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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.
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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.
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Mega Man 2
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.
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Cool Spot
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.
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Console: NES
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.
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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.

The PAL and NTSC versions of the game use vowels instead of numbers, and are made of random strings.
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Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
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 model. Even on low though, the brightness of the new model exceeded that of the original.
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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
Pokemon Crystal
In the Japanese version, the Pokemon Center in Goldenrod City was replaced with a Pokemon Communication Center that allowed players to connect to the internet via use of a cell phone. This system was removed from international versions of the game.
Contributed by Devicho
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
Navi Trackers (originally planned as a stand alone game titled Tetra's Trackers) is only on the Japanese and Korean versions of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures. In this game, multiple players, using a combination of the television screen and Game Boy Advances, search for members of Tetra's pirate gang to gain stamps from them, as many as possible within a given time limit. Unlike most other entries in the series, players can select their gender as well their name; however, they play as one of the Links regardless of this choice. Tetra and her pirate crew have full voiceovers in place of text-only dialogue, with Tetra also synthesizing the two-character name that each player inputs at the beginning of the session, possibly why this game was not localized for the English release.
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Harvest Moon DS Cute
The Japanese version of the game contains a "Best Friends" system, which effectively functions as a same-sex marriage. To avoid controversy, this was dropped from the North American version.
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Harvest Moon DS
Due to a glitch preventing North American copies of the game from recording the amount of animals that die on the player's farm, the Witch Princess is not marriageable as intended, as in order to see her first heart event you must have at least 50 animals die.
Contributed by Devicho
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