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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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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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