Video Game Cameos & References (A

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A Boy and His Blob (NES)

Programmers: Some of the programmer's names are written on the wall of the subway, including Dave (creator David Crane), Jess (graphics designer Jesse Kapili), and Rick ("tech wizard" Rick Booth). Status: TRUE: These screenshots of the subway's wall and the list of programers prove it. Note the '89 on the wall, too, the year the game was made: (Subway Screenshot) (Credits Screenshot)

Movie (Indiana Jones): The title music sounds similar to the Indiana Jones theme and the title itself is written in the same font that the titles for all three Indiana Jones movies were written in. (Credit: Kairobi King) Status: TRUE: As seen in this (Screenshot), the title does use the Indiana Jones-style font. The first few notes of the title theme, as heard in this (Midi) are the same as the Indiana Jones theme.

ActRaiser (SNES)

Music (20th Century FOX): The first part of the ending credits theme is nearly identical to the "20th Century FOX" fanfare. Status: TRUE: Here is a (Midi) of the ActRaiser ending theme, and a (Midi) of the "20th Century FOX" fanfare. The first part of the ActRaiser midi is nearly identical to the FOX midi.

Real Place (Angkor Wat): The temple that appears in Marahna is based on Angkor Wat. This is also one of the many locales used in Illusion of Gaia. (Credit: James FP) Status: TRUE: Here is a (screenshot) of the ActRaiser temple, and a (screenshot) of the Angkor Wat temple as it appears in Illusion of Gaia's opening sequence. Please note that this does not count as a cameo for Illusion of Gaia because that game takes place in the real world.

Movie (Star Wars): The music for the Great Tree in Northwall sounds like the Attack Run music in Star Wars. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: Some of the music in ActRaiser is very reminiscent of music from Star Wars, especially some parts in the ending theme (refer to the midi above). It's similar enough that I don't think it's coincidence.

ActRaiser 2 (SNES)

Cross-Series/Programmers: In many of Enix's games, the "Phoenix" is the ultimate power, which is not only a cameo in itself because it appears in so many different games, but also a reference to Enix, the games' creator, since the last four letters of "Phoenix" are "Enix". In ActRaiser 2, one of your strongest magic attacks is a diving Phoenix move. Status: TRUE: Here is a (screenshot) of the diving Phoenix in action. The fact that "Phoenix" and "Enix" are so similar cannot be coincidence.

Movie (Aliens): The ants in Demon's Cave have elongated heads like the Alien in the Alien movies. And the boss of this area looks remarkably like the Alien Queen. It's even attached to a huge egg sac and eventually tears free of it. Status: TRUE: Too strong a resemblance to be coincidence. Here are some screenshots for proof: (Alien Ant) (Queen Ant)

Adventure (Atari 2600)

Programmers: There is a secret room hidden in the game with the name of the programmer, Warren Robinett, written vertically down the screen. (Credit: Kairobi King) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Ai Cho Aniki (PCE)

Character Cameo: Benten (from the original Cho Aniki game) makes a cameo appearance in the intro. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it.

Art (Rembrandt): One of the bosses is a muscled version of Venus from Rembrandt's "Birth of Venus". (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) from (Masaya's Ai Cho Aniki Site) proves it.

Art (The Birth of Adam): Adam from the first Cho Aniki game turns up as a boss. He is based on Michelangelo's "The Birth of Adam" painting. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified

Ai Cho Aniki 2: Seinaru Protein Densetsu (PS2)

Character Cameo: Samson (from the previous three Cho Aniki games) is one of the Protein's bodyguards. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified

Mythology (Biblical/Greek): The characters Samson and Adonis are named after two historical bodybuilders. Samson was a strongman in the Bible, Adonis was the perfect man in Greek legend. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Literature (Alice in Wonderland): Level 3 is a parody of Alice in Wonderland. The name is what gives it away (Alex in Wonderland) and the imagery in the game confirms it: caterpillars smoking pipes while reclining on mushrooms, psychotic cats and playing card enemies. Also, the final boss dresses exactly like Alice from the Disney film. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified

Art (The Birth of Adam): Adam from the first two Cho Aniki games turns up as a boss. Adam from the first Cho Aniki game turns up as a boss. He is based on Michelangelo's "The Birth of Adam" painting. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified

Air Fortress (NES)

Programmers: The hero's name is "Hal Bailman". He is obviously named after the company that made the game, HAL Laboratory. (Credit: ACC Kain) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. FO's Note: I have to wonder if this is also meant to be a reference to 2001: A Space Odyssey. "Bailman" is very similar to "Bowman", and of course, there's HAL...

Ai Senshi Nicol (FC)

Cross-Series (Wai Wai World): Occasionally, Konami Man flies by onscreen as a bonus item. (Credit: Arnold, & Dire 51) Status: TRUE: Reliable Source, (OPCFG)

Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean (Saturn)

# Movie (Various): Thanks to Working Designs' English translation, there are a lot of movie, TV, and commercial references in this game. Some quotes from movies: "I'm 'a gonna git you, sucka!" # "May the force be with --- oops! Wrong adventure!" from Star Wars. (Screenshot) # Eka makes a reference to Bruce Lee when talking to the King of Gadel. (Credit: Kairobi King) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Commercials (Various): Some quotes from commercials: # "It's strong enough for a man, but made for a woman." (Ladies' Secret) # "Finger-lickin' good!" (Kentucky Fried Chicken) # "It'll turn your frown upside down." (Kiddie City) # "I've got a headache THIS big!" (Excedrin) # "Somebody at the circus may have just won ten million dollars!" (Publisher's Clearinghouse) (Credit: Kairobi King & Flying Omelette)

"If you see Dark Jim. Music (I Will Always Love You): In one town there's a woman who sings the Dolly Parton song "I Will Always Love You". which were quite possibly inspired by the movie Aliens. it's GAME OVER.Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Kia calls her "Miss Piggy". "Sit right back and you'll hear a tale.a tale of a fateful trip". TV Shows (Gilligan's Island): When you talk to the sea captain he says. Status: TRUE: Screenshots prove it: (Pic 1) (Pic 2) (Pic 3) (Pic 4) Movie (Ghostbusters): When the Captain tells you about the Ghost Ship and asks if you still want to set sail on his boat. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.. it is in this case because the line is delivered exactly the way the character Hudson delivered it in the movie. Although these ones shoot arrows instead of bullets. (Screenshot) . Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Bizarre Coincidence? (Aliens): There are Sentry Guns in some caves. The Bodyguard. (Screenshot) Status: TRUE: Although normally saying "Game Over" in a video game is not an Aliens reference. which was made even more famous in the movie. Music (Wind Beneath My Wings): There's a woman in Gadel who tries to sing "Wind Beneath My Wings". TV Shows (The Muppets): When Krishna turns Eka into a pig. man! GAME OVER!!" That's from Aliens. they look very similar to the ones in the movie. you're given a "yes" or "no" choice. but she gets the lyrics all wrong. (Credit: Kairobi King) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. this one guy talks about seeing "Dark Jim" in the graveyard and he says. which is from Ghostbusters. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. and the "yes" choice is "I ain't afraid of no ghost!". which is from Gilligan's Island. Movie (Aliens): In Mycent..

though they do look very similar. Alex Kidd in High-Tech World (SMS) Cross-Series (Fantasy Zone): The stereo in Paul's room plays music from Fantasy Zone. Music (War): When the Birdmen and Beastmen are thinking of going to war. Movie (A Few Good Men): At one point in the game. one of them says. Also note that the unknown man who was killed by them looks nearly identical to the main character. but Albert Odyssey has so many other intentional cameos and references. "She can't handle the truth!". It's even mentioned that it's a green liquid.Status: Unproven: It's possible that it's just coincidence. it may as well be included. Pike. I wouldn't bother accepting it. Status: TRUE: Screenshots prove it: (Screenshot 1) (Screenshot 2) Products (NyQuil): Lulu's medicine AyeQuil that she gives to Leos to cure her fever is a spoof of NyQuil. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. which is a spoof of the famous line from A Few Good Men. "War! What is it good for?". Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. a very famous anti-war song. when a line like this has become so commonplace. you're given a choice of telling the truth or not and the "not" choice says. Note that these sentry guns are only for background effect and do not actually work. which is from "War" by Edwin Starr. Creepy. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Cross-Series (Space Harrier): There is a question about Space Harrier in the quiz. Famous Person (Dionne Warwick): There is a reference to "Psychic Friend" Dionne Warwick. . (Normally.

vgmuseum. The official site for (Anmitsu Hime) proves it. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: Unverified . 1!" Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. it says.Programmers: If you clean the sign. Source: Nintendo Power.): Stages 16-18 are all copies of the same Mario head puzzle. which in turn was based on an anime of the same name. Cross-Series (Out Run): The whole point of the game is that Alex Kidd is trying to get to the arcade to play Sega arcade games. Alien Soldier (Mega Drive) Cross-Series (Gunstar Heroes): One of the pieces of music in the game is taken from Gunstar Heroes. you'll probably recognize most of them.): Mario rides the paddle that you control in this game. (Credit: Flying Omelette) Status: TRUE: (www. He jumps in at the start of the game and also appears on the boxart. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. and the ending shows him playing Out Run. even though the two have nothing to do with each other.com) proves it. but mostly all the other characters that appear in the game are from the Anmitsu Hime anime. (Credit: Dire 51) Status: Unverified Alleyway (GB) Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros. Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros. Anime (Anmitsu Hime): This game was based on a Japanese game called Anmitsu Hime. "Sega is No. Here's a neat (Picture) from that site that shows all the main characters. If you've played Alex Kidd in HighTech World (or just looked at some of the screenshots here and in my review). Sega changed the main character (a princess) into Alex Kidd for the American release.

(Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros.) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: Unverified Alundra (PS1) Famous Person (Jay Leno): There's a character in the beginning of the game named "Jaylen" who bears a striking resemblance to Jay Leno. although the areas in the boot are still "Spanish" (like Paco village is located there. Goomba (18). . you get a retro "Mario Bros. and Bowser (24). Alundra 2 (PS1) Real Place (Spain): Much of the game world seems to be based loosely on Spain.Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros.): After every three stages you play in a bonus stage. Koopa Troopa (6). Piranha Plant (12). Commercials (Century 21): Early in the game you can find a rundown house with a sign outside that reads "Call Centurius XXI". a real estate agent. Toroledo is most certainly named after Toledo. Blooper (9). complete with Italy's "boot". They also have a bullfighting arena in Toroledo. (Screenshot) Status: TRUE: It could just be coincidence.): When you win the final puzzle. but I doubt it. Cheep Cheep (21). This is a take on "Century 21". and all of these are based on Mario characters and enemies: Mario (3)." cartoon head on the congratulations screen. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. The map even looks vaguely like Europe. although it's not the same thing as real-life bullfighting. Bullet Bill (15). considering the similarity of the names.

If that wasn't strange enough. (Credit: Crawl and 1000 & Flying Omelette) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: Unverified . This scene is very reminiscent of how Ripley diverted the attention of the Alien Queen away from Newt. Movie (Star Wars): The Star Key is a Death Star reference. it falls through the shaft in the floor. Ancient Domains of Mystery (PC) Literature (Frankenstein/The Lord of the Rings): The description of the flesh golem makes it clear that it is Frankenstein's monster. The orcs mention looking for a hurthling and you can find the Phial of Galadrial (named after Caladrial). There's also a part in the story where Alexia is trying to divert the attention of a huge skinny bug-like monster away from other people. and you're given an overhead view of it falling into space (which makes no sense since you're inside a whale. Movie (Aliens): In addition to the above reference. the enemies it spits out are Alien chestbursters. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Movie (Raiders of the Lost Ark): There are two Raiders of the Lost Ark references: A part where Flint is running away from a giant boulder. When Mephisto is talking to Flint about how it's moving into position. the second form of the final boss has an "Alien" mouth. when you beat the boss. the screen in the background looks like the one in Star Wars showing the location of the Death Star as it moves into position to blast the rebel base. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. and a part where light shines through a temple and through an object to highlight the location of something on a wall.Movie (Aliens): When you fight the boss of the whale. Status: TRUE Verified by FO. They are based more on the chestburster in Aliens because they have those little spindly arms to help drag themselves along. not in outer space. The Dark Hurthling (in earlier releases they were known as Hobbits) says "My preciouss" when you talk to it. the mini-boss you fight right after Zeppo at the start of the game looks like a Stormtrooper. Also.) This is clearly a rip-off of the Alien Queen getting thrown out the airlock.

but only in a video game.. Soccer. 2. Wario's Woods (Credit: Bomberguy221) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.): If you talk to one of the athletic male animals late at night. Ice Climber. Legend of Zelda. Donkey Kong. .. Tennis. Pinball. Source: Nintendo Database Cross-Series (1080 Snowboarding): If you talk to one of the snobbish female animals about winter sports (in particular. Excitebike. Console (N64/Gamecube): There is an N64 logo and a Gamecube logo which can be used as furniture. snowboarding). Donkey Kong 3. Source: Nintendo Database. Wart Jr. Cross-Series (Star Fox): There is an Arwing from Star Fox which you can use as furniture. Clu Clu Land. is a reference to Wart from Super Mario Bros. Baseball. "galloping Goombas!" (Credit: Bomberguy221) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros. Mario Bros. 1080 Snowboarding. Super Mario Bros. (Credit: Bomberguy221) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Bomberguy221) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros. they'll say they can do a 1080. they might say. even though they bear no physical resemblance. Donkey Kong Jr & Math. (Credit: Bomberguy221) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.Animal Crossing (GCN/N64) Cross-Series (Various): There are playable NES games which you can find.. Common knowledge. They include Balloon Fight. Golf. This is obviously a reference to the Nintendo 64 game. Punch-Out!!. 2): One of the animals you can get. (Credit: Bomberguy221) Status: TRUE: Verified on numerous Animal Crossing sites.

K. the man responsible for the strange "Mario Paint tune" that pops up all over the place. Slider play "K. Source: Nintendo Database. Finally. and even asks your character if they had been in a Hylian prison. Source: Nintendo Database Cross-Series (Mario Paint): Request K. Source: Nintendo Database Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros. Literature/Cross-Series/Real Place (Various): Gulliver gives you replicas of real-life monuments and places. (Credit: Bomberguy221) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Slider) is based on the game's music composer.): Two pieces of furniture in the game are the Mario and Luigi trophies. There are also shirts with Toad's spots. special codes inside Nintendo Power can give you items from the Super Mario Bros. Source: Nintendo Database Cross-Series (Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask): Two outfits you can buy (and wear) are Kaffe's shirt and Anju's shirt. which both come from Kafei and Anju in the Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask./The Legend of Zelda): Kapp'n makes a mention of Mario in one of his songs. Mario's M logo. which resemble their namesakes. Song" (he never gives this song at random). games. (Credit: Bomberguy221) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros. Kazumi Totaka. It's Kazumi Totaka's signature tune (the "Mario Paint tune").K. Source: Nintendo Database Programmers: Totakeke (K. (Credit: Bomberguy221) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Gulliver's Travels. He even offers explanations as to why he fell overboard using references to places in other video games such as Hyrule and Toad Town.K. and Luigi's L logo. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Source: Nintendo Database Animaniacs (SNES/Genesis) . This is also a reference to Jonathan Swift's novel. (Credit: Bomberguy221) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

after all. you can play as the Penguin Bar mascot in the bonus level. Galneon and his army in the beginning of Arcana is a lot like Sauron and his army in the beginning of The Lord of the Rings. and it looks like the classic videogame alien ship. HAL Laboratory must have already created him for use in future games. and there is a human betrayer in both. Too many similarities to be coincidence. In both Arcana and LotR. (Credit: James FP) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Literature (The Lord of the Rings): It seems to me that certain aspects of Arcana were inspired by The Lord of the Rings. Screenshot with one of the Kirbies attached for proof. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.Cross-Series (Gradius): There is a Vic Viper from the Gradius games hidden in one of the levels. Arkanoid: Doh it Again (SNES) . Anticipation (NES) Cross-Series (Space Invaders): One of the puzzles in this game is of a Space Invader. The Animaniacs game was made by Konami. (Screenshot) (Credit: Iqniz) Status: TRUE: Although no Kirby games yet existed at the time Arcana was released. as there is no doubt in my mind that the character circled in that picture is Kirby. Source: Nintendo Power. Infact. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Arcana (SNES) Cross-Series (Kirby): Kirby can be seen amongst the evil army in the intro of Arcana. an elf and a dwarf join the traveling party. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: Unverified Aquatic Games (Genesis) Products (Penguin Bars): The game is sponsored by Penguin Bars (British snack food).

Cross-Series (Space Invaders): The blocks that define one of the stages are in the shape of a Space Invader. . (Credit: Michael Morrissette) Status: Unverified Astroboy Tetsu Wan Atom: Atom Heart no Himitsu (GBA) Cross-Series (Gunstar Heroes/Alien Soldier): There's a song from Gunstar Heroes used in a cutscene. Cross-Series (Life Force): The Lava Planet level also has those infamous solar flares from Life Force. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. but we just see them from an overhead. Art Alive (Genesis) Cross-Series (Sonic the Hedgehog): Sonic is a pasteable clipart object. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. There's also a transforming boss that is a direct reference to the "Seven Force" bosses from Alien Soldier and Gunstar Heroes. (Credit: Travis Fahs) Status: Unverified Axelay (SNES) Cross-Series (Life Force): The segmented dragon enemies from the Gradius and Life Force/Salamander games are on the Lava Planet level of Axelay. is an Easter Island Moai head. Real Place (Easter Island): Doh. rather than sidescrolling perspective. himself. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: James FP) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

(Credit: Richard Walledge) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) from (www. the president in the end sequence looks like George Bush (Sr). the president in the end sequence is Ronald Reagan.Ayrton Senna's Super Monaco GP2 (Genesis) Cross-Series (Sonic the Hedgehog): Sonic the Hedgehog can be found in Ayrton Senna's Super Monaco GP2 on the MegaDrive. . Azure Dreams (GB) Cross-Series (Gradius): The Moai Familiar is probably a Gradius reference. It is also an Easter Island reference. Bad Dudes (NES/Arcade) Famous Person (George Bush): In the NES version.com). (Medusa Pic) (Succubus Pic) Status: Unproven: It's also unclear if these are truly meant as homages or not. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it.portalsonic. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Cross-Series (Castlevania): The Medusa and Succubus Familiars might possibly be references to Castlevania. Cross-Series (Karnov): The first boss is Karnov. (Moai Pic) Status: Unknown: Konami does put the Moai head in a lot of their games. Though whether its appearance here is truly meant to be a homage to Gradius is unclear. Famous Person (Ronald Reagan): In the arcade version.

(Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. a reference to Gunstar Heroes.Balloon Kid (GB) Real Place (Pennsylvania): Takes place in Pencilvania. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Movie/TV Shows (Godzilla/Ultraman): Between stages. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Cross-Series (Donkey Kong Country/Conker): Several characters from other Rare games are mentioned in the Furnace Fun quiz game. Cross-Series (Donkey Kong Country): The beaver in Click Clock Woods is named "Gnawty". a pun on Pennsylvania due to all the giant pencil-shaped buildings. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: Unverified Bangai-O (DC) Cross-Series (Gunstar Heroes): Level 12 is called the "Gunstar Planet". there are pictures shown of Ultraman beating up Godzilla and vice versa. such as Funky the Monkey (Funky Kong). Banjo-Kazooie (N64) Cross-Series (Conker): There is a picture of Berry the Squirrel from the Conker games in one of the ship's cabins in Rusty Bucket Bay. . Cranky Kong. which was what the beavers in the Donkey Kong Country games were called. and Conker the Squirrel.

Status: TRUE: There is no way I can believe the similarity of these songs is coincidence. (Credit: Deven711) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: Unverified Barker Bill's Trick Shooting (NES) Cross-Series (Duck Hunt): The dog from Duck Hunt makes an appearance in this game. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Music (Teddy Bear's Picnic): Gruntilda's Lair theme sounds a lot like "Teddy Bear's Picnic". Here are two midis for proof: (Banjo-Kazooie Midi) (Teddy Bears Picnic Midi) Programmers: In Rusty Bucket Bay. Banjo is playing a Game Boy. "Twycross England" is written on the back of the boat. Banjo-Tooie (N64) Cross-Series (Jet Force Gemini): Bottles' kids have posters of Jet Force Gemini characters in their rooms. You can even shoot it in the Balloon Saloon game. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: Unverified . (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Donkey Kong Country): One of Bottles's kids has a Donkey Kong doll.Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Console (Gameboy): On the third file select in Banjo's house. which is where Rare headquarters is located in real life.

Battle Arena Toshinden 3 (PS1) Famous Person (Michael Jackson): A character named Ten Count bears a very close resemblance to pop singer Michael Jackson. Baseball Stars (NES) Cross-Series (Ikari Warriors): Practically every player in the SNK Crushers is named after an SNK game character. (Credit: Mike Waters) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. is named after Sun Tzu. boxart as the pitcher.S. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: Unverified Baseball (GB) Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. two of them being Paul and Vince from Ikari Warriors. I place the date at around 1952. And Mario appears on the U. wearing the white suit from Moonwalker. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Source: Nintendo Power. (Credit: Andrew Rae) Status: Unverified .): Mario and Luigi are the names of the pitchers for the Bears and Eagles. His voice and moves are also too similar to be coincidence. Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu (Multiplatform) Famous Person (Sun Tzu): The main bad guy.Comics/TV Shows: Barker Bill himself is an old Paul Terry cartoon character who appeared in a comic strip as well as "introduced" several animation shorts in "Barker Bill's Cartoon Show". Sin Tzu. Obvious reference. the Chinese man who wrote "The Art of War".

A C64 game called "The Staff of Karnath" does indeed exist. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unproven Battle of Olympus (NES) Music (Bach): The music that plays when you talk to the gods is Bach's "Tocatta & Fugue". Status: TRUE: Screenshots prove it: (Wizards & Warriors Rhino) (Battletoads Rhino) Cross-Series (Space Invaders): The enemies that steal your life energy blocks are take-offs of the original Space Invaders. (Screenshot) Status: TRUE: That it's explicitly implied in the manual is proof enough for me. Battletoads (NES) Cross-Series (Wizards & Warriors): The rhino-like enemy that appears on the Dark Queen's Tower first appeared in level 1 of Rare's Wizards & Warriors game. It's even implied in the game's manual.O.B.Battle Circuit (Arcade) Bizarre Coincidence? (R. posssibly after the Nintendo peripheral.B. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.): Battle Circuit has enemies named R.O.. Battletoads/Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team (Multiplatform) Cross-Series (Solar Jetman): The spaceship that you pilot in one level is Solar Jetman's pod. . Ultimate later became Rare. Cross-Series (The Staff of Karnath): The Karnath's Lair (the level with all the giant snakes) is named after a Commodore 64 game from Ultimate called "The Staff of Karnath". (Credit: Kairobi King) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Nei from Phantasy Star. and Janet from Virtua Cop.Status: TRUE: Screenshots prove it: (Solar Jetman Pic) (Battletoads/Double Dragon Pic) Cross-Series (Asteroids): That same spaceship level is based on the old Asteroids game. (Credit: Yashiro Nanakase) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Wai Wai World): In some of the game's music videos. as well as uniforms with the Daytona USA logo on them. This seemingly generic subtitle was actually a clever homage. you can see Konami Man playing with a yo-yo. See the Space Invaders reference under Battletoads. Beach Spikers (GCN) Cross-Series (Sonic the Hedgehog): There is a stage with a giant Sonic the Hedgehog statue. (Credit: Travis Fahs) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Various): There are unlockable costumes and parts to allow you to play as Ulala from Space Channel 5. Programmers: The subtitle of the game is most likely a reference to Ultimate. Rare's former self. (Credit: Kairobi King & Flying Omelette) Status: TRUE: Rare was started as a subdivision of Ultimate by Chris and Tim Stamper. Beatmania (Arcade) Cross-Series (Metal Gear Solid): There are at least two Metal Gear Solid song remixes in Beatmania. Honey from Fighting Vipers. Status: TRUE: Rare seems to have a thing for referencing old arcade games. (Credit: Yashiro Nanakase & Dire 51) Status: TRUE: Verified by (The OPCFG) . (Credit: Travis Fahs) Status: TRUE: (GameWinners) confirms it.

(Credit: Deven711 & Michael Morrissette) Status: TRUE: (GameWinners) confirms it. Confuscious. (Credit: Deven711) Status: TRUE: (GameWinners) confirms it. and perhaps a few others. Socrates. Rembrandt. Joan of Arc. Certainly historical people (some say there might have been a British king named Arthur. Biometal (SNES) . Al Capone. What happened to Napoleon. there are Snickers ads. Billy the Kid. Abraham Lincoln. You can even buy a Snickers bar in the shop. but where were they in the movie? Nowhere. showing the historical figures from the movie. you'll be able to use the Sonic the Hedgehog egg. and Sigmund Freud? For shame. Robin Hood. It is called "The Egg of the Blue Hedgehog". Cleopatra. but wait a minute: where are they in the game? You rescue people in the game such as George Washington. King Arthur. Jesse James. Bill and Ted's Excellent Video Game Adventure (NES) Famous Person (Various): Check the label for Bill & Ted's Excellent Video Game Adventure for NES. Elvis. Beethoven. Ghengis Khan. but he was nothing like the legendary King Arthur). you didn't do your homework (pardon the pun) when you made this game. LJN. William Shakespeare. Paul Revere. The label for the game is the same as the box for the movie.Biker Mice From Mars (SNES) Products (Snickers): In the European version of the game. Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg (GCN) Cross-Series (Sonic the Hedgehog): If you collect enough emblems. There are so many of them that it's not even funny. Marilyn Monroe. Cross-Series (NiGHTS): There's also a NiGHTs egg. (Credit: Per Arne Sandvik) Status: TRUE: Article at (Encyclopedia-Obscura) confirms it. Source: Nintendo Power. (Credit: Mike Waters) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

(Credit: Shadow Villgust) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it.Movie (Aliens): Biometal is full of enemies that strongly resemble the alien from the Alien movies. Bishi Bashi Special (PS1) Cross-Series (Wai Wai World): One of the eight playable characters is Konami Man. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. That's why the final boss looks like Hitler. Numerous sources have confirmed this. (Credit: Aaron Campbell) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. you were fighting the Nazis. This was done to replace the Nazi storyline when the game was ported to America. Famous Person (Adolf Hitler): In the original Famicom game. Capcom couldn't use Nazis in the game due to Nintendo's thenstrict censorship rules. screenshots for proof: (Screenshot 1) (Screenshot 2) Bionic Commando (GB) Console (Game Boy): The flooring of one level is made out of Game Boys. Bionic Commando (NES) Cross-Series (Commando): Super Joe from Commando is the person you have to rescue in the game. Status: TRUE: Resemblance too strong to be coincidence. (Credit: Martin Brear & Dire 51) Status: TRUE: Verified by (The OPCFG) Blades of Steel (NES) .

and his frog's name is "Fred" (Freddy). T saying "Outta my way!" (Credit: Nyk'chendhe) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. which is just the Vic Viper versus a Xaerous Big Core Fighter. After you either destroy the Xaerous or are destroyed yourself. TV Shows (The A-Team): There is a black van that is based on the A-Team van. The horn sound is Mr. then announces "WHAT AN EXCITING GAME . which is followed by "ALL YOUR FRIENDS WILL WANT IT" and then the Konami logo. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unproven: But it's too bizarre a coincidence to leave off. (Credit: Camira Breen) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Source: Nintendo Power. the computer will start up a mini version of Gradius on the scoreboard. When you beep the horn. Source: Nintendo Power. Blaster Master (NES) Bizarre Coincidence? (Friday the 13th/A Nightmare on Elm Street): I have to wonder if the guys at Sunsoft watched too many horror movies. Blaster Master: Blasting Again (PS1) Music: A small part of the lobby area is a remix of part of the music for the grass land area in Blaster Master and a part of the catacomb music for the ground area is a remix of the castle area. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified .FANTASTIC GRAPHICS . it plays "Dixie". the scoreboard then flashes the logos for Contra and Jackal. (Credit Dire 51 & RoyalRanger) Status: TRUE: Screenshots provided by Dire 51 prove it: (Pic 1) (Pic 2) (Pic 3) (Pic 4) (Pic 5) Blast Corps (N64) TV Shows (The Dukes of Hazzard): One of the cars is based on the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard TV show.AWESOME MUSIC". The hero of Blaster Master is named "Jason".Cross-Series (Gradius/Contra/Jackal): Sometimes during the breaks between periods.

Ironically.Character Cameo: In the first area. it says "Bomberman becomes Lode Runner. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Bomberman (NES) Cross-Series (Lode Runner): In the Famicom ending of Bomberman. a statue of the next-to-last boss of the original Blaster Master can be found embedded in a wall. when he turns into a human. (The boss that's pictured on Blaster Master's box and label. See you again in Lode Runner!" (Credit: Hobbes) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Milon's Secret Castle): In the US Bomberman for NES. as it turns out. they're both the third bosses in their respective games. (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified Breath of Fire (SNES) . Specific Reference: The third boss is a remake of the cube boss from the original Blaster Master. (Credit: Mike Waters) Status: Unverified Breakdown (XBOX) Console (XBOX): An XBOX can be seen on a table along with a few blank. and when he comes back on the screen. when Bomberman turns human. is Milon from Milon's Secret Castle. Bomberman's human form. green game cases and discs. the screen says "maybe you will recognize him in another Hudson game". he is in human form.) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. You see Bomberman walk off the screen.

Status: TRUE: I'm also taking into account the fact that Capcom originally wanted George Romero to direct the Resident Evil movie. This can't be a coincidence. The town must be named after him. Famous Person (George Romero): The town that's overrun by zombies is called "Romero".) Movie (Aliens): The true form of the final boss looks very "Gigerish". I explored this uncanny musical similarity in Oddities 27.Cross-Series (Ghosts n Goblins): Arthur's head appears in paintings on walls. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. too. Too much evidence for this to be coincidence. Giger is the artist who developed the Aliens for the Alien movies. Arthur is from the Ghosts 'n Goblins game series. but Capcom already got in the G'n'G and Street Fighter references. I don't even know how that's possible. Status: Unproven: It could just be coincidence. (See Oddities 34 for picture comparison. (Credit: Spauldingae) Status: TRUE: Resemblance too strong to be coincidence. George Romero is the director of those famous zombie movies Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead. both games had the same composer. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Cross-Series (Street Fighter 2): There's a way to make Chun Li. Bizarre Coincidence? (Mega Man 5): The Goda boss looks a lot like Stone Man from Mega Man 5. so I'd be surprised if a Mega Man reference didn't make it in. appear in the town of Bleak by talking to one of the thieves in a house. . (Credit: SethraShnoo) Status: Unknown: This one is very strange. or it's a real song. (Screenshot) Bizarre Coincidence? (Legend of the Ghost Lion): Breath of Fire has a song that's nearly identical to a song in Legend of the Ghost Lion. from the Street Fighter games. though someone else eventually did. Aliens would be used again in Breath of Fire 2. Either Capcom copied it.

called Chiroru. Source: Prima Breath of Fire 2 Guide. Screenshots provided by CB007: (Chiroru Screenshot) (Terrapin Screenshot) Character Cameos: Bo and Karn from Breath of Fire make a cameo on a hidden island. like the Alien Queen. Cross-Series (Ghosts n Goblins): The Gargoyle and Amom enemies strongly resemble Firebrand from Gargoyle's Quest. and Ghosts 'n' Goblins. the Breath of Fire 1 version of Nina appears briefly in a cutscene. there are two characters involved: a man named Kilgore and a monster named Trout. Kurt Vonnegut's character in many of his novels. Status: TRUE: Too many similarities of these enemies to the look and behavior of the Aliens characters for this to be coincidence.Breath of Fire 2 (SNES) Movie (Aliens): There's a part where you have to save a bunch of people in a town by going down a well. Literature (Flowers for Algernon): There is a boss named Algernon that you fight in a field of flowers. Demon's Crest. Put those two together and you get Kilgore Trout. The boss of this area. This could be a reference to the book "Flowers for Algernon". (Credit: metroid213) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Literature (Kilgore Trout): When Bow is under suspect for being a thief. attached to their faces that look exactly like the facehuggers from the Alien movies. has a very Alien-like head and jaws and even a giant egg-sac. (Credit: Kairobi King) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. The people have these creatures. They are named after the real-world arms dealers Remington and Baretta. (Credit: Iqniz) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Commercials/Products (Remington/Baretta): Lemington and Baretta are 2 weapon-selling characters you can get to live in Township. the Terrapin. (Credit: MJB817) . and Bleu is a hidden playable character. Also. (Credit: MJB817) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

known for their giant robot fish enemies. (Algernon is too unusual a name for this to be coincidence. you can find characters that look like other characters from the other Breath of Fire games. (Credit: Spauldingae) Status: Unverified Character Cameos: Throughout the game. but Peco is based on him. You fight Ox from BoF in the Dauna Mines. Breath of Fire 3 (PS1) Specific Reference: A mural showing the final battle in Breath of Fire is shown just before the title screen. (Credit: Joe Cottle) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Street Fighter Alpha): In the audience during the Contest of Champions. (Credit: MJB817) Status: Coincidence?: It's true there is a fish enemy called "Darious". but I'm not 100% sure it's a reference to the Darius game series because they weren't made by Capcom. Spar (from BoF2) doesn't appear in the game. Hachio. (Credit: Joe Cottle) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: There is a mural of Katt from Breath of Fire 2 in front on the Genmel Arena. and Jean (in the Windian Dungeon). Bow (outside Genmel Arena). looks like Bleu from BoF. Deis.Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Joe Cottle) . Possibly a reference to the Darius series of shooters. you can see Sakura from Street Fighter Alpha there. and can be found later in the game. one of the miners that frees Ryu.) Cross-Series (Darius): There is a fish enemy called Darious. Sten (outside Genmel Arena). including Rand (Fahl). The other miner that frees Ryu is Mogu from BoF. looks like Bo from BoF. Gobi (fish merchant). the cook at the Wildcat Cafe in BoF2. the Master. (Credit: Spauldingae) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Street Fighter 2): Chun Li from Street Fighter 2 can be seen in the Audience during one of the fights in the Arena. Also Gary. is now the cook at Wyndia Castle.

and The Ugly 8. (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified Breath of Fire 4 (PS1) Character Cameo: MoMo from Breath of Fire 3 makes an appearence in Wyndia as a master. The Bad. Night of the Bobcat = Possibly Night of the Living Dead 7. A Fistfull of Yarn = A Fistful of Dollars 9. the lumberjack of American legends. Forbidden Plummet = Forbidden Planet 3. thus gaining more HP/AP per turn. which is a reference to the plant from "Little Shop of Horrors. and the Woolies = The Good. She teaches whoever studies under her "Snooze". and almost every stage level is a spoof of a movie or song title: 1. which makes them fall asleep if they're placed on the back row." (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified Famous Person (Paul Bunyan): The lumberjack named Bunyan is an obvious reference to Paul Bunyan. The Good. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind (SNES/Genesis) Movie/Music (Various): The title is a spoof of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind". Cheese Wheels of Doom = Possibly Temple of Doom 2. A Bridge Too Fur = A Bridge Too Far 5. the Bad.Status: Unverified Movie (Little Shop of Horrors): There is a plant enemy named Audrey. Dances With Woolies = Dances With Wolves .

. Cross-Series (Gradius): The Red Planet also has the rock-spewing volcanoes from Gradius... "Hey! I thought I saw Elvis back there!" Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Bucky O'Hare (NES) Cross-Series (Life Force): The Red Planet has those fire-arches from level 3 of Life Force. Rock Around the Croc = "Rock Around the Clock". he's referring to Clint Eastwood..11. (Credit: Troy Demetrius) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Lethal Woolie = Lethal Weapon 16. "Go ahead. the song from Rocky III 15. Famous Person (Clint Eastwood/Dirty Harry): When Bubsy says...it worked for Clint. Bug! (Saturn) Cross-Series (Sonic the Hedgehog): You can race against Sonic in one of the bonus stages. "Well. the famous song by Bill Halley and His Comets 12. Eye of the Bobcat = "Eye of the Tiger". Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. (Credit: Michael Morrissette) . Claws for Alarm = Cause For Alarm! 13. Famous Person (Elvis Presley): Bubsy also says. A Farewell to Woolies = A Farewell to Arms (Credit: Troy Demetrius) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. he's imitating Dirty Harry. When he says. (Credit: Andrew Rae) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it.".make my day".

