Trivia: Elite Beat Agents

  • Executive Meddling: Several songs were purportedly chosen because Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime liked them. In addition, many rumors of a sequel exist purely based on the fact that Reggie was apparently quite fond of the game. Not that him getting us a sequel would be a bad thing.
    • In fact, it seems that "September" and a Jamiroquai track have to be in every music game Nintendo has some hand in, being as they are in EBA, Donkey Konga and... well, that's it.
    • "September" and "Material Girl" are also in Wii Music.
    • Speaking of musical preferences, iNiS apparently likes David Bowie, judging from one of their previous games.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: A few characters from Ouendan appear in this game, especially noticeable with the lead actor in Romancing Meowzilla, who previously appeared as a character in both Ouendan games.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: The covers of "Walkie Talkie Man" and "Canned Heat" are sung by Jason Paige, best known for his first-season Pokémon theme.
    • The cover of "Sk8er Boi" was apparently sung by the same person as the theme song for Kim Possible.
  • What Could Have Been: As you can see here, the Agents were actually supposed to be based on the Village People, J's hairdo looked a lot like Ryuuta's, Derek was a completely different person, and they were known as the Disco Rangers.
    • There's also this E3 trailer, which makes it a bit more similar to Ouendan.
    • Early press releases before the game came out listed Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca" as one of the songs that would appear in the game; however, the song never made it to the final version. Interestingly, in the two-player song select menu, there's a blank spot at the end of the list that suggests that a level was indeed taken out late in development, lending credence to this possibility.
  • The Wiki Rule: There's an iNiS Wiki, but it's not updated often.