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Pokemon Gold & Silver
The original starting town in Gold and Silver was called "Silent Hills". It's not known why the location changed, but it could have been to avoid comparisons to the horror game Silent Hill, which was released during Gold and Silver's development.
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Mind Quiz: Your Brain Coach
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Your Brain Coach was voluntarily pulled from stores in the United Kingdom after release due to complaints that the word "spastic" was triggered when a player didn't perform well. The game was never re-released, but is still sold with the European English language in Australia, as it isn't considered particularly offensive there.

A similar incident occurred with Mario Party 8 just one month later.
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Mario Party 8
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Mario Party 8 was recalled in the United Kingdom due to the character "Kamek" saying the word "Spastic". The word is considered highly offensive in the UK, as it has been used to mock the disabled.

A similar issue occurred with the word in Mind Quiz: Your Brain Coach.
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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
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Concept Art for A Link to the Past shows Zelda in futuristic attire. The original Legend of Zelda was planned to be set in both the past and the future. This art could be an indication that Nintendo considered reusing the concept for A Link to the Past.
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Civilization III
If you change the date on your PC to January 8th (Elvis's birthday) and start a Regicide, Mass Regicide, or Capture the Flag/Princess game, the flag units will turn into Elvis.
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In the Japanese games, Super Mario World's "Forest of Illusion" and The Legend of Zelda's "Lost Woods" share the name, "Mayoi no Mori" (Lost Forest). All the standard exits in the Forest of Illusion send you around in circles which is comparable to the Lost Woods circling you back to the entrance after a wrong turn.
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Super Mario World
In the Japanese games, Super Mario World's "Forest of Illusion" and The Legend of Zelda's "Lost Woods" share the name, "Mayoi no Mori" (Lost Forest). All the standard exits in the Forest of Illusion send you around in circles which is comparable to the Lost Woods circling you back to the entrance after a wrong turn.
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The human body has a Gene called "Sonic Hedgehog", named after the character. The gene has an inhibitor (something that stop the process of a gene) named "Robotnikinin", named after Sonic's Nemesis, Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik.
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Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
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There's a part of the background in world 4-1 that appears to take the shape of a topless woman's torso.
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Half-Life
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An unused enemy named "Mr. Friendly" can be found in the Half-Life's data. According to the book "Half-Life 2: Raising the Bar" Mr. Friendly's attacks included knocking Gordon's weapons out of his hand, knocking off Gordon's glasses (making the screen go blurry) and even raping the player. It was created by Ted Backman, and the design was because Ted "decided to go with something that elicits a homophobic response". The in-game texture is also signed by Ted.
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World of Warcraft
Between 2004 and 2011, the human race collectively spent almost 6 million years playing World of Warcraft.
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The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
There are a number of unused audio clips still present within The Minish Cap. Many of these unused pieces are renditions of songs and sound effects from previous games (e.g. the Lost Woods from Ocarina of Time, attached).
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Developer: Konami
The infamous Konami Code was made by Konami programmer Kazuhisa Hashimoto after failing to beat "Gradius" on the NES. He programmed a simple code into the game that gave him a full set of power-ups, which allowed him to play test the game to the end.
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The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
It was originally planned for the player to have sex with NPCs in the game, and there is plenty of unused text in the game's code to reflect this. In addition to this, there's text suggesting you were originally able to join the prostitutes guild and turn your character into a prostitute.
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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
According to Shigeru Miyamoto, once Nintendo had finished developing Twilight Princess, the team decided to have fun with the game and put Miis across Hyrule. It was their way of relaxing once the project was done.
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Borderlands
The game was originally advertised to have "87 Bazillion" types of guns (Obviously a fictional number). The actual amount is 16,164,886. Gearbox's Randy Pitchford had previously stated the number was around 17,750,000, somewhat close to the actual gun count.
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Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
In the German version of Yoshi's Island, "Naval Piranha" is called "Audrey", referencing The Little Shop of Horrors.
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Developer: Capcom
The word "Capcom" was created from taking the first 3 letters from each word in "Capsule Computers" (from the subsidiary Japan Capsule Computer Co).
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Developer: SEGA
The word "SEGA" was created by taking the first two letters from each word in "Service Games", SEGA's original name.
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Princess Zelda was named after Zelda Fitzgerald, the wife of American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald.

When asked about the name, Miyamoto said, "Zelda was the name of the wife of the famous novelist Francis Scott Fitzgerald. She was a famous and beautiful woman from all accounts, and I liked the sound of her name. So I took the liberty of using her name for the very first Zelda title."
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