& Kairobi King) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Flying Omelette. and you can see a giant Guile. Deven711.Status: Unverified California Games (NES) Music (Louie Louie): The main title theme of California Games is clearly based on the song "Louie Louie". Capcom vs. (Midi of Summer Days) and (Midi of Louie Louie) for proof. The person standing next to him is Leona Heidern. However. and Vega from Street Fighter. (Credit: Crawl and 1000 & Flying Omelette) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Hood from DarkStalkers. and Mega Man are all in this game. B. Cannon Spike (DC) Cross-Series (Various): Arthur from Ghosts 'n Goblins. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Sotenga) Status: Unverified . SNK 2 (DC/PS2) Character Cameo: Falcon from the Power Stone games makes an appearance in the background of the Nairobi stage standing atop a car. Vega is called "Balrog" here.B. It also bears a slight resemblance to "Summer Days" from Grease. (Credit: PenguinMan26 & Sotenga) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: It's pretty hard to miss the giant E. Charlie. Cammy. but look closely in the background. too. Honda and Haohmaru mock-ups in Aomori. Cross-Series (Resident Evil): One of the stages is a homage to Resident Evil.

Yang. including Karman Cole from Art of Fighting 3. then Yamazaki uses the HP form of the Serpent Slash on him. Batsu and Hinata appear in Kyosuke's Final Symphony Remix super combo. You can also spot Elena and Dudley from Street Fighter 3. (Credit: Sotenga) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: When Yamazaki and Chun-Li fight. (Credit: Sotenga) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: In the Osaka Arena. appears for a couple of his super combos. as Robert isn't playable. (Credit: Deguello1) Status: Unverified Castlevania (NES) Cross-Series (Gradius): There's a secret Moai head item that can be found in the 2nd Quest. Lilly. Also in Shanghai. notice the screen in the background. . The Capcom vs SNK 2 Tournament was sponsored by the Masters Foundation (as in Ken Masters) and the Garcia Concern (Robert Garcia. who is talking with Billy Kane and his sister. (Credit: Sotenga) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: When night falls in the London stage (Round 2). you can identify Li Xiangfei from Real Bout Fatal Fury 2 and June from Star Gladiator. Hon Fu from Fatal Fury 3 appears. you can see Rose from Street Fighter Alpha. but Ryo and Yuri are. (Credit: Sotenga) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: Quite a few people in the London background. (Credit: Sotenga) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: Yun's brother.Character Cameo: In the rotating Shanghai background. you can see Hsien Ko from Darkstalkers.) Kinda ironic. which is a reference to the Moai heads in Gradius.

is credited. Here's a (screenshot) of him (left). "After Castlevania. and Frankenstein bosses are all based on famous movie monsters. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. but you'll probably need to see him while actually playing the game to notice the resemblance. Mummy. . this enemy was most likely named after Freddy Krueger. It's something about the dark coloring.Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. This appears to be true. (Credit: James FP) TRUE: This was proven on my (Oddities Page). It's not entirely implausible because many of the monsters in the early Castlevania games were based on movie monsters. The weird ending credits and the film spokes on the title screen seem to prove it. (Credit: ErniePants) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Castlevania 3: Dracula's Curse (NES) Miscellaneous: Alucard is just Dracula spelled backwards. too. Movie (Various): The Dracula. and humanoid form. such as Lon Cheney and Bela Lugosi. little square mouth. Even if the Alien resemblance wasn't intentional. Famous Person (Various): The names in the end credits are spoofs of real actors who played monsters in old monster movies. I warned you not to return". but I noticed that the enemy called "Freddy" bears a striking resemblance to the Alien from the first Alien movie. (Credit: Al Bhed) Status: TRUE: Common knowledge. Status: Unproven Specific Reference: One of the villagers says. And Vram (Bram) Stoker. Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest (NES) Movie (Alien/A Nightmare on Elm Street): This could be really stretching it. who wrote the original Dracula novel. smooth head. which is a direct reference to the first game in the series.

(Credit: Jason Krietsch) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: Alucard is also in the game. Supposedly she used to hire staff. violin version of it. I'm slightly tempted to think this was the reason for its inclusion. Castlevania 64 (N64) Music: "Opposing Bloodlines" from Dracula X is the music that plays on the title screen. Alucard has the name Adrian F. kill them. Given the number of movie references in the Castlevania series. who is based on Elizabeth Bathory. under an assumed name and with black hair again. drain their blood and bathe in it. though I don't know that for a fact. This. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Tepes. Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (GBA) Cross-Series (Kid Dracula): Galamoth from Kid Dracula is mentioned.Mythology (Mesopotamian): The final form of Dracula is based on the Mesopotamian demon Pazuzu. was the demon that possessed Reagan in The Exorcist. (Credit: ShadOtterdan & Ultimate Chicken) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. It's a much slower. an actual English noble. incidentally. (Credit: Jason Krietsch) Status: Unverified Castlevania: Bloodlines (Genesis) Famous Person (Elizabeth Bathory): The penultimate boss is Elizabeth Bartley. which is a reference to Vlad Tepes. He was referred to as a "real life vampire" because of his savage habits. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Andy Thorley) . "The Impaler". Famous Person (Vlad Tepes): In the credits.

(Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: Eric LeCarde's weapon was the Alucard spear in the Japanese version. "Vampire Killer" from Castlevania. who was killed by Dracula in Bram Stoker's original Dracula novel. etc. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (GBA) Specific Reference (Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest): Castlevania 2 is at the core of the storyline. I'm not entirely sure on this one. (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Donkey Kong): The ape skeletons throw barrels at you. "The Impaler". an obvious Donkey Kong reference. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: John Morris is supposed to be the son of Nathaniel Morris. (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: Unverified Famous Person (Vlad Tepes): The Dracula parts are called Eye of Vlad. and "Bloody Tears" from Castlevania 2 are hidden tunes in the game that can only be accessed by putting a code in and upgrading your weapon to Level 4. but I heard that Eric LeCarde *was* Alucard in the Japanese version. a reference to Dracula's son. Rib of Vlad. References to Vlad Tepes.Status: Unverified Music: "Beginning" from Castlevania 3. Maxim mentions how Simon Belmont had to collect the parts of Dracula. (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: Unverified . and you have to do that in this game as well.

(Credit: Dire 51) Status: Unverified Literature (Hamlet): Right after leaving Dracula's chamber in the inverted castle. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS1) Cross-Series (Gradius): If you perform a special move (like a Street Fighter 2 fireball move) while holding the Shield Rod. (Credit: Dire 51) . you can go up or go down. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness (N64) Music: The music that plays when you fight Dracula's first form is "Illusionary Dance" from Dracula X. Go down and you'll encounter a skeleton that's comically kicking his own skull around. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Music: The music that plays in the Art Tower is "The Sinking Old Ship" from Castlevania: Bloodlines.Castlevania: Lament of Innocence (PS2) Music: The music in the final level is a revamped version of "Calling from Heaven" from Castlevania: Bloodlines. The skeleton's name is Yorick. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Music: The credits music is an orchestral version of "Wicked Child" (Castlevania) and "Bloody Tears" (Castlevania 2). a shield from Gradius will appear in front of Alucard. quite obviously named after the Shakespeare character.

Grant. the sword that Isildor used to cut the ring from Sauron's hand at the beginning of The Lord of the Rings. and Sypha from Castlevania 3. Cross-Series (Gradius): If you use the Shield Rod together with the Fire Shield. also written by Tolkien. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. The Ring of Varda's description says. Cross-Series (Kid Dracula): Garamoth from Kid Dracula is a boss. the Fire Demon drops a powerful sword called the "Marsil". (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: Unverified . Lion. Source: Castlevania Dungeon. Feanor is a popular character in The Silmarillion. Character Cameo: One of the bosses is three ghosts mimicking Trevor. "The golden ring to rule over all!" This is obviously a reference to the One Ring in The Lord of the Rings. Karasuman drops a ring called "Ring of Feanor". (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. This may be a reference to "Narsil". Lastly. you can summon three dragons from the Gradius series. (Credit: Iqniz) Status: Unverified Literature (The Lord of the Rings/The Silmarillion): The Castlevania: Symphony of the Night staff obviously liked Tolkien. and Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz". (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.Status: Unverified Movie (The Wizard of Oz): There are enemies in the game based on the Scarecrow. Source: Castlevania Dungeon. Also. (Credit: Iqniz) Status: Unverified Champions of Norrath (PS2) Literature (The Lord of the Rings): You fight a monster called Shelox that is most definitely a rip-off of Shelob from The Return of the King. Source: Castlevania Dungeon.

Cho Aniki (SNES) Art (The Birth of Adam) Adam from Michelangelo's "The Birth of Adam" is one of the playable characters. Programmers: Uminin is the mascot of the company who made the game. which is strange because Gurugu Volcano is also in this game. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: TRUE: Verified by (Masaya's Ai Cho Aniki Site). You can also unlock Bahamut. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: TRUE: Verified by (Encyclopedia-Obscura). Cross-Series (Wings of Wor): The runaway fantasy train is based on the locomotive monster from Wings of Wor. (Credit: Isaac) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: You can unlock Cloud and Squall as playable characters. (Credit: Isaac) Status: TRUE: (GameWinners) confirms it. King of the Espers. Chrono Cross (PS1) . (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Chocobo Racing (PS1) Music: The White Mage's theme is the town theme from the original Final Fantasy. Famous Person (Elvis Presley): Sabu is based on Elvis Presley. Mythril Mines uses the Gurugu Volcano theme. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: TRUE: Verified by (Encyclopedia-Obscura).

After beating the game once. which shares the same name as Crono's most powerful tech from Chrono Trigger. This is a reference to the cave girl Ayla from Chrono Trigger. Also. and Flea from Chrono Trigger. which is a reference to Bugs Bunny's catch phrase. Land your boat there. Masa & Mune's combined form from Chrono Trigger will appear during the attack. you'll encounter and fight Ozzie. Enter the door.Character Cameo: In the scene where you visit Kid's past in Lucca's house. (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified . play it again on New Game+ up to the point where you get the boat. (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: There is an archipelago south of Mount Pyre (the chain of islands in the center of the ocean. and you will see portals and a save point. in the middle of all the other islands) called the "Bend of Time". (Credit: PenguinMan26) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: Serge's level 5 tech is Luminaire. After doing so. Glenn and Serge can perform the dual tech called X-Slash. (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: If you use Serge's flying arrow tech with the Mastermune equipped. just like Frog and Crono could in Chrono Trigger. (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified TV Shows (Looney Tunes): Janice's Level 7 tech is called "What's Up Doc". as well as a broken-down Gato. and you'll see a pig-creature tell you to walk around the room three times (similar to when you first meet Spekkio in the original Chrono Trigger). Slash. (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: ***SPOILER WARNING*** If you beat the game with the cave girl Leah in your party. she'll tell you that she plans to name her daughter Ayla. you can see pictures of the main characters from Chrono Trigger.

Flea and Ozzie are all named after famous rock stars. Famous Person (Various): Slash. who are all located in Norstein Bekkler's lab. (Note: Biggs is called "Vicks" on the American SNES version. and Piette. . (Credit: Deathspork) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. try Final Fantasy 2!" Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. "If you think this is hard. Mythology (Biblical): Melchior. Wedge.) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Chu Chu Rocket (DC) Console (Dreamcast): One of the levels in puzzle mode is called "Dreamcatch" and features the Dreamcast logo in the middle of the board (the rocket is in the middle of the Dreamcast spiral). (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified City Connection (NES) Music (Chuck Berry): The theme song is a derivation of a Chuck Berry song. are named after Star Wars characters. Movie (Star Wars): Biggs. (Credit: Kairobi King) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Belthasar and Gaspar are the names of the three wise men in the Bible.Chrono Trigger (SNES/PS1) Programmers/Cross-Series (Final Fantasy 2): When you get the programmer's ending. either "Johnny B Good" or "Back in the USA". The game's translator has admitted to naming these characters after the three wise men in at least one interview. (Credit: Deathspork) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. one of the characters will say something like.

but the only identifiable head is Elvis Presley. even down to a caricature of Don King. (Credit: ErniePants) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Source: Nintendo Power. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Clay Fighter 2: Judgment Clay (SNES) Movie (Terminator 2: Judgment Day): The title is a spoof of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. and his name is a take on the song "Blue Suede Shoes".000 Leagues Under the Sea" and "The Hobbit". . (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Famous Person/Real Places (Various): The level Mudville Gardens seems to be based on Madison Square Garden.Civilization 2: Test of Time (PC) Famous Person (Jules Verne/JRR Tolkien): Two of the tracks are called "Jules Verne" and "Tolkien" after the authors of "20. Mount Mushmore is a spoof of Mount Rushmore. (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: Unverified Clay Fighter 63 1/3 (N64) Cross-Series (Boogerman/Earthworm Jim): Boogerman and Earthworm Jim are playable characters. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Clay Fighter (SNES) Famous Person (Elvis Presley): Blue Suede Goo is a spoof of Elvis Presley. respectively.

(Credit: Kysy & Flying Omelette) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Cross-Series/Console (Killer Instinct/Game Boy): When Conker gets bored he takes out a Game Boy and plays Killer Instinct. Before fighting him. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Conker's Bad Fur Day (N64) Cross-Series (Banjo-Kazooie): In the option room/file select you can see a Banjo head from the Banjo-Kazooie series. Cross-Series (Donkey Kong 64): The robot bear shoots a missile that resembles the one of Donkey Kong 64. Cross-Series (Banjo-Kazooie): The wasps are from Banjo-Kazooie. And you defeat the Alien by throwing it out of an airlock.Columns 3 (Genesis) Music: There is a remix of "Clothos" from the original Columns game hidden in the sound test. There is also a Kazooie umbrella. (Screenshot) proves it. "Get away from her. you bitch!!" line from Aliens. (Credit: Kysy) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Kysy) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Conker comes out of a small room wearing a "power loader" suit and says Ripley's. (Credit: Kysy) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Kysy) Status: Unverified Movie (Aliens): The final boss is the alien from the Alien movies. .

Movie (The Matrix): The Bank Heist level parodies The Matrix. you hear the theme music from Jaws. the way he drinks the milk. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Movie (The Godfather): Don Weasel also says. "I'll make you an offer you can't refuse". but it's been changed to. He even has Arnold's famous line from the first movie. (Screenshot) proves it. Movie (Jaws): When you get close to the dogfish. Movie (The Terminator): The haystack boss and his background music is based on the Terminator. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. the characters. and the . he quotes the Wicked Witch's "I'm melting!" speech from The Wizard of Oz. "Buff you. Movie/Music (A Clockwork Orange/Purcell): The expression on Conker's face. Movie (The Untouchables): The Weasels parody a scene from The Untouchables. but it's been changed to "I'm flushing!" Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. which is the most famous line from The Godfather. the music (Henry Purcell's "Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary"). (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Movie (The Wizard of Oz): When you beat the Great Mighty Poo. asshole!" Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. The final cutscene with the dogfish also parodies Jaws. and dialogue parody both Francis Ford Coppola's version of Bram Stoker's Dracula and the original Dracula with Bela Lugosi. Movie (Dracula): When Conker talks to the Vampire. (Credit: Kysy) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. scenery.

the background is based on the Emperor's Throne in Return of the Jedi. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.. The events in the first cutscene are taken completely from Ryan.the horror. and one sub-chapter is called "Saving Private Rodent". Movie (Saving Private Ryan): The war chapter also spoofs Saving Private Ryan. Movie (Alien3): The zooming view down the tunnel in "It's War!" is an Alien3 reference.camera angle used in the beginning and the end when he's sitting on the throne is a reference to A Clockwork Orange. Movie (The Exorcist): The robot bear boss with the hand puppet parodies The Exorcist. the way the weapons are presented (a long rack against a blank white screen) is another Matrix reference. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. ("The horror. but I could be wrong. Movie (Star Wars: Return of the Jedi): When the Panther King appears on his throne in the bank vault.") Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. and Conker runs to the end of the tunnel and closes a door shut on the spider-like enemies that are chasing him.. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. the general quotes Apocalypse Now. Movie (Pulp Fiction/The Matrix): The ending scene where Conker goes through a bunch of weapons and decides on a Samurai sword is a Pulp Fiction reference. Note: Because the camera is twisting upside-down. Movie (Apocalypse Now): At the end of "It's War!". . Also.. I am inclined to believe this is an Alien3 reference.

Screenshots for proof: (Red Falcon) (Facehuggers) Movie (Predator/Rambo): The picture of the blonde commando on the cover of Contra's box and label is based on the picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger from the cover of the "Predator" movie.Movie (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade): Conker's line. "Nazis. See Oddities 16 for picture comparisons. The other commando looks a bit like Sylvester Stallone from the "Rambo" movies. though. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Too many similarities to be coincidence. is a spoof of Indiana Jones's line in The Last Crusade.I hate these guys!" (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. and the scorpion-like things that leap out resemble facehuggers. The pods that surround the Heart (the final boss) look very similar to the eggs in the Alien movies. (Credit: Phyllis LaForte) .I hate these guys!". Contra 3: The Alien Wars (SNES/GB) Movie (Alien): The big Alien-like Red Falcon head is in the final level of this game.. TV Shows (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?): Sometimes. the music will sound a lot like the stuff in several parts of the movie Predator. "Tediz. too. when Conker picks up money. "Who wants to be a Millionaire?". Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) from (Contra HQ) proves it. he says.. Status: TRUE: Too many similarities here to be coincidence. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Contra (NES/Arcade) Movie (Alien): The giant Red Falcon head in the final level looks like the alien from the Alien movies. I don't think Konami could possibly deny it. Movie (Predator): After you kill the Red Falcon from Super C (the crawling thing).. a reference to the game show of the same name. It looks more like a (very large) chestburster in this game..

this entry is too bizarre to leave off. The boss's music even begins with the first few notes of the Castlevania Level 1 theme. Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure (GBA) . Presuming that you don't shoot either of them. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. However. Contra: Legacy of War (PS1) Cross-Series (Gyruss/Pac-Man): In stage 2. Crack Out (NES) Cross-Series (Wai Wai World): In this Breakout clone. Pac-Man. (Credit: Mando Garza) Status: Coincidence: It's a rare case of a movie imitating a game (possibly) instead of the vice versa. you can play Gyruss and some sort of Tank game that was obviously inspired by Ms. Konami Man's head appears as an item. Contra: Hard Corps (Genesis) Cross-Series (Castlevania): There is a secret stage in which you fight a really strange robot "Belmont". Independence Day. there are two arcade machines set up in an open hut. "Vampire Killer". because Contra 3 was actually made long before the movie Independence Day. (Credit: Sverker Johansson & Dire 51) Status: TRUE: (OPCFG) confirms it. (Credit: jup) Status: TRUE: (GameWinners) confirms it.Status: Unverified Bizarre Coincidence (Independence Day): The introduction where the Red Falcon blows up the city has a VERY strong similarity to the movie.

