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Franchise: The Simpsons
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In 1990s-era marketing for The Simpsons, Bart was consistently seen wearing light blue shirts in place of the orange shirt seen in the series, a still-unexplained phenomenon that has been referenced within the show itself. This element of marketing was reflected in many of the show's tie-in games, often with inconsistent shirt colors between a single game:

The Simpsons Arcade Game features Bart in his light blue shirt for a majority of the game. However, in the opening, Bart can be seen wearing a red shirt for a brief moment when he jumps out of the school building.
• Most versions of The Simpsons: Bart vs. The Space Mutants depict Bart wearing a red shirt, a slight difference from orange. The Amiga, Atari ST, and Amstrad versions, however, depict him wearing light blue in gameplay, though the red can still be seen on the title screen, cutscenes, and box art.
• Bart wears a show-faithful orange in all versions of The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World. However, the sliding puzzle minigame in the NES version features an image of Bart with the light blue shirt, based on the famous "Don't have a cow, man!" t-shirt.
The Simpsons: Bart's Nightmare primarily uses Bart's orange shirt. However, the title card shows Bart with a green shirt, and the Bartman minigame has Bart wear a bluish grey shirt, Bartman being assigned the blue shirt while regular Bart wears red or orange becomes a common theme from this point.
The Simpsons: Bart Meets Radioactive Man is primarily a blue shirt game. However, in the intro, Bart begins with his orange shirt, which becomes a blue shirt when he dons the Bartman mask.
Virtual Bart, while typically showing alternate universe Barts, shows Bart with an orange shirt whenever he is in his original outfit. However, the box art shows Bart wearing blue.
The Simpsons: Night of the Living - Treehouse of Horror primarily features the orange shirt Bart, but he wears a blue shirt briefly in the intro.
The Simpsons: Hit & Run is entirely an orange shirt game, but Bart can be seen with a dark blue shirt on the box art.
• In The Simpsons: Tapped Out, the most recent Simpsons video game, Bart wears an orange shirt, but Bartman wears a blue shirt.

The Simpsons: Bart's House of Weirdness, The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield, The Simpsons Bowling, The Simpsons Wrestling, and all versions of The Simpsons: Road Rage and The Simpsons Game all feature Bart wearing only orange shirts (even when Bartman appears), while The Simpsons: Cartoon Studio is the only game where Bart only wears blue shirts. Cartoon Studio was the final game to primarily use blue shirt Bart, while The Simpsons: Bart's House of Weirdness was the first game to not have any blue shirt Bart whatsoever. The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Juggernauts and The Simpsons: Escape from Camp Deadly depict blue and red shirt Bart respectively on their box arts, but do not have color, being Game Boy games.
person Rocko & Heffer calendar_month July 22, 2024
Star Fox Zero
subdirectory_arrow_right Star Fox 2 (Game)
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By scanning a Fox or Falco amiibo in Star Fox Zero, the Arwings and Walkers will be swapped out with 16-bit era models as seen in Star Fox and Star Fox 2. The old Arwing model's Charge shot does not lock on to targets, which reflects how they did not have a lock-on feature in Star Fox, but only in Star Fox 2 did they have a Charge shot. At the time of Star Fox Zero's release in 2016, Star Fox 2 remained unreleased, with only leaked beta builds being available, including one that allowed you to lock on to enemies with the Charge shot. The game would eventually be completed by Nintendo and released in 2017, but with this lock-on feature removed. Since Nintendo only showed Star Fox 2 to developers actively working on the series, it's believed that PlatinumGames noticed this feature's removal and referenced it in Star Fox Zero over a year before the game's release by making the old Arwings behave accurately to a version of Star Fox 2 that players did not know about.
Final Fantasy
subdirectory_arrow_right Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls (Game)
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Cid, a recurring character in the series who is usually a mechanic with some relation to airships, first appeared in Final Fantasy II and did not appear in the first Final Fantasy game. For the Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls re-release however, the original game's plot was retroactively changed to make "Cid of the Lufaine" the ancient creator of the airship that the protagonists used.
person Kirby Inhales Jotaro calendar_month June 23, 2024
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls - Cid backstory in Lufenia:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuJzaYSa4AU#t=147

