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25th Nov '16 9:55:55 PM billybobfred
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* ''VideoGame/BreathOfFire3'' has an infamous misprint in the official guide by [=BradyGames=] that claimed that Balio and Sunder, and early pair of {{Hopeless Boss Fight}}s, could be defeated. Cue much, much hair-ripping as it turned out to not be true.

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* ''VideoGame/BreathOfFire3'' has an infamous misprint in the official guide by [=BradyGames=] that claimed that Balio and Sunder, and an early pair of {{Hopeless Boss Fight}}s, could be defeated. Cue much, much hair-ripping as it turned out to not be true.
25th Nov '16 9:55:28 PM billybobfred
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* ''VideoGame/BreathOfFire3'' has an infamous misprint in the official guide by [=BradyGames=] that claimed that Balio and Sunder, and early pair of {{unwinnable}} bosses, could be defeated. Cue much, much hair-ripping as it turned out to not be true.

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* ''VideoGame/BreathOfFire3'' has an infamous misprint in the official guide by [=BradyGames=] that claimed that Balio and Sunder, and early pair of {{unwinnable}} bosses, {{Hopeless Boss Fight}}s, could be defeated. Cue much, much hair-ripping as it turned out to not be true.
7th Oct '16 3:48:20 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''Mega Man Xtreme 2'' uses utterly wrong transliterations for the names of every character mentioned except for X and Zero. In particular, Iris was an established character from ''Mega Man X4'', and her name is both a real name and a real word--there was really no excuse for mangling it into "Aillis."

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* ''Mega Man Xtreme 2'' ''VideoGame/MegaManXtreme2'' uses utterly wrong transliterations for the names of every character mentioned except for X and Zero. In particular, Iris was an established character from ''Mega Man X4'', ''VideoGame/MegaManX4'', and her name is both a real name and a real word--there was really no excuse for mangling it into "Aillis."
26th Sep '16 9:32:57 AM Morgenthaler
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** One edition has an image with the caption "hammer, dwarf thrower".[[note]]It was supposed to say "''dwarven'' thrower" (i.e., a magic weapon that gave special bonuses to dwarves when they used it as a missile weapon ''a la'' Thor). An actual [[FastballSpecial "dwarf thrower"]] appeared [[AprilFoolsDay in a list of gag magic items]] in DragonMagazine #156.[[/note]]

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** One edition has an image with the caption "hammer, dwarf thrower".[[note]]It was supposed to say "''dwarven'' thrower" (i.e., a magic weapon that gave special bonuses to dwarves when they used it as a missile weapon ''a la'' Thor). An actual [[FastballSpecial "dwarf thrower"]] appeared [[AprilFoolsDay in a list of gag magic items]] in DragonMagazine Magazine/DragonMagazine #156.[[/note]]
26th Sep '16 9:22:27 AM Plutopiter
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* The manual for ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' mentions items and features are not accessible in the game, such as the series's classic shield item.
14th Aug '16 8:11:08 PM Papayaman1000
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* ''VideoGame/{{KGB}}'' was retitled ''Conspiracy'' in Europe. The manual was thus localized by doing a search-and-replace to change all instances of "KGB" to "CONSPIRACY". This had... predictable results.

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* ''VideoGame/{{KGB}}'' was retitled ''Conspiracy'' in Europe. The manual was thus localized by doing a search-and-replace to change all instances of "KGB" to "CONSPIRACY". This had... [[ScunthorpeProblem predictable results.]]
3rd Feb '16 6:46:28 AM JohnZ
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* ''[[VideoGame/TheGoonies The Goonies II]]'''s manual claims that the B button is not used in "Adventure Scenes", the game's first-person mode inside the rooms. In fact the B button is used to access the second page of the item menu, where the Glasses and Wet Suit commands are.
15th Jan '16 12:38:23 PM Anddrix
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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRenegade'' had a typo in its manual, claiming the game took place in 2020 (which is closer to ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun Tiberian Sun]]'' than [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianDawn the original game]]), a mistake which [[ViewersAreMorons many Wikipedia contributors took as intended]] despite all in-game evidence pointing at the developers meaning 2002, like in the original game's final missions. The enemies becoming GasMaskMooks didn't help.

