Donkey Kong 64 Easter Egg - It's a Mammal! Arrggghh!

Nintendo's next console = Dolphin...

Somewhere in DK64 is a picture of... A DOLPHIN!

In F-Zero X, Rainbow Road, some of the signs have... DOLPHINS!

In Wave Race you can ride... A DOLPHIN!!

In Pilotwing, one of the most common creatures are... DOLPHINS!!

In fact, there is a Dolphin reference in EVERY N64 game by Nintendo...

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Contributed By: Dark Mime on 03-15-2000
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Brandon writes:
To all the people that think the dolphins are by coincidence: Load up Majora's Mask and go to the "secret place" in Clock Town in the room directly below the dude with the telescope. Break the pots on the floor. What do you see underneath? A DOLPHIN. Tell me that's a coincidence and not an easter egg!
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Lazer45 writes:
The dolphins in almost every game are in there for a purpose, the purpose was for advertising the "Dolphin Project"(A.K.A. the Game Cube). So that if enough people noticed the dolphin, then they would be looking for the next system before it came out. Let's just say, if you had a way of advertising a new system on an old system, would you take the chance. If you didn't YOU would be stupid! If you really have the desire to find the reason, write to the man upstairs and ask him yourself. ----------------------------- The main problem I have here is, this guy "Dark Mime" wrote something in this section that he thought was cool, and other people might think so to, so he spread the wealth to everyone that reads this.Some of us like to find out COOL stuff, while others cannot accept him, because they didn't think of it first. So "noses-up-in-the-air" people shouldn't cut down people who have good taste.--Lazer45(Ultimate Game Player)
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aphex_twin writes:
Easy guys. He said games made by Nintendo. Star wars, FIFA, Goldeneye etc. aren't made by Nintendo. Personally, I haven't checked for dolphins in of the games. And there aren't guns in every game. Yoshi's Story...
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It is called the GameCube, as I own one. Where did you get StarCube from (Don't get mad at me for arguing ages-old posts)? Also, about Dolphins hidden in games, it's true. Since there is currently no new systems planned, they're still hiding Dolphins. I mean, think about the name of Captain Olimar (from Pikmin™)'s ship's name. The Dolphin. also, take out the "L" in Olimar's name and re-arrange the letters for another familiar name. :-) (Oh and BTW, Nintendo confirmed that the name of the ship is no coincidence, like some of you might accuse it of being.)
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Goofyman writes:
Nintendo's newest consule is called GCN (Gamecube). The internal system engine is called dolphin. Many sites mistook dolphin to be the true name of the gaming system, and spread the names throughout the internet. Nintendo as said many times that the internal system engine is called dolphin, while the system as a whole, they call Gamecube.
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EskimoBob writes:
The Dolphin thing was NOT a coincidence---while making the Gamecube, Nintendo called it "Operation Dolphin" and they continue to have hints to dolphins on Gamecube today. For example, in Pikmin, Captain Olimar's ship is called the Dolphin, and in Super Mario Sunshine, if you look on the map you will find that Isle Delfino is shaped like a dolphin.
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me writes:
ill have to agree with taz and and humpteydumptey that the next nintendo console is not going to be named "dolphin" but that is merely a code name, the great minds of nintendo are not that stupid to name the soon to be greatest console dolphin, additionally i dont think that the dolphin in wave race has anything to do with the new console because that game was made long before they thot of the console
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James writes:
A similer thing happened in DK3 on the SNES. Wrinkly wasplaying the N64 when you go to visit her. This is when the N64 is not out.
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MayBug writes:
Also in Zelda Wind Waker (GameCube)...there's an "Dolphin Island" ^_^
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Picco writes:
As a matter of fact, In Super Mario Sunshine, on GAMECUBE (obviously no one has posted here in ages) The island is called Delphino, which is a nod to what their console was almost called.
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Tony Gies writes:
Yes, this is true. The dolphin in DK64 is in Donkey's Treehouse (picture on the wall)
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JJ10DMAN writes:
Everyone posting here is so excessive! Everyone KNOWS it was the Dolphin until they were sure of the name! Everyone KNOWS it's the gamecube now! Yes, it's an easter egg that rareware decided to join in on for DK64! No, it's not advertising or they'd stop doing it now that it's not a dolphin anymore! It was just a harmless little inside joke and you all made it into a huge deal about who was more "into it"! Just CALM DOWN, 'cause I can't!
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Sauron writes:
erhem.. its called PROJECT:DOLPHIN.It was just a working name for the project, not the name of the system they intended on using.
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Vegeta writes:
Pencil Eater: The creature you refers to as a dolphin, Enguarde, (that you can play at the water level and the bonus stage) is actually a swordfish. He has been in Donkey Kong games since Donkey Kong Country on the SNES.
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What about pokemon stadium/2? For curiosity, where is it in OOT? What about Hey You, Pikachu!?
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Gasgano writes:
You're right. It's the GameCube.
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Muffin writes:
It is the gamecube. Go to www.ign64.com if you dont believe me.
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phetste writes:
