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Donkey Konga
The US version of Donkey Konga contains a cover of the song "Stupid Cupid" by Neil Sedaka - however, the reference to "loving lips of wine" is left uncensored.
Donkey Konga
In the US version of Donkey Konga, a cover of the song "Rock This Town" by Stray Cats is featured - however, a reference to "Whiskey on the rocks" remains uncensored.
Donkey Konga
The European version of Donkey Konga contains a cover of the song Tubthumping by Chumbawamba. The lyric "Pissing the night away" is censored as "Kissing the night away", but - despite the game's 3+ rating - "He drinks a Whiskey drink, he drinks a Vodka drink. He drinks a Lager drink, he drinks a Cider drink" remains uncensored.
Platform: Nintendo 64
Although the Nintendo 64 is one of the most popular video game consoles of all time in North America selling over 20 million units in that continent, it did not achieve a similar level of commercial success outside of North America. Selling 6.35 million units in Europe with only 6 games - all first party - cracking over a million copies sold (Banjo-Kazooie, Pokémon Stadium, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye 007, and Super Mario 64), and selling 5.54 million units in Japan, just barely being outsold by the Sega Saturn (which had a similarly regionally-disproportionate install base in Japan) and only managing to push more than a million units of 11 titles, also entirely first party (Mario Party 3, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Mario Tennis, Mario Party 2, Donkey Kong 64, the game released in the US and Europe as Pokémon Stadium 2, the Japan-exclusive Pocket Monsters Stadium, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Mario 64, Super Smash Bros., and Mario Kart 64.)
Contributed by Wario Wario Wario on September 28, 2023
Blinx: The Time Sweeper
Despite being positioned as the Xbox's mascot by the gaming press, Blinx the Time Sweeper was not created to fill that role or rival the likes of Mario and Sonic. Despite an internal push from the Blinx team for the character to become the platform's mascot in Japan (of which executive producer Ed Fries claims to be "not sure how seriously [the Blinx team] took it"), as well as the desire of Bill Gates for Microsoft's gaming department to have a mascot, the character was not officially used as an Xbox mascot, though the game did get a major marketing push in Japan thanks to convenient timing during a Christmas dry spell of game releases and being a Japanese game.
Also Appears On: Xbox (Platform), Microsoft (Company), Blinx (Collection)
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
In an interview with the game's creative director/artist Tetsuya Nomura published on Dengeki Online on September 21, 2023, he revealed that the late voice actor Keiji Fujiwara would still be the voice of Reno for the Japanese dub of the game. Fujiwara passed away from cancer on April 12, 2020, at the age of 55, just two days after the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake. The news of his death came shortly before the recording sessions for FFVII Rebirth commenced, leaving the developers unable to replace him immediately. Because of this, Nomura asked the scenario team to let him use past recordings of Fujiwara’s voice for Reno in Rebirth, and "they made the necessary adjustments.” As a result of this, Reno's screentime in the game had been reduced to account for his death, and after apologizing to fans both domestic and international, Nomura revealed that the third part of the Final Fantasy VII Remake series will introduce a new Japanese voice actor for the role of Reno and that the character's presence will increase.
Contributed by ProtoSnake on September 28, 2023
WarioWare: Touched!
Nintendo Treehouse did not expect for WarioWare to receive more installments after Touched!, and believed that Ashley would not make any further appearances in the Wario franchise as a whole, and cast a random localisation employee to play Ashley in the English version of the game instead of a professional voice actress. This would become problematic as the WarioWare series proved its longevity, with the actress being forced to abandon projects to record Ashley's lines. Ashley would eventually be recast - alongside the entire WarioWare cast sans Wario - in WarioWare Gold
Also Appears On: WarioWare (Collection)
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.
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
Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures
This game was not originally envisioned as a successor to the original Pac-Man, but rather a spin-off. The title was changed from Hello Pac-Man! to Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures in Western localization.
Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures
Attachment The game's international cover art is split into two separate parts, the first part depicting Pac-Man about to hang glide off a cliff, and the second part showing him screaming in fear just moments after jumping off. The North American box art for both the SNES and Genesis versions of the game use the picture of Pac-Man screaming, while the European box art for the SNES version uses the picture of Pac-Man preparing to take off. Since this regional gag may have been missed by players at the time of the game's release, copies of the Genesis version featuring Namco's production line of the cartridge came packaged with a lenticular cover art insert showing both pictures in motion back-to-back.
Contributed by MehDeletingLater on September 25, 2023
Infamous: Second Son
Attachment In Italy, pre-order bonus items included two cans of Red Bull and Infamous: Second Son branded glow-in-the-dark condoms.
Crazy Frog Racer 2
In the US, Crazy Frog Racer 2 was released as Crazy Frog Arcade Racer due to the first Crazy Frog Racer not being localized for that region.
Also Appears On: Crazy Frog Arcade Racer (Game)
Crazy Frog Racer
Puschel the Squirrel is named after Puschel, das Eichhorn, the German title for the anime Bannertail: The Story of Gray Squirrel, and her character design resembles a squirrel character from the series named Sue.
Contributed by Wario Wario Wario on September 21, 2023
Despicable Me: The Game
Despite being based on a children's movie and not being any more violent than its source material, Despicable Me: The Game recieved a 12 rating from PEGI in the UK for "violence".
This could be because Gru's adopted daughters don't appear in the game, therefore he stays a villain for the entirety of the game and the violence could be seen as more questionable than if the game directly followed the film's plot.
Contributed by Wario Wario Wario on September 18, 2023
Angry Birds McDonald's
Angry Birds McDonald's has a non-functional language select button out-of-bounds on the sidebar, implying that an English version may have been planned.
McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure
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The Bee Game
Die Biene Maja: Klatschmohnwiese in Gefahr was released in the US under the title of The Bee Game, seemingly taking advantage of a convenient timing to the release of DreamWorks' Bee Movie by removing the association with the Maya the Bee brand, which has had a lesser cultural footprint in the US compared to other regions.
Also Appears On: Bee Movie (Franchise), Maya the Bee (Collection)
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
Attachment The House of the Dead series, despite being featured quite prominently, has rarely been namedropped in SEGA crossover games.

In Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, Zobio and Zobiko's character bio shortens their debut as "HOTD EX" (despite games with longer titles such as Billy Hatcher & the Giant Egg and Alex Kidd in Miracle World not being shortened).

In Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Sega Superstars Tennis, and Sega Superstars, all instances where a House of the Dead logo would be placed are instead swapped for a logo reading Curien Mansion in the same style as the series' logo.

Sega Heroes would be the game to finally break the trend, referring to the games by their title and with their original logo.

This may be due to the series being banned in Germany.
Also Appears On: Sega Heroes (Game), Sega Superstars (Game), Sega Superstars Tennis (Game), Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Game), The House of the Dead (Franchise), Sega Superstars (Collection)
Contributed by Wario Wario Wario on September 16, 2023
Sonic the Hedgehog's Gameworld
The Japanese version of Sonic the Hedgehog's Gameworld contains a "casino" page on the Storyware book containing slots, roulette, and poker - this was removed for the English release.
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