Cid in the first two Final Fantasy games blog post:
http://home.eyesonff.com/content.php/2631-The-Iterations-of-Cid-Part-1
Yume Nikki
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Attachment In Version 0.04, Dense Woods A contained two jellyfish instead of just one, with the second being located by a lamppost near the center of the map; interacting with it only causes it to ring, without any additional results. In all recovered later builds, this jellyfish is moved out of bounds, well out of the camera's view; however, it can still be interacted with if the player uses cheats or glitches to access it. In Version 0.10, interacting with this jellyfish crashes the game due to its associated files being renamed: the jellyfish is programmed to call a file called イベント5, which was renamed to イベント_005 in Version 0.10.

Additionally, Dense Woods A's layout was redesigned in Version 0.07 to remove a gate that originally led to Mural World. Instead, the upper path is expanded to loop over to the western portion of the main road in Dense Woods A, and the remaining gate leading to Puddle World was redesigned.
person VinchVolt calendar_month June 17, 2024
The Cutting Room Floor article:
https://tcrf.net/Proto:Yume_Nikki/Map_and_Event_Differences/Minor_Maps#Dense_Woods_A

YouTube video showing the use of a noclip glitch to access the offscreen jellyfish in Version 0.10:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9gNNPmZxd8
Pac-Man World
subdirectory_arrow_right Pac-Man World Re-Pac (Game)
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Pac-Man World's ending has been noted for containing darker humor compared to the game's otherwise lighthearted tone. The game's antagonist Toc-Man, the robot impostor who kidnapped Pac-Man's family, is revealed to be Orson, a tearful grey ghost who just wanted to be as famous as Pac-Man, who responds to this by pretending to show sympathy before eating him. According to the game's designer, Scott Rogers, his reasoning for this tonal shift was:

"If someone terrorized, kidnapped, and imprisoned your friends and family, you'd probably want to eat them too."

Rogers also noted that they wanted to have Pac-Man respond to Orson's cry of "nobody loves a ghost!" with "I do!" (in the sense of loving to eat a ghost), but this was scrapped alongside Pac-Man's voice as a whole.

Pac-Man World: Re-Pac amends this divisive ending by designating it as a bad ending and adding a new good ending. If the player fails to rescue Pac-Man's family, the ending plays out as it did in the original game, with an added scene where Orson's ghost minions choose to rescue Pac-Man's family themselves, but if the player successfully rescues Pac-Man's family, he opts to forgive Orson.
person Rocko & Heffer calendar_month June 17, 2024
Twitter thread interview with Scott Rogers:
https://twitter.com/DailyPacMan/status/1548088755763888129

Pac-Man World cutscenes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I8bA-6QNh4

Both Pac-Man World Re-Pac endings:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adPHuphqr7o#t=389
Dino Crisis 2
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Capcom offered a demo CD based upon a beta build of the game as a pre-release promo. The entire build was on the disk, with a "time trial" style of gameplay lasting 45 minutes before exiting the game. A code was eventually worked out, utilizing a GameShark cheat device in order to disable the time trial demo's timer, enabling complete access to this earlier version. A list of notable differences compared to the retail release have been noted as a result, and Capcom would never release a time trial demo disc again.
Yume Nikki
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Attachment Prior to Version 0.07, the guillotine NPC that provides the Severed Head effect when interacted with was located in Block World rather than the Guillotine Room (the latter of which is commonly known as such due to the guillotine's presence there in later builds). Instead, the latter area only features the lunatic Toriningen and cupboards.

This early iteration consequently made Block World one of only two areas in the game that featured more than one effect (the second being the Hat & Scarf effect, which is obtainable from Block World in all known builds). From Version 0.07 onward, this distinction is only held by Mural World (which features both the Blonde and Long Hair effects).
person VinchVolt calendar_month June 15, 2024
Yume Nikki
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Attachment In the earliest builds of Yume Nikki, in-game text was not given windows outside of the game's menus; this feature was not added until Version 0.05. Curiously, while overworld text is generally sparse, Version 0.10 features data for a three-line window, far more than what is normally needed. This appears to line up with a text prompt in Version 0.04 – but not Version 0.06 onward – that appears when Madotsuki attempts to return the swivel chair to her desk in the dream world version of her apartment.

