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Neopets Browser
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When the Grey Faerie's Neopedia article was released, a "Bottled Grey Faerie" item was found in the game's servers. Neopian Times Editorial #90 would later imply that a plotline involving the Grey Faeries was on the way, however nothing has been heard about this since, likely meaning that whatever plotline was planned was either cancelled or delayed indefinitely.
person chocolatejr9 calendar_month February 26, 2024
Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery
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Attachment There is an unused game file of a scrapped "Animatronic Trophy List" that named 24 planned characters prior to Special Delivery's release. 15 of those names were absent on the game's release, of which 8 were never added, while the other 7 were added months or a year after the game's release. The unreleased characters include Endo-02, Nightmare Freddy, Nightmare Bonnie, Nightmare Chica, Nightmare Foxy, Nightmarionne, Scrap Baby, and Lefty.
person Violett calendar_month February 4, 2024
Pizza Tower
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Attachment Before the Pizza Priest and Stupid Rat were created, some transformations had unique objects associated with them, two that would've taken a similar role to the priest are in the game's files:
• A tombstone, which would turn Peppino back from a ghost
• A pile of corn, which would distract Mort and free Peppino from him, referencing how corn was used as a health pick-up in Mort the Chicken
and some blocks that could only be broken by transformations, like the rat, also remain in the files
• A barrel block
• A hot metal block, which would be destroyed by both knight and rocket transformations
• A ball block
• A Gustavo and Brick block
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
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Attachment 3 items from Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl were removed before the items update: a fart cloud, the Krusty Krab blimp, and a wrench set. The fart cloud and blimp's use are not fully known, but the wrench set would've created a platform like Toph's down special. They were rejected "because they weren't that fun".

In the files of the game, there is content implying two other potential appearances for the Krusty Krab Blimp: a texture for the Kids' Choice Awards blimp, and voice lines from the announcer referencing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' blimp, which is used in April's up special, as an item.
person Rocko & Heffer calendar_month January 9, 2024
Items, wrench set's use is mentioned in replies:
https://twitter.com/diegotzee/status/1534679049007767553

Turtle and KCAs Blimp:
https://tcrf.net/Nickelodeon_All-Star_Brawl
Yoshi's Island DS
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Attachment While Flashing Eggs make cameos in the Secret Level "Yoshi's Island Easter Eggs", they are out of Yoshi's reach due to them being embedded in the ceiling at the start of each room. Hacking the game to let Yoshi use them shows that they are fully coded and retain their functionality from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, producing a Red Coin when thrown at an enemy or Winged Cloud.
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
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Attachment Hugh has an unused model of a spear, referencing the popular caribou hunting chant scene from The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius episode "Jimmy on Ice". While it is fully textured and loaded into the game whenever Hugh is, it is not used.
person Rocko & Heffer calendar_month November 27, 2023
The Cutting Room Floor article:
https://tcrf.net/Nickelodeon_All-Star_Brawl

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius - Caribou Hunting Chant:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6ZY4CoYHes
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
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Various models and textures of Ittle Dew from Slap City are inside the files of Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, as she was used as a placeholder during development.
Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration
subdirectory_arrow_right Swordquest: Fireworld (Game), Swordquest: Waterworld (Game), Swordquest: Earthworld (Game), SwordQuest: AirWorld (Game), Swordquest (Collection)
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Attachment The SwordQuest series was a series of 4 games developed by Atari, each one having an associated contest to win a one-of-a-kind item from the game made of real gold by finding clues in the game and using them to uncover hidden messages in the attached comic book, then coming to Atari headquarters to compete in a contest version of the respective game. The advertised prizes were:

•Talisman of Penultimate Truth, Earthworld's prize
•Chalice of Light, Fireworld's prize
•Crown of Life, Waterworld's prize
•The Philosopher's Stone, Airworld's prize
•The Sword of Ultimate Sorcery, the grand prize

Halfway through the series, the video game crash of 1983 hit, and it was put to a halt, leaving Airworld, the Philosopher's Stone, and the Sword of Ultimate Sorcery unreleased. The Chalice of Light is the only item known to still exist, with all others being believed to have been melted down at some point.

In Atari 50, a game based on Airworld would see release, though it was not based on the work done for the game back in the 1980s.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time
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Attachment In Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, the relics only appear as 2D images. However, complete 3D models can be found for all of them inside the game, including three variants of the N. Sanely Perfect relic that seem to be tiered (one being a skull, another being a skull with crossbones, and the last being a skull with crossbones; wings; horns; and a more menacing face which is closer to the final N. Sanely Perfect Relic aside from the wings), all with their own animations.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
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Attachment Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury has data for an unused Giga Mushroom, which resembles the Mega Mushroom but with a red-yellow color palette and an angry expression with a cross-popping vein, a common anime trope used for anger. It has seven animations, but each one contains no data. Touching it plays the "item into inventory" sound. If Mario touches it, he will become Mega Mario, and if Mega Mario touches it he will become Giga Cat Mario, suggesting it would have been used for Bowser's Fury.
Ico
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Attachment In the area beside The Watermill, there is a tree with a small low-poly representation of a Japanese Rhinoceros Beetle attached to it. This pairs well with a bit of cut content recently found within the game's code for the same area, where Ico could have gained a secret weapon that took the form of an Insect Net.

