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12th May '17 5:35:34 AM Cryoclaste
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* According to [[http://www.1up.com/news/super-mario-bros-25th-miyamoto 1up]][[note]]translated from an interview in Famitsu[[/note]], the NES version of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' was going to be a shoot-em-up platformer, and Mario was going to carry guns, [[http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interviews/#/wii/mario25th/4/0 like the beam gun]] similar to those in ''{{Metroid}}'' and a rifle. [[HilariousInHindsight Also, he was going to]] [[VideoGame/SuperMario64 punch and kick enemies while empty-handed]], [[VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld ride on clouds]] (which were previously {{r|idingTheBomb}}ockets in earlier development) and fire at enemies in cloud drive-bys that would soon become [[BonusStage bonus coin stages]]. Also, the "jump button" was going to be "up" on the Control Pad, leaving the "A" button open for attacks.

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* According to [[http://www.1up.com/news/super-mario-bros-25th-miyamoto 1up]][[note]]translated from an interview in Famitsu[[/note]], the NES version of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'' was going to be a shoot-em-up platformer, and Mario was going to carry guns, [[http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interviews/#/wii/mario25th/4/0 like the beam gun]] similar to those in ''{{Metroid}}'' ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' and a rifle. [[HilariousInHindsight Also, he was going to]] [[VideoGame/SuperMario64 punch and kick enemies while empty-handed]], [[VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld ride on clouds]] (which were previously {{r|idingTheBomb}}ockets in earlier development) and fire at enemies in cloud drive-bys that would soon become [[BonusStage bonus coin stages]]. Also, the "jump button" was going to be "up" on the Control Pad, leaving the "A" button open for attacks.
9th May '17 2:49:44 AM Golondrina
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* ''Film/KingCreole'' was originally a serious drama starring Creator/JamesDean. After Dean's death, it was re-tooled into an Creator/ElvisPresley vehicle.

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* ''Film/KingCreole'' was originally a serious drama starring Creator/JamesDean. After Dean's death, it was re-tooled into an Creator/ElvisPresley Music/ElvisPresley vehicle.
13th Apr '17 7:23:28 AM erforce
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* Creator/OliverStone was asked to direct ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian''. His version would have taken place in post-apocalyptic Earth rather than the fantasy setting of the stories.

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* Creator/OliverStone was asked to direct ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian''.''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982''. His version would have taken place in post-apocalyptic Earth rather than the fantasy setting of the stories.
11th Apr '17 5:59:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Shinobi}}'' began development as a game about shooting shurikens at enemies from a first-person view. The developers planned to include a shuriken-shaped paddle to control the player's aim. The concept didn't prove to be that interesting and Sega decided to revamp ''Shinobi'' as a side-scrolling action game, with the shuriken-throwing game idea used for the bonus stages instead.

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* ''{{Shinobi}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Shinobi}}'' began development as a game about shooting shurikens at enemies from a first-person view. The developers planned to include a shuriken-shaped paddle to control the player's aim. The concept didn't prove to be that interesting and Sega decided to revamp ''Shinobi'' as a side-scrolling action game, with the shuriken-throwing game idea used for the bonus stages instead.
12th Mar '17 6:07:34 PM Glowsquid
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* According to an interview on Gamespy, the VehicularCombat title ''VideoGame/FullAuto'' was initially developed as a straight racing simulation until the developers realized it made no sense to have the main selling point of the game (extensive damage modeling) only be able to be experienced by being bad at the game.
18th Feb '17 8:30:52 PM SammyDragon92
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*** The game's plot was originally conceived as having a real-world American UrbanFantasy [[NoirEpisode Noir]] setting inspired by popular mid-90s TV shows like ''Series/TheXFiles'' and ''Series/TwinPeaks'', which would focus on a HotBlooded detective tracking down a group of terrorists in the mean streets of New York. At some point it was decided to make it into a more conventional HighFantasy setting, although still featuring [[TheBigRottenApple The Big Rotten Pizza]] and a quasi-'murder mystery' ("who killed Sephiroth?") in a disturbing mountain town. The idea of a Final Fantasy game taking place in a realistic American influenced setting was later reused in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV''.

