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Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
Apart from a cameo in Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (where he appears on Sonic X posters during Mission Mode), this game marks the only appearance of Sonic X character Chris Thorndyke in a Sonic the Hedgehog video game. Specifically, he appears in the animated cutscenes and cheers Sonic on off-screen each time a math problem is solved.
Also Appears On: Sonic X (Game)
Contributed by chocolatejr9 on December 2, 2023
Disney Speedstorm
Disney Speedstorm is notable for featuring a wide voice cast, many of whom reprise their roles from past Disney works (i.e. Bret Iwan reprising his role as Mickey Mouse). As of November 2023, the only characters who are voiced by different actors are Mowgli, Celia Mae, Randall Boggs, Figment, Lilo Pelekai, Jumba Jookiba, and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
Contributed by chocolatejr9 on November 30, 2023
Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind
Prior to the creation of Bubsy, Accolade tried to encourage Michael Berlyn to use Cheetos mascot Chester Cheetah instead of creating a new character for the game, but Berlyn convinced them by pointing out how creating a new character would be cheaper than licensing out an established mascot.
Yakuza 5
The Tsukimono area in Yakuza 5 features an ice sculpture of Hatsune Miku, a virtual idol likeness owned by Crypton Future Media and licensed out to Sega for video game appearences. Although this might be coincidental rather than an intentional reference, Crypton is located in Sapporo, the same city as Tsukimono.
Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia
Prior to a 2020 Nintendo Treehouse presentation, primarily intended to show off Paper Mario: The Origami King, it was announced that a new game from developer WayForward would be shown off in the presentation. Due to WayForward's reputation for platformer titles such as the Shantae series and the recent release of Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring the Legend of Zelda seemingly signifying an interest from Nintendo in indie collaborations, many fans expected the showcase to present a revival of a dormant Nintendo platforming IP such as Kid Icarus or Wario Land. In a futile attempt to temper expectations, Nintendo would vaguely clarify that the game was based on a "third party IP", redirecting speculation towards other companies' gaming IPs. When the presentation came, the game was revealed to be Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia, one of the licensed children's games that make up the vast majority of WayForward's gamography, which disappointed many, causing the Bakugan toyline to trend on Twitter and gaining the reveal trailer 3,500 dislikes against 1,500 likes on YouTube.
Also Appears On: WayForward (Company), Nintendo (Company)
The Japan-exclusive Super Famicom version of Monopoly was produced by famed Japanese copywriter and essayist Shigesato Itoi (best known to people outside of Japan as the creator of Nintendo's EarthBound series), who is a champion Monopoly player and the leader of the Japanese Monopoly association. Itoi also served as a supervisor on the game's Japan-exclusive sequel, The Monopoly Game 2.
Also Appears On: The Monopoly Game 2 (Game), Ape Inc (Company)
Contributed by Rocko & Heffer on November 23, 2023
Blog post by a developer of Super Famicom Monopoly, mentioning Itoi's involvement:

Itoi's Monopoly page:

The Monopoly Game 2 credits:
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway
One of the challenges in Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway is called "that's a good hook!" and allows the player to unlock Dr. Paula Hutchinson as a crew member. Unlike other challenge titles which reference catchphrases and episode titles, this references a well-known behind-the-scenes story from the production of Rocko's Modern Life, where a request from a Nickelodeon executive for the series to feature a strong female role model with a "good hook" lead to the conception of Hutchinson and her signature hook hand.
Contributed by Rocko & Heffer on November 23, 2023
"That's a good hook!" challenge:

Origin of Hutchinson's hook in Joe Murray's book "Creating Animated Cartoons With Character" (Page 85; official upload of the book):
Disney's DuckTales
Attachment In the Japanese version, and prototype US builds, of DuckTales, the ending line of the game was the grammatically incorrect, and arguably out-of-character, Scrooge line "There really is more important treasure than this, that is... dream and friends", which was changed to "I couldn't have done it without you. I really am the richest duck in the world." for the US release. Darlene Lacey, a producer on the Disney side of DuckTales would say of the partially unused line in a Kotaku interview:

"It seemed so earnest and dramatic, I was so tempted to leave it as is, but I knew I couldn’t. So, I changed it to the more polished, but forgettable ‘Right, lads! I couldn’t have done it without you. I really am the richest duck in the world.’ I love that fans found out about the original ending. It was the better line!"
Franchise: God of War
Kratos appears in actual Greek mythology as a Daimon or lesser god of strength. He is most notable for being the brother of Nike. Besides the coincidence of their name, this character bears no actual resemblance to the protagonist of the God of War series.
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 was the first Nickelodeon product where Korra from The Legend of Korra isn't voiced as an adult by Janet Varney, instead being voiced by Jacqueline Grace Lopez, while Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway was the last time Varney portrayed the character. The reason for this is that in 2022, a year before All-Star Brawl 2 was released and the same year as Kart Racers 3, Varney announced that she was stepping down from the role because she wanted Korra to be voiced by a person of color, much as Korra herself is, following the announcement of a new Avatar: The Last Airbender movie starring Korra to be released in 2025.
Contributed by Rocko & Heffer on November 20, 2023
Janet Varney confirming that she was retiring from the role:

List of Korra's actors:

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 credits:

Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway credits:
Disney Infinity
Attachment In 2013, around the launch of Disney Infinity, Disney merchandise artist Jim Valeri posted a set of images to his portfolio of angular figures, resembling the character models from Disney Infinity, of Muppets Kermit, Gonzo, Miss Piggy, Animal, Beaker, and Fozzie Bear, mentioning that they were made a year ago and he had no clue what they were for or if they would be released. While not explicitly stated, it seems heavily likely from the timing and aesthetic that these were intended as characters for Disney Infinity who never saw the light of day, possibly due to the financial failure of the 2014 film Muppets Most Wanted.
Also Appears On: The Muppets (Franchise)
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
Paul Frommer, the developer of the Na'vi language, contributed to Frontiers of Pandora to ensure that the language remained accurate. He also provided names for the new flora and fauna introduced in the game.
Bomb Jack II
Attachment When Elite Software obtained the license to make a video game based on the ThunderCats cartoon, they were unsure if they would be able to complete the game in time for Christmas, and as such outsourced a second ThunderCats game to Paradise Software. Neither game could be finished before the deadline, and as such Elite instead attained the rights to a near-finished game titled Samurai Dawn by FTL Games and released it as ThunderCats: The Lost Eye of Thundera.

Elite's in-house ThunderCats game got pitched to Capcom as a sequel to Ghosts 'n Goblins, but was not picked up due to Ghouls 'n Ghosts being in development at the time. It would be released as an original IP, simply titled Beyond the Ice Palace, featuring a character who in certain versions of the game resembles Lion-O.

Paradise Software's ThunderCats game remains shrouded in mystery, but it seems incredibly likely that the game was released as Bomb Jack II, owing to the C64 version of the game including a rendition of the ThunderCats theme song (stolen music being somewhat of a tradition for the Bomb Jack franchise), not featuring any bombs, and having a protagonist that more closely resembles Lion-O than Bomb Jack.
Also Appears On: ThunderCats: The Lost Eye of Thundera (Game), Beyond the Ice Palace (Game), Ghosts 'n Goblins (Franchise), ThunderCats (Franchise), FTL Games (Company), Paradise Software (Company)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Booster Course Pass
As a throwback to the original Mario Kart Wii version, if the player falls off the Wii Rainbow Road stage, the character and kart will burn as they briefly enter the Earth’s atmosphere before Lakitu rescues them.

This marks the only stage in the entire game (including the original Mario Kart 8) that has this property.
Also Appears On: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Game)
Galactic Taz Ball
Attachment Galactic Taz Ball was originally going to feature the classic design of Taz instead of The Looney Tunes Show design. Despite this, the plot of the game still has Taz living on an island like in the original Looney Tunes shorts instead of being a domesticated house pet.

Unusually, Taz's preliminary model exists in the files of Shrek: Ogres and Dronkeys, another WayForward game released 3 years earlier.
Also Appears On: Shrek: Ogres and Dronkeys (Game)
Bee Movie Game
Several actors from the "Bee Movie" film reprise their roles in the Bee Movie Game, specifically Jerry Seinfeld, John Goodman, Patrick Warburton, and Tress MacNeille.
The ZX Spectrum Popeye game contains exceptionally large and detailed character sprites, a first for the ZX Spectrum. After being requested by copyright holder King Features for the game's graphics to resemble Thimble Theatre comics as closely as possible, programmer Don Priestley designed these graphics by making sets of square sprites and attaching them together. This technique would be reused for other games by the same programmer, including Benny Hill's Madcap Chase and The Trap Door, both based on British TV IPs that may have had similar stipulations.
Dingo Pictures is a German animation company founded in 1992 by Ludwig Ickert and Roswitha Haas. The company primarily made traditionally-animated films based on fairy tales and other similar concepts used by the likes of Disney, Pixar, and DreamWorks. However, their films are notorious for their low-budget animation, small voice casts, and character designs visibly similar to equivalent characters in more high-profile films. The films in question have been dubbed into Scandinavian languages (i.e. Swedish), as well as Romance languages (i.e. Italian), as well as being released direct-to-video in their original German language.

European game publishers Phoenix Games and Midas Games released some of Dingo Pictures' films from the early 2000s onto the PlayStation and PlayStation 2. Developed by The Code Monkeys, these releases included the original film, and a selection of minigames. Phoenix Games would later declare bankruptcy on August 3, 2010, though this would later be suspended due to lack of income.
Also Appears On: Midas Interactive Entertainment (Company), Phoenix Games B.V. (Company), Dingo Pictures (Company)
Contributed by chocolatejr9 on November 11, 2023
Ed, Edd n Eddy: Lunchroom Rumble
Attachment During his victory animation, Double D will toss his sock hat in the air, revealing his hair, seemingly answering a popular mystery from the Ed, Edd, n' Eddy cartoon. However, this should not be considered canon to the show, as Double D's head was intentionally never officially revealed on the show. The game was possibly made by a separate group in Cartoon Network’s American division, while the show was produced by a.k.a. Cartoon in Canada.
Sally.Exe was intended to be an unofficial adaptation of the creepypasta of the same name, similar to how MY5TCrimson's previous game Sonic.exe was based on the titular creepypasta. However, since the game's release, he found out that the "Sally.exe" creepypasta was a rip-off of a YouTube video that predated the creepypasta, and feeling that this made the game a rip-off by extension, he decided to no longer support the title and disassociate himself from it. Despite this, he left the option to download the game available.

Additionally, MY5TCrimson has acknowledged that the game was never meant to be a serious project, and while he was glad by its success, he felt it was time to "put my effort into more ambitious games that aren't just cheap jump-scare material" (i.e. his upcoming game Shrouded).
Also Appears On: MY5TCrimson (Company)
Contributed by chocolatejr9 on November 11, 2023
Sally.exe fangame by MY5TCrimson:

Sally.exe creepypasta:

Video which the Sally.exe creepypasta ripped off:
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