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRenegade'' had a typo in its manual, claiming the game took place in 2020 (which is closer to ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun Tiberian Sun]]'' than [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianDawn the original game]]), a mistake which [[ViewersAreMorons many Wikipedia contributors took as intended]] intended despite all in-game evidence pointing at the developers meaning 2002, like in the original game's final missions. The enemies becoming GasMaskMooks didn't help.
18th Dec '15 2:46:18 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* The manual for' ''[[VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden Battle Arena Toshinden 2]]'' prints Eiji's special move list twice: once on his own page, and again on Sofia's page. This had the odd habit of moving the move lists of all of the odd-numbered characters back two pages, leaving newcomer Chaos without a list to call his own (his page shows Gaia's moves).

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* The manual for' for ''[[VideoGame/BattleArenaToshinden Battle Arena Toshinden 2]]'' prints Eiji's special move list twice: once on his own page, and again on Sofia's page. This had the odd habit of moving the move lists of all of the odd-numbered characters back two pages, leaving newcomer Chaos without a list to call his own (his page shows Gaia's moves).



* ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX Mega Man X5]]'''s American manual lists the bosses under their GratuitousEnglish names (Dark Necrobat, Spike Rosered, etc.) instead of the Music/GunsNRoses-inspired ThemeNaming (Dark Dizzy, Axle [sic] the Red, etc.) used in the actual English version.
* ''VideoGame/SilentHill'''s official strategy guide was based on a beta version, as it remarks on the sneakiness of the lizard-like enemies that populate the sewers and tells you to "rely on that lovely sound coming from your radio" to help avoid them. It'd be pretty good advice for the finished version too, if only the radio still ''worked'' in the sewers.

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* ''[[VideoGame/MegaManX Mega Man X5]]'''s ''VideoGame/MegaManX5'''s American manual lists the bosses under their GratuitousEnglish names (Dark Necrobat, Spike Rosered, etc.) instead of the Music/GunsNRoses-inspired ThemeNaming (Dark Dizzy, Axle [sic] the Red, etc.) used in the actual English version.
* ''VideoGame/SilentHill'''s ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'''s official strategy guide was based on a beta version, as it remarks on the sneakiness of the lizard-like enemies that populate the sewers and tells you to "rely on that lovely sound coming from your radio" to help avoid them. It'd be pretty good advice for the finished version too, if only the radio still ''worked'' in the sewers.
30th Nov '15 7:07:29 AM Quanyails
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Contra}} Contra III: The Alien Wars]]'' lists the first sub-boss from Stage 3 twice under different names, "Chrome Dome" and the "Tri-Transforming Wall Walker". The former is [DubNameChange a made-up name]] and the latter is a translation of its original name from the Japanese version. Most of the other enemies had different names and three of the bosses, namely Vicious Slave Hawk (the tortoise boss from Stage 1, the name itself being a mistranslation of "Slave Beast Taka"), Beast Kimkoh (the elephant-like final boss from ''Super C'' with the female face on its belly) and Metal Alien (the winged xenomorph-like boss from the arcade ''Super Contra''), had their names switched.

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Contra}} Contra III: The Alien Wars]]'' lists the first sub-boss from Stage 3 twice under different names, "Chrome Dome" and the "Tri-Transforming Wall Walker". The former is [DubNameChange [[DubNameChange a made-up name]] and the latter is a translation of its original name from the Japanese version. Most of the other enemies had different names and three of the bosses, namely Vicious Slave Hawk (the tortoise boss from Stage 1, the name itself being a mistranslation of "Slave Beast Taka"), Beast Kimkoh (the elephant-like final boss from ''Super C'' with the female face on its belly) and Metal Alien (the winged xenomorph-like boss from the arcade ''Super Contra''), had their names switched.
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