* ExecutiveMeddling: 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'', ''VideoGame/DonkeyKonga'' and... well, that's it.
** "September" and "Material Girl" are also in ''VideoGame/WiiMusic''.
** Speaking of musical preferences, [=iNiS=] apparently likes Music/DavidBowie, judging from one of [[GitarooMan their previous games.]]
* FollowTheLeader: The easy to pick up interface made it a prime target of this from [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames licensed games]] on the DS, like ''VideoGame/LooneyTunesCartoonConductor'', some of the ''HighSchoolMusical'' games, and a new ''[[http://www.destructoid.com/tgs-michael-jackson-ds-is-the-new-elite-beat-agents-184232.phtml Michael Jackson]]'' game. It was even the basis for the magic system in ''SonicChronicles''. Even Theatrhythm Final Fantasy for 3DS is rumoured to have been inspired by this.
** This game also caused the creation of [[{{VideoGame/Osu}} a fan-made game]] for the PC replicating the mechanics of EBA.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: As you can see [[http://www.joystiq.com/photos/elite-beat-agents-concept-art/#178178 here,]] the Agents were actually supposed to be based on the VillagePeople, J's hairdo looked a lot like Ryuuta's, Derek was a completely different person, and they were known as the ''[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Disco Rangers]]''.
** There's also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeE4NmfSmJo 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.
* TheWikiRule: There's an [[http://inis.wikia.com iNiS Wiki]], but it's not updated often.
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