Super Smash Bros.:
In SSB 64 the starting eight characters are placed in the order of when they first appeared in their respective titles on the character selection screen, starting with the oldest, Mario and Donkey Kong, and leading to the most recent, Pikachu.
Also in SSB 64, Masahiro Sakurai stated that final smashes were to be implemented, but the Nintendo 64 could not achieve this. Sakurai recorded voices such as, Ness saying, “PK Starstorm!” and Captain Falcon saying, “Come on!” Many other voices were also recorded.
A magazine, Electronic Gaming Monthly, stated that Sonic and Tails were unlockable in Melee. The magazine stated you had to defeat 20 enemies in Cruel Melee. This was easily proved fake, but some fans fell for it.
Also, a small website stated that Toad was unlockable in Melee. They had strategies on how to unlock him and fake screenshots. This was proved fake by the many mistakes that the website made.