We all know that The Ice Climbers were supposed to make the cut in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U, but they were removed from the roster due to technical issues. However, it would appear that a reference to the pair is still contained within the game, and that their removal happened a little later in development than has been let on.

A crowd chant has been found by Twitch user Gema_Yue which only occurs under very strict conditions — when Animal Crossing Villager has 100 percent damage and manages to knock out two Dr. Marios simultaneously. You can hear it for yourself below.

There's the temptation to suggest that this is faked, but given the sheer dedication shown by Gema_Yue in unlocking all of the game's secrets, it would seriously undermine that good work to produce a hoax of this kind.

Even so, we're on the fence here — this could be a legitimate mistake on Nintendo's part, or it could even be a little in-joke by the development team. What do you think? Let us know with a comment.

Thanks to RupeeClock for the tip!