Because Version 0.05 is not currently available to the public, it is unknown if this window was indeed used for the prompt in that build or if the text was removed before the idea could be implemented.
person VinchVolt calendar_month June 15, 2024
Yume Nikki
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Attachment The English Steam release features a number of bugs not present in other editions:

• The lights do not dim when Madotsuki sleeps in the spaceship's bed, as the graphical filter is mistakenly set to transparent.
• Certain sound effects, such as those for flying on the Witch effect's broom and talking to an FC Priori, do not play due to them being misnamed in the game's files.
• If Madotsuki equips the Traffic Light effect, switches to the red light, and talks to the Toriningen that changes the UI's palette, the resulting text box is corrupted. This is because the correct text is displayed on another line that went untranslated.

Curiously, although the Steam release was updated four times to fix various other glitches and mistakes, none of the patches fixed any of these errors.
person VinchVolt calendar_month June 11, 2024
Yume Nikki
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Attachment Version 0.09 updated the Witch effect so that a unique sound plays when moving around while riding the broom, rather than simply reusing the regular footstep sounds. This is accomplished by giving every map two copies of the same tileset: one for regular mobility and one for the broom, with the game swapping between the two as needed. While this is retained in Version 0.10, the code is simplified in the later build so that a copy of the full string is not needed on every map.

However, three areas of the game were not properly accounted for during the conversion process: the second room in Neon Tile Path, the room full of beds in Number World, and the Pink Sea all play the regular footstep sound regardless of whether or not Madotsuki has the Witch effect equipped and active. Additionally, these areas still contain leftover event data from Version 0.09's method of swapping between the two tilesets. Because the indexes for the game's tiles were altered concurrently with the streamlining of the broom code, triggering these leftover events with cheats instead swaps out the maps' graphics with ones from other areas:

• The pyramids in the second room of Neon Tile Path are replaced with Henkei Shita heads from Footprint Path A, and sitting down changes the entire tileset to that of Snow World, with the background additionally changing from solid black to solid white. It reverts back to the mostly complete Neon Tile Path tileset when Madotsuki sits back up.
• The tileset for the room full of beds in Number World is replaced with that of Forest World, temporarily reverting back to the proper visuals whenever Madotsuki sits down. The background, however, is unaffected.
• The Pink Sea is completely blacked out, as the game attempts to call blank divider tiles when in this state.
person VinchVolt calendar_month June 9, 2024
Yume Nikki
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Attachment Whenever Madotsuki turns on her TV in the dream world version of her room from Version 0.06 onward, there is a 1/8 chance that the view will cut to a full-screen event in which two rows of Paracas-esque figures scroll across the screen. "KALIMBA", the theme song for this event, was originally uploaded on Kikiyama's players.music-eclub.com profile on January 13, 2004, almost five months before Yume Nikki first released. This version of the song is substantially longer than the one that would ultimately be included in the event, clocking in at eight minutes instead of several seconds. Additionally, the cover art for the full-length version features the same rows of figures depicted in the event, albeit with a slightly duller color scheme.

Due to a lack of public statements from Kikiyama, it is unknown if the song was composed with Yume Nikki in mind from the outset or if the KALIMBA event was included as an Easter egg referencing their non-game work.
person VinchVolt calendar_month June 9, 2024
Yume Nikki
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Attachment On January 22, 2018, twelve days after its initial release, the English-language Steam version received an update that "Fixed parts of the text translation," focusing on the effects menu. Most of the adjustments were minor, such as altering word choice (e.g. "Change into a faceless ghost" to "Materialize as a faceless ghost."), changing the capitalization of certain words (e.g. "Grow Long Hair." to "Grow long hair."), and changing the tone of the text (e.g. "Change into a witch." to "Become a witch incarnate."). However, more substantial changes were made to five options, changing not only the descriptions, but also the effect names:

• Get Fat was renamed Fatten, and its description was changed from "You get fat." to "Balloon in size."
• Whistle was renamed Flute, and its description was changed from "Hold the whistle." to "Brandish a flute."
• Talking Head was renamed Severed Head, and its description was changed from "Change into a talking head." to "Be reduced to a severed head."
• Devil was renamed Oni, and its description was changed from "Change into a devil girl." to "Reconstitute as an oni."
• Game Info was renamed Tutorial, and its description was changed from "See the game explanation once more." to "Review the game's tutorial."

