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Mario Kart 8
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In update 1.1 of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, one of the Inkling Girl's gestures was altered, as the original animation could have been interpreted as an offensive gesture in certain cultures.
Contributed by KnowledgeBase
Capcom Fighting Evolution
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Originally, there was going to be a group of characters representing the original Street Fighter. It consisted of Retsu (in what was meant to be his playable debut), Eagle (in his Capcom vs. SNK 2 incarnation), and a redesigned younger version of Sagat without the chest scar. Due to time constraints, all three were cut from the game
Contributed by ZpaceJ0ck0
Minecraft
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The feature to feed parrots cookies to breed and tame was removed in a patch due to outcry from the Minecraft community. In real-life, chocolate cookies can kill birds if fed to them and people felt that children who played the game would try to copy this. The feature was changed prior to the release of patch 1.12.

Feeding cookies to parrots was also a subtle reference to the song "Polly" by the band Nirvana.
Contributed by KnowledgeBase
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
The game contains two unused hot air balloon models with the "Mario Kart" title written on them. Despite the fact that they cannot be found in the final game, both can clearly been seen in pre-release screenshots of the "Dry Dry Desert" level.
Contributed by MeleeWaluigi
Nintendogs
The Papillon and Maltese breeds were in development for the game but never finished. Their placeholder files can still be found in the game's code. The Maltese did eventually become a selectable breed in Nintendogs + Cats.
Contributed by KidDivinegon
Grand Theft Auto IV
Originally, TW@ was able to sell food and had a larger selection of staff. Audio associated with this unused feature still exists within the game's files.
Contributed by ZpaceJ0ck0
Grand Theft Auto IV
According to a website made by prop artist Gill Bertram, there was going to be another accessible bank in Liberty City based on an unnamed New York bank. Additionally, the same website features a screenshot from the beta that shows a slightly different HUD and a different font for the money counter.
Contributed by ZpaceJ0ck0
Grand Theft Auto IV
A café restaurant called Rockstar Café was cut and was renamed Superstar Café; however, the beta name is still on the employees outfits. More evidence of the original name can be found in the game files.
Contributed by ZpaceJ0ck0
Yooka-Laylee
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At the end of the game's E3 2016 trailer, a Jiggy from Banjo-Kazooie can be seen in one of the character's drink glasses. This nod to some of the senior developers' previous series seems to be completely removed from the final game however, as Playtonic likely do not have the rights to use it.
Contributed by Boyobmas
Freedom Planet
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There were plans to include an editor mode for the Sheng Mu Academy where players could create their own maps/challenges, but it was scrapped for having too many bugs.
Contributed by SkyminHAZBOZ
Sonic: Lost World
Found within the game data for the Wii U version of the game are files for the Cube and Spike Wisp Powers from Sonic Colors, along with an unused Snake Transformation, none of which appear in either versions of the final release.
Contributed by CuriousUserX90
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
Found within the game's data are 2 unused tracks from Phantom Hourglass, The Great Sea and Boss Battle themes. Both tracks use different instruments to the originals, along with added echo effects.
Contributed by CuriousUserX90
South Park Rally
The characters Mrs Crabtree, Chickenlover and a clown were originally intended to be playable characters and not just level obstacles. This is suggested by the character menu portraits and sound files found in the game's files.
Contributed by KnowledgeBase
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
The game has an unused map feature for both Motavia and Dezolis.
Contributed by xianc78
Dora the Explorer 3D Driving Adventure
An unused finish line sign can be found in the game's data, suggesting that there may have been a racing mode at one point during development.
Contributed by GamerBen144
Arkanoid (Arcade)
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The ROM for Arkanoid features a half-functioning level editor which can be accessed by using cheats. The joystick can't be used to select blocks, and turning off the cheat while in use will freeze the Vaus upon respawning.
Contributed by namcokid47
Klonoa
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A special redesign of Klonoa was considered for the game's North American release, but due to negative reception from both critics and fans alike, it was scrapped.
Contributed by Operationgamer17
Gran Turismo 2
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There are loads of unused vehicles in the game. For example, the Prius R Mod and the VW Polo are both stored in the game's memory. At least a few dozen other cars are also playable using game mods.
Contributed by Hajime
Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion
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There are five unused icons in the game's files that might be from characters that went unused in the final game. They include Mandark, Wilt, Gwen, Schnitzel, and Captain Sticky Beard from Dexter's Laboratory, Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, Ben 10, Chowder, and Codename: Kids Next Door, respectively. All of these characters (aside from Wilt) appear as assists in the game.
Contributed by Pac Reid
Super Mario 64 DS
In the European and American versions of the game, King Boo has an empty text box displayed when he is confronted by Yoshi in Big Boo's Haunt. This means Yoshi could have originally entered Big Boo's Haunt without the requirement of selecting Mario, Luigi, or Wario.
Contributed by Yoshispacedragon
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