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Fate/Grand Order
The original plan for the game was a PvP, online MMO game known as Fate/Apocrypha. However, these plans were cancelled early in development. The project was later revived as "Fate Online Project Reboot" on the behest of publisher Aniplex wanting to make a mobile game to promote the Fate IP. According to head writer Kinoko Nasu, he never owned a smartphone prior to the development of Fate/Grand Order, but got one and played various free-to-play mobile games for reference. Fate/Apocrypha itself would later be revived as a Light Novel series.
Contributed by aa1205 on September 28, 2023
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Yo-Kai Watch 3
The Yo-Kai Deadcool is a parody of the Marvel Comics character Deadpool. Not only are their names, designs, and personalities similar, but three of Deadcool's preset nicknames are direct references to Deadpool. The three identifiable references being "Wade", a reference to Deadpool's real name Wade Wilson, "Ryan", a reference to Ryan Reynolds who portrays Wade Wilson/Deadpool in the live-action films, and "Mr. Cool", which appears to be a reference to a scene from the 2016 film in which the taxi driver Dopinder refers to Deadpool as "Mr. Pool". The last nickname "Rhys" is more ambiguous and does not appear to have a clear origin related to Deadpool.

Additionally, Deadcool's Japanese voice actor, Takehito Koyasu, has voiced Deadpool in other pieces of media.
Contributed by chocolatejr9 on September 26, 2023
Super Smash Bros.
Attachment Contrary to popular belief, the Mushroom Kingdom stage in Super Smash Bros. does not use sprites or music from Super Mario Bros. - this can be noticed both in obvious ways, such as enemy sprites having complex shading that would be impossible in any NES game, let alone a title as early in the hardware's lifespan as Super Mario Bros., and multiple sprites being miscolored; and in more subtle ways, such as the ground blocks being one pixel too tall on the bottom and the outlines on the goal stair blocks being too thick. The background music, while an impressively close replica, uses subtly different instruments and is slightly slower in tempo.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the stage's graphics would be revised to more closely resemble Super Mario Bros., using graphics from Super Mario Maker, and the faux-8-bit Super Smash Bros. rendition of the overworld theme would be the sole battle song from 64 to be absent, in favor of the original NES rendition of the song.
Also Appears On: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Game)
Contributed by Wario Wario Wario on September 25, 2023
Evil Nun: Horror at School
The game's plot is inspired by the real-life string of Magdalene Laundries, specifically those in Ireland and Australia. Named after the Biblical character Mary Magdalene, these were Protestant or Roman Catholic institutions ostensibly designed to house "fallen women" (i.e. sexually promiscuous women, prostitutes, young women who became pregnant outside of marriage, or young girls and teenagers who did not have familial support) by taking them in, or occasionally kidnapping them, and forcing them to work in laundries commercially-run by local nun convents under poor conditions and exploitative abuse.

A series of paintings by Rachael Romero, an Australian girl who fled from her abusive father and for a time worked in a Magdalene Laundry in the city of Adelaide, inspired the overall design of the game's laundry room and general aesthetics. The room, and certain objects such as a machine and a wooden basket, were also directly based on pictures from these laundries.
Contributed by chocolatejr9 on September 24, 2023
Danganronpa: Lapse
For Echo Pine's design, Mythridate took inspiration from the design of Junpei, the protagonist of 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors. Specifically, she was inspired by Junpei wearing three layers of clothing: this lead to her giving Echo "a blue dress shirt with the sleeves rolled up, a grey sweater vest atop that, and a tri-color windbreaker above it all".
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
All of the competitive stages in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl are - with one exception - inspired by stages from the Super Smash Bros. series:

•Jellyfish Fields, from SpongeBob SquarePants, is based on Smashville, introduced in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

•Harmonic Convergence, from The Legend of Korra, and the post-update version of Royal Woods Cemetery, from The Loud House, are based on Final Destination, introduced to the multiplayer stage lineup in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

•Sweet Dreams, from Garfield, is based on the frozen version of Super Smash Bros. Melee's Pokémon Stadium, introduced officially in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but popularized by fan projects such as the Super Smash Bros. Brawl mod Project M prior.

•Irken Armada Invasion, from Invader Zim, is based on Battlefield, introduced to the multiplayer stage lineup in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

•Rooftop Rumble and Sewers Slam, both from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, are based on the hazards-off version of Smashville introduced in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, with Sewers Slam - originally intended as a casual stage but adopted into the competitive stage lineup - containing a goop hazard somewhat resembling the wind from Smash 64's Dream Land.

•Duck, Duck, Pie!, based on The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is based on the hazards-off version of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U's Kalos Pokémon League, introduced in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

The exception to this pattern is Tremorton Joyride from My Life as a Teenage Robot, which is based loosely on Delfino's Secret from the Super Smash Bros. Brawl mod Project M.
Contributed by Wario Wario Wario on September 23, 2023
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Attachment In 2016, a post was uploaded to Tumblr responding to a post claiming that "there is nothing wrong with Yoshi" by jokingly accusing Yoshi of committing tax fraud, which would become a running gag within Nintendo fan circles, and eventually a meme in 2018 with the bait-and-switch YouTube account SiIvaGunner posting soundtracks from a fake Yoshi Commits Tax Fraud game.

It would be discovered after the meme's peak of popularity that in 2011's Fortune Street, Yoshi is the only character in the game who asks to be exempt from paying taxes when a tax office is built. This means that while Yoshi is not guilty of committing tax fraud, he does attempt to commit tax evasion.

In October 2019, the Nintendo Versus eSports account posted a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate highlight tournament featuring Yoshi, and titled it "This Yoshi is no fraud", seemingly in reference to the meme.