(Credit: FlowingMindspin) Status: Unverified Crystal Castles (Atari 2600/Arcade) Music (Tchaikovsky): Part of the Nutcracker Suite plays when you clear a level. (Credit: Junus Crowe & Flying Omelette) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. He's a British agent who likes wine and women. (Credit: Kairobi King) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. . Critical Depth (PS1) Movie Reference (James Bond): There's a secret character called Agent 326 who's obviously a spoof of James Bond. (Credit: Ace Whatever) Status: Unverified Crusader of Centy (Genesis) Cross-Series (Sonic the Hedgehog): Sonic the Hedgehog is relaxing on a beach. among them Beethoven's 5th Symphony and the first movement of Spring from Antonio Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons". a Three Stooges reference. Uka-Uka says "Cortex! Crash has defeated 3 of your stooges!". (Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified Crash n the Boys Street Challenge (NES) Music (Various): All of the songs that play in this game's opening cinema are classical songs.TV Shows (The Three Stooges): After defeating the first three bosses. and his vehicle is a stylish sportcar submarine similar to the Lotus Esprit S2 in the James Bond movies "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "For Your Eyes Only".

Status: TRUE: Screenshots prove it: (Athena Slime Enemy) (Crystalis Slime Enemy) Character Cameo: There's a rumor that SNK puts the characters "Kensu" and "Athena" into a lot of their games. L. During the chorus. or at least a skeleton looking exactly like him. which could be a reference to the pirate in the SCUMM Bar wearing the "Loom" button in The Secret Of Monkey Island. He also wears a button that says "Ask Me About Grim Fandango". Athena. D. I believe you can see a Konami logo in the background graphics as well. (Credit: Magical Yard Gnome) Status: Unverified Curse of Monkey Island. (Credit: Yashiro Nanakase) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Gradius): The song "Gradiusic Cyber". D. (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Dance Dance Revolution (PS1/Arcade) Programmers: The song "Make a Jam" from the very first mix might as well be called "The Konami Song". The (PC) Cross-Series (Grim Fandango): Murray from Grim Fandango (another LucasArts game) makes a cameo on Puerto Pollo. So. there is also a voice sample from Gradius 2 in the beginning. (Credit: Yashiro Nanakase) Status: Unverified . U. R. L. you do the Konami code with your feet (the steps go U. the character "Asina" might be based on "Athena". Besides the name.Crystalis (NES) Cross-Series (Athena): The slime enemies originally appeared in SNK's early NES game. R) and you can also hear the music for the walking Konami logo.

(Credit: Yashiro Nanakase) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Silent Hill): There is a song called "Silent Hill" which is actually NOT related to the game in any way. slightly distorted sample from Vampire Killer. there is a song called Kakumei.Cross-Series (Salamander): The song "Salamander Beat Crush Mix" in Konamix. (Credit: Will B) Status: Unverified . The artist credited for the song is "No. about 20 or so seconds into the song 'PARANOiA'. It's not in any of the subsequent remixes. (Credit: Yashiro Nanakase) Status: Unverified Music (Beethoven): The song "End of the Century" uses Beethoven's Ninth Symphony for the basis of the chorus. the first level music from Castlevania. (Credit: PenguinMan26) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Castlevania): There's a small. which means Revolutionary. and the song is a remix of Chopin's Revolutionary Etude. I'm guessing the music in the beginning is from Salamander. This song is also originally from Beatmania. (Credit: Yashiro Nanakase) Status: Unverified Music (Chopin): On the 7th Mix. which is a remix of a song in Gradius 2. though. there is a song called V. (Credit: PenguinMan26) Status: Unverified Music (Gradius 2): On the 7th Mix. there is a song called Burning Heat!. (Credit: PenguinMan26) Status: Unverified Music (Vivaldi): On the 8th Mix. which is a remix of the Winter movement in Vivaldi's Four Seasons. 9".

Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. It looks just like the Predator. the second guy (the guy with sunglasses) says "Now let's play Metal Gear for real!". (Credit: WelcmeOblvion465 & Will B) Status: Unverified. the only real difference is that it's bright purple. Status: Bizarre Coincidence?: Could be coincidence. Dark Silhouette: Silent Scope 2 (Arcade) Cross-Series (Metal Gear): After you complete the first phase of the second level. (Screenshot 1) (Screenshot 2) Status: TRUE: Resemblance too strong to be coincidence. Screenshots prove it. Inside the bar. Cross-Series (LandStalker): There is a bar called "Stalker" in JLO town. Bilan. "Dream A Dream" is a spin-off of "In the Hall of the Mountain King". Dark Savior (Saturn) Movie (Predator): The boss called "Blade" (who appears in Parallels 4 and 5. Both take place on an all-male prison world. This is a reference to Climax's earlier Sega Genesis game. can burn through metal walls with acid. Both start out with people on a ship carrying a monster/alien and everyone on board except one person is killed. just like the Aliens' blood. "Stalker" is written on the back wall in the same color and font as it is on LandStalker's boxart and title screen. The monster in Dark Savior. Movie (Alien3): Dark Savior reminds me a LOT of Alien3.Music (Various): The song called Sobakasu is a remake of the theme song "Freckles" from the anime show. LandStalker. and the monster roams around the prison killing everyone. (Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified DarkStalkers 3 (PS1) . and only as a frozen statue in the others) is definitely based on the Predator. Finally. Ruroni Kenshin. a reference to the Metal Gear video game series. there's an "evil company" wanting to use the monster for a weapon. Also. though I doubt it. in both.

Bizarre Coincidence? (Pokemon): One of the people behind the "Scroll Design" is called "POKKEMON". the Alex Kidd series. such as Virtua Fighter." (Credit: Devin de Gruyl) Status: Unverified Daytona USA (DC/Saturn) Cross-Series (Virtua Fighter): There's a statue of Jeffrey from Virtua Fighter. The Wolf Man. the werewolf character. Afterburner. must have been named after John Talbot. Super Hang-On. "Use your weapons if you have to. (Credit: Travis Fahs) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) from The Killer List of Video Games (www. (Credit: Travis Fahs) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Sonic the Hedgehog): There is a Sonic statue on the Beginner Course.com) proves it. and Michael Jackson's Moonwalker. in the classic movie. (Credit: Pokejedservo) Status: Unverified Movie (The Wolf Man): John Talbain. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. This isn't a street fight. Dead or Alive (PS1) . Cross-Series (Various): Certain high score initials in the Saturn version will trigger various songs from other Sega games. (Credit: Travis Fahs) Status: TRUE: (GameWinners) confirms it. Cross-Series (Street Fighter 2): One of Hsien-Ko's victory texts says. Too similar to be coincidence. Sonic the Hedgehog. which is the name of the man who becomes a werewolf played by Lon Cheney Jr.klov. Virtua Cop.

Cross-Series (Ninja Gaiden): Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden is a playable character. Dead or Alive 2/Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore (DC/PS2) Cross-Series (Ninja Gaiden): Dead or Alive 2 contains Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden as a playable character. This character is a direct rip-off of Fizban from the Dragonlance books. (Credit: Yashiro Nanakase) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Deception/Monster Rancher): Some of Helena's secret costumes are taken from the Deception games. (Credit: Yashiro Nanakase) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: Unverified Defender (Atari 2600) Programmers: There is a way to turn all the enemies on-screen into the letters "BP". Famous Person (Hulk Hogan): The character Bass is VERY obviously modeled after Hulk Hogan. (Credit: Kairobi King) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. the game's programmer. (Credit: Yashiro Nanakase) Status: Unverified Death Gate (PC) Literature (Dragonlance): You can meet a character on Pryan called Zifnab. which stand for "Bob Polaro". Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. And two of the items in survival mode are "False Suezo" and "Suezo" from Monster Rancher. .

Dino Crisis (PS1) Cross-Series (Resident Evil): Some of the crates in the facility basement have the Umbrella logo on them. otherwise known as Dante's Inferno.Defender 2 (NES) Cross-Series (Punch-Out!!): The level introduction music for the NES version of this game is CLEARLY ripped off of the boxer introductions from NES Punch-Out!!. Umbrella is the company in Resident Evil responsible for the viruses. they appeared in this game before the others were released. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. I'm absolutely not joking about this one. I'd still consider it a cameo because those games were in the planning stages at the time. Even though. Diddy Kong Racing (N64) Cross-Series (Banjo-Kazooie/Conker): You can play as Banjo from the Banjo-Kazooie games and Conker from Conker's Bad Fur Day & Pocket Tales. (Credit: Ace Whatever) Status: Unverified Disgaea: Hour of Darkness (PS2) . technically. Devil May Cry (PS2) Literature (The Inferno): The names of Dante and Virgil are taken from The Divine Comedy by Dante. (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: TRUE: Verified by Crawl and 1000. (Credit: Sedgewick) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. I don't know what HAL was thinking.

(Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified Anime (Mazinger-Z): During another one of the next chapter preview sequences. (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified Miscellaneous: The dog with the key in his mouth from Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean ride can be found in the Sultan's Dungeon stage. You can also see Sebastian from The Little Mermaid chained to the wall. you can see Mickey Mouse ears on some skeletons. but if you position it so that it looks like Aladdin is wearing the ears. there is a giant robot called "Pringer Z". This is a reference to the anime series "Mazinger Z". Not only that.TV Shows (Star Trek): Captain Gordon looks a LOT like Captain Kirk. This is a reference to the anime series "Revolutionary Girl Utena". a 1-up will appear! (Credit: SlyDante) . He acts just like a hybrid of Captain Kirk and Flash Gordon. Anime (Revolutionary Girl Utena): During one of the next chapter preview sequences. you'll come across a pair of Mickey Mouse ears hanging on a clothesline. (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified Disney's Aladdin (Genesis) Character Cameo: In the dungeon level. Etna calls herself "Evolutionary Girl Etna". See Oddities 35 for picture comparisons. (Credit: FeyerbrandX) Status: TRUE: Similarity too strong to be coincidence. See Oddities 35 for picture comparisons. (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: In the Desert stage. TV Shows (Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers): The Prism Ranger spoofs the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. (Credit: FeyerbrandX) Status: TRUE: Similarity too strong to be coincidence.

Status: Unverified Character Cameo: Goofy's face can also be found on a pillar in the Desert stage as well. Specific Reference: There are shrinking mushrooms. In the finale. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Dizzy 3: Fantasy World of Dizzy (PC/C64) Real Place (Australia) The screen "A Strange New World" is supposed to represent Australia. with SMB-style pipes and "?" blocks in the background. DK eats a super mushroom and becomes a super-huge boss. you'll be lifted up to a secret area. DK Junior was never in the original DK. If you stand behind it and wait a few seconds. The ending features Mario eating a super mushroom and growing. 2. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Donkey Kong (GB) Character Cameo: This game seems to bridge the gap between Donkey Kong. Also. the keys look like the ones in Super Mario Bros. which appeared in Super Mario Bros. 2j (aka The Lost Levels). The way you fall through the center of the Earth and end up in a bizarre upside -down world where everyone wears hats with corks dangling off of them. (Credit: Aaron Campbell & Crawl and 1000) . Donkey Kong Junior and Super Mario Bros. but in this extended version he is in subsequent levels as an enemy and general mischief maker. (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Dizzy 1: The Ultimate Cartoon Adventure (C64) Programmers: The debug code is "TROWBRIDGE" after the place in the UK where the game was made. (Credit: Aaron Campbell) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Specific Reference: You can also unlock the original Donkey Kong arcade game. Movie (King Kong): Donkey Kong's building climbing. not to mention his name. (Credit: Fenrir X) Status: Unverified Donkey Konga (GCN) .Status: TRUE: Screenshots at (www.vgmuseum. too.com) prove it. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. are totally based on the classic King Kong of movie legend. However. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. in fact. Console (Gamecube): On the wall of DK's treehouse. (Credit: Aaron Campbell) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. MCA Universal had previously proven it to be public domain so that they could use it. One of the endings also had the characters auditioning for a Dolphin Donkey Kong game. an old game made by Rare that's a predecessor of sorts to Solar Jetman. (Credit: Fenrir X) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: The red steel girder and phonograph from Donkey Kong Country are in DK's treehouse. Donkey Kong 64 (N64) Cross-Series (Jetpac): You can unlock Jetpac. MCA Universal tried to sue Nintendo for copyright infringement. There's an interesting story behind this. woman-kidnapping antics. there is a photo of a Dolphin. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Nintendo won the lawsuit when they proved that the King Kong story was public domain and. an idea begotten from Conga the gorilla in Banjo-Kazooie. Cross-Series (Banjo-Kazooie): The gorillas can throw oranges for weapons.

Cross-Series (Super Mario World): Mario and Yoshi are on the pedestals in the ending sequence. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Cranky also makes lots of references to the arcade game wh you en talk to him. Cross-Series (Sonic the Hedgehog/Earthworm Jim): In the Cranky's Hero Ranking thing. . (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.Music (Hamtaro): The Japanese Hamtaro theme is one of the songs. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES) Cross-Series (Killer Instinct): There's a Killer Instinct arcade game in Cranky's Cabin. Cross-Series (The Legend of Zelda): If your percentage is too low when you complete the game. Sonic's shoes and Earthworm Jim's gun can be seen by the side. Link will be on the 3rd pedestal. and playing the original Donkey Kong theme on a phonograph. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified Donkey Kong Country (SNES) Specific Reference: In the opening sequence. there is a trash can in the lower right-hand corner with a sign saying "No Hopers" on it. Cranky Kong is standing on one of those red "floors" from the original Donkey Kong arcade game. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

(Credit: Codie Martin ) Status: Unverified Donkey Kong Junior (Multiplatform) Music (Bach): Bach's Toccatta & Fugue plays at the very beginning as the Mario Bros. DOOM 2 (PC/GBA) Cross-Series (Wolfenstein 3D): Two hidden levels. Cross-Series (Return to Castle Wolfenstein): In the GBA version. Also. entitled Wolfenstein and Grosse. (Credit: Kairobi King) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Screenshot) of SS guards.Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble (SNES) Cross-Series (Super Mario 64): Wrinkly Kong plays an N64. (Credit: Andrew Rae) Status: TRUE: (GameWinners) confirms it. and you can hear music from Super Mario 64 when she does. (Credit: Andrew Rae) Status: Unverified dot. are respectively the first and last levels from the first episode of Wolfenstein 3D. "Grosse" is named after the boss character Hans Grosse. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Cross-Series (The Legend of Zelda): If you tell Bazaar you don't want to hear what he has to say about the castle. the swastikas found on the walls of the hidden levels are replaced by the stylized "W" found on the cover for Return to Castle Wolfenstein.hack//Infection (PS2) . the only enemies found in these levels are the SS guards. he says something about a "cheeky kid named Link". hoist up Donkey Kong's cage.

Numerous sources have confirmed this. Double Dragon Advance (GBA) Movie (The Matrix): One type of enemy is very obviously modeled after Agent Smith from The Matrix movies. (Credit: Yoichi) Status: Unverified Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (SNES/Gen) Programmers: The walls of one level have Virgin posters on them. Technos Japan Corporation? (Credit: Andrew Rae) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified Double Dragon (NES) Programmers: The throwable boxes bear the initials "TJC". two games made by the same developers as this game. (Credit: MJB817) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Dragon Quest 5 (SFC) Character Cameo: Esturk of Dragon Warrior 4 is the optional super-boss. (Credit: Andrew Rae) Status: Unverified Dragon Warrior (NES) . there are ads for Tail Concerto and Silent Bomber.Cross-Series (Tail Concerto/Silent Bomber): When reading news reports.

Specific Reference: The Dark World is basically Alefgard of DW1/2 fame. Dragon Warrior 7 (PS1) Character Cameo: At Verdham. The first Drakkhen II was for the PC. Romaly is named after Rome. which makes sense since it's located on an island that looks like the UK. Edinbair is named after Edinborough. Dragon View's copyright . Many of the towns are named after real-life locations. there are two different Drakkhen II's. (Credit: Yoichi) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Greenlad is named after Greenland. and it's located on what might be the overworld's "approximate location" of Portugal.. Dragon Warrior 3 (NES) Real Place (Planet Earth): The outerworld map is very much shaped like planet Earth. (Credit: Yoichi) Status: Unverified Drakkhen (SNES) Specific Reference: The ending of the game says.. and since SNES Drakkhen was ported from a PC game. and it's located on an island that looks like Greenland. Note: This area has an absolutely beautiful harpsichord version of the Dragon Warrior Overworld Theme. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. that's most likely the one it's referring to. based on where they are on the map. and it's located on a part of the overworld that looks like Italy. Noaniels is named after Norway. the Super NES never got that game. there are two townspeople who bear a striking resemblance to Nara and Mara from Dragon Warrior 4. "Coming soon. (Credit: Yoichi) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. However.Comics (Nintendo Power): Two of the townspeople are named after Howard and Nester from the Nintendo Power comics. but it did get Dragon View. and it's located on what might be the overworld's "approximate location" of Norway. Portoga is named after Portugal.Drakkhen II!" The weird thing is.

Not only does the name sound like that of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City main character Tommy Vercetti. The opening/ending theme may also be classical. you have to hunt down criminals called "Timmy Vermicelli". Franken (GB) Music (Beethoven): Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata is the main theme. Muto (GCN/PS2/XBOX) Programmers: Dr. too. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (Genesis) Character Cameo: Scratch and Grounder from the weekday Sonic cartoon series appear in the game's opening sequence. (Credit: Ragnorak-X) Status: Unverified Driv3r (PS2/XBOX) Cross-Series (Grand Theft Auto: Vice City): To unlock certain mini-games. and you fight against them. There's also a giant Midway symbol on the floor in the lab. but it's not the same game as the PC Drakkhen II. but I don't know its title. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it.com proves it. (Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified Dr. (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: TRUE: VGmuseum. Dr. Muto's planet is called Midway which is a reference to the company that made the game. also.information screen does indeed call this game "Drakkhen II". but the criminals look just like Tommy as well. and plays through almost the entire game. . (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Dr.

dead and with his legs torn off. I don't think the infamous dog was in it though. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Duck Hunt (NES) Miscellaneous: This game is actually a sequel to one of Nintendo's old Kousenjuu (beam gun) toys. Duke will even comment "Hmm. Humpty Dumpty. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: Unverified Duke Nukem 3D (PC) Music (867-5309 (Jenny)): Somewhere on a bathroom wall in one level of the first episode. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Literature (Humpty Dumpty): Humpty is based on the children's nursery rhyme character.Famous Person (Davey Crocket): Davey Sprocket is based on the historical figure Davey Crocket.com proves it. the main character from DOOM can be found. (Credit: Andrew Rae) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (DOOM): In a hidden room of a church in one level. an obvious reference to Tommy Tutone's "867 -5309 (Jenny)". Images of ducks were reflected off a wall and you had to shoot them. That's one 'doomed' space marine!" (Credit: Andrew Rae) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) from MobyGames. . You have to get up really close to the wall to see it. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: Coconuts from the Sonic Saturday AM cartoon series turns up as an enemy. the phone number 867-5309 can be found.

which is both a reference to another game by Duke Nukem 3D creators 3D Realms. "I'm here to kick ass and chew bubble gum." (Credit: Cheap Alert) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Rise of the Triad): Near the blue key slot.) Also. and outside of its kiosk. Examine them and they will weakly say "Killlll. Hanging from the chapel . (Credit: Andrew Rae) Status: Unverified Music (Born to Be Wild): A level in the third episode has a karaoke bar..". there is an arcade machine with the boxart from Duke Nukem 2 on the screen. That is probably a reference to a similar line in the movie "They Live". (Credit: Andrew Rae) Status: Unverified Movie (They Live): There is a line at the beginning of the third episode that goes. Simpson trial. Simpson): In the beginning of level 1-1. "I don't have time to play with myself. (Credit: Cheap Alert) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Balls of Steel): In the arcade in level 1-1.J. Duke says.. you can see O." The large monitor there also displays those words below a scene from inside a car.J. but I'm all out of gum". a possible reference to Aliens. in the bar. you can find women encased in pods.. there is a billboard saying "Innocent?." which is a reference to the O. (Credit: Cheap Alert) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: In the arcade in level 1-1.Movie (Aliens): In certain levels. Examine the microphone and Duke will (rather badly) spout "Borrrn to be wiiiiiild... there is a pinball machine called "Balls of Steel".meeee. (The game was made in 1996. Simpson's white Ford Bronco being chased on TV. (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: Unverified Famous Person (O. and the pinball game by Apogee that inspired it." 3D Realms made the game. there is a sign that says "3D Realms Destruction Co..J. When you use it.

