Does anything ever go according to plan? Simple agendas falter in the blink of an eye. All it takes is one unexpected disagreement to throw your whole shit off. It happens. Some of the greatest moments in history and most beautiful pieces of architecture were accidents. The visionary saw things one way, but they never anticipated the script getting flipped. It's the same with game development. The men and women creating characters and stages get a green light to produce a million dollar idea, but time constraints and higher-ups get in the way of that. Some games switch consoles, push ideas to sequels, or scrap entire stages. We wonder what would have come of these games if the developers went according to plan? Let's take at some of the developers initial ideas for some of your favorite classic games in the 10 "What-Ifs" in Game Development.

Written by Obi Anyanwu (@obianyanwu)