The world of Nintendo shovelware is a wild ride, as we’ve already explored, but if you cast your mind back to the DS days, there’s even more nonsense to be found, especially within 500-in-1 carts. These cartridges can be full of shovelware, often have a litany of bugs, and sometimes do not work at all.
So, while I can’t recommend diving into that murky world myself – though maybe it’s worth it now considering the imminent 3DS / Wii U eShop closure – one Reddit user, superspeedbro9, thinks they’ve found a Nintendo DS developer message in Paws and Claws: Regal Resort, uncovering a bit of a mystery in the process.
When launching the game at random, having found it in one of those DS multi-carts, they see “a dev message, and a good one at that.” The message criticises the game as “a bucket of shovelware” while talking about other things and leaving further personal messages. The text ends with “see you in the next release”.