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*** The game's plot was originally conceived as having a real-world American UrbanFantasy [[NoirEpisode Noir]] setting inspired by popular mid-90s TV shows like ''Series/TheXFiles'' and ''Series/TwinPeaks'', which would focus on a HotBlooded detective tracking down a group of terrorists in the mean streets of New York. At some point it was decided to make it into a more conventional HighFantasy setting, although still featuring [[TheBigRottenApple The Big Rotten Pizza]] and a quasi-'murder mystery' ("who killed Sephiroth?") in a disturbing mountain town. The idea of a Final Fantasy game taking place in a realistic American 20th Century America influenced setting was later reused revisited in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV''.
14th Feb '17 4:33:20 AM SammyDragon92
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*** The game's plot was originally conceived as having a real-world American UrbanFantasy [[NoirEpisode Noir]] setting inspired by popular mid-90s TV shows like ''Series/TheXFiles'' and ''Series/TwinPeaks'', which would focus on a HotBlooded detective tracking down a group of terrorists in the mean streets of New York. At some point it was decided to make it into a more conventional HighFantasy setting, although still featuring [[TheBigRottenApple The Big Rotten Pizza]] and a quasi-'murder mystery' ("who killed Sephiroth?") in a disturbing mountain town. The idea of a Final Fantasy game taking place in a real-world American Urban setting was later reused in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV''.

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*** The game's plot was originally conceived as having a real-world American UrbanFantasy [[NoirEpisode Noir]] setting inspired by popular mid-90s TV shows like ''Series/TheXFiles'' and ''Series/TwinPeaks'', which would focus on a HotBlooded detective tracking down a group of terrorists in the mean streets of New York. At some point it was decided to make it into a more conventional HighFantasy setting, although still featuring [[TheBigRottenApple The Big Rotten Pizza]] and a quasi-'murder mystery' ("who killed Sephiroth?") in a disturbing mountain town. The idea of a Final Fantasy game taking place in a real-world realistic American Urban influenced setting was later reused in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV''.
14th Feb '17 4:32:07 AM SammyDragon92
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*** The game's plot was originally conceived as having a real-world American UrbanFantasy [[NoirEpisode Noir]] setting inspired by popular mid-90s TV shows like ''Series/TheXFiles'' and ''Series/TwinPeaks'', which would focus on a HotBlooded detective tracking down a group of terrorists in the mean streets of New York. At some point it was decided to make it into a more conventional HighFantasy setting, although still featuring [[TheBigRottenApple The Big Rotten Pizza]] and a quasi-'murder mystery' ("who killed Sephiroth?") in a disturbing mountain town.

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*** The game's plot was originally conceived as having a real-world American UrbanFantasy [[NoirEpisode Noir]] setting inspired by popular mid-90s TV shows like ''Series/TheXFiles'' and ''Series/TwinPeaks'', which would focus on a HotBlooded detective tracking down a group of terrorists in the mean streets of New York. At some point it was decided to make it into a more conventional HighFantasy setting, although still featuring [[TheBigRottenApple The Big Rotten Pizza]] and a quasi-'murder mystery' ("who killed Sephiroth?") in a disturbing mountain town. The idea of a Final Fantasy game taking place in a real-world American Urban setting was later reused in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV''.
26th Jan '17 8:15:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo|Combat Evolved}}'' was originally conceived as a RealTimeStrategy game, but it made it to shelves as a FirstPersonShooter, probably because its plot and factions coupled with its genre would have made it too similar to RTS heavyweight ''{{Starcraft}}''. [[VideoGame/HaloWars They eventually revisited the RTS idea, though]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo|Combat Evolved}}'' was originally conceived as a RealTimeStrategy game, but it made it to shelves as a FirstPersonShooter, probably because its plot and factions coupled with its genre would have made it too similar to RTS heavyweight ''{{Starcraft}}''.''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}''. [[VideoGame/HaloWars They eventually revisited the RTS idea, though]].
20th Jan '17 2:48:29 AM LondonKdS
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* ''{{Film/Showgirls}}'' was envisioned as a dark, proto-feminist satire on the lives of Vegas showgirls. Along the way it became a notoriously {{Camp}} exploitation film. ''Film/MagicMike'' is closer to what it was originally conceived as.

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* ''{{Film/Showgirls}}'' was envisioned as a dark, proto-feminist pro-feminist satire on the lives of Vegas showgirls. Along the way it became a notoriously {{Camp}} exploitation film. ''Film/MagicMike'' is closer to what it was originally conceived as.
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