Dr. the cave starts to collapse. (Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified . in the first boss background. Dynamite Headdy (Genesis) Music (Tchaikovsky): The second boss music is the Nutcracker. Duke will say. you'll also see a blue. (Credit: Cheap Alert) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) from MobyGames. Movie (The Terminator): After unlocking the blue key door. you can see Indiana Jones's body impaled on a wall . When you see it. go down the conveyer belt as far as possible. metallic corpse which happens to be the exoskeleton of the Terminator (T-800). Duke will say. When you find it. Duke says.roof of the church is a monk from the 3D Realms game series "Rise of the Triad. Jones!" Also. When you come to a rocket propelled grenade. "Terminated!" (Credit: Cheap Alert) Status: Unverified Dungeons and Dragons: Tower of Doom (Arcade) Cross-Series (Final Fight): Final Fight's Haggar is the Inn Keeper. "Now this is a Force to be reckoned with." (Credit: Cheap Alert) Status: Unverified Movie (Star Wars): One of the secrets is Luke Skywalker wearing an Imperial Stormtrooper uniform. a Raiders of the Lost Ark reference. when you grab the atomic health power-up on the pedestal." (Credit: Cheap Alert) Status: Unverified Movie (Indiana Jones): In the cave area. you can see Nutcrackers changing backgrounds. (Credit: amitrius17) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. When you see it. Also. "We meet again.com proves it.

including the lead singers. Only in the American version are they wearing . are wearing black. (Screenshot) Status: Coincidence?: In the Japanese version of Earthbound (Mother 2).): The two lead singers of the Runaway Five look like Mario and Luigi.# Movie (Various): Many level names are parodies of movie titles: Toys in the Hood: Boyz in the Hood # Clothes Encounters: Close Encounters of the Third Kind # Terminate Her Too: Terminator 2 # Stair Wars: Star Wars # Spinderella: Cinderella # Fly Hard: Die Hard # Headdy Wonderland: Alice in Wonderland # The Rocket Tier: The Rocketeer # Illegal Weapon 3: Lethal Weapon 3 # Far Trek: Star Trek # The Escape: The Great Escape (Steve McQueen film) # Mad Dog and Headdy: Mad Dog and Glory # Mad Mechs: Mad Max # Heathernapped: Kidnapped # Towering Internal: The Towering Inferno (Another Steve McQueen film) # The Flying Game: The Crying Game # Twin Freaks: Twin Peaks (a 1990 TV miniseries created by David Lynch) # Fatal Contraption: Fatal Attraction # Finale Analysis: Final Analysis (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified Earthbound (SNES) Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros. the entire band.

Status: TRUE: Too similar to be coincidence. the dinosaur in the lake. Obvious reference. . (Screenshot) Status: Coincidence?: It could be coincidence.) Cross-Series (Donkey Kong/Space Invaders): In the arcade. (Credit: Deathspork) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. although it is pixelated greatly. you can see the original Donkey Kong and Space Invaders arcade games. the not-so-infamous-anymore "dinosaur" of Loch Ness. Music (Chuck Berry): The New Age Retro-Hippie's song is a derivation of a Chuck Berry song. (Credit: Bomberguy221) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. (Screenshot) (Credit: James FP) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. but someone noticed the resemblance while the game was being translated and had their colors changed. either "Back in the USA" or "Johnny B Good". My theory is that they weren't originally supposed to be based on Mario and Luigi. They were called the "Runaway Brothers" in the Japanese version. T. Movie (War of the Worlds): The title screen of Earthbound is a scene from War of the Worlds.red and green. but they really do look like him. Famous Person (Nessie): Tessie. It also appears in City Connection and Final Fantasy Mystic Quest. so this reference does appear to be 100% true after all. (Credit: Kairobi King) Status: TRUE: (Midi) This song gets parodied in a lot of games. T): There are NPC's in some towns that look like super-deformed versions of Mr. (But that's pure speculation. particularly the way they look as clay models that were pictured in the game's strategy guide. is obviously named after (and based on) "Nessie". My second theory for the color change could be that Nintendo was paranoid about copyright infringement lawsuits. Famous Person (Mr. Famous Person (The Blues Brothers): The Runaway Five (at least the lead singers) were inspired by the Blues Brothers.

Programmers: There is a dog in one of the towns named "Ruffini" who becomes "possessed" by the personality of one of the game's programmers. If you talk to him after beating the end boss, but before returning home, he'll give you an address to write to about your opinions of the game. (Credit: James FP) Status: TRUE: Screenshots prove it: (Screenshot 1) (Screenshot 2)

Programmers: There is a sign in Fourside that mentions something about work on a project for the (now-illfated) Earthbound 64 (Screenshot). There is also another sign that mentions Hal Laboratory (one of the game's developers) and says that you can see Mt. Fuji from their location. (Screenshot). (Credit: James FP) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Screenshots prove it.

Programmers: There's also a reference to APE, the other developer of Earthbound, in the form of a kid who wants to be one of their programmers when he grows up. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it.

Movie (Rambo): One of the Sharks compares Ness to Rambo. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it.

Real Place (Apollo Theater): "Topolla Theater" is possibly a take on "Apollo Theater". (Screenshot) Status: TRUE: Names are too similar to be coincidence.

Famous Person (The Beatles): There are several references to the Beatles. One is a question about the song "Yesterday" (Screenshot), and the other is a Yellow Submarine (Screenshot). Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Screenshots prove it.

Console (NES): Ness was most likely named after the NES. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. I seriously doubt it's coincidence.

Cross-Series: (The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past) There is a sign in Twoson with a strangely similar message to that of a sign in the south part of Kakariko Village in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Status: TRUE: Screenshots prove it: (Earthbound Sign) (Zelda Sign) Also, both games were translated by Dan Owsen. Either he made a reference on purpose, or he was reusing dialogue.

Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros.): In the Japanese version of the game, some of the default character names were that of other Nintendo characters, such as Mario, Peach, Yoshi, and Kinopio (Toad). Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Source: Starmen.net.

Products (Coca-Cola): In the Japanese version of the game, the red trucks with the running stick figure on them were actually Coca-Cola trucks. (Screenshot) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Source: Starmen.net.

Literature (Gulliver's Travels): The first two Sanctuary locations, Giant Step and the Lilliput Steps, are a reference to Gulliver's Travels. (Giant Step Pic) (Lilliput Steps Pic) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Commercials (Tombstone Pizza): There is a reference to those old Tombstone Pizza commercials that say, "What would you like on your Tombstone?" Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it.

Art (Salvador Dali): The Dali's Clock enemy is a reference to artist Salvador Dali and his famous melting clock paintings. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it.

Famous Person (Thomas Jefferson): Though it's spelled the Spanish way, there's a reference to former president Thomas Jefferson. (Credit: Flying Omelette) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it.

Literature (Casey at the Bat): The Casey Bat is named after the famous poem "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Lawrence Thayer. In the poem, Casey struck out, and likewise, the Casey Bat misses its targets most of the time. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Earthworm Jim (Multiplatform)

Famous Person (David Bowie): Earthworm Jim's two different eyes are a David Bowie reference. Status: TRUE: Someone from Shiny, the creators of the game, verified this in Nintendo Power.

Music (Mussorgsky): The second level ("What the Heck") uses Modest Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain for the first half of its music. (Credit: Yashiro Nanakase) Status: Unverified

Movie (Monty Python & the Holy Grail): The cow launching is a tribute to Monty Python and the Holy Grail. (Credit: Creature of War) Status: Unverified

Programmer: The Andy Asteroid levels were named after the programmer Andy Astor. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: Credits listed at (MobyGames) confirm there is a programmer named Andy Astor.

TV Shows (Tex Avery): When Jim sees Princess What's-her-name, he does an impersonation of the wolf from the Tex Avery cartoons. (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: TRUE: (VGmuseum.com) proves it.

Earthworm Jim 2 (Multiplatform)

Cross-Series (Mortal Kombat): In the first stage, "Anything but Tangerines", when you meet up with Bob the Fish, a message flashes on the screen saying "FINISH HIM!" in the same bloody slash letters used in Mortal Kombat. (Credit: Iqniz) Status: TRUE: Verified by Crawl and 1000.

Music (Beethoven): The background music for when Jim is in the intestine level is Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. Also, the music for the boss of the ISO 9000 level is the third part of Moonlight Sonata. (Credit: Crawl and 1000 & ShadOtterdan) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Movie (Lorenzo's Oil): The stage "Lorenzen's Soil" had its name taken from the movie "Lorenzo's Oil". (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring (PS1)

Cross-Series (Final Fantasy 7): Cloud, Tifa, Sephiroth, Yuffie, Vincent, and Zack from FF7 are playable characters. And the boss Django is kinda like Red XIII. Also, in the Quest mode, some weapons from FF7 can be bought. Like Cloud's Buster Sword and Sephiroth's Masamune. (Credit: Ace Whatever) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Elemental Master (Genesis)

Cross-Series (Lagoon): Those one-eyed flying insects from Lagoon are in it. (Credit: Magical Yard Gnome) Status: Unverified

Equinox (SNES)

(Credit: Garland J. LaPalme) Status: Unproven: It's hard to say if Melkior is truly a reference to Melkor. Lovecraft): The Ancients are based on H. gods that once ruled the world that were sent into exile. a Tolkien book. respectively. (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (GCN) Literature (H. the hero of Solstice. . and don't even look like they belong in the same time period or setting (one is an English Wizard. "Melkor" sounds similar to "Melkior". but if not. (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Pokemon): One of the items you take from the school on Knuttin Atoll is a "Lechuckachu" card from the "Piratemon" card game. but I had to mention this anyway. Sounds like a spoof of Pokemon. though he was called "Morbius" in Solstice. Everyone hates him. Melkor is described as the one god-turned-evil. Yes. Lovecraft's Great Old Ones. and are now trying to take it back. you rescue Shadax. the other an Arabian Knight). which is the name Equinox gives to the wizard Shadax fought in Solstice.P. Note: Much of Lovecraft's early work is in public domain. I know Equinox is the sequel. Escape From Monkey Island (PC) Real Place (Starbucks/Planet Hollywood): The "Starbuccaneer's" & "Planet Threepwood" shops on Jambalaya Island are parodies of real-life franchises Starbucks & Planet Hollywood. where did Equinox's designers get this name from? Solstice clearly calls that character Morbius. Literature (The Silmarillion): In the Silmarillion. yet they're supposed to be father and son! Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.P. because it's really bizarre that Shadax and Glendaal look nothing alike.Character Cameo: In the end. so that's why Silicon Knights could get away with using them.

which is the programmer. and W. The Extra-Terrestrial (Atari 2600) Cross-Series (Raiders of the Lost Ark): You can turn the flower into the Yar from Yars Revenge and Indy from Atari 2600 Raiders of the Lost Ark. According to Lovecraft.P. when Alex collects the page to Peter's chapter. the character starts reciting Hamlet. the phone pieces are in the shape of the letters H. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Literature (The Rats in the Walls): The scenario with Maximillian Roivas is based on the H.Literature (Hamlet): One of the sanity effects causes your character's head to fall off. you're taken to a cutscene with Pious bending over some human slicing things out of him with a hook-shaped dagger.P. EVO: Search for Eden (SNES) Movie (2001: A Space Odyssey): The Time Trans doors that appear between chapters are based on the large. Also. shiny black rectangular monolith from the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey". which are the initials of the game's graphic designer. Also. Edward. and Micheal are "Lovecraftian". Lovecraft): The worms that attack Roberto. Lovecraft story "The Rats in the Walls". (Credit: Kairobi King) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. S. . Programmers: You can make Howard Scott Warshaw's initials appear and also "JD". If you pick it up. a sacrifice could be made more potent by removing certain organs.T. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified E. (Credit: Kairobi King) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: Unverified Literature (H. Howard Scott Warshaw's initials.

And one team has so many famous scientists and people that I just decided to take screen captures of it rather than list them: (Screenshot 1) (Screenshot 2) (Credit: Crawl and 1000 & Flying Omelette) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Aristotle. Castro. and others. Coltrain. Excitebike 64 (N64) Specific Reference: You can unlock the original NES Excitebike in this game. Monet. Poincare. Gandhi. Marx. Franklin. Kennedy. Tolkien. Freud. Dali. Famous Person (Various): I'm beginning to think that everyone in this game is named after someone famous. Rodin. Warhol. George Sinfield (of "George & Rob"). There is even a player named "Nester". Another team has players named after famous authors. like Kafka. Mozart. There are teams with people named after famous painters. Davinci. Moebius. Console (SNES): There is a really scary picture of a kid with a Super Famicom for a head on the select screen. Stills. and more. scientists. Wordsworth. Gaugin. Achimedes. and (James Fenimore) Cooper. authors. Extra Innings (SNES) Famous Person (Various): The players on one of the teams are all named after people who work for or used to work for Nintendo Power magazine. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Another has Deckard and Tyrell from Blade Runner and Page and Plant of Led Zeppelin. . Galileo. Kipling. You can also unlock a 3D version of the original Excitebike later on. Picasso. Brubeck. Gogh. philosophers. and Young right in a row like that. Bowie. musicians. One team has the names. Mondrian. There is even a team with Founding Fathers Washington. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. A sampling of the names: Giger. and Adams. Nash. mathemeticians. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Manet. Matisse. politicians. Copernicus. Source: Nintendo Database. Euclid.Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Crosby. Lennon. including Gail Tilden (editor-in-chief).

) . The other is a character named "Mick" whose face looks like Mick Jagger's. When you're taken to Asmodeus's studio. "What does Bloodnet mean? That's just an old computer game!" Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. there's a brief shot of his Director's Chair. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller (3DO/PC) Cross-Series (Bloodnet): The password to Dolph's computer is BLOODNET. One is when Cynna Stone says that the band played "Satisfaction" too many times at a wedding reception. The Take2 company logo is on the back of it. Famous Person (The Rolling Stones): This game has two references to the Rolling Stones. (I suppose the Mick character reference could be debatable. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.. Take2 being the company that made Hell. (Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified Haunting Starring Polterguy (Genesis) TV Shows (Casper): After the second level. you can see a "Mona Lisa" picture hanging on the side. This is a reference to a PC game of the same name. near the exit.. Poulterguy says "Yeah.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (GCN) Art (Mona Lisa): In the Gryffindor Common Room. Programmers: Here's one that's easy to miss. When you're given the password. but I'm still marking it true. because the other mention of the Stones is rock solid. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.and I'm what's-his-face. Rachel says something like. the friendly ghost". refering to Casper.

Grace Jones plays Imperator Solene Solux and Geoffrey Holder plays Jean St. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Hydlide (NES) Music (Indiana Jones): The theme song is a rip-off of the main Indiana Jones theme. I almost didn't want to post them. Famous Person (Various): I have to mention this one because of how strange it is. about a man who sold his soul to the devil. Hot Shots Golf Fore! (PS2) Cross-Series (Ratchet & Clank): Ratchet and Clank are unlockable characters. Belial. Status: Unproven: I don't think it's coincidence. Status: TRUE: (Hydlide Theme Midi) proves it. They're both bodybuilders and Grace Jones. and Mephistopholes comes from the story of Faust. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Really. Asmodeus. Goldeneye 007. The main character Gideon was most likley named after the Gideon Bible and the character Dante after the author of The Inferno. but it could be. Mouchoir. who appears in Hell as the Imperator Solene Solux. Status: TRUE: Considering that the game is called "Hell" and deals with the subject of Hell. and both appeared as their respective James Bond characters in the N64 game. Both of these actors have played James Bond villains (Mayday and Baron Samedi). Mythology (Biblical): These ones are so obvious.Famous Person (Dolph Lundgren): Is the character Dolph named after Dolph Lundgren? Possibly. Here is a (Midi) of the real Indiana Jones song for comparison. I seriously doubt ANY of these are coincidence. It's also worth mentioning that Dennis Hopper plays Pazuzu (our favorite Mesopotamian wind demon) and supermodel Stephanie Seymour plays Cynna Stone. aka "The Raider's March". and Beelzebub are all Biblical demons. Also. . this is just about the most shameless and blatant rip-off of a song I've ever heard. once dated him.

such as Soul Blazer and RoboTrek. Indeed. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. is the exact same boss of the Gem's Mansion in Illusion of Gaia. Finally. this shouldn't count as a cameo. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Ikari Warriors (Multiplatform) Cross-Series (Athena): Athena is an item that grants bonus points if you can find her. The boss itself says that Will was stronger than Blazer at the end of the battle. The ship looks like an X-Wing. Note: Some people have emailed me to say that these games are sequels. from what you can see of the pilot in the ship. I've often seen Illusion of Gaia touted as a sequel to Soul Blazer. (Credit: Shadow Villgust) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. the ship is flying through a "trench". but this is really the only plot thread that connects them. Blazer was the name of the main character of Soul Blazer. a dog that Enix has used in a lot of their games. (Credit: Mike Waters) Status: Unverified Illusion of Gaia (SNES) Character Cameo: On the Diamond Coast you can find Turbo. Similarities too strong to be coincidence. which is a clue that something is strange here because NO ship in the HyperZone game looks like that! Also. and therefore.HyperZone (SNES) Console (SNES): The third boss is one-half of a Super Famicom controller. Cross-Series (Soul Blazer): The first boss of Soul Blazer. "Solid Arm". (Credit: Bomberguy221 & Loto) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. he's wearing Luke's orange and white uniform and helmet. and . Movie (Star Wars): This game's package and label art is clearly a rip-off of the trench battle in Star Wars.

