording of the song would later be used as the opening theme to Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.
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
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
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On page 6 of the game's manual, there's a news article about how a protest group called A.R.S.E. (American Road Safety for Everyone) is pushing to get motorcycles banned from Liberty City, and might also be responsible for getting bicycles banned from Liberty City a few years prior. This explains the absence of bicycles and motorcycles in Grand Theft Auto III.
Contributed by raidramon0
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Using the Human Torch's flame powers near Venom will have the latter cower in fear in reference to the symbiote's fear of fire in the comics.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
The Longest Journey
In the living room of the Border House, to the left of the corkboard, there is a small, unmarked wall area that when hovered over will reveal a caption for a "Painting". Clicking it will instead cause April to walk to the adjacent right wall where the unseen painting is hung and comment:

April: "It's a reproduction of an early Lebowski. Not a particular favorite of mine, but, there ya are."

During the cutscene "Vision in the Living Room" which is only played if April has chosen to not work the evening shift at the Fringe Café, a shot of the painting depicting an abstract rendition of a woman's head can be seen. This painting appears to be a caricature of American actress Julianne Moore, who appeared one year prior to The Longest Journey's release in the 1998 film "The Big Lebowski" in the role of artist Maude Lebowski, suggesting that the painting may be a self-portrait.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater
In the Canalave Library there is a Book that was not in the original games for the DS, called the "The Sea's Legend", that the game describes as being "recently discovered" and that states the mysterious following text:

Spoiler:"Once upon a time in the East Sea, there was a Pokémon known as the prince. A brave human asked Pokémon living in the sea to let them see the prince. Mantyke, Buizel, and a Quilfish with huge spikes acknowledged the human's bravery and joined them. Together, they set off in a boat over the sunset-streaked sea, sailing through the ocean gate stretched over the waves. News of this reached the ears of the prince, who went to meet the brave little party at the Seaside Hollow."

It's possible that this text was put into Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Spoiler:to tease the upcoming game Pokemon Legends: Arceus via giving the player a hint of a storyline or event that may happen in the latter game's plot. Furthering the suspicious nature of the text, Game Freak, when sending out review copies of the games, forbid any reviewer from talking about any of the text in the library.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
Console: GameCube
In an interview with VGC for The GameCubes's 20th anniversary, veteran Rare developer Martin Hollis revealed that not only was he among the first people to see "Project Dolphin", but also that he was possibly responsible for the GameCube's name and theme:

“I arrived in Kyoto, went into the big building, and Mr. Miyamoto and his team straight away took me to this empty meeting room and sat me down in front of a television [...] They switched it on, and Miyamoto told me to press the A button on the controller. I pressed it and the purple rolling cubes appeared on screen with the boot up music that we now know so well, revealing the GameCube name. [...] As the on-screen reveal happened, Mr. Miyamoto stared at my face intensely! That was my initiation, which was maybe because I’d actually suggested the name ‘Cube’ during my time at NTD. Months earlier I did a sheet of paper at Nintendo of America with a whole load of suggestions for names and one of them was ‘Star Cube’ or something like that.”

Nintendo did indeed trademark "Starcube" lending more legitimacy to Hollis' suspicion.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
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