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  • Bizarro Episode: Battle For Volcano Island doesn't focus on a villain from any other Nicktoon, and is about the heroes saving an island of crab people.
  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: While technically not part of the Unite! series proper, Nicktoons: Freeze Frame Frenzy mislabels several characters:
    • The game seems to be under the impression that Valerie is a cover identity for ghost character Princess Dorathea, as taking Valerie's picture a certain amount of times at one point in one of the Amity Park levels results in Valerie suddenly transforming into Dorathea and flying away. Valerie and Dorathea are not the same person/ghost. Perhaps someone remembered the Danny Phantom episode "Parental Bonding" incorrectly while making the game.
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    • It is also under the impression that Sheldon from My Life as a Teenage Robot is Tuck when Tuck is in the same game.
    • Bill is mislabelled as Professor Membrane, a completely unrelated character.
  • Dueling Games: Compare the plot of Globs of Doom to that of rival Cartoon Network's MMORPG FusionFall (which was released three months later).
  • Dummied Out:
    • Along with the content mentioned below in What Could Have Been, the console versions of Toybots also contain a ton of unused dialogue for when any of the playable characters either enter certain areas of the game, whenever they enter a Master Model chamber, or when they stumble upon the unlockable characters Stimpy, GIR, Jenny Wakeman, and Rocko. (Including numerous priceless reactions from all the characters upon finding Stimpy.) In the final game, there's no dialogue for any of these events. Unused dialogue for Cosmo and Wanda also suggest that they were going to give tutorials of the game.
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    • Globs of Doom has several recorded voice clips that suggest that Dib and Tlaloc would have got to fight GIR in Zim's House (the final game has the player use Beautiful Gorgeous and Nicolai Technus for the boss battle); the clips perfectly describe every element of Zim's hijacked house that attacks you in the battle. Beautiful Gorgeous and Technus also have unused dialogue that implies they would have been used in Retroland, while Jimmy has unused clips that imply he would have been used in Retroville.
  • Franchise Killer: The series died after Nicktoons: Globs of Doom's poor reception. THQ later gave up on Nicktoons licensed games, so the game that followed Globs of Doom was 2K Games' Nicktoons MLB, a crossover between Nicktoons characters and real MLB players. There would be no more Nicktoons crossover games after that until 2018's Nickelodeon Kart Racers. Regardless, never again would we get a Nickelodeon crossover game with an actual story.
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  • Market-Based Title: The first two games were named in Europe as SpongeBob SquarePants and Friends rather than Nicktoons. This may have something to do with some Nicktoons airing internationally on non-Nickelodeon channels due to a distribution deal Nick had with Nelvana, such as Fairly OddParents airing on Fox Kids/Jetix in South America. Apparently, the same deal also prevented those shows from being acknowledged as "Nicktoons" outside the US at the time the games were released, given the modified references in the international versions of the covers.
  • Marth Debuted in "Smash Bros.": This series marks Danny Phantom's debut for Japanese audiences, as his show has never officially aired in that country.
  • The Original Darrin:
  • The Other Darrin: Two for Globs of Doom:
  • Role Reprise: Almost every single character who appeared in the series is voiced by their original actor; the only character who isn't is Ms. Bitters, who's voiced by Candi Milo instead of Lucille Bliss.
  • Talking to Himself: For Globs of Doom, THQ figured that Rob Paulsen talking to himself is cheaper and since Nicolai Technus is already a playable character, they decided to let him reprise the role of Tak and the Power of Juju antagonist Tlaloc/Traloc despite the TV adaptation of that video game series (where the character got The Other Darrin'd with Jeff Bennett) being depicted in the game. Indeed, the scene where the Evil Syndicate snaps back is mostly a Paulsen monologue; easily the most amusing thing in the game next to the hamminess that is Invader Zim himself.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • In Nicktoons Unite, concept art reveals Calamitous was going to have his own boss fight in a gorilla mech instead of being a part of the final boss with the other villains.
    • If a piece of concept art is any indication, Jimmy was originally intended to be playable in Volcano Island instead of being Demoted to Extra.
    • The Cutting Room Floor Wiki has discovered that characters from Kablam were intended to be in Toybots as Master Models after all. (Specifically Henry and June, the Action League Now gang, Prometheus, and even Sniz and Fondue.) Kinda makes you wonder why they were removed when they were this close to being in the game.note  It may have something to do with Nickelodeon no longer owning the rights to most of the KaBlam! shorts except for Henry and June and Action League Now (which has prevented reruns as of late). Data for Snap's Master Model is also in the game, but this also went unused for whatever reason. (Fellow main characters Rudy and Penny can be found in the game, however.)
    • Toybots's concept art gallery shows a number of unused ideas, among them are several unused themes for the Evil Toy Co. Factory, an unused "Invasion Force" area (possibly intended to be a mech-suit level), an early version of the scanner pod chambers (which features an Irken invader as the guard, which may suggest Zim was going to play a role in the game), and a different design for the "Goo launchers". One concept art shows Arnold himself in a pod rather than a master model, suggesting he was planned to be playable.
    • Additionally, various rumors stated that CatDog was meant to be playable in Unite at some point.
    • A test map for an unused bonus level centered around Timmy can be found in Toybots's files.
    • Several beta screenshots for Globs of Doom show certain team combinations in levels different from those in the final game. One shows SpongeBob and Tak in front of Zim's House (the final game uses Beautiful Gorgeous and Technus for that section instead while SpongeBob and Tak are used in Industrial Park) while another shows Tlaloc and Dib in Zim's Town (the final game uses Zim and Technus, while Tlaloc and Dib instead team up in Amity Park Rooftops). This implies that the game may have been intended to have a manual character select at some point.
    • An unlockable piece of concept art in Globs of Doom shows SpongeBob and Jimmy (a team combination not used in the final game) fighting Bubble Bass in the Krusty Krab, when the final game has SpongeBob and Traloc for that section instead.
    • According to unused concept art, a mutated Goddard was planned as a boss for Globs of Doom.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: The inclusion of shows that were airing at the time of the game's release but have since ended such as Danny Phantom and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius solidly dates the games to the mid-2000s - while characters from said shows have appeared in later Nickelodeon games, it's unlikely they'd be the central focus if the series was made today. Especially notable with Toybots and Globs of Doom's focus on Tak and the Power of Juju, a series that only lasted one season, was critically panned and is highly obscure by modern standards.
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