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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
In April 2018, the iQue Player (a Chinese console based on the Nintendo 64) was cracked after 15 years. Upon hacking the console, a never before seen Taiwanese ROM of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was found suggesting that the system and/or the game was planned to be localized in that region.
Contributed by xianc78
Pokemon Yellow
If the player attempts to enter The Safari Zone without sufficient money to enter enough times, the worker who lets you in will take pity and allow you to enter with one safari ball. This was not an interaction in Pokemon Red & Blue and exists as a way to prevent the player from progressing in the game as a result of being unable to acquire enough money to get the HM03, surf, which is found in the park.
Contributed by Psychospacecow
Ratchet & Clank
In the demo version, a cutscene in Blackwater City shows Darla Gratch says she's reporting for "Channel 64 News", but her microphone has a 2 on it. In the official release version, her small dialogue was change to "Channel 2 News", but her mouth doesn't match the words she says. In later games like Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, she was reporting for "Channel 64 News", as was originally intended during development of the first game.
Contributed by ProtoSnake
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The English version of the game removed a feature in Communication Mode which allowed the player to poke characters to make them interact with voiced dialogue. This is notably odd as this feature was advertised in English trailers for the game prior to release.
Contributed by Psychospacecow
Toontown Online
The original flash launcher of the game, shown while the game was downloading, included an animation about how the cogs were made.

The story was that Scrooge McDuck visited Gyro Gearloose but didn't find him at home, he then found a robot and tried to repair it to make a profit, the robot in turn then created the cogs with another machine found within the lab.
Contributed by billebobfacts
Furi
Early footage of the game showed The Hand boss having destructable tombstones in the arena which are not present in the retail release. The Hand also had a different death animation.
Contributed by DrakeVagabond
On Vega's stage for Street Fighter II, the logo Mesón de la Taberna (Tavern's Inn) appears in the background of the stage. In the remastered version of the stage for Street Fighter V, however, the tavern's name was changed to Mesón de las flores" (Flowers' Inn).
Contributed by ZpaceJ0ck0
Taz
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The game was released in Europe as Asterix, based on the French comic series of the same name, with all of the sprites changed and the player having to avoid lyres of Assurancetourix and collect treasures instead of bundles of dynamite and hamburgers, respectively. A limited NTSC run was made with that release now worth around several hundred US dollars.
Contributed by KnowledgeBase
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
Early pressings of the Genesis version included snippets from "Thriller," the title track of Jackson's bestselling 1982 album, that would play whenever a special attack was used in stages 3-1, 3-2, 3-3 and 5-3. However, because "Thriller" was written by Rod Temperton and not by Jackson himself, the quotations from this song were replaced with ones from "Billie Jean" (also from the "Thriller" album) and "Another Part of Me" (from the 1987 "Bad" album); in these later pressings, stages 3-1, 3-2, and 5-3 use "Another Part of Me", while 3-3 uses "Billie Jean".
Contributed by game4brains
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc
Some levels from the Gameboy Advance version were replaced with exclusive levels that feature vertical exploration in the N-GAGE version. There were also changes in the sound effects as well as the music in the N-GAGE version.
Contributed by Yoshispacedragon
Resident Evil (2002)
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In some japanese game trailers for the game, Hunters can slash off the players' head, just like in Resident Evil (1996). This was replaced with a slit throat animation in the final release.
Contributed by ProtoSnake
SoulCalibur II
In a episode of the 8-4 Play podcast, localization producer Nao Higo confirmed that Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII was going to be the guest character of the Playstation 2 port. However, the deal got canned at the last minute, and Heihachi from Tekken replaced him in the end.
Contributed by ZpaceJ0ck0
The Elder Scrolls: Arena
Despite coming out in 1994, the first run of boxes was dated as being released in 1993. The game was planned for a holiday release in 1993, but it ended up coming out in March 25th, 1994.
Contributed by Psychospacecow
Duke Nukem 3D
On the first anniversary of the game's shareware version release, an early prototype of the game was made public. It went by the name "LameDuke" and was more in line with Duke Nukem II's story, style, and tone.
Contributed by Psychospacecow
StarCraft
There are three unused missions in game's retail release.
Spoiler:
•Biting The Bullet
A mission which would explain Tassadar's cooperation with Jim Raynor.
•Silent Scream
A mission where-in the player defeats the Confederacy.

•protoss/tutorial
An unused tutorial mission which would have featured a race called the Tagal.
Contributed by Psychospacecow
A Hat in Time
In the Beta version of the game, there was a milkman NPC that was a Mafia member in a milkman suit. For some reason, the Milkman was not present in the final release of the game.
Contributed by Smirkytrick
Overwatch
During development, Torbjorn had a mechanic where he had to develop his turret from a "stub" before it could shoot.
Contributed by Psychospacecow
Overwatch
Hanzo's in May of 2014 development build used the third person animations from Reaper.
Contributed by Psychospacecow
Overwatch
The payload was originally a truck during development. Its icon was the Doge meme.
Contributed by Psychospacecow
Overwatch
Reinhardt's charge originally had no startup time. In some developer versions, he would run instead of charge with his armor's thruster.
Contributed by Psychospacecow
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