The meme of Yoshi evading his taxes would also inspire the Turnip Boy series of games.
Also Appears On: Fortune Street (Game), Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion (Game), Yoshi (Franchise), Turnip Boy (Collection)
Contributed by Wario Wario Wario on September 23, 2023
Darius Gaiden
In a 1994 interview with the game's planner Hidehiro Fujiwara published in the Gamest mook vol.6, he was asked why the team wanted to make a new Darius game 5 years after the release of Darius II. He responded that because of his heavy involvement in the first two games, he made a new game because he loves the Darius series:

"Right now it's a very tough time for STG games, and if you don't make something suitably impressive, it won't sell. That being the case, the Darius franchise is one that Taito has confidence in. And it has name recognition. Taito also just finished making the new F3 motherboard, which is very powerful, and I really wanted to make a Darius game that would fully utilize this new hardware. It's a game I've really wanted to make, in other words."
The Glass Staircase
This game is intended to be an homage to Italian zombie horror movies such as "The Beyond", "House by the Cemetery", and "Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror". Similarly, the gameplay was inspired by the 2002 Resident Evil remake and Rule of Rose.
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
Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant
The Galloping Gazelle and the Masked Mutant are both portrayed by famous actors Adam West and Jim Belushi, respectively. In the case of the former, he's also reprising his role from the Goosebumps TV series episode "Attack of the Mutant", with the Galloping Gazelle being modelled after West's portrayal of Batman in the 1966 live-action TV series.
The name "Mappy" is likely derived from the early 20th century Japanese slang term "マッポ" (mappo), used in criminal circles to refer to a police officer.
Also Appears On: Mappy (Collection)
Contributed by Wario Wario Wario on September 20, 2023
“まっぽ”, in 日本国語大辞典 (Nihon Kokugo Daijiten, “Nihon Kokugo Daijiten”) (in Japanese)‎, 2nd edition, Tōkyō: Shogakukan, 2000, ISBN: 4-09-521001-X
In a 2000 interview with the game's planner and writer Yasutaka Masuda published in the Japanese official guide, he stated that the idea for the game first originated in about 1997, when he qualified for the Sony Computer Entertainment-sponsored program "Let's play games!" (also known by its official name: Game Creator Support Program). The concept behind that program was to try and make something brand new. He thought a game like Aconcagua, which sprung from his interest in adventure novels, would be good for the program, while wondering if the average person would find something like the game interesting.
Pizza Tower
Many fans and critics have noted similarities between the aesthetic of Pizza Tower and "off-model" 1990s cartoons such as Ed, Edd, n' Eddy and The Ren & Stimpy Show. Game creator McPig has claimed not to be a fan of those series and to have not been influenced by them, although he did still take influence from the more cleanly-drawn SpongeBob SquarePants, and an unclear inspiration from 1990s cartoons would still be cited on the game's Steam store page description.
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.
God of War Ragnarök
A side quest called "The Ballad of Jari and Somr" was made as a tribute to two devs that met and fell in love while working at Santa Monica Studios, Jake Snipes and Sam Handrick. This quest involves going to The Eternal Campfire to unlock it and then searching for ingredients to prepare a meal, an homage to the couples love of making meals together. The unfortunate catalyst for this addition to the game was the death of Jake Snipes in 2020.
Contributed by Wolfen50 on September 17, 2023
Franchise: Mario
Attachment In the 2023 film "The Super Mario Bros. Movie", Mario and Luigi's family are prominently featured. This includes:

• Their Father, voiced by Charles Martinet (and bears a resemblance to Talon from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
• Their Mother, who previously appeared in "The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!" and is voiced here by Jessica DiCicco
• Uncle Arthur, voiced by John DiMaggio
• Uncle Tony, voiced by Rino Romano (and was coincidentally mentioned in live-action segment "Glasnuts" from the TV series "The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!")
• Aunt Marie, who's presumably married to Uncle Arthur
• An unnamed niece, who's most likely Marie and Arthur's daughter, being a first cousin once removed that's referred to as a "(second) niece"
• An unnamed grandfather, who's implied by the co-director Aaron Horvath to previously have been a boxer and wears an outfit similar to Luigi in the 1983 commercial for the Atari ports of Mario Bros.

Interestingly, all of the credited voice actors for the family are all of Italian descent to stay true to the family's Italian heritage.

According to Shigeru Miyamoto, the design of the family were based on character design sheets that former Nintendo illustrator Yoichi Kotabe drew decades before the film began production.
Contributed by NintendOtaku on September 17, 2023
Franchise: Kirby
In an interview with Polygon writer Chris Plante, series director Shinya Kumazaki stated that although Kirby appears to devour his enemies, the foes that he swallows are not killed; instead, they simply get "poofed" elsewhere in the world. According to Kumazaki, this concept is meant to make the series more approachable to lay audiences by presenting a comedic alternative to the "extreme or violent expression" of Kirby digesting his opponents.
Sega Heroes
Attachment Vector's artwork in this game is based on a fan render made by DeviantArt user Nibroc-Rock, who would later work with Sega and contribute official renders used for the Sonic the Hedgehog social media accounts and the mobile game Sonic Speed Simulator.
Contributed by chocolatejr9 on September 16, 2023
Skylanders: Imaginators
Nat Loh's biggest challenge when designing Grave Clobber was turning the original version from Trap Team (an Earth elemental villain with "undead mummy vibes") into a Water elemental Skylander, which had an open slot. After pulling some desperate parts, Nat revamped the Mayan mummy influence into a different Luchador direction, researching various lucha libre moves as a result. Notably, Grave Clobber's Gator Geysers was originally named "Sar-croc-phagus", but was changed due to it being too hard to say.
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