Despite these changes, the text boxes that appear when picking up a dropped effect in the Nexus and the completed FC World version of the effects menu still contain the old names. The latter additionally misspells the Midget effect's name as "Miget." Curiously, the incomplete FC World effects menu only contains the old names for the Tutorial option and the Fatten effect; the Midget effect's name is also spelled correctly there.
person VinchVolt calendar_month June 8, 2024
Yume Nikki
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Attachment The unpatched release of Version 0.10 contains unused data for an event on Mars called "階段←↓". Re-enabling this event opens an alternate, invisible entrance to the Martian underground, to the left of the hole that leads to it in the final game; however, the map's collision data prevents Madotsuki from actually using it without the aid of further cheats.

Furthermore, the game contains unused graphics for a stairway that matches the visuals of the Martian surface, and the Martian underground features several flights of stairs at the beginning. This indicates that the underground was originally meant to be accessed via the unused stairway rather than needing Madotsuki to activate the Midget effect, with the summit's layout being changed concurrently with the altered entrance. The Yumesyuusei Patch and all releases based on it (including the official English release) remove the data for 階段←↓, though the unused stair tiles are unaffected.

Additionally, the game's code contains tiles for doors on the walls of the Martian underground, indicating that the sub-area was originally planned to feature multiple rooms rather than just one. This, combined with the unused alternate entrance, implies that Kikiyama had to leave Mars incomplete for unknown reasons, polishing up what was already completed late into Version 0.10's development.
person VinchVolt calendar_month June 8, 2024
Final Fantasy VII
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Attachment In the Japanese version, the test battle in the debug room features a proper background and models for the enemies included (borrowed from other enemies), whereas the international version simply pits the party against yellow pyramids in a black void.

Additionally, the very first Japanese release contains an unfinished eleventh section of the debug room, left over from an earlier build of the game. Because the game's code changed significantly since that build, much of the eleventh section is broken: Cloud's model does not show up (though he is still able to move around and interact with the NPCs there), text is corrupted, and the background music is a heavily distorted version of Aeris' theme.
person VinchVolt calendar_month June 8, 2024
Yume Nikki
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Within all available builds of the game are sprites for three possible effects that were never implemented. One set of sprites depicts Madotsuki blindfolded, another depicts a grayscale version of her similar to the "ghost" found in Mini Hell, and a third depicts 8-bit versions of the "crick in the neck," which in the final game is instead an event where Madotsuki randomly wakes up with her head stuck facing leftward. Of note is that Versions 0.07 to 0.09 additionally feature sprites for blindfolded and grayscale Madotsuki pinching herself awake; Version 0.10 overwrites them with the "active" sprites for the Spirit Headband effect.

Additionally, the game's data contains an unused mugshot depicting what appears to be an early iteration of the Spirit Headband effect, in which Madotsuki turns into a hitodama (a disembodied soul which appears as a floating ball of fire, comparable to a will-o'-the-wisp in many Western cultures) rather than becoming invisible. A full set of sprites for this version is also present in Version 0.04's data, showing that rather than turning invisible, pressing the 1 key would've simply changed the fire's color.
person VinchVolt calendar_month June 7, 2024
Yume Nikki
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Attachment In all earlier builds of the game, Neon World featured a radically different layout, matching the open-world structure of the other "main" locations accessible from the Nexus. The sole relic of this in Version 0.10's segmented design is the room that Madotsuki starts in, which is much bigger and features a more spread-out tile pattern compared to the other rooms in Neon World.