Therefore.. Commercials/Products (Rolex): The Rolek company is probably a take on Rolex. just like many other Enix games. There is even a line in the game regarding Hamlet that is a spoof of "To be or not to be". (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: Coincidence?: I doubt it's coincidence. you'll notice that the yellow skulls of Mt. (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: ACC Kain) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. They'll give you a coffee pot that will automatically wipe out two bosses later in the game.) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Literature (Hamlet): Another Hamlet reference: If you look at the enemy chart that came with the game. (See under ActRaiser 2 and Soul Blazer for more info.. though I also suspect the Rolex company wouldn't be too happy about this "connection". Kress are called "Yorrick"! This game's writers must like Shakespeare. CASE CLOSED! Programmers/Cross-Series: The Phoenix is the ultimate power in this game. Cross-Series (Soul Blazer): The snake ball enemies from Soul Blazer make an appearance in the Sky Garden. Literature (Hamlet): Hamlet the pig is named after the Shakespeare character.this happens entirely in a bonus. please do not send me any more corrections to this entry. The (NES) Programmers: If you make your way through the Red Room of Worm Doom without using the sensor. you can climb down the ladder at the end and find a room with the programmers of the game in it. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Therefore. I believe that Gaia is about as much a sequel to Blazer as Blazer was to ActRaiser. optional portion of the game. considering how Rolek in the game made its fortune. Immortal. (Credit: Kairobi King) .

the tree guardian from JC1.Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Iron Tank (NES) Cross-Series (Ikari Warriors): The man climbing into the tank at the start of the game is Paul from Ikari Warriors. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: TRUE: (Link) proves it. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (PS2) Programmers: Gol Acheron is most likely named after Gil Archeron. Source: Nintendo Power. the person who the creators of the game sent the first ideas for the game to. Jade Cocoon 2 (PS2) Character Cameo: Levant. a combination of Toyota and Nissan. the hero of Jade Cocoon 1. is the high priest of the temple that the game takes place in. Yamu. (Credit: Andrew Rae) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. In the Hunt (Multiplatform) Products (Toyota/Nissan): The billboard in level 2 has a picture of a car with the word "TOYOSAN" above it. lives in the Wind Forest and follows Professor Gil about. James Pond 2/Super James Pond (Multiplatform) .

Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Fenrir X) Status: Unverified Music (That's the Way I Like It): The first stage's song is "That's the Way I Like It" by KC and the Sunshine Band. & Uchuu Senkan Moai) Status: Unverified . Also. and her music is Mystical Ninja's boss theme. and it even has the school from that series. Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius (Multiplatform) Cross-Series (Goemon): The Ghost of Horo Temple from The Legend Of The Mystical Ninja shows up as a boss in this game. dressed as Santa Claus and throwing drumsticks. the theme music is strikingly similar to Robocop's theme. (Credit: Fenrir X) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. also by Konami. and the hero's name is Robocod.Movie (James Bond/Robocop): James Pond 2 (aka Super James Pond for SNES) has the obvious name referring to James Bond." The stage 3 music is Johann Sebastian Bach's "Minuet in G". Music (Various): The stage 2 music is Alexander Borodin's "Polovtsian Dances" and the boss music is Herman Necke's "Csikos Post. (Credit: Cheap Alert) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Fenrir X. Numerous sources confirm this one. Cross-Series (Tokimeki Memorial): Stage 2 is based on the Tokimeki Memorial series. Cross-Series (Goemon): The stage 4 music is the Ohedojyo Castle Dungeon theme from Legend of the Mystical Ninja. (Credit: Fenrir X) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Dire 51) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Famous Person (Colonel Sanders): Kentucky Fried Chicken's Colonel Sander appears as an s enemy in the first stage.

You might want to put a picture of the PAL version hero.Bette Midler # Mariah . . as well. (Picture) FO's Note: It looks as though Sunsoft made him more resemble the marines that were fighting the Terminators in the European version. it was not.JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (PS1/DC) # Famous Person (Various): Almost all of the characters are named after popular singers and rock groups from the 80's: Devo/D'Bo . Here is a scan from Nintendo Power magazine of the ill-fated Terminator version of this game.Group by the same name # Midler .Iggy Pop (Credit: Iqniz) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Street Fighter Alpha): Iggy (the little dog) has a move exactly like the Shun Goku Satsu/Raging Demon that Gouki/Akuma from Street Fighter uses. (Credit: Iqniz) Status: Unverified Journey to Silius (NES) Movie (The Terminator): This game was originally going to be released in North America as a "Terminator" game. Somehow or other. provided by Monfriez: (NP Scan). but the final boss is still a Terminator exoskeleton. The helicopter was obviously supposed to be one of those flying ships and the third boss is that robotic tank the humans were fighting. all in the future world of Terminator 1.Mariah Carey # Vanilla Ice/Iced # Dio . Also. (Helicopter Screenshot) (Robot Tank Screenshot) Status: TRUE: Numerous sources have confirmed this. to show the difference. UPDATE: By Fredrik Norr Dax: I noticed that the main character in Journey to Silius looks different from the one in the European version of the game. some of the other bosses clearly show their Terminator "roots" as well.Ronnie James Dio # Iggy .

the yellow eyeball monster from the Monster Rancher games. See Oddities 22 for picture comparison. Ken Griffey Jr. but the similarity is very strong. (Credit Kairobi King & ErniePants) Status: TRUE: I suppose it's actually borderline debatable. as a trap. (Credit: Kairobi King) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Kid Dracula (GB) Cross-Series (Castlevania 3: Dracula's Curse): The first level's music is a really freaky version of "Beginning" (the first level music) of Castlevania 3. the design for the default gun looks an awful lot like a Zapper. Presents Major League Baseball (SNES) Music (Joe Satriani): The end credits theme is Joe Satriani's "Speed of Light". Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. movie. It should also be noted that "Speed of Light" was used in the Super Mario Bros. Console (NES): In the Gun selection screen. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Kickle Cubicle (NES) Cross-Series (Kid Niki: Radical Ninja): There's a code to make Kid Niki: Radical Ninja appear on the title screen. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it.Movie (Alien): Sunsoft must have run out of things to use from the Terminator movies. Kagero: Deception 2 (PS1) Cross-Series (Monster Rancher): If you get all four endings of the game saved on one file. because the third boss clearly looks like it was based on the giant Space Jockey from Alien. you get to use Suezo. (Credit: Sedgewick) .

The chamber leading up to the boss is similar to the chambers leading to Dracula in most of the Castlevania games. (Screenshot) The inside of the ship also has those floors that rotate when you jump on them. Screenshots prove it. Could just be coincidence. but that counts. Kid Dracula starts in a room with his coffin (Screenshot). But it could also be a nod to Splatterhouse. Present. "A Christmas Carol". However. (Credit: Sedgewick) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. for one simple reason: Jason Voorhees never used a shotgun. Castlevania 3 (Screenshot). Here is everything I could find: First of all. and Future from Charles Dickens's classic novel. It actually only says this in the manual. first seen in Castlevania 3 (Screenshot). Normally. this moon has a face and it's snoring. Enemies like the bats. The second part is a clock tower. Cross-Series (Castlevania): The first level is full of Castlevania references. in this game. but other game series as well (particularly famous platformers). Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. only. Cross-Series (Gargoyle's Quest): This game seems as though it was meant as a parody of not only Konami's Castlevania series. the title screen looks like it could be a spoof of the Gargoyle's Quest's series title screens. (Screenshot) Status: Unproven: I'm not 100% sure about this one. The third part has those tipsy platforms from the Ghost Ship in Castlevania 3 (Screenshot). first seen in Castlevania 1 (Screenshot). knights. You move from right to left and there's a crescent moon outside. Midis for comparison: (Kid Dracula Midi) (Castlevania 3 Midi) Music (Debussy): The second level's music is "Golliwogg's Cakewalk" by Claude Debussy. a la. (Screenshot) (Credit: Dire 51 & Flying Omelette) . since Kid Dracula is a "super-deformed" game. I wouldn't think seeing one or two things in a game that look similar to something in another was anything special. Movie (Friday the 13th): The boss of level 2 is a spoof of Jason Voorhees. The first part of this stage has those mashing spiked blocks that drop up and down from the ceiling. (Credit: Sedgewick) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Golliwogg's Cakewalk Midi) Literature (A Christmas Carol): The first set of bosses are based on the ghosts of Christmas Past. and Frankenstein monster (Screenshot) are all common Castlevania enemies. they are the ghosts of Halloween instead of Christmas. but there are too many things here for this all to be coincidence.Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. some of which aren't even made by Konami.

) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. 3/Super Ghouls n Ghosts): The first part of level 4 seems definitely inspired by the airships of Super Mario Bros. Light and Roll in Mega Man 1 and 4. Kid Dracula walks home as the credits are being shown. it's also somewhat reminiscent of the sinking ship level in Super Ghouls n Ghosts. That happens with Dr. Likewise. Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros. (Screenshot) Status: Coincidence?: I guess I can't prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that these homages were intentional. The ending also seems like a spoof of Mega Man. When he arrives home. of course. it drops a HUGE coin. (Screenshot) Status: Coincidence?: Too bad there's no big gorilla dropping them. There is an Ebisumaru face on the coin! Ebisumaru is from Goemon/Mystical Ninja. In Level 7. Status: Coincidence?: Usually. then that's a slightly different situation. the clouds with the faces on them (Screenshot) look like something out of a Mega Man game. Might be a spoof of Batman's infamous Bat Computer. They're flying wooden ships with cannons on the side that fire cannonballs diagonally. his Grim Reaper friend runs out to meet him. the boss of Level 7 is a take on the Rock Monster boss from Mega Man 1 and 3. the robot enemies with the drills (Screenshot) more than casually resemble Mega Man 4's Drill Man. Cross-Series (Donkey Kong): Once inside the ship. there are falling barrels. but I really do believe they are. and everyone freezes in place. The reaper enemies in this level act a lot like the Red Arima enemies from the Ghosts n Goblins games. as I believe this is. Cross-Series (Goemon): When you beat the fake Garamoth boss. There are just too many things here. In Level 3. a la Donkey Kong. I try not to include such things on the Cameos Database. Cross-Series (Mega Man): There is much evidence of this game being a Mega Man parody.Status: TRUE: Whether or not this boss is a spoof of Rick from Splatterhouse. (This is my personal favorite cameo in the game. In the ending sequence. but when it's an intentional parody. when one game rips off something from another game. . they both have their "roots" in Jason. Even though this level was more or less inspired by SMB3. 3. TV Shows (Batman): The pre-level cinema scene shows Kid Dracula at a computer monitor that has a bat on top of it.

They're very similar to the ones in the mechanical base level of Gradius 3. Cross-Series (Gradius): I think the boss of this stage (as well as the smaller stage enemies it's based on) may also be from a Gradius game. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. It looks like a fiery dog or lion. which uses a lot of Giger-inspired aliens for enemies. . Status: TRUE: Screenshots prove it. These aliens might also be a possible homage to Contra. has an elongated Alien head (Screenshot).Status: Unproven: I'm not 100% sure it's an actual pun. himself. but it's still worth noting. Giger's Alien (Screenshot). Famous Person (Bela Lugosi): The manual calls the umbrella powerup. I've seen something similar to it in Gradius Galaxies. Cross-Series (Gradius 3): The floors and ceilings that close in on you may also be a Gradius reference. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Cross-Series (Life Force): The first part of level 6 has those infamous flares from Life Force's prominence stage (level 3). Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Famous Person (Phyllis Diller): The manual calls the drill enemies of the final stage. (Screenshot) Status: Unverified Movie (Alien): The aliens from the final part look like H. but I'm not sure. "Phyllis Driller". Cross-Series (Gradius): The second part of level 6 has the rock-spewing volcanoes from the Gradius games. "Umbrella Lugosi".R. Garamoth. if that helps. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. named after the singer Phyllis Diller. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. named after the famous actor who played the role of "Dracula" in the original movie.

sort of like the Cerberus that guarded the entrance to Hades. ("Are you my long-lost son Billy?". Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Zeus is the main "god" of Greek myth. This enemy (picture) is a giant pair of lips named "Mick". The boss "Pandora" is named after the woman in "Pandora's Box". Uranus and Pluto.Kid Icarus (NES) Cross-Series (Metroid): The Komayto enemies look like Metroids. Finally. Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters (GB) Cross-Series (Metroid): The Metroid-like Komaytos are also in this game. comes from the myth about a boy who made wings out of feathers and wax and flew too close to the sun. now could it? Status: Coincidence?: Someone at Nintendo has a strange sense of humor. "Medusa" was one of the three gorgon sisters whose looks could turn a man to stone. The Uranos and Pluton enemies are named after Roman gods. who opened the box and unleashed all the evils upon mankind. Gee.) (Credit: Kairobi King) . and the manual specifically implies that it's true. Killer Instinct (Multiplatform) Cross-Series (Street Fighter 2): Eyedol's ending is a direct spoof of Blanka's ending in Street Fighter 2. couldn't possibly be named after Mick Jagger. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. and I only just recently spotted it. I wonder if the change was made to coincide with the mutated Metroids of Metroid 2: Return of Samus. The Syren is named after the sirens that would sing and lure sailors to their doom. Famous Person (Mick Jagger): Here's one that's been sitting right under my nose for so very long. released around the same time as this game. etc. The first boss is a two-headed dog that guards the Underworld Fortress. of course. but they look slightly different. Mythology (Greek/Roman): The name "Icarus".

(Credit: Mark Kelly) . (Credit: Kairobi King) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Cross-Series (Saber Wulf): Sabrewulf is from an old Commodore 64 game called Saber Wulf that was made by Ultimate. (Ultimate later became Rare. (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: Unverified Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (GBA) Cross-Series (The Legend of Zelda): Sword power gives Kirby Link's hat and the Master Sword from the Legend of Zelda series. he appears.Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Konami Man will fly by as a power-up. you can find the three bears from "Goldilocks and the Three Bears". he gives full health. this game was recently updated and released for the Game Boy Advance. (Credit: Lord DR) Status: Unverified King's Quest 3: To Heir is Human (PC) Literature (Goldilocks and the Three Bears): In King's Quest 3. It involved a hunter trying to catch a big blue wolf. and if you pick him up. King Kong 2: Ikari no Megaton Punch (Multiplatform) Cross-Series (Wai Wai World): Sometimes. King of Fighters 95 (Multiplatform) Literature (The BFG): Iori has a move called "Maiden Masher" which is a reference to one of the giants in the book entitled "The BFG". When you pick up the hidden Konami flag symbol.) Incidentally. (Credit: Arnold & Dire 51) Status: TRUE: (OPCFG) confirms it.

Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. The level is entirely black and white. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Programmers: In level 1-2. there is a way to find a secret block formation that reads "HAL". the "bean"-like creatures you make disappear are from Puyo Puyo.Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Ice Climber): Freeze power gives Kirby Popo's blue parka from Ice Climber. and the music is exactly the same as the Kirby's Dream Land Level 1 theme. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Therefore. the company that made the game. Cross-Series (Puyo Puyo): This game is the Super NES version of a Famicom game called "Puyo Puyo". (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: Unverified Kirby's Adventure (NES) Specific Reference: The final level of Kirby's Adventure before the last boss is directly based on Kirby's Dream Land for Game Boy. Kirby's Avalanche (SNES) Cross-Series (The Adventures of Lolo): Lolo and Lala from the Adventures of Lolo series are one of the opponents in the one-player mode. (Credit: James FP) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. the four areas are based on the Game Boy game's four levels. Kirby's Dream Land (GB) .

O. Cross-Series (Yuu Yuu Ki): In Grassland Level 4. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. games. was an NES peripheral. This game also has levels named "Ripple Field" and "Grass Land". which were also level names in HyperZone. Cross-Series (Shin Oni Ga Shima): In Sand Canyon Level 4. Note that the Kirby series of games calls them Lololo and Lalala. Status: TRUE: Screenshots prove it: (Metroid Screenshot) (Samus Screenshot) Cross-Series (R.): In Sand Canyon Level 6.O.B.B. find Donbe and bring him to Hikari at the end of the level. collect the pieces to R. Kirby's Dream Land 3 (SNES) Cross-Series (Metroid): In one level. she'll remove her helmet and give you the secret star for that stage. find Goku and return him to Chamu at the end of the level. Gyromite and Stack Up. the Robot and professor Hector will assemble him at the end.B.B.O. Samus Aran is waiting at the end. (Credit: Mark Kelly & Flying Omelette) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. They are from Yuu Yuu Ki (Famicom Disk System adventure game). R.Cross-Series (The Adventures of Lolo): Lolo and Lala from the Adventures of Lolo series are the bosses of Level 2. Cross-Series (HyperZone): The final area is called the "Hyper Zone". (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. which is a reference to HAL's early SNES shooter game. HyperZone. (Credit Mark Kelly) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. .O. They are from Shin Oni Ga Shima (Famicom Disk System adventure game remade on the Super Famicom). They even push blocks to attack you. If you find and destroy some Metroids in the level. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. and Hector was the character in both R.

His sword even looks like the Master Sword. (Credit: Bomberguy221. there are some Super Mario Bros./Metroid): When Kirby becomes Stone Kirby. (Credit: Deven711) Status: TRUE: Verified by Fenrir X. were the bosses of Level 2 in that game. also by HAL. Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros. And this one. Donkey Kong's Barrel.): When fighting King Dedede. Bruce Lee's nunchaku. he even becomes a statue of Samus. Mark Kelly. (Credit: Fenrir X) . Cross-Series (The Legend of Zelda): When you get the Sword weapon. the Triforce from the Zelda series. Kirby's green hat is a reference to Link. (Credit: Ruudos) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. the Screw Attack from the Metroid games. Saturn from EarthBound. is based on a Japanese legend. characters in the audience. including Mario. Toad. he sometimes becomes a Golden Mario Statue. King Tutankhaman's mask. the Pegasus Wing from Kid Icarus. Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros. and Birdo. Cinderella's glass slipper. Luigi. you can find several treasures from different games. and the Tanuki. as Lololo and Lalala.Kirby Super Star (SNES) Cross-Series (Various): During the treasure hunt game. and Marth's Falchion sword and Mithril Armor from the original Fire Emblem. a tire from Super Mario Kart. the Bucket from the Super Famicom game Mario & Wario. Sometimes. you have to fight against Lolo and Lala from the Adventures of Lolo series. Yashiro Nanakase. called Bamboo Cutter's Daughter. a Koopa shell. (Samus Statue Sprite) Cross-Series (The Adventures of Lolo): In the Spring Breeze game. & bleusilence) Status: TRUE: Pictures prove it. Since Spring Breeze is based on the original Kirby's Dream Land game for Game Boy. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. such as Mr. this makes sense. as Lolo and Lala. Captain Falcon's helmet from F-Zero. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: Unverified Movie/Mythology (Various): More treasure hunt items include Indiana Jones's whip.

