- New Work, Recycled Graphics: Re:coded lifts many characters models and some level geography from Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days, the previous Kingdom Hearts game made for the DS.
- No Export for You: The original cell phone version never left Japan.
- Remade for the Export: The Japanese cell phone game was remade for the Nintendo DS for the sole purpose of bringing it to America.
- Throw It In!: Due to a goof from one of the art directors, Selphie's thighs are noticeably larger, giving her "quite an adult impression". Rather than go back and make the appropriate alterations, the team decided to keep the change.