One noteworthy casualty from the layout change is the removal of various head-like figures scattered across Neon World in Version 0.09. These figures are not seen anywhere in Version 0.10, making them the only documented "characters" that were outright removed (rather than relocated) in a later update.
Yume Nikki
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Attachment Number World was not implemented until Version 0.08; in prior builds, the gray door in the Nexus with a large red circle on it instead lead to an early iteration of Lamp World. Of note is that the earlier version of Lamp World features an alcove full of beds and cupboards. A bloodstain is also present in the bottom-right corner of the room; in Version 0.07, this stain teleports Madotsuki to the Guillotine Room when stepped on. This alcove would be moved to the Number World in Version 0.08 onward, and the bloodstain would be replaced with a Zippertile spewing blood out of its mouth, still acting as a warp to the Guillotine Room.

Additionally, the early version of Lamp World featured background music that is not present anywhere in Version 0.08 onward; this track was also used for the Face Carpet area in Forest World before it was concurrently replaced in Version 0.08 with the background music for the hot springs building in the Wilderness, played at 70% speed.
Yume Nikki
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Attachment In the earliest available builds of Yume Nikki, the gate on a high ledge in Block World leads to a room colloquially known as the "Toriningen's Bed" event; it is present in Version 0.04, 0.06, and presumably 0.05, but because Versions 0.00 to 0.03 are not publicly available (as is 0.05), it is unknown if the Toriningen's Bed event was added in Version 0.04 or if it was present in prior builds.

This room consists solely of a long walkway leading to a bed. Entering it causes a lunatic Toriningen to spawn at the entrance of the walkway; because the hallway is only one tile wide, there is no way of avoiding it, and once it catches Madotsuki, she is transported to an out of bounds portion of Footprint Path A, rendering her immobile until she wakes up or teleports back to the Nexus with the Eye Palm effect. Version 0.06 revises the area so that it uses Block World's background music, played at 50% speed, instead of Eyeball World's background music.

In Version 0.07, the Toriningen's Bed event is removed, and the gate leading to it now leads to the White Desert; this change is retained in Version 0.10. Discounting the unused "NASU Link" event in Version 0.09, this is the only known event that was removed in a later update.
person VinchVolt calendar_month June 6, 2024
Yume Nikki
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Attachment The earliest builds of the game only contained 20 effects, missing the Witch, Oni, Squish-Squish, and Traffic Light. These four were not added until Version 0.05, as evidenced by the changelog provided in both the game's README file and Kikiyama's official website.

Of particular note is the Squish-Squish effect, which is provided by interacting with an amorphous, blue-gray figure with a single, large eye. In Version 0.06 (the earliest available build to feature all 24 effects), the figure was present in a shack in the Barracks Settlement that Madotsuki could not enter in previous versions. In Version 0.08, the figure is moved to FC World B; however, a copy of it is still present in its original location in the Barracks Settlement, where it is being fed on by the newly added Seahorse. In Version 0.09, the Seahorse's design is updated to change its skin from purple to orange and add four hornlike structures to the top of its head. Version 0.10 removes the version of the figure that the Seahorse fed on.

This sequence of events gives the impression that the Seahorse's development was a direct result of feeding on the figure, thus providing the only known instance of the game's updates appearing to convey a narrative within the Dream World.
person VinchVolt calendar_month June 6, 2024
Yume Nikki
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Attachment In all recovered early builds of the game, the Fatten effect was provided by a funhouse mirror hidden in the large red maze (colloquially known as Hell). In Version 0.10, the mirror is removed and the effect is instead obtained by interacting with a tall, flashing humanoid (colloquially known as Strober) in the Docks B, and the portion of Hell where the mirror was once located is now empty. Incidentally, the Docks B is only accessible through Hell, preserving the association between the latter area and the effect.

Despite the mirror being removed from the normal course of play in the final build, it is still present in a debug room hidden in the game's code, functioning as it did in earlier versions. However, in the official English release, the text that appears when interacting with it, "★ふとる★", is corrupted due to it not being translated.
person VinchVolt calendar_month June 4, 2024
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