Trivia / ClayFighter

  • All-Star Cast: The N64 games showcase some of the top American cartoon voice actors from the '90s, such as Jim Cummings, Charlie Adler, Tress MacNeille, Jess Harnell, and Rob Paulsen.
  • Creator Backlash: The producer of C2: Judgement Clay was so disappointed with the animation, that he had Tiny (a character from the previous game) put into the game with no changes to his model to show that the previous game's character models were better.
  • Development Hell: After Sculptor's Cut, all the intents to revive the franchise are in vane, especially now that Interplay is selling its properties, Clayfighter included.
  • Executive Meddling: The series was hit VERY hard by this during The Fifth Generation of Console Video Games. 63⅓ was originally going to be titled "Clayfighter III" and appear on a Vapor Ware console called the M2. However, about a year before the M2 was officially cancelled, Interplay abruptly moved development of the game to the Nintendo 64 and retitled it "Clayfighter 63⅓".

    This caused MANY problems during development: character animation needed to be stripped down due to the N64's cartridge limitationsnote , several of the game's planned fighters needed to be cut, etc. Adding insult to injury, the game was rushed to be released during the 1997 Holiday Season, resulting in an Obvious Beta with numerous glitches and underdeveloped ideas. The Clayfighter 63⅓ debacle was, in fact, so bad that about six months later Interplay released a rental only update to the game titled "Clayfighter: Sculptor's Cut." To make things even MORE messy, a Playstation game titled "Clayfighter X-Treme" was also in development but scrapped for being behind schedule. These problems, combined with 63⅓'s extremely poor critical and public reception, were what ultimately killed the franchise.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Good luck finding a copy of the Sculptor's Cut of Clayfighter 63⅓. Even more power to you if you can pay for it. Loose copies of the game regularly run for hundreds of dollars, and complete in box copies (yes, they exist) break $2000 easily.
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  • What Could Have Been:
    • Ickybod Clay and a female gorilla called Lucy were planned for C2: Judgement Clay, but were ultimately cut. Ickybod's bio from Clayfighter 63⅓ even hints at this development, stating that he was "exiled" from that game.
    • A homeless vigilante called Hobo Cop was planned for Clayfighter 63⅓. Nintendo said no due to the alcoholic references.
    • Also, some possible moves that were cancelled in 63⅓ for being so controversial as Hobocop himself, like Lockjaw Pooch peeing the opponent and Zappa Yow Yow Boyz eating alive the enemy.
    • A ported/parallel developed version (it's unclear which) of 63⅓ was planned for the PlayStation entitled Clayfighter Extreme but was cancelled.
    • There was an untitled new Clayfighter game to be released on 2016. Sadly, the game not just is confirmed it was cancelled, much of Interplay properties are in sell right now, Clayfighter included. So the probability of a Sequel or even an Updated Re-release are null.
      • Even worse, one of ex-Interplay developers revealed what could have been of this game: the reappareance of HoboCop as a selectable character, characters and stages are now with high resolution, all characters have new moves from unused sprites from past games and in general would be a megamix of all games in one in a similar way than Mortal Kombat Trilogy (i.e 63⅓ Frosty fighting in C1 Taffy stage).