1. Super Smash Brothers originally had no Nintendo characters at all.
2. Falco from Star Fox 64 is actually a pheasant, not a falcon.
3. The Gruntilda's Lair theme in Banjo-Kazooie is based off the song "Teddy Bear's Picnic"
4. People successfully sued Nintendo for injuries sustained while rotating the control stick during various Mario Party minigames.
5. The annoying rabbit in Super Mario 64 is named MIPS.
6. Super Mario 64 was originally developed for the SNES.
7. There was a multiplayer mode planned in Banjo-Tooie that'd let the second player use "Devil Bottles" to take control of enemies and even bosses to attack the first player.
8. There are only 63 out of 151 pokemon in Pokemon Snap.
9. In Goldeneye, the mysterious island you can see at the very edge of The Dam can be reached with a Gameshark and was originally part of the level, not just a secret.
10. The enemies in Goldeneye have the faces of Rare (the company made the game) staff members.
11. Despite screenshots, Wrath and cage matches are not unlockable in WCW/nWo Revenge.
12. Diddy Kong Racing was so popular that a sequel, Donkey Kong Racing, was planned but, alas, it never saw the light of day.
13. In Pokemon Stadium, the designers messed up Electabuzz, giving him an extra finger on each hand.
14. In Japan, Pokemon Stadium was actually called "Pokemon Stadium 2" since an earlier Pokemon Stadium game was released there but not in the US.
15. The Bremen Mask from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask has an interesting story behind it.
16. The Keatons in Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask are likely references to the Japanese mythological creatures, the Kitsune.
17. Nintendo planned to add a female Wario/Walluigi character to the Mario Tennis roster to rival Princess Peach.
18. The music that plays at the Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire title screen was originally composed for Empire Strikes Back but was cut.
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