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ClayFighter: Sculptor's Cut was originally released as a rental only game to Blockbuster Video stores in North America, with additional copies available through an online contest. Because of this, it is considered the rarest and most expensive N64 retail release. Complete copies of the game can sell for more than $1,000 USD.
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The visual designs of the co-protagonists Jonathan Ingram and Ed Brown are based on actors Mel Gibson and Danny Glover's roles as Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh from the Lethal Weapon series.
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Nintendogs
The Papillon and Maltese breeds were in development for the game but never finished. Their placeholder files can still be found in the game's code. The Maltese did eventually become a selectable breed in Nintendogs + Cats.
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The Poison Mushroom in the Super Smash Bros. games is the only item borrowed from another series whose appearance does not stay true to its original franchise. In the Mario series, poison mushrooms have distinct colouring from other mushrooms, but in the Super Smash Bros. series, they look similar to Super Mushrooms in order to purposefully confuse players. The differences between the two items are nearly unnoticeable - the Poison Mushrooms are only slightly less red and have a meaner look.
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Overwatch
During the "Year of the Rooster" event, the main menu sometimes featured D. Va in her special event skin. The short piece of music which accompanied this was based on "Arirang", a Korean folk song.
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Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
According to Warren Spector, there were plans for a third Epic Mickey game. The game would have been a full blown musical with a much greater emphasis on multiplayer than Epic Mickey 2. The game was canceled after the lackluster performance of Power of Two, as well as Disney's management changing focus to the mobile gaming market.
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Series: Kirby
The way Wheel Kirby uses his Rocket Start move in Kirby Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot bares a striking similarity to the Spin Dash move used by the titular character of the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.
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Series: Kirby
After the anime series Kirby: Right Back at Ya! came to the West, the logos for almost every Kirby game since then have been stylized the same way, starting with Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.
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Doom
The idea to use demons as enemies came from a Dungeons & Dragons campaign played by some of the developers, in which the game ended with demons spawning from a portal and overflowing the world.
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The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Eiji Aonuma has stated that Anju and Kafei's characters were inspired by the 1998 North Korean Taepodong missile crisis. During the game, Spoiler:Link must help Kafei retrieve a wedding mask so that he can marry Anju mere minutes before the moon is set to annihilate Clock Town.

'We were attending a wedding of a staff member and were talking with Koizumi and the others: "Come to think of it, it’s somewhat strange to come to a wedding in a situation when missiles may fall down today."'
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Yooka-Laylee
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As a professed fan of the Banjo-Kaoozie series, Youtuber Jonathan Aryan "Jon" Jafari (Jontron) was originally going to voice a character for the game. Due to a controversy over his political views, however, Playtonic removed Jontron's voice from the game in a mandatory day-one update. He would have originally voiced a character stuck in an outhouse in the "Galleon Galaxy" level.
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The name of the Moblin enemies come from the Japanese words "Mori" (Forest) and "Goburin" (Goblin), an obvious nod to the fact that the enemies are Forest Goblins.
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In the first intro mission, after Marcus gets through parts of CTOS that other hackers couldn't, Sitara claims that it's like he has reached "the secret cow level". This is a reference the infamous secret cow levels from the Diablo series.
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According to animator Jake Clark (who animated most of the bosses in the game), the mermaid boss was inspired by not only Betty Boop, but also Disney's Ariel (for the bra) and the moth character from the Disney Silly Symphony cartoon "The Moth and The Flame".
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Grand Theft Auto IV
Originally, TW@ was able to sell food and had a larger selection of staff. Audio associated with this unused feature still exists within the game's files.
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Grand Theft Auto IV
According to a website made by prop artist Gill Bertram, there was going to be another accessible bank in Liberty City based on an unnamed New York bank. Additionally, the same website features a screenshot from the beta that shows a slightly different HUD and a different font for the money counter.
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Grand Theft Auto IV
A café restaurant called Rockstar Café was cut and was renamed Superstar Café; however, the beta name is still on the employees outfits. More evidence of the original name can be found in the game files.
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Grand Theft Auto IV
If the player is driving on the Algonquin Bridge while there is a train underneath it, a glitch will cause the cars to swerve out of the way even though the train is under the road.
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Grand Theft Auto IV
Roman Bellic is the only character in the game that speaks to all three protagonists from GTA IV and its DLC's. In GTA IV, he is the deuteragonist to his cousin Niko Bellic. In The Lost and the Damned, he speaks to Johnny when he is kidnapped by him in the mission "Roman's Holiday". Finally, in The Ballad of Gay Tony he interacts with Luis Lopez outside of the entrance to the Maisonette 9 club in the mission "Ladies Half Price".
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Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
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If you check the books in Saya's library, several of their titles are references to various other Sega games of the time, including 'Run, Hedgehog, Run' (Sonic the Hedgehog), 'The Golden Axe Volume 3' (Golden Axe), and 'A Day With Ecco' (Ecco the Dolphin).
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