Trivia / Doki Doki Panic

  • No Export for You: Miyamoto's original intent was for this trope to be played straight, but it was ultimately subverted.
  • Screwed by the Lawyers: Since Fuji Television holds the rights to the characters (and is not very eager to remind folks how much of a wet toot Yume Kōjō was as an event), it could be a long time before the game ever gets re-released in its unaltered form on Virtual Console - it only barely made recent mentions in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U by omitting the Yume Kōjō trademark from the game's title.
  • What Could Have Been: The original Mario-style prototype demonstrated the vertical scrolling as in the final game, but also emphasized simultaneous two-player co-op. With Fuji TV's approval encouraging the greenlight, the game was made into a single-player experience, and the lifting and throwing mechanic meant to be done to other player was applied to other situations to make the gameplay more interesting to develop. This was not re-envisioned for the Mario series until New Super Mario Bros. Wii.