The main character of the game, Tamagon, appeared as a trophy in the Japanese version of Super Smash Bros. Melee. Tamagon was removed in the American version of the game but the trophy can still be found with Action Replay, complete with a translated description. Stranger still, the Tamagon trophy was removed outright from the European version of the game and cannot even be found with a cheat device, despite the fact that Devil World was released in European countries.
Devil World is the only one of Shigeru Miyamoto's games to have missed out on an American release. This is due to Nintendo of America's strict policy against religious imagery. The game was, however, released in Europe on both the NES and later on the Wii's Virtual Console.