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Drill Dozer
An internal "last updated" date in the files of Drill Dozer shows that the European localizations of the game were finished in 2006, 10 years before their first release on the Wii U Virtual Console.
Attachment Somari contains an unused file for a logo labeled "MARIO", implying that the game may have originally been intended to be posed as a new Mario installment in a similar vein to other bootlegs such as Super Mario Bros. 7: Grand Dad instead of a game starring a new semi-original character.
Crazy Frog Racer
Multiple characters from the Game Boy Advance version of Crazy Frog Racer all had their names changed from development to release.

•Mafia Hen was called Mafia Chicken
•Dream Boy was called Manga Boy
•Big Elk was called Elch
•Rasta Dog was called Gangsta Dog
•Toro was called Stier "Maredo"
•Puschel was called Eichhörnchen

Punk Girl and the Crazy Frog were the only characters to keep their names
Big Boy Boxing
In the first demo for Big Boy Boxing, the tutorial opponent was called "The Hobo Dude". In a later trailer, his name was changed to "A Wild Dude", likely to avoid classist implications.
Contributed by Wario Wario Wario on September 18, 2023
Reckless Rufus
Reckless Rufus was originally titled Awesome Dude.
Courage the Cowardly Dog: Creep TV
Courage the Cowardly Dog: Creep TV has secret codes and levels that went undiscovered until 20 years after its release due to a glitch making them inaccessible. The "daScore" code, which shows a counter of how many ghosts you've zapped; and the "mirage" code, which expands the game map and allows access to secret levels - one where you can acquire glasses, and another that has a sign simply reading Eustace's catchphrase, "STUPID DOG!" - however, if you get the glasses then read the sign, it will instead say "Wee...amazing! You found it! GOOD DOG!"
Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion
The title for Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion originated as an in-joke within Cartoon Network, being shortened from the joke title Cartoon Network: Super Fist Crazy Punch Time Explosion. The original title was Cartoon Network: Superstar Rumble, which had to be changed for unknown legal concerns.
JumpStart Baby
Attachment Inside the files of the 1998 version of JumpStart Baby is a military-themed mission select graphic titled "DEFCON 4: THE ALISA FILES". The origin of this file and how it ended up in a game like JumpStart Baby is unknown.
Within the game's code is a commented-out test string transcribing the Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise, a monologue by Chancellor Sheev Palpatine from the 2005 film Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith; the monologue previously became a popular copypasta in the late 2010s, midway through the game's development. By nature, this text cannot be seen in the normal course of play and is only visible through observing the game's data.
Mr. Gimmick
Attachment The original Japanese version of Gimmick contains a unique anti-piracy response where, if the opening cutscene is tampered with, the player will not be able to access the secret final level and it will instead cut to a black screen saying "BLACK HOLE" in reference to the game Atlantis no Nazo. Contrary to popular belief, this was not intended as an anti-piracy method, but rather a failed attempt by game designer Tomomi Sakae to prevent his name from being removed from the opening credits. This trigger was neatly edited around its intended purpose, and was eventually removed in the Scandinavian release of the game, though Sakae's name was reinstated as an unused line of intro text.
Chicken Run
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Also Appears On: Chicken Run (Game)
Antonball Deluxe
The online mode of Antonball Deluxe was originally called "Antonline", this was changed due to the name already being taken by an online retailer.
Some rejected titles for Q*Bert included Arney Aardvark, Snots & Boogers, @!#?@!, Hubert, and Cubert.
Also Appears On: Q*Bert (Collection)
Contributed by Wario Wario Wario on September 11, 2023
Mario Teaches Typing
The voice script for Mario Teaches Typing contained multiple negative remarks towards the player such as "That wasn't very good" and "That was a failure". Voice actor Charles Martinet objected to these remarks, and was given permission to write his own, more supportive lines such as "That was great, but you can do even better!" and "Great try!"
Contributed by Wario Wario Wario on September 10, 2023
Tornado Outbreak
An unused exit screen with the label "underconstruction_exit" exists within the game files. When activated in-game, the level will abruptly end and transition to the boss variation of the level's stage.
Attachment The board for Pac-Man contains a DIP switch titled "Alternate Ghost Names", which in the Japanese release contained early English names for the ghosts

•Urchin "Macky" (Shadow "Blinky")
•Romp "Micky" (Speedy "Pinky")
•Stylist "Mucky" (Bashful "Inky")
•Crybaby "Mocky" (Pokey "Clyde")

In the US release, these names were dummied out and replaced with strings of the first 8 letters of the Latin alphabet.
Living Books: Dr. Seuss's ABC
Attachment The game's User Guide shows that the options menu at some point in development displayed the Quit Button instead of the Demos and Credits button.
Contributed by CuriousUserX90 on September 7, 2023
Attachment One of Toriel's sprites, a facial expression of her with an uneven frown and an eyebrow raised slightly higher than the other, is internally called "dreamworks", referencing the "DreamWorks Face", a nickname for a facial expression comprised of a confident, uneven smirk and one eyebrow being raised while the other is down. It is named as such for the film studio DreamWorks Animation, which frequently uses this facial expression in promotional artwork for its movies.
Missile Command
The originally planned title for Missile Command was, in fact, "Armageddon" - though this name was vetoed by upper managment due to issues that children would have with spelling and pronouncing the name. It's also suggested that various members of Atari's upper managment didn't know what the word actually meant. As such, the alternative title of "Missile Command" came about.
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
Every character in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl has an internal codename used instead of their name. These are:

• Orb - Garfield (Garfield is fat)
• Moon - Leonardo (Unknown, but possibly a reference to the opening shot of the '87 TMNT cartoon's theme song being the moon)
• Michelangelo - Pizza (The Ninja Turtles are known to love pizza, with Michelangelo being the biggest fan of the food among his brothers)
• Cheese - Shredder (Shredder's character design was based on a cheese grater)
• Reporter - April (April is a news reporter)
• Duo - Ren & Stimpy (Ren & Stimpy are two characters who fight as one unit)
• Hero - Powdered Toast Man (Powdered Toast Man is a parody of superheroes)
• Mascot - Reptar (Reptar is a fictional character within the Rugrats universe who appears on a variety of products, particularly toys and food)
• Squirrel - Rocko (A running gag in Rocko's Modern Life involves Rocko being mistaken for other animals, such as kangaroos, beavers, and squirrels, instead of a wallaby)
• Snake - Oblina (Oblina has a thin, somewhat curved shape akin to a snake)
• Rival - Helga (Helga has a love-hate relationship with series protagonist Arnold)
• Narrator - Nigel (Nigel hosts his own nature show-within-a-show called Nigel Thornberry's Animal World)
• Chimera - CatDog (CatDog is two animals with a single body)
• Apple - SpongeBob (SpongeBob lives in a pineapple)
• Star - Patrick (Patrick is a starfish)
• Diver - Sandy Cheeks (Sandy is a land mammal who lives underwater)
• Alien - Zim (Zim is an alien invader)
• Pie - Hugh (Hugh loves pie, and his home stage is a giant pie)
• Neo - Jenny (Jenny is a futuristic robot, and quite young, being a teenager mentally and having been built 3 years ago in the show)
• Plasma - Danny Phantom (Danny's main method of attack is shooting ghost plasma rays.)
• Kite - Aang (Aang travels using a glider, which he uses as an attack in NASB)
• Clay - Toph (Toph forms clay structures out of ground)
• Athlete - Korra (Korra partakes in a sport known as Pro-Bending)
• Rascal - Lincoln Loud (Lincoln is a mischievous child)
• Goth - Lucy Loud (Lucy is a goth)
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