Knuckles Chaotix (Sega 32X) Character Cameo: Sonic and Tails appear in the ending when you get all six Chaos Rings. Specific Reference: The Spring Breeze game is a shortened version of the Game Boy Kirby's Dream Land. Music: The main theme to the Great Cave Offensive is a slowed down version of "Green Greens" from Kirby's Dream Land.vgmuseum. minus the second level and the third boss. Cross-Series (NiGHTS): The building in the background of the title screen is the same building from NiGHTS into Dreams. Klonoa: The Door to Phantomile (PS1) Cross-Series (Pac-Man): Klonoa's hat has a Pac-Man symbol on it. riding an airplane. You can even see Nights flying around in the opening sequence. Tails is directly below Sonic. And the save music (in all of the games) is a slowed down version of "Float Islands". (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Note: All images in this section provided by Fenrir X. a la Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Credit: Michael Morissette) Status: TRUE: (www. (Credit: bleusilence & Andrew Rae) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.com) confirms it. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified .Status: TRUE: Pictures prove it. Even the ending is the same. (Credit: Michael Morissette) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Kung Fu (NES) Movie (Spartan X): The Japanese name of this game is Spartan X. Also. Real Place (Tower of London): The monastery itself is based on the infamous Tower of London. and some of the bosses in this game are based on them. Supposedly. was Jack the Ripper. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Source: Nintendo Database. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.S.) Thomas and Sylvia are characters in the film as they are in the game. It involves a demon possessing and talking through Koudelka. the main "villain".Koudelka (PS1) Movie (The Exorcist): This game contains a scene that clearly rips off The Exorcist. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Movie (Titanic): Another scene in this game is based on the tragedy of the Titanic. An FMV sequence shows what happened. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. and is based on a Jackie Chan film (Wheels on Meals in the U. Famous Person (Jack the Ripper): It's quite thoroughly implied that Patrick. The crazy captain who lives around the monastery was responsible for the sinking of a famous ocean liner. Elaine does the spider-walk thing from that deleted scene. this is one of the many "ghosts" people claimed to have seen in the Tower. There are many "ghost stories" surrounding the Tower of London. Kunio Tachi no Banka (SFC) . One in particular is a pair of twin boys who are dressed in night gowns and always holding hands.

you can have a Chocobo (from the Final Fantasy games) as a pet monster. but I'm only putting up one because the PSF's for both games are identical. and I don't remember this piece. Here's a (PSF File) for proof.Cross-Series (The Combatribes): There is an advertisement for the Combatribes in the background of one of the stages. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Ace Whatever) Status: Unverified Legend of the Mystical Ninja. . Here's a (PSF File) of it. Legend of Mana (PS1) Cross-Series (Various): If certain requirements are met. I immediately recognized it as one I'd heard in Alundra's soundtrack. The (SNES) Cross-Series (Kid Dracula): There's a Kid Dracula head item hidden on the side of the HoroHoro Temple in the first town. (Credit: Oddeye) Status: TRUE: The song being referred to here is called "Cara's Theme" on the PSF soundtrack of Legaia. (Credit: Yashiro Nanakase) Status: Unverified Legend of Legaia (PS1) Cross-Series (Alundra): One of the songs from Alundra also appears in Legend of Legaia. though when I heard it on the Legaia soundtrack. I only finished Alundra once. The sad theme for both games. as well as a sword from SaGa Frontier 2. Cross-Series (Alundra): There's another song that appears in both of Legaia's and Alundra's PSF soundtracks! It's called "Excitement 2" on Alundra's and "Unknown" on Legaia's. and it's identical to the one called "Requiem" on Alundra's PSF (called "Dust to Dust" in Alundra's in-game Sound Test). Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. but I don't know what it's used for in either game.

Cross-Series (Gradius): The arcade house has the first level of Gradius. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Cross-Series (Wai Wai World): The purple-haired, long-eared (or are those horns?) girl that appears on the televisions in the arcades to ask you what game you want to play is none other than Konami Girl, costar of the Famicom game Wai Wai World. (Credit: Dire 51) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Source: The OPCFG.

Legend of Zelda, The (NES)

Cross-Series (Clu Clu Land): The rupee was a graphic originally used in Clu Clu Land. (Credit: Shadow Villgust) Status: TRUE: Screenshots prove it: (Clu Clu Land Rupee) (Legend of Zelda Rupee)

Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, The (SNES)

Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros.): Mario's head appears in paintings on walls. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it.

Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros. 3): There are Chain Chomps from Super Mario Bros. 3 in Turtle Rock Dungeon. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. On side note, doesn't it seem like Turtle Rock is somehow connected to the Mario Universe? First of all, it's shaped like a turtle (Koopa), it has the Chain Chomps, and you go through pipes while inside of it (there is no place else in the game where you do this). Also, the enemies that surround its Light World counterpart look similar to ParaGoombas.

Movie (The Wizard of Oz): Possible Wizard of Oz reference: The sign that's next to the sleeping man in the desert says, "Pay no attention to the man sleeping by this sign", which is a lot like the line near the end of The Wizard of Oz where the Wizard says, "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!" (Screenshot)

Status: Coincidence?: That line is so famous, I'd be really surprised if this wasn't intentional.

Miscellaneous: There is a very well-hidden secret room with the name "Chris Houlihan" written on a wall tile. He is the winner of a Nintendo Power contest to have his name featured in a game. (Credit: Kairobi King) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Source: Nintendo Power.

Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, The (GB)

Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros.): Goombas and Pirahna Plants from the Super Mario Bros. games appear in the underground tunnels that connect areas of the dungeons. Interestingly enough, while the Goombas can be killed by the sword or other methods, only stomping them, a la Mario, will give you a heart. (Credit: Flying Omelette & Mike Waters) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Cross-Series (SimCity): Mr. Write is Dr. Wright from the SNES version of SimCity. The music heard in both Mr. Write's and the Goat Lady's houses is Dr. Wright's theme from SimCity. (Credit: Flying Omelette & Andrew Rae) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros.): Tarin looks like Mario, he hunts for mushrooms in the woods, and turns into a Raccoon after eating a "strange leaf". The man in the henhouse looks like Luigi. The picture that the Goat Lady sends to Mr. Write is a picture of Princess Toadstool (Peach). Bowwow, the dog in Mabe Village, is a Chain Chomp from Super Mario Bros. 3. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Cross-Series (Kirby): There's an enemy called Anti-Kirby in one of the palaces that looks like Kirby, and it even tries to inhale you. (Credit: Flying Omelette & Timothy Barta) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros. 2): The Frog King that teaches you the "Frog Song of Soul" is Wart from Super Mario Bros. 2/Doki Doki Panic.

Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Console (N64): If you throw magic powder on one of those enemies that looks like a dancing pickle, it changes form, and if you talk to it, it says something like, "It can display thousands of polygons", which might either be a reference to the Super FX Chip or the N64, if the N64 was in development at the time Link's Awakening was made. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Cross-Series (Super Mario World): In the crane game, you can get a Yoshi Doll as a prize. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Cross-Series (Kaeru no Tame ni Kane ha Naru): Richard is from a Japanese Game Boy game called "Kaeru no Tame ni Kane ha Naru". Kaeru is Japanese for "Frog", which explains the frogs in his house. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Source: Nintendo Database.

Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros.): Other Mario enemies that appear in the game include Boo Buddy, Blooper, Pokey, Piranha Plant, Cheep Cheep, Goomba, Shy Guy. All have their Mario names except Shy Guy who is called "Mask Mimic". The Japanese version does use his Mario name, though. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Cross-Series (Mario Paint): In the Japanese version, enter your name as TOTAKEKE (in Japanese Katakana). The background music will change to the strange tune from Mario Paint, Kazumi Totaka's signature tune. In Richard's house let the music loop a few times and it changes to a different version of Kazumi Totaka's signature tune. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Source: Nintendo Database.

Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, The (N64)

Music: You play the song "The Ballad of the Wind Fish" in the milk bar. The song title comes from Link's Awakening. (Credit: Bomberguy221)

Status: TRUE: Verified by www.vgmusic.com.

Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros.): One of the masks that the mask salesman has on his backpack looks like Mario. (Credit: Isaac) Status: Unverified

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The (N64)

Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros.): Talon and Ingo look like Mario and Luigi. Malon might possibly be based on Princess Toadstool (Peach), and she is wearing a Bowser-head brooch. There are also pictures of Mario and other characters from the Mario games behind a window in Hyrule Castle Courtyard. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Character Cameos: Malon and Talon of 64 and the GBC Zelda games are clearly based on Marin and Tarin of Link's Awakening. I'm not even sure why they bothered to renamed them, as the characters are so alike in every way: Malon, young girl, crush on Link, sings; Talon, her lazy father, sleeps all the time. (Credit: Aaron Campbell) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Perhaps Nintendo renamed them as a way of explaining how these characters, who existed only in a dream, ended up being in the real Hylian world after all.

Cross-Series (Super Mario 64): A sign on the second floor of the Dodongo's cavern is printed on a stone tablet rather than a usual sign. The bizarre texture used on the tablet is the same texture used on the fountain in the castle garden in Super Mario 64. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Note that this is the same texture tile that caused that whole "Luigi is in Super Mario 64" rumor years ago.

Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, The (GBC)

Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros.): The Cheep-Cheeps from Super Mario Bros. are in Zelda: Oracle of Seasons. (Credit: JG Shady) Status: Unverified

and in the VGA versions. Sierra founder Ken Williams will come out to congratulate you.Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Leisure Suit Larry 2: Goes Looking For Love in Several Wrong Places (PC) Specific Reference: At the beginning of the game. much like the dog in the first game. an obvious reference to the biblical legend of Adam & Eve. The (GCN) Cross-Series (Luigi's Mansion): The pirate Mako appears to have been based on Professor E. (Credit: SlyDante) . 3. Gadd from Luigi's Mansion. Las Vegas. (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Programmers: After you beat the game. you have to give her an apple. (Credit: BGBW & Fenrir X) Status: TRUE: (Picture) proves it. he'll make advertisements for Leisure Suit Larry games 2. a parody of the Big Gulps sold at the real-life 7-11 convenience stores. & 5. Eve sics a dog on you that urinates on Larry. The game even says the dog looks familiar. (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Products (Big Gulp): The Quikie Mart convenience store sells you a drink called a "Grotesque Gulp". (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Mythology (Biblical): In order to get Eve to talk to you. Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards (PC) Real Place (Las Vegas): The entire game takes place in a city called "Lost Wages". which is an obvious parody of the real-life city.

another Sierra adventure game. (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified . (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Programmers: Chief Keneewauwau shows up again. Larry encounters some cult members called the Hairy Krishnas. (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Real Place (Chippendales): The male strip club Patti encounters in the game is called Chip N' Dale's. (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Leisure Suit Larry 3: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals (PC) Specific Reference: Look at the statue at the beginning of the game: It's dedicated to Larry for saving Nontoonyt Island. Chief Keneewauwau. who are parodies of the Hare Krishna religious group. the chief of the tribe on Nontoonyt Island looks an awful lot like Sierra founder Ken Williams. and he still looks like Ken Williams. (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Miscellaneous: At the airport. as in Leisure Suit Larry 2. you'll be told that you see a bunch of people playing Police Quest. (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Programmers: Two of the people who eat at the restaurant in the jungle are Sierra founders Ken and Roberta Williams. a parody of real-life male strip club Chippendale's.Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Police Quest): If you take a peek through the hole in the fence behind Quikie Mart.

TV Shows (Looney Tunes): If Patti dies at the hands of a feral pig. obvious parodies of real-life rappers Arrested Development and M. there was NO Leisure Suit Larry 4. and (I'm honestly not kidding here) Uncle Scrooge. folks!" (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work (PC) Real Place (Hard Rock Cafe): The Hard Disk Cafe is a spin-off of the Hard Rock Cafe. President George Bush makes a phone call to congratulate you (he was the current president at the time of the game's release). (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Famous Person (George Bush/Dan Quayle): After you successfully land the plane. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Famous Person (Various): Throughout the course of the game.C. Larry suddenly has amnesia. The store in Atlantic City where you get your roller skates is called "Ivana Skates". "That's all. Also. See. Hammer.C. an obvious reference to Donald Trump. (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: The entire plot of the game is an in-joke to the Leisure Suit Larry series. Patti has erotic dreams about three rich celebrities: Donald Trump. (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Famous Person (Various): The basement in Baltimore's K-RAP studios contains statues of singers Barry Manilow and Connie Stevens. the little "Game Over"-style screen has an animation of a feral pig bursting out of a Looney Tunes-style logo. Bill Gates. jokingly referred to as the king and queen of rock. just like cartoon character Porky Pig when he announces. the casino in Atlantic City is called "Tramp Casino". and the clerk in the store bears a strong resemblence to Ivana Trump. and he invites you to a banquet featuring Vice-President Dan Quayle. and the . Hammer. The rappers found in K-RAP studios are called Contested Development and P. and in this game.

Mr. Big. "conquer" in this game are named after fine wines: Cavaricchi Vuarnet: Cavernet # Charlotte Donay: Chardonnay # Gammie Boysulay: Gamay AND Beaujolais # Merrily Lowe: Merlot # Shamara Payne: Champagne (Credit: SlyDante & Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified TV Shows (Studs): Larry wins his resort tickets on a game show called "Stallions".game's villain. um. which is a parody of the dating game show "Studs". has supposedly stolen "the missing floppies" for Leisure Suit Larry 4! (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out! (PC) # Products (Various): Most of the women you have to. (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Programmers: When you dig through the trash can in the kitchen. Victorian Principles (Victoria . (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Programmers: The tram operator is Art Serobian. who was LSL creator Al Lowe's computer mentor. right down to the format they use. the game says "Good idea! Digging through the trash is always an excellent idea in an Al Lowe game!" (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Leisure Suit Larry 7: Love for Sail! (PC) Famous Person (Various): The names of the women Larry can woo in this game are all sexuallycharged puns on actresses: Drew Barringmore (Drew Barrymore).

and of course Captain Thygh herself. (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Famous Person (Calvin Klein): Jamie Lee Coitus says that her fashion designs were stolen by rival designer Calvin Klone.Principal). the narrator says there's nothing in it. "But Al Lowe always hides something in the trash can!" The narrator then says he didn't do it this time because there wasn't enough memory. "convert" Victorian Principles into "Vicky". choose the "Other" option and type in "Look at Peggy's chest" (or anything along those lines). Annette Boning (Annette Bening). and Dewmi Moore (Demi Moore). (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Le Mans 24 (Arcade) . Larry's ultimate goal. and a sculptor is working on a Venus De Milo statue made out of dice. (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Art (Michelangelo): At the entrance to the casino. (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Programmers: When you talk to Peggy. there's a version of Michelangelo's David statue made out of playing cards. (Credit: Devin de Gruyl & SlyDante) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: After you. a parody of real-life fashion designer Calvin Klein. (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Programmers: When you try to rummage through one of the trash cans in the game. Larry replies by saying. you'll notice she's now playing Leisure Suit Larry 6 on her computer. who are supposed to caricature the Judds (Wynonna and Naomi) of country music fame. and Jamie Lee Coitus (Jamie Lee Curtis). um. You'll hear some dialogue that sounds like a behind-thescenes blooper of sorts. The exceptions are Wydoncha and Nailmi Jugg.

The levels are "A Beast of a Level" (Shadow of the Beast). "It's elementary. but this entry still counts as a Sherlock Holmes & Watson reference. (Shadow of the Beast) (Menace) (Awesome) (Shadow of the Beast 2) Music (Various): Many of the songs are "borrowed". (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: Screenshots prove it: (Screenshot 1) (Screenshot 2) Cross-Series (Various): Older Computer. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: Verified by the Lemmings code book. and "A Beast II of a Level" (Shadow of the Beast II). regardless. SNES. provided by Codie Martin (Be warned that the "Menace" screenshot is a bit gruesome). or anything close to that line in any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's official works. Ufouria. It's a widespread urban myth of unknown origins. Freedom Force. the names of several Sunsoft games. (Credit: Codie Martin & Fenrir X) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. "It's Elementary. "Lemmings: The Official Companion". and Mozart's "Rondo alla Turca". Genesis: Four levels borrow their music and graphics from earlier Psygnosis games. were removed from the later versions such as the Game Boy Color and the Lemmings that comes with Lemmings Paintball.Cross-Series (Sonic the Hedgehog): Sonic is a playable character. "MENACING!!!" (Menace). are written all over the level. "London Bridge is Falling Down". including Blaster Master. (FO's Note: Believe it or not. for whatever reason. There's "Can-Can". (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Watson!". Literature (Sherlock Holmes): There's a stage called "It's Lemmingentry Watson" which is a spoof on Sherlock Holmes's line. "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain When She Comes". Sherlock Holmes never actually said. Here are some screenshots of the levels.) . These levels. (Credit: Michael Morrissette) Status: Unverified Lemmings (Multiplatform) Cross-Series (Various): SNES version only: In the two-player level entitled "Graffiti". my dear Watson!". and Super Spy Hunter. "What an AWESOME Level" (Awesome).

