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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.
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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Throughout Old Snake's character development, Hideo Kojima and his crew did extensive research to find out which mustache would work best for Old Snake. They settled for Lee Van Cleef's from The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. Additionally, ever since Metal Gear Solid 2, the team played around with the idea of Snake's facial hair growing in real time.
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Developer: Nintendo
Hal Laboratory, Inc. (A subsidiary of Nintendo, creators of Kirby and Super Smash Bros) named themselves "HAL" because each letter in "HAL" is one place ahead of each letter in "IBM", as if to say HAL were one step ahead.
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The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
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There is a full 3D model of the entrance to the Temple of the Ocean King in Spirit Tracks' code. This model, of course, goes entirely unused although you do get to eventually visit the temple via a warp instead of the main entrance.
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The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
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There is an unused dungeon, internally labeled "player_dngn", in the code for Phantom Hourglass. Accessible only in the PAL version and only via devices like Action Replay, the dungeon contains four rooms likely used during development to test interactive objects.
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The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
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In early versions of Majora's Mask, the moon had no face. This could be why some promotional art shows the moon with no face.
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Pokemon Platinum
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"Looker", a character who hides his real name, says that he is working to stop Team Galactic from ripping reality into pieces and creating a new world to replace our own. He wears a brown coat and a suit, and has very pointy hair. He seems very similar to "The Doctor" from "Doctor Who". The Doctor goes around stopping galactic cataclysmic events, and never reveals his actual name. "Looker" also looks like the tenth doctor, David Tennant.
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Metal Saga
"Klepto Cobain" found in "Morgue Town" mostly speaks in Nirvana lyrics, as a reference to Kurt Cobain, the lead singer of Nirvana.
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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
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Documents about Link's Awakening in the Hyrule Historia show an image with two characters fighting an enemy and a note next to it that reads "What're we gonna do about 1P mode?" suggesting the game was originally multiplayer.
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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.
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Minecraft
Minecraft was originally called "Cave Game".
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Super Metroid
Samus Aran's appearance in Super Metroid was based on the actress Kim Basinger.
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Mega Man 9
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Dr. Wily's Swiss bank account number (19-871-217) is a reference to the original Mega Man's Japanese release date, December 17th 1987 (19871217).
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The character "Pierce" the eagle from Animal Crossing Wild World and City Folk has the catchphrase "Hawkeye", leaving many to believe he is a reference to the sitcom M*A*S*H. M*A*S*H's main character is Benajamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce.
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Series: Rock Band
When Harmonix was secretly developing the Rock Band Network (A network that allows artists to make their music playable in Rock Band games), they gave it the unofficial code name "Rock Band: Nickleback" to avoid attracting attention. They thought adding "Nickelback" to the title would deflect any and all curiosity, ensuring it wouldn't be leaked.
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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.
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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
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The "Solar Gun" can be obtained by getting all Boss Dolls after defeating the FROGS and BB Beast forms without using lethal weapons. The gun is a direct reference to the Kojima game Lunar Knights, a part of the Boktai series.

The gun itself is based on Aaron's "Knight" model, and requires the user to charge shots using sunlight, as you would in all Boktai games.
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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
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There are a large number of incomplete and test rooms in the code for Wind Waker. Among them, there are even completely functional areas which were simply removed from the final game for various reasons. While not accessible via normal means, they can be accessed via cheat devices like Action Replay.
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Adventure
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There is a hidden room with the words "Created by Warren Robinett" written vertically down the screen. This is thought to be the first easter egg ever inserted into a game.
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L.A. Noire
Many of the cases in the game are inspired by real-life crimes that occurred in L.A. around 1947.
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