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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.
Contributed by Patient Zero
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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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
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During beta testing for Ocarina of Time, developers added an Arwing to the game to test enemy AI and Z-Targeting. While it was never actually used in the game, the code was never removed and can still be accessed via devices like GameShark and Action Replay.
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Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind
There's a hidden credit line in the game's ROM which reads:
(C) 1992 Basement Boys Software

Basement Boys Software were a group famous for making hacking tools on the Commodore 64 in the late 80s, who had some members go on to Chip Level Designs, a company that used to provide sound programming for a number of SNES titles. The same credit appears in Cool Spot.
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Cool Spot
There's a hidden credit line in the SNES game's ROM which reads:
(C) 1992 Basement Boys Software

Basement Boys Software were a group famous for making hacking tools on the Commodore 64 in the late 80s, who had some members go on to Chip Level Designs, a company that used to provide sound programming for a number of SNES titles. The same credit appears in Bubsy.
Contributed by Dazz
Astal
There are 5 hidden "Sega!" voices in the Japanese version of the game, featuring an alternative Antowas voice, Astal, Geist, Gerardo and Leda.
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Astal
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Astal's spine did not feature the game's name, which may have lead to its poor sales in the US. Retailers would have had to display the case forward facing, rather than to its side as standard.
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Shadow of the Colossus
Agro will occasionally ignore commands, as Fumito Ueda (lead designer) believed that "a real horse ... doesn't always obey. It's not like a car or a motorcycle, it won't always turn when you say 'turn!'"

He also admitted that the team had to work out a good balance of how often Agro would ignore commands to allow for playability over realism.
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Series: Call of Duty
The franchise has earned over $4.7bn USD in revenue, more money than can be found in the entire country of Nicaragua
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Angry Birds
Collectively, more than 200,000 years have been spent playing Angry Birds; Roughly the same amount of time that modern humans have existed.
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Pokemon Red & Blue
There is evidence to suggest that Ditto is a failed clone of Mew. Both Pokemon are genderless, weigh the same, their base stats are exactly the same in every respect, they share almost identical colors, and they're the only two Pokemon who learn Transform naturally.

Ditto can also be found commonly in the same cave as Mewtwo, as well as the mansion on Cinnabar Island, where experiments on Mew were said to take place.
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Pokemon Red & Blue
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There's a battle against Professor Oak programmed into the game, but was never included in the final game. It is only accessible by using a Gameshark or glitching the game.

His team consists of: lv.66 Tauros, lv.67 Exeggutor, lv.68 Arcanine, lv.70 Gyarados and the starter Pokémon that neither you or your rival chose at the beginning of the game, fully evolved at lv.69.
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Super Mario Galaxy 2
When asked how Yoshi could survive in space, producer Yoshiaki Koizumi stated, "Well, it's because he's a space Yoshi!"
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Suikoden
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When browsing books in the library, an unused sketch of the game's iconic artwork is loaded into the ram.
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Suikoden
There are 3 unused rune Crystals in the game's code:
Shrike crystal: Permanently attached to Kasumi and cannot be removed or obtained otherwise.
Falcon crystal: Same as the Shrike crystal but attached to Valeria.
Flame crystal: Its description reads "Bell's rune". This rune cannot be attached to any characters, and Ronnie Bell already has her own unique rune, the "Hate Rune".
Contributed by Dazz
Suikoden
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As weapon levels increase, they are also sometimes renamed. Many characters are recruited with weapons already upgraded beyond early level names for their weapons, but these names are still coded into the game.

Viewing these names, we see that Clive's weapons all have a wind theme (Wind, Storm, Tornado) and Warren's weapons are all references to the Norse God Odin, though badly mistranslated. (Slavenil, Gunnigle, Odin)
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Sonic the Hedgehog 2
There is a Debug Mode code accessed from the Sound Test in the options menu that is inputted by playing songs in the order 01, 09, 09, 02, 01, 01, 02, 04. This is a reference to the North American release date of the game, which was on 1992/11/24, or November 24th, 1992.

The code to access the Level Select is 19, 65, 09, 17. These numbers reference Sonic developer Yuji Naka's birthday, September 17th, 1965.
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