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Sonic Adventure 2
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In the City Escape stage, there's a hidden message in one of the posters. "Anti XXXX XX2 Association". Since there is a 2 at the end of the XX, and the number of letters matches up, it was thought to stand for "Anti Sony PS2 Association". At the time, the Dreamcast was being dominated by the Playstation 2 in sales.
The text was removed from later versions of the game.
Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
In the Spanish version, Rawk Hawk is named Hawk Hogan as a reference to Hulk Hogan.
Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
Mind Quiz: Your Brain Coach
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Your Brain Coach was voluntarily pulled from stores in the United Kingdom after release due to complaints that the word "spastic" was triggered when a player didn't perform well. The game was never re-released, but is still sold with the European English language in Australia, as it isn't considered particularly offensive there.

A similar incident occurred with Mario Party 8 just one month later.
Contributed by Dazz
Mario Party 8
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Mario Party 8 was recalled in the United Kingdom due to the character "Kamek" saying the word "Spastic". The word is considered highly offensive in the UK, as it has been used to mock the disabled.

A similar issue occurred with the word in Mind Quiz: Your Brain Coach.
Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
In the Japanese games, Super Mario World's "Forest of Illusion" and The Legend of Zelda's "Lost Woods" share the name, "Mayoi no Mori" (Lost Forest). All the standard exits in the Forest of Illusion send you around in circles which is comparable to the Lost Woods circling you back to the entrance after a wrong turn.
Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
Super Mario World
In the Japanese games, Super Mario World's "Forest of Illusion" and The Legend of Zelda's "Lost Woods" share the name, "Mayoi no Mori" (Lost Forest). All the standard exits in the Forest of Illusion send you around in circles which is comparable to the Lost Woods circling you back to the entrance after a wrong turn.
Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
In the German version of Yoshi's Island, "Naval Piranha" is called "Audrey", referencing The Little Shop of Horrors.
Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
Trouble Shooter
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In the Japanese version of Trouble Shooter (known as Battle Mania), if you hold the C button on controller two while the game starts up, it displays the game's protagnosit stomping curiously on a Super Famicom (The Japanese Super Nintendo). Apparently the developers were Sega fans, and were annoyed when funding for their game was moved to Nintendo projects. They decided to get their own back by hiding this screen in the game.
Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
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The Japanese version of Majora's Mask contained three save slots as opposed to the two that the American release saw. However, in the Japanese version, the owl saving feature did not exist, making the Song of Time the only way to save. This proved to be annoying and owl saving was added to the American release, at the cost of one save slot.
Contributed by Petie
Pokemon Puzzle League
Pokemon Puzzle League is the only Pokemon game to be released exclusively to the Western market, and not in Japan.
Contributed by Dazz
Mega Man X5
In the North American localization of the game, the 8 Mavericks's names were translated by Alyson Court, voice actress for Clair Redfield of the Resident Evil series, and starred as Loonette in The Big Comfy Couch. The names were based on members of the rock band "Guns N' Roses". The translations are:

Crescent Grizzly -> Grizzly Slash (Saul "Slash" Hudson)
Bolt Kraken -> Squid Adler (Steven Adler)
Shining Hotarunicus -> Izzy Glow (Izzy Stradlin)
Tidal Makkoeen -> Duff McWhalen (Duff McKagen)
Spiral Pegacion -> The Skiver (Michael "High as the Sky" Monroe)
Spike Rosered -> Axle the Red (Axl Rose)
Dark Necrobat -> Dark Dizzy (Dizzy Reed)
Burn Dinorex -> Mattrex (Matt Sorum)
Contributed by Mighty Jetters
Mega Man X5
In the Japanese version of the game, there were narrator voices for each of the Maverick's names that you would hear during their intro sequence after you selected their stage. These were removed in the US release. In order played, the names are: Tidal Makkoeen, Dark Necrobat, Spike Rosered, Burn Dinorex, Dynamo, Shining Hotarunicus, Spiral Pegasus, Crescent Grizzly, and Bolt Kraken.
Contributed by Mighty Jetters
Earthworm Jim
In the Special Edition version of the game, when completing the game set to the easy difficulty, the player is told a variety of made up facts about worms.
Contributed by Dazz
Mega Man 2
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There is a noticeable difference in music tempo and gameplay speed between the European version of Mega Man 2 and the North American version (the EU version being around 83.3% of the US versions speed.) This is due to conversion issues that occurred during the games localisation from 60Hz (US Standard) to 50Hz (EU Standard). Strangely, Mega Man himself isn't slowed down, making some parts of the game (such as the Metal Man conveyor belts) easier in the EU version of the game.
Contributed by AntCGallagher
Cool Spot
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In the European release of Cool Spot, the 7up bottle seen in the introduction was changed to be opaque and contain an S.O.S. note. Presumably this was done to make the plastic bottle appear as a glass bottle, and remove all references to 7up, who at the time, in Europe, already had another mascot known as Fido Dido.
Contributed by Dazz
Console: NES
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Known in Japan as the Famicom, it originally came with 2 hardwired controllers attached to the console, with the second controller featuring a microphone, but no start or select buttons.
Contributed by Dazz
Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind
When the Japanese version's passwords are put together in a string, they make up the first 114 digits of pi.
(3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459230781640628620899862803482534211706798214808651328)

The PAL and NTSC versions of the game use vowels instead of numbers, and are made of random strings.
Contributed by Dazz
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
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When Zelda II was re-released on Virtual Console, the flashing colors that played during the death animation were removed and replaced with a solid red background in an effort to prevent seizures.
Contributed by Petie
In September 2005, Nintendo re-released the Game Boy Advance SP with an improved backlit screen and a model number of AGS-101 (vs. the original frontlit version with model number AGS-001). The button that turned the light on and off on the original model instead switched the brightness between low and high and provided no ability to turn the light off on the new. Even on low though, the brightness of the new model exceeded that of the original.
Contributed by Petie
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Link made his first right-handed appearance in Twilight Princess for Wii. Up through Twilight Princess for Gamecube, Link had traditionally been left-handed but with the introduction of motion controls, director Eiji Aonuma decided to make him right-handed so it would be more comfortable to "swing" the sword with your right hand (which is how most people were playing). Instead of re-doing Link's model though, the Wii version of the game was simply flipped horizontally, reversing the positions of everything from east to west.
Contributed by Petie
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