There isn't a dolphin in golden eye either
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Darkflame writes:
err..DK64 is made by RARE, not Nintendo.Rare have always had a tradition of putting (references) to future consoles in their games.In Donkey Kong Contry, Cranky Knog is playing a N64. The 'Nintendo' games with dolphins in are just co-incedence's ...oh..and its called 'GAMECUBE' now anyway...
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Trivimaster writes:
Okay, okay, okay, there are a lot of dolphins and pictures of them in Nintendo 64 games and they might have something to do with Nintendos next console but the name of the cosole is not sure yet, "Dolphin" is the name of the project, not the console itself.
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Muffin writes:
Go to www.ign64.com for info about the GAMECUBE...
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Kidvid01 writes:
Yup. I gotta agree with some of you. As a Nintendo Power suscriber i know that Nintendo is working on the Dolphin PROJECT. It is only a code name. Nintendo is still coming up with a name. I think a good name is "Nintendo:Platinum" but that's only my opinion.
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Metal Koola writes:
Just so you guys know....the code name dolphin has been obsolete for ages now. It fell out of usage when Nintendo unveiled their newest console -- the Gamecube. Once again, dolphin hasn't been used in a while its irrelevant that dolphins are in many of the nintendo-made games(so stop trying to prove him wrong by mentioning any non nintendo-made game)since the new system has NOTHING to do with dolphins
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EggheadÂľ writes:
ok guys here is the truth about the dolphin(project name).Its real name realesed by nintendo is called the "game cube". Go here to find out more: HERE ARE THE SPECS ON IT NINTENDO GAMECUBE Digicard-- This is the memory card designed especially for the NINTENDO GAMECUBE. It includes 4 megabits of flash memory. We have come up with a highly efficient device taking into consideration the play environment. NINTENDO GAMECUBE SD-Digicard Adapter-- This adapter is compatible with the stamp-sized, large capacity recording media, SD Memory Card(64MB) being proposed by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. NINTENDO GAMECUBE Wireless Controller Wavebird-- NINTENDO GAMECUBE Wireless Receiver-- You no longer have to deal with a cumbersome cord, allowing you a more creative style of play. An RF system is being used. The transmission distance is about 10 m. NINTENDO GAMECUBE Modem Adapter-- Compatible with 56Kbps, V. 90 NINTENDO GAMECUBE Broadband Adapter Network connection device to be compatible with the broadband network generation. NINTENDO GAMECUBE Digital Video Cable-- Supports the uniform standardized D Terminal which is compatible with the advanced digital broadcasting environment. We plan to sell a component with three inputs (color coded). GO HERE TO FIND OUT MORE--http://www.nintendo.com/spaceworld/ngc_acc.html
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Yoshi writes:
Just back again to say that why would a big company like Nintendo even bother to stick dolphins in games?(if this egg isn't a complete lie)(which it is)You put things (like signs on the roads)in games so it adds to the scenery and complexity, not so people can go around saying that there are hidden dolphins in games. Relevance, folks. You have no clue it's even there, let alone you thinking that you can put a fake egg on http://www.eeggs.com, until you think about it.
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Tazz writes:
No he hasn't fdallen off the wall just yet he is right the project name of nintendo's new console is the dolphin although they might of changed it to the working name as well
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Chris writes:
Yes, I agree with me. Whereas i think dolphin is a fairly good name, it won't be it. In the same way that the 64 was codenamed project reality. Lets be honest. The Nintendo Reality? N64 nearly is as bad!
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flatmatt writes:
I think it's probably more like Nintendo put dolphins in every one of their games, then they named the new project Dolphin after that.
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Pencil Eater writes:
Guess what???? The dolphin is actually a character you can play as on some levels and on a bonus stage. There are also guns in most games..oooooooooh it might be called the nGUN wooooooooaaaaaahhhhhh. NO
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darren_purdy writes:
There are no references in Quake II and I don't think there's one in South Park.
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Calm down ! I email-ed Nintendo ,they did put that in "Nintendo" games only, god , why didn't someone do that earlier? P.S. It is going to be Nintendo dolphin.
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Chris writes:
Actually, no it isn't. And actually I'm missing references in Blast Corps, FIFA, ISS and many others.
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StaticKnot writes:
i heard that the new consoles gonna be called the cube.
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Gasgano writes:
Actually HumptyDumpty, it is called Dolphin.
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Yoshi writes:
Okay, this is retarded. It is merely coincidence that dolphins keep showing up in games. So, Dark Mine, tell me where there is a dolphin in Goldeneye 007? How about Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire? And, while I'm at it, I voted 0 on this egg.
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Camjturner writes:
The name is thought to be Star Cube, but again, this may change. Also it was mentioned that the name is representative of it's shape- which raises the question of whether Mac's new computer (called "Cube") which IS shaped like a cube, is related to the next system. Also Nintendo's next system will run using open GL, and it is rumored that dev kits are mac based. But Im going WAY off the subject now....
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