How these two elements could have come together remains unknown, but it was likely part of a reference to Ico's voice actor, Kazuhiro Shindō, and his prior role as 'Boku' in the first installment of the Boku no Natsuyasumi series.

Boku no Natsuyasumi had an extensive bug-catching and beetle fighting system. These features reappearing in ICO were potentially meant to be an elaborate reference, playing on the idea that Kazuhiro Shindō is once again voicing a young boy, who might refer to himself with the first-person pronoun 'boku', if he were to speak Japanese.
person Mystic_Ode calendar_month November 25, 2023
This video displays both the Japanese Rhinoceros Beetle and the wireframe of the unused Insect Net weapon:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkyGF-8bSsg

The credits for both ICO and Boku No Nastuyasumi show that both protagonists' voice actors have the same name. I have highlighted both names in a combined screenshot attached.

ICO credits:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqL1OIvveN8#t=240

Boku no Natsuyasumi credits:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu3bOtajQLs#t=41058

Additionally, Kazuhiro Shindō's Japanese Wikipedia article confirms his video game roles. Providing evidence that he really was the voice of both characters:
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/進藤一宏#ゲーム
Watch Dogs 2
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Attachment The Utah Teapot, a 3D graphics in-joke, can be found in the data of Watch Dogs 2 as an unused vehicle.
Donkey Kong
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Attachment In the files of Donkey Kong's NES port are 4 unused Pauline items: early versions of the hat and parasol, the hat from the arcade version that does not appear in the NES release, and an all-new item: a bouquet of flowers.
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
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Attachment Leaked development files for Yoshi's Island show graphics of a razor blade hazard or weapon, possibly intended to be thrown by an enemy. This was likely removed from the game over concerns of violence and/or imitability.
Yoshi
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Attachment The Game Boy version of Yoshi has an unused Bullet Bill piece. It is not present in the NES version.
Magical Tetris Challenge
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Attachment There are 17 purportedly unused polyominos in the files of Magical Tetris Challenge, all of which have either under or over 4 segments.
SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob Saves the Day!
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Attachment In Mrs. Puff's sprite sheet for SpongeBob Saves the Day!, an image can be found of an unnerving semi-realistic CGI character, internally called "Yummer". The character's unsettling design, combined with an image present in the code of Sandy's torn-up scuba suit, caused a lot of speculation about the image's potentially macabre origin. The original creator of the graphic eventually came forward and revealed that the character was simply a developer in-joke from the late 2000s used as a placeholder for a scrapped feature where an undecided character would peek from the back of one of the Krusty Krab's poles. The character's name is also not "Yummer", but rather simply "Yum", named as such because "that's the opposite of what you'd use to describe him". The torn Sandy suit was part of a puzzle where SpongeBob would need to wear one of the treedome's helmets.
person Rocko & Heffer calendar_month September 30, 2023
The Cutting Room Floor article:
https://tcrf.net/SpongeBob_Saves_the_Day!

Video on Yummer history:
https://youtu.be/OK0gaJtgKN4
Superfrog
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Attachment Superfrog was originally going to gain powers from drinking Newcastle Brown Ale, but this was changed to Lucozade in the final release.
McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure
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Attachment In prototype versions of McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure, the shops were McDonald's restaurants, and all the meters and power-ups in the game were McDonald's products. McDonald's burgers as health items in a game could be seen as endorsing them as a healthy food, so it was likely changed for the final game to avoid this perception, and while at the time Ronald McDonald was still seen holding or eating McDonald's in advertising, in later years he would be mandated against doing either. Additionally, a developer from the game has claimed that McDonald's were opposed to the collectibles because they didn't want hamburgers being left on the ground.
person Rocko & Heffer calendar_month September 18, 2023
Courage the Cowardly Dog: Creep TV
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Courage the Cowardly Dog: Creep TV has secret codes and maps that went undiscovered until 20 years after its release due to a glitch making them inaccessible. The codes include the "daScore" code, which shows a counter of how many ghosts you've zapped, and the "mirage" code, which expands the game map infinitely and allows access to the secret maps. On one of these maps, you can acquire a pair of glasses as an unused item, and another map containing an oasis in the Middle of Nowhere that also has a sign simply reading Eustace's catchphrase, "STUPID DOG!". However, if you use the glasses to read the sign, it will instead say "Wee...amazing! You found it! GOOD DOG!"
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