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Jingle Brawl
In Super Fall Brawl, one of the many reskins of Jingle Brawl, the new character was intended to be Sheen Estevez from Jimmy Neutron, in promotion for his then-new spin-off series Planet Sheen. However, Sheen was not coded correctly, making him near-impossible to beat in a fight. The game's second update would remove Sheen and his stage completely, and he would never be added back in, making Fall Brawl the only Super Brawl game without any new combatants. Sheen would return in Super Brawl 2, though the House of Pain stage, based on the first episode of Planet Sheen, would be swapped for a Zeenu stage generally based on Planet Sheen instead of a single episode.
Also Appears On: Planet Sheen (Franchise)
Attachment Superfrog was originally going to gain powers from drinking Newcastle Brown Ale, but this was changed to Lucozade in the final release.
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)
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix
The O-Town Highway track in Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix composites elements of the 1993 Rocko's Modern Life series and the 2019 Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling movie - featuring the original fat Chokey Chicken logo instead of the skinny chicken logo introduced in Static Cling and having Rocko's house lack the Conglom-O rocket impaling it or the damage it received while in space, but also featuring the Buzzbucks coffee shop, Clonglom-O Dome, and a billboard for the Schlam-O Radioactive Power Drink, all of which were established while Rocko was away in space.
Contributed by Wario Wario Wario on September 27, 2023
Drill Dozer
Attachment The US version of Drill Dozer modifies some of the unlockable generic costumes to reference (or further emphasize existing references to) different Game Freak and Nintendo games - a schoolgirl outfit being swapped for an outfit of Leaf from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, a nurse outfit being given extra details to reference Click Medic, a futuristic outfit being replaced with a Pulseman outfit, and costumes already based on Mario and Mendel Palace being given extra details from their source material.

Despite references to Click Medic and Pulseman being added in the US version, those games had not received US releases at that point.

These changes were reverted for the European version of the game
Cooking Companions
The character White Face from Imscared makes a cameo appearance in Cooking Companions at the start of the game's Nightmare Mode, during a scene set in a bloody version of the Bathroom.
Also Appears On: Imscared (Game)
Untitled Goose Game
Attachment In the episode "Thanks to Them" of the animated series "The Owl House", a picture of a goose holding a bell in its beak can be seen placed on the refridgerator at the vet clinic where Luz's mother works. This is a reference to the main character of Untitled Goose Game. The picture's placement under the fridge door labelled Shame seems to be a nod to the goose's mischief he causes throughout the game.
Attachment In the opening flashback to the episode "Reunion" of the animated series "Amphibia", students that resemble Ness, Paula, Jeff, and Poo can be seen at the same school that the show's main character Anne attends.
Attachment The character of "Ugly Sonic" in the 2022 film Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers is based on the infamous first design of Sonic the Hedgehog featured in the first trailer for his 2020 film. Voiced by Tim Robinson, Ugly Sonic acknowledges the mockery of appearance (especially his realistic humanoid teeth) and uses it to find new work.

According to the director Akiva Schaffer, the company that provided the effects for this film, MovingPictureCompany, also provided the CGI for the 2020 Sonic film, meaning for Ugly Sonic, they had to "repeat their mistakes on purpose this time."

Interestingly, Ugly Sonic wasn't originally planned to be in this cameo. Initially, Jar Jar Binks from Star Wars was meant to be featured as the character acknowledging his mockery.
Pizza Tower
Attachment The Weenie and Burger Golfer enemies are based on Peter and Mac, the protagonists of an unmade Pizza Tower predecessor called Weenie Cop.
It Takes Two
In Chapter 3 Section 1 'Rose's Room - Pillow Fort', players will come across a pillow alcove towards the left of the main path that features two action figures with interactive buttons. The action figures themselves are actually the two playable protagonists Leo & Vincent from Hazelight Studios' other project A Way Out. If both players stomp both buttons at the same time, a unique dialogue cutscene between Leo & Vincent will play. After the dialogue, an achievement/trophy 'Plastic Prison Breakers' is earned with the description, "They had no way out."
Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
While the protagonist of Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Ichiban Kasuga, is commonly stated to have debuted in the 2018 game Ryu Ga Gotoku Online, he actually was first revealed in a trailer for the game Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise, which is considered a spin-off of the Yakuza/Like a Dragon franchise. This trailer aired almost a year before Ryu Ga Gotoku Online and is notable as Ichiban does not appear in Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise.
Also Appears On: Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Game)
The Three Stooges
Attachment Every version of The Three Stooges opens with a bait-and-switch title screen for another game. The NES version opens with Ghostbusters II, also published by Acclaim and licensed from Columbia Pictures. All other versions of the game, including the cancelled Game Boy Color release, open with Defender of the Crown, another Cinemaware game.
Also Appears On: Defender of the Crown (Game), Ghostbusters II (Game)
Contributed by Wario Wario Wario on September 14, 2023
Attachment Alongside all of the cinema and television references that fans of the cartoon would expect, Animaniacs for Genesis also contains a small handful of references to other Konami games. Vic Viper from Gradius appears as a platform in the space level, and the Dracula boss uses Dracula's flame attack from the Castlevania games.
Also Appears On: Castlevania (Franchise), Gradius (Franchise)
Contributed by Wario Wario Wario on September 14, 2023
Crush Crush
Attachment The character Mur is a fictionalized version of Mur Moruno, one of the main artists of the game.
Contributed by chocolatejr9 on September 14, 2023
Crash Team Racing
Attachment On the character designer for Nitros Oxide in Crash Team Racing, Bob Rafei's website, he has a portfolio containing various works sorted by game. In the Crash Team Racing folder of the site, there is an image of a blue hippo in an aviator suit named "trippo.jpg". According to Rafei in 2017, this character was designed as a mascot for an airline search engine during the dot-com boom, but was placed in the CTR folder of the site by mistake. However, in the time between the image's discovery and the clarification, the image was spread online as if it was a lost Crash Bandicoot character, gaining the accepted name of "Fasty" through unknown means.

In Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled, the character Hasty the Moose, one of two completely original characters alongside King Chicken, was inspired by the myth of "Fasty", with a similar body build; face; outfit; and name in both meaning and spelling.
Also Appears On: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (Game)
Franchise: Kingdom Hearts
Attachment In a rare instance of Kingdom Hearts being referenced outside of KH-related Disney media, the Kingdom Key and Sora's hair can be seen within Sweet Pete’s assortment of cartoon props in the 2022 film "Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers". An interesting detail about this cameo is that Sora's hair appears to have been traced or taken from DeviantArt user kimbolie12's fan art of Sora from Kingdom Hearts III.
Contributed by NintendOtaku on September 13, 2023
Attachment In the episodes "The Sleepover" and "Mr. Monkeyjocks" from the animated series "Bluey", a plush dog version of Sans appears in Bluey and Bingo's room.
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.
Inspector Gadget and the Circus of Fear
Attachment Horace from the Hungry Horace series of games also appears in Inspector Gadget and the Circus of Fear as an enemy. Although developed by a different studio, Circus of Fear and the Horace games were both published by Melbourne House.
Also Appears On: Horace (Collection)
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