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In 2020, as an April Fools' Day prank in response to temporary school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Chronicle, the independent student news outlet for Duke University in North Carolina, published an article announcing that the university's athletics department added GamePigeon's Cup Pong minigame as an official varsity sport.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Attachment In the Game Boy Advance version of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, there is an unused minigame that is just a clone of Tapper, with Pumpkin Juice in place of beer.
Spot Goes to Hollywood
Attachment If you enters password PROGRESS and then the cheat code A, Right, Down, B, Left, Up, B, B, A in Spot Goes to Hollywood's pause screen, you will unlock a minigame called FRUITMEISTER 2, a slot machine game using developers' heads. There is no reward for winning the game (something cheekily acknowledged in-game with the caption "win a prize or something - probably"). A first FRUITMEISTER minigame is not currently known to exist in any other Eurocom game.
Frog Fractions
Attachment Frog Fractions 2 was a Kickstarter campaign for a mysterious sequel to the satirical browser game Frog Fractions, where the game would be hidden inside another, unrelated title with no announcement. Backers would only receive codes for the game once Frog Fractions fans managed to discover the game's identity, with many bizarre and highly cryptic clues being given until the game's discovery, unravelling a surreal story about time travelers and alternate universes involving fake websites and files stored on them, as well as physical appearances and merchandise.

Two years after the Kickstarter was funded, the game was discovered within the game Glittermitten Grove. Frog Fractions creator Jim Crawford would later state that he believed the Glittermitten Grove Easter egg to not be Frog Fractions 2, but rather Frog Fractions 3, with the ARG to locate the game being the second installment in the franchise.
Also Appears On: Glittermitten Grove (Game), Frog Fractions (Collection)
Contributed by Rocko & Heffer on November 20, 2023
Article on the game being located:

Frog Fractions' creator clarification on the numerical placement of FF2:

Article from Game Detectives Wiki, which also discovered the game's identity, going through the ARG:
Slap City
Slap City was originally envisioned as a mini-game in Ittle Dew 2 before being reworked into a full title. The scrapped mini-game had intentionally poor presentation, being locked to 30FPS with interlacing, something that was not retained in Slap City given it's focus on competitive play, and a low-poly style inspired by the original Super Smash Bros. The polygonal alternate form of Fluffy Fields, where the Clone Team is fought in arcade mode, is based on this version of the game.
Also Appears On: Ittle Dew 2 (Game)
Platform: Family Computer
The HVC Controller Test, a cartridge used internally at Nintendo to test Famicom controllers, contains a hidden Simon-style game, accessed by pressing B and Down on Controller 2.
The Flintstones: King Rock Treasure Island
The Flintstones: King Rock Treasure Island has two secret cheat codes:

•Press Down, Down, Down, Down, Up, Up, Up, Up to invert the colors of the screen.
•Press Select, B, A, A, B, Select, B, A, Start to play a minigame similar to Helmet where Fred must avoid falling rocks and get to his house.
Attachment A fully functional version of Windows 3.1's Reversi game exists within the source code for Windows XP. The original graphics still work, but for unknown reasons the game forces itself to be monochrome.
Also Appears On: PC (Microsoft Windows) (Platform)
Microsoft Minesweeper
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Microsoft Minesweeper
Attachment The "Flower Garden" mode of Minesweeper was created to be more sensitive towards users in countries, such as Italy, where landmines are a common cause of death rather than seen as a war movie trope. It was originally only available to Italian players, but became a customization option in 2007's remake of Minesweeper, with Flower Garden being the only option for Italian players. in 2012's Microsoft Minesweeper, the Flower Garden mode would also be the only aesthetic option on Siberian and Chinese players.
Also Appears On: Microsoft Minesweeper (Game), Microsoft Minesweeper (Game)
Contributed by Rocko & Heffer on October 30, 2023
3D Pinball: Space Cadet
At an unknown point after 3D Pinball: Space Cadet's removal from Windows hardware starting with Vista, there was an attempt within Microsoft Garage (Microsoft's program for experimental, non-profitable employee projects) to revive the game with compatibility for current Windows operating systems. While the port was finished, it could not be publicly released due to the 1994 contract with Cinematronics (now merged into THQ Nordic) stipulating that the game could not be released as an independent entity, only bundled with Windows hardware.
Also Appears On: PC (Microsoft Windows) (Platform)
Big Bumpin'
Big Bumpin' was originally an adaptation of the Sumo minigame from Fuzion Frenzy, where characters would push one another around inside caged metal zorb balls. However, Burger King wanted all of the mascot characters to be visible in gameplay, leading to the game being reworked into a dodgems game as you could see the characters' heads.
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete
Attachment The game's first PlayStation release came bundled with a bonus disc containing "Making of Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete", a 30 minute documentary on the development and localization of the game. At any time the documentary is playing, pressing Up/Down/Left/Right/Triangle/Start will trigger a secret minigame produced by Timon Marmex Trzepacz from the game's North American publisher Working Designs. The game, titled "Lords of Lunar: Silver Star Story", is a clone of the 1980 Atari arcade game Warlords that can be played with up to 8 players through two PlayStation Multitaps.
Mario Party
Attachment In the Japanese release, the background in the mini-game Face Lift reads "Super Koopa 64" as opposed to "Super Bowser 64" as seen in the international releases.
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