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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:51 am

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If you play the Ballad of the Goddess from Skyward Sword backwards, you can hear Zelda's Lullaby.

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Post by Random User » Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:06 pm

Despite not being able to see them, the programmers for Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and Mario Kart Wii made King Boo's teeth's roots blue.

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Post by Valigarmander » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:54 am

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"The March to War", which plays in several of Wolfenstein 3D's boss levels, includes melodies from "Yankee Doodle", "Dixie", "The Star-Spangled Banner", "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", and "Taps".

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Post by Valigarmander » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:04 am

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During the production of Sonic the Hedgehog 3/Sonic & Knuckles, Sega was in negotiations with Nike to do a promotional campaign together. The white patch on Knuckles's chest was originally going to be the Nike logo, but when the deal fell through it was changed to a generic crescent.

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Post by DarkZero » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:23 am

You know I always wondered what would have happened to the character had the deal went through. Like I doubt they'd even be able to use Knuckles much after that, unless they changed the design later down the road.
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Post by Valigarmander » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:30 am

I wonder if his shoes are the remnant of a Lego deal that fell through.

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Post by Marilink » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:42 am

I'll take two orders of groovy gravy and the best game in the world, please.
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Post by Valigarmander » Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:21 am

The script for Sonic '06 ends the character description for Silver the Hedgehog with, "Essentially, think Trunks from Dragon Ball Z."

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Post by Apollo the Just » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:14 am

^ I about died when I learned that. Like, we all knew the Sonic franchise was a weird furry AU of DBZ anyway, but that **** was in the script.

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This is trivia that was interesting about 10 years ago, but in case anyone missed it, in OoT you can peek into the window to Hyrule Castle from the courtyard where you meet Zelda as a kid. Lining the wall you can see through the window are portraits of various Mario characters.

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LESS well-known: in OoT3D, they replaced these images with a giant wall painting of a 2D Mario level background, adorned with protruding pipes.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:12 pm

When the GBA port of Final Fantasy VI was brought to the West, the localization team replaced Ted Woolsey's original English translation with a new one that was more faithful to the original Japanese. This included changing the names of a number of the Espers to match their Japanese names (Stray became Cait Sith, Starlet became Lakshmi, Terrato became Midgarsormr, Tritoch became something dumb and stupid). The one exception was Crusader, which retained Woolsey's translation in favor of its original Japanese name, Jihad.

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Post by Marilink » Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:16 pm

^yeah the more accurate Tritoch name was really lame
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Post by Valigarmander » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:48 am

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The music that plays in the secret Out of this Dimension level in the original Star Fox is a distorted version of Johann Strauss II's "Voices of Spring".

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Post by Valigarmander » Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:20 am

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The second level of Mario Zone in Super Mario Land 2, located in Mario's crotch, is full of balls.

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Post by X-3 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:02 pm

Wario says "So ein mist," not "d'oh I missed."

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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:47 pm

Before the WWII theme was decided on, Wolfenstein 3D was proposed as a sci-fi alien shooter called "It's Green and Pissed".

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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:43 pm

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The boss of Wolfenstein 3D's second chapter is Dr. Schabbs, who created the mutants encountered throughout the episode. He attacks by hurling syringes at you. If you are killed by one of these syringes, B. J.'s portrait at the bottom of the screen will turn pallid and red-eyed like the enemy mutants, rather than dying bloodily as with any other type of attack.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:51 pm

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Magmar's Japanese name is "Boober". The name references the fact that its design is based off of a type of seabird called the booby, and has nothing to do with its giant forehead titties.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:04 am

An early version of Gyarados's name was Skullkraken.

Complete missed opportunity TBH.
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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:16 pm

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You can cheat the bonus games in Super Mario World by entering them as Cape Mario while carrying a Koopa shell. Placing the shell on the ground and spinning to make it hit the blocks will result in every hit registering as correct, regardless of order.

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