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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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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.
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Pokemon Gold & Silver
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The gym in Goldenrod City is laid out in the shape of a Clefairy.
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Earthworm Jim
Pausing the game and entering "Y A B B A Y A B" on the SNES version will give a bizarre secret screen dedicated to Nick Jones, one of the game's programmers, telling him that "this is the old cheat code".
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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.
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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.
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Peter Vesterbacka, the company's official spokesman, has the job titles of "Chief Marketing Officer" and "Mighty Eagle".
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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.
(3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459230781640628620899862803482534211706798214808651328)

The PAL and NTSC versions of the game use vowels instead of numbers, and are made of random strings.
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The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Seasons
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Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons are the only games in the series that truly intertwine, allowing the player to receive bonuses and upgrades in one game for linking it to the other. Linking the games is also the only way to truly finish the story as the final bosses only appear at the end of a linked adventure.
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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.
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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
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You can bypass the first locked door in the first dungeon by simply leaving and walking back in. Upon re-entering, the north door of the room is open and you can claim the key to the east to keep as a spare.
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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.
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Jet Set Willy
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Like most ZX Spectrum games, Jet Set Willy was stored on a cassette tape. Simply making an audio copy of the cassette allowed people to easily copy Spectrum games. Jet Set Willy was one of the first to come with a form of copy protection: a card with 180 coloured codes on it was bundled with the cassette. Upon loading, one of the codes from the card had to be entered before the game would start. Although the cassette could be duplicated, a copy of the card was also needed and at the time, home colour reproduction was hard to do. Thus copying Jet Set Willy was trickier than most Spectrum games. However, means of circumventing the card were quickly found, and, reflecting the attitude to software piracy at the time, one method was published in a UK computer magazine.
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Jet Set Willy
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As originally released, the game could not be completed due to several bugs. Although actually four completely unrelated issues, they became known collectively as "The Attic Bug". After the player entered the room The Attic, various rooms would undergo corruption on all subsequent game plays, including all monsters disappearing from The Chapel, and other screens triggering instant death. This was caused by an error in the path of an arrow in The Attic, resulting in the sprite traveling past the end of the Spectrum's video memory and overwriting crucial game data instead. This bears similarities to a buffer overflow, and as such is an early example of such an error - and the problems it can cause.
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Sonic the Hedgehog 3
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According to STI director Roger Hector, Michael Jackson was initially brought in during development to compose music for the game, even though no mention of his involvement was included in any of the game's credits. This was supposedly due to the scandals that arose around Jackson at the time. His involvement was removed from the title, and much reworking, including all the started music, had to be done.

In December 2009, Michael Jackson's composer Bradley Buxer (credited in Sonic 3 as Brad Buxer) told French magazine Black & White that Jackson was actually involved with some of Sonic 3's compositions, supposedly not being credited because he wasn't happy with how they sounded, due to the lack of optimal sound reproduction on the Genesis.
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The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Majora's Mask has the least number of dungeons of any game in the Zelda series, containing only four on the main world. While there are technically four more on the moon, they are small, contain no bosses, and are completely optional, requiring a set number of happy masks to access each one.
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Console: GameCube
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There is a microscopic image of a Dolphin within a computer chip inside the GameCube, referencing the GameCube's codename during development.
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Quake
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The graphics for the nailgun ammo contains the logo for Nine Inch Nails.

This is a reference to Trent Reznor, who did the original soundtrack.
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