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Jet Set Willy
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As originally released, the game could not be completed due to several bugs. Although actually four completely unrelated issues, they became known collectively as "The Attic Bug". After the player entered the room The Attic, various rooms would undergo corruption on all subsequent game plays, including all monsters disappearing from The Chapel, and other screens triggering instant death. This was caused by an error in the path of an arrow in The Attic, resulting in the sprite traveling past the end of the Spectrum's video memory and overwriting crucial game data instead. This bears similarities to a buffer overflow, and as such is an early example of such an error - and the problems it can cause.
Contributed by Patient Zero
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
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According to STI director Roger Hector, Michael Jackson was initially brought in during development to compose music for the game, even though no mention of his involvement was included in any of the game's credits. This was supposedly due to the scandals that arose around Jackson at the time. His involvement was removed from the title, and much reworking, including all the started music, had to be done.

In December 2009, Michael Jackson's composer Bradley Buxer (credited in Sonic 3 as Brad Buxer) told French magazine Black & White that Jackson was actually involved with some of Sonic 3's compositions, supposedly not being credited because he wasn't happy with how they sounded, due to the lack of optimal sound reproduction on the Genesis.
Contributed by Patient Zero
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Majora's Mask has the least number of dungeons of any game in the Zelda series, containing only four on the main world. While there are technically four more on the moon, they are small, contain no bosses, and are completely optional, requiring a set number of happy masks to access each one.
Contributed by Petie
Astal
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Astal's spine did not feature the game's name, which may have lead to its poor sales in the US. Retailers would have had to display the case forward facing, rather than to its side as standard.
Contributed by Dazz
Series: Call of Duty
The franchise has earned over $4.7bn USD in revenue, more money than can be found in the entire country of Nicaragua
Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
Angry Birds
Collectively, more than 200,000 years have been spent playing Angry Birds; Roughly the same amount of time that modern humans have existed.
Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
Super Mario Galaxy 2
When asked how Yoshi could survive in space, producer Yoshiaki Koizumi stated, "Well, it's because he's a space Yoshi!"
Contributed by Petie
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
There is a Debug Mode code accessed from the Sound Test in the options menu that is inputted by playing songs in the order 01, 09, 09, 02, 01, 01, 02, 04. This is a reference to the North American release date of the game, which was on 1992/11/24, or November 24th, 1992.

The code to access the Level Select is 19, 65, 09, 17. These numbers reference Sonic developer Yuji Naka's birthday, September 17th, 1965.
Contributed by Vipershark
Pokemon Red & Blue
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According to a journal entry in the game, Mewtwo's birthday is February 6th.
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Console: DS
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The white Nintendo DS Lite bears a striking resemblance to the Zelda Game & Watch released by Nintendo in 1989.
Contributed by Dazz
Metal Gear Solid
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Most of the voice actors were credited under pseudonyms since they did not know if the project was supported by the Screen Actors Guild. The only ones who used their real names were David Hayter (Solid Snake) and Doug Stone (Psycho Mantis).
Contributed by Teller
Developer: SEGA
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In 2001, SEGA was granted a patent to displaying floating arrows in their games, seen in games such as Crazy Taxi.
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Developer: Namco Bandai
Since 1995, Namco Bandai has owned a patent on having a playable minigame during loading screens.
Contributed by Dazz
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
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If you steal from the shop keeper, the game will forever brand you as "THIEF" and the shop keeper will kill you upon re-entering for the first time. However, the games's photographer will snap a picture of you in the act, making this a required event if you intend to complete the photo album.
Contributed by Erik
Series: Suikoden
While many characters appear in multiple games within the series, Viki and Jeane are the only 2 characters to appear in all main Suikoden games.
Contributed by Dazz
A character named Cid appears in almost every game in the Final Fantasy series.
Contributed by Dazz
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