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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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L.A. Noire
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To create a realistic post-war Los Angeles, the developers of the game studied photographs taken from a biplane by Robert Spence in the 1920s.
The developers used the photographs to create traffic patterns and public transport routes in the game, as well as the location and condition of buildings
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L.A. Noire
The first video game to be shown at the Tribeca Film Festival, it was shown as an hour-long film followed by a Q&A where the audience could ask questions to the developers about the making of the game.
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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Kojima initially wanted Gray Fox to play the main role in the game, but made the decision to have Raidan take the main role instead. This was to allow the younger members of his team to take control of the game.
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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)
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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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Suikoden: Tierkreis
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There are a number of images from various animes stored amongst the CG artwork for cutscenes in the game's ROM.
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