The background music to the Polar tribe is a combination of "Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer" and "Frosty the Snowman". staircases are going to be all over the place).C. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Movie (Mary Poppins): There's a stage called "Mary Poppins' Land".C. after that crazy movie about the woman from the sky. (Credit: Codie Martin ) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. "Lock Lomond". the graphics on this level itself have nothing to do with Mr. Music (Various): The background music to the Circus tribe is a combination of music you'd hear during circus acts. the Scottish anthem. Miscellaneous: The concept of the game is based on the myth of the real-life lemmings . Movie (A Nightmare on Elm Street): There's a stage called "Nightmare on Lem Street" which is a spoof of "Nightmare on Elm Street". the level "Lemtris" is made up of several Tetris blocks. The stage's official comment in the Lemmings guide book says. The SNES version calls it "Umbrella Land".C. Lemmings 2: The Tribes (Multiplatform) Cross-Series (Tetris): In the Classic tribe. after the artist who made those paintings with the lizards and staircases. Escher's bizarre artwork". "The tribute to M. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Codie Martin) . Escher mentioned on this level goes no farther than the name. Or maybe the programmers were just being silly.small creatures with suicidal tendencies who mindlessly march en masse to their deaths off cliffs and into lakes. is the background music to the Highland tribe. This is only on the PC version and in the hint book. It may have been named this because it requires lots of building (and thus.Art (M. Escher". (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Escher): There's a stage called "Tribute to M. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

(Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Life Force (Multiplatform) . (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified TV Shows (Mission: Impossible): There's a stage called "Mission Impossible".com.Status: TRUE: Verified by www. because some of the levels are made out of Jelly Bellies and have the Jelly Belly logo somewhere on them. named after the horseman from the old TV show. named after the TV show. after the invisible line that separated the communist countries from the capitalist countries during the cold war. Lemmings 3D (PC) Products (Jelly Belly): Psygnosis seems to have made a deal with Jelly Belly. the Jelly Belly logo appears during the game's startup. named after the speedy mouse of Looney Tunes.vgmusic. Also. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified TV Shows (The Lone Ranger): There's a stage called "The Lone Ranger". (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Lemmings Revolution (PC) Miscellaneous: There's a stage called "The Iron Curtain". (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified TV Shows (Looney Tunes): There's a stage called "Speedy Gonzales".

Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. so the only plausible explanation for the appearance of these Core Fighters is that Zelos must've swallowed part of the Bacterion Empire along with all the other planets and galaxies he consumed. which can also be seen as a reference to Culture Brain's other NES RPG. Cross-Series (Gradius): Life Force also has the Gradius Moai heads in the final level. may have been named after the creator of the Ultima series. Lord British. at about the midpoint right before it changes from being a cave to a pyramid. but this seems like a very particular cameo. but he is in there. . (Credit: Setzer the Great) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it.Celebrity: The 2-player ship. Music (Can-Can): The training music theme is the "Can-Can". Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Cross-Series/Music (The Magic of Scheherazade): After beating the Water Lily Palace. Cross-Series (Gradius): Life Force is a spin-off of Gradius. Also remember that the enemy of Life Force (Zelos) is completely different from the enemy of Gradius (Bacterion). The Magic of Scheherazade. (Gengai Screenshot) I wasn't able to get Rick because he doesn't reappear after you beat him. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Deathspork & Dire 51) Status: Bizarre Coincidence?: I personally don't buy this one. the music changes to the Gradius boss theme and you fight three miniature Xaerous Core Fighters. Little Ninja Brothers (NES) Cross-Series (Flying Warriors): Rick and his master Gengai. music from Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade" plays in the background. In Level 5. are in one of the towns. from Flying Warriors. but Crawl is convinced it's an actual reference. (Credit: Junus Crowe & Flying Omelette) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it.

(Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified .. so it's not coincidence. Erik: We're doomed. "We're doomed" is probably a censored version of Hudson's "We're f*****"! (Credit: Codie Martin & Flying Omelette) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) animation proves it. Almost all the passwords in Lost Vikings are like this. appears as a random enemy in this game's final area. the final boss of the Game Boy game Ninja Boy. the dialogue between the three vikings goes: Erik: Boy these monsters are getting tough. Real Place (Cairo. an obvious reference to McDonald's. The waitress even has the yellow McDonald's "M" on her hat! Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. a city in Egypt. which translates to "Cairo".. I'll protect you. (Credit: Hobbes) Status: Unverified Lost Vikings. Egypt): The password for the third Egyptian stage is "C1R0". The (Multiplatform) Movie (Aliens): After the first Egyptian level. Baleog: Don't worry guys. Character Cameo: Dragon Shogun. man! "I'll protect you!" and "Game over. Olaf: Game over. Lode Runner (NES) Cross-Series (Bomberman): The enemies are Bombermen. man!" are Hudson lines from Aliens. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it.Real Place (McDonald's): The hamburger shops are called "McRonald's".

which is that famous line Dorothy says from The Wizard of Oz. The music is from the original Super Mario Bros. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Low G Man (NES) Cross-Series (G. "I don't think we are in Kansas anymore. "Vincent Van Gogh". (Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified Literature (Frankenstein/Dracula): In the bathroom where you have to get five Boos to enter. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete (PS1) . (Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified Music: In the music room you are asked to identify a piece of music.I.I. there's a poster of Frankenstein and Dracula on the side of the room. Toto". Erik says.Movie (The Wizard of Oz): At the start of the first Candyland stage. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: Unverified Console (Game Boy): One of the Boos is named "Game Boo". Joe!!" (Credit: Ruudos) Status: TRUE: Screenshots prove it: (Screenshot 1) (Screenshot 2) Luigi's Mansion (GCN) Art (Van Gogh): The ghost named "Vincent Van Gore" is a spoof of the famous artist. It ends with the sentence. game. just wait for G. Joe): If you beat this game on the hardest setting (B-levels). you will see the ending sequence. after the Game Boy. "If you think you're good.

csv". This weapon was an extremely powerful sword that you could only get in the Sega Saturn version through a Gameshark. DO NOT SAVE THE FILE! It could corrupt the game. (Screenshot) # Notes: MPS Labs is the programming arm of Microprose. which MS Excel can open and read. also by Microprose. also by Microprose. # Civnet is the network version of the venerable Civilization. Card data is contained within a file called "Master. Despite what the card description says. also by Microprose. # Terror From the Deep (26/26 creature!) is the 2nd X-Com game. because there's some interesting (and REALLY funny) stuff in there. (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete (PS1) Specific Reference: In Bromide X. (Credit: Sam Strickler) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) provided by Sam Strickler proves it. and also asks how they get the M's on the M&M's. the best Magic: The Gathering simulator at the time. # Across the Rhine is a military strategy game.Products (Tootsie Pop/M&M's): There is an NPC near the entrance to Vane that asks you how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. installing X-Com 2 does absolutely nothing. despite the bugs and glitches within. (Credit: Ironwolf) Status: Unverified Magic Sword (SNES) Real Place (Easter Island): The ancient Moai heads of Easter Island make an appearance on the 2nd floor of the tower. you can see Borgan holding the Dark Schitmear. Magic: The Gathering (PC) Programmers/Cross-Series (Various): This is for the very ancient (circa 1995. out of print since 1998) card game which is. . And you should. NOTE: When closing Excel.

an earlier PC game also made by Lucasarts. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: TRUE: Screenshot proves it. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.) . (Credit: Crawl and 1000. Tweeter911 & Flying Omelette) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. He's also a reference to Ric Flair. one of the people who created Magi Nation. Famous Person (Randy Savage/Ric Flair): The character Yaki is a reference to professional wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage because of the way he talks. Famous Person (Michael Jackson): Tony does a Michael Jackson impression at the party in Cald. Maniac Mansion (NES/PC) Cross-Series (Zak McKracken): In the PC version only. Movie (Star Wars): There is an X-Wing model in Ed's room. which contains card legacy effects. there is a poster referencing Zak McKracken. (The Arrow is conveniently pointing at it. Magi Nation (GBC) Programmers: The place where Tony Jones comes from is called "Tavel Gorge". but those are just programmer quotes and Magic lingo which has very little to do with the cameos section. which is a reference to Phillip Tavel. since he keeps saying "WOOO!" more than enough times.There's actually more funny stuff down on record numbers 998 to (End of File).

which is obviously a Van Halen reference. you can hear a small piece of the Indiana Jones theme. a reference to the "HEEEEEEEEERE'S Johnny!" line from the Tonight Show. This also happens if you have Bernard call the Meteor Police. If that isn't enough evidence for you. Fat Patty. theme. then I don't know what is. (Credit: ErniePants) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Thin Lizzy. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Here is a (Midi) and a (Screenshot). Note: I agree that Wink Smiley is based on Jay Leno.Movie (Indiana Jones): If you use the old radio in the living room. Even though the game was made before Jay Leno hosted the Tonight Show. Also consider the fact that his theme music is called. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Then it plays the first five notes of the Super Mario Bros. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Famous Person (Eddie Van Halen): The Green Tentacle's song is called "Eddie Van Tentacle". Dave's theme music even has a similar style to that song. he used to guest host for Johnny Carson a lot. They both have a big chin and black hair. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Though I don't know why Lucasarts didn't just use Carson's likeness instead of Leno's. Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros. Famous Person (Jay Leno): The talk show host in the end is clearly based on Jay Leno. at first you hear sound effects and "music" obviously taken from the old arcade Asteroids game. (Pepsi Can Screenshot) . Fred has an entire Pepsi Machine in the basement. Also notice the name of the artist is "Fat Patty". (Credit: ErniePants) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. and Dr. Music (Thin Lizzy): Dave's theme music is titled "The Boys Are Still Back" (this can be seen if you read his cassette player or in the end credits after finishing the game.) This is an obvious take on Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back".) Products (Pepsi): You can get a can of Pepsi in the refrigerator.): When you play the Meteor Mess arcade game. "HEEEEEEERE'S Talk Show Host!" in the end credits.

give him slightly different buttons and claim . Seems VERY suspicious to me that a nearly-identical robe to that of a popular character class in a mega-popular game series would be slapped on a magic-wielding character by pure accidental coincidence. A screenshot was produced that proved.Products (Edsel): The car in the garage is an Edsel. in Little Fungitown... In Zak. your character notes that there's no chainsaw fuel for it. that this entry was true. is obviously wearing a robe stolen from a White Mage from the Final Fantasy series. I really don't know what to make of this. and brown worker's shoes. you find chainsaw fuel. and there's none you can get in the game. but people are convinced there is no way possible Nintendo would rip off another game company's design. and when you find the chainsaw in MM. (Credit: Morgannon) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. the description says "Weird Edsel". (Credit: Kairobi King) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. but you know. it's been voted down on the forums. If you examine it. a red cap and shirt. The Magikoopa is wearing a white robe with a red triangular pattern on the bottom and a pointy hood. By this logic. in my mind. However. I can create a character for Image Arcane who wears blue overalls.but it's noted there's no chainsaw you can get in the game! Freaky. Cross-Series (Zak McKracken): Both Maniac Mansion and Zak McKracken were made by LucasArts around the same time. Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga (GBA) Cross-Series: The Psyko Kamek. huh? (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Maniac Mansion 2: Day of the Tentacle (PC) Specific Reference: You can play the original Maniac Mansion game as a hidden bonus. (Credit: Thibaut Salembier) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

And besides. FO's Note: I have no idea why several site readers have written in to inform me that there is no such game as "The Legend of Stafy". "Now you're playin' with power!". and are powered-up just like Mario in Super Mario Bros. They sport raccoon ears and tails. 3. (Credit: Deven711) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) provided by Codie Martin proves it.that it's just coincidence that his clothes look like Mario's. The Legend of Stafy. because there's no way I'd ever make a reference like that. it is sort of a cameo of a long abandoned power-up. they say. there is a poster that has Kirby on it riding the warpstar. which is a reference to the Japanese GBA video game. There's also a Wario poster. What Crawl says goes. a reference to the NES slogan "Now you're playing with power!" (Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Kirby): In the Yoshi Theater. build you the first hammer you get in the game. Cross-Series (Legend of Stafy/Wario): In the Yoshi Theater. this series does in fact. (Credit: Thibaut Salembier) Status: Unverified Programmers: When the Sledgehammer Bros. and unless there are a ton of hoax websites out there (including one of Nintendo's own). . (Credit: Fenrir X) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) provided by Codie Martin proves it. people. Stop trying to refute this entry! CASE CLOSED! Specific Reference: While not completely out-of-place. I've done some research on it. I may be dumb. CASE CLOSED!! Character Cameo: Geno from Super Mario RPG makes an appearance in the game arcade. There are goombas called tanoombas (tanooki goomba) that wear a leaf on their heads. I put this through the Ultimate Litmus Test: Crawl and 1000 compared the images and said they did look enough alike to be a reference. there's a Stafy poster. and attack with the tail spin. (Credit: Marti Gaskill) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) provided by Codie Martin proves it. as they're from the same continuity. exist. but I'm not THAT dumb. Sure.

(Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: Mario is referred to as "Jumpman" by a Beanbean guard. Hitting them tells you the game they're from. as they don't normally appe in the ar "standard" Mario world. and the viruses from Dr. Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (GCN) Real Place (Mt. there's a room that's designed like a Donkey Kong level. This was his old name in the Donkey Kong game (his first game). Specific Reference: In the Hooniversity. (Credit: Fenrir X) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Donkey Kong): In the Woohoo Hooniversity level. Real Place (Starbucks): The Starbeans Cafe is a parody of the Starbucks coffee shop chain. (Credit: Thomas Ellinson) Status: Unverified Console (SNES): In the Bowser's Castle dungeon. Super Mario World.Character Cameo: Fighter Flys from Mario Bros. (Credit: Fenrir X) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) provided by Codie Martin proves it. and Paper Mario. (Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified . Rushmore): One of the places at Peach's Castle Grounds course is a spoof of Mount Rushmore. I would consider these cameos. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Super Mario 64. there's a room with blocks from Super Mario Bros. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Mario make guest appearances as enemies. there's an enemy that wields a Super Scope.

Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.". Gadd from Luigi's Mansion. In the Lakitu Valley Tourney. from the Mario games. Mario Party 3 (N64) Music: When you use the Cellular Shopper or Bowser Phone. Piantasimmo from Super Mario Sunshine. which is a reference to the Hammer Bros. Mr.Cross-Series (Legend of Zelda): In Coin Mode. Resetti from Animal Crossing. (Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified Character Cameos: Sometimes in the rankings of tournament mode. the last number of coins in Hole 17 make the shape of the Triforce from the Legend of Zelda series. (Credit: MrnMllbnk) . (Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Legend of Zelda): One of the tournaments you can unlock in the passwords tournament is the Camp Hyrule tournament. Goombario from Paper Mario is in the leaderboards along with Tubba Blubba. Also. and lots more. (Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified Music: At the character select screen. theme. This is a reference to the Zelda series though it just takes place in Peach's Castle Grounds. (from Super Mario Sunshine) are unlockable characters. Shadow Mario. highlight Peach and you will hear her humming the first notes of the Super Mario Bros. and Bowser Jr. you'll see the name "Hammer Bros. Petey Piranha. theme over and over. E. (Credit: Andrew Rae) Status: Unverified Mario Paint (SNES) Console (Gameboy): One of the clipart stamps is a Gameboy. it plays the first bit from the original Mario Bros.

Gadd in its description. which is named after Professor E.Status: Unverified Mario Party 4 (GCN) Character Cameo: One of the items is called the "Gaddlight". (Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: The roller from the Mario Party 2 mini-game "Shock. (Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: The penguins in the mini-game "Photo Finish" are the ones from "Super Mario 64". (Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified Mario Party 5 (GCN) Movie (Mary Poppins): The mini-game "Merry Poppings" is named after "Mary Poppins". Drop. Gadd from Luigi's Mansion. (Credit: Deven711 & VGMaster96) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link): The Piano Mini-Mini-Game music in Boo's Haunted Bash sounds like the music from Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link. and Roll" appears on the Rainbow Dream board. It mentions E. (Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified Mario's Picross (GB) .

Jimmy. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: Unverified Marvel vs. Mushroom. Elias and Jones) are from Rage of the Dragons. Capcom (Multiplatform) Character Cameo: In Wily's stage. there is a cone that looks like Gutsman from Megaman Battle and Chase. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: Unverified Music: Unlock D. Spiny. The music is from Wario Land 2 (GB).'s court. (Credit: Michael Morrissette) Status: Unverified Marvel vs. (Credit: Pokejedservo) Status: Unverified Matrimelee (PC) Cross-Series (Rage of the Dragons): The 4 secret characters in the game (Lynn. Grand Goombas. Koopa Troopas. Mini Yoshi. Gameboy.K. The music is remixed from the original Donkey Kong arcade. Star. Mario. another Noise Factory fighting game based loosely on . Bullet Bill.Character Cameos: Several "cameo" puzzles appear in this game: Boo Diddly. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: Unverified Mario Tennis (N64) Music: Unlock Wario's court. Capcom 2 (Multiplatform) Character Cameo: Morrigan's little sister Lilith appears with her as the fight is about to start.

Cross-Series (Rage of the Dragons): Kang makes an appearance in Jone's lvl2 super. Console (MSX): Also in White Buffalo's stage.Double Dragon. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. The one shown in the previous screenshot is an example. "A Winner is You". It's most definitely a cameo. popular at one time in Asia. Kang was the partner of Jones in Rage of the Dragons. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot 1) and (Screenshot 2) prove it. the large viewscreen in the arena is running a Rage of the Dragons demo. and also produced under license from Atlus. but the "dial-a-combo" system demonstrated is a dead giveaway. Max Payne (Multiplatform) . similar to the message displayed in the NES game Nintendo Pro Wrestling. as it isn't consistent with the (rather tolerable) English used in the rest of the game. MSX is an old gaming console. Cross-Series (Rage of the Dragons): In White Buffalo's stage. The secret combination to select secret characters in this game is exactly the same as the Rage of the Dragons code to play as Abobo. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Abobo also makes a guest appearance as one of the things Sissy can manifest from that jewel box of hers. Programmers: The Noise Factory logo can be seen in the floors of certain arenas. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Cross-Series (Pro Wrestling): The large viewscreen in Princess Sissy's stage sometimes displays "A Winner is Whom". It's blurry. notice that the singers are wearing MSX t-shirts.

(Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: Unverified Mythology (Norse): Valkyr. Orange tells in Reservoir Dogs. Aesir.com proves it. MDK (PS1) Cross-Series (Earthworm Jim): In World 3 there's a hidden bonus area in which you must collect icons shaped like Earthworm Jim's head to make cows fall on your enemies. (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: Unverified Movie (Reservoir Dogs): One of the conversations you can hear the guards say is very close to the story that Mr. (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: Unverified Famous Person (Humphrey Bogart): Max Payne is based on Sam Spade. (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) from MobyGames. Ragna Rock. a reference to the now-infamous line from Zero Wing. there is a sign that says "Tar Cafe".. and Yggdrasil are all from Norse Mythology. a character played by Humphrey Bogart. the man who wrote the script for Max Payne. Max even makes a mention to playing it Bogart. you can find a sign that says "Dopefish lives". This can also be seen in Duke Nukem 3D and is a reference to Commander Keen. Underneath it says. (Credit: Ace Whatever) . (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Commander Keen): In one of the levels. "615 All your base.".Cross-Series (Zero Wing): In the training level.. (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: Unverified Programmers: The way Max Payne looks is based on Sam Lake.

And just like in that movie. Programmers/TV Shows (South Park): In Stage 7-E. Kiya in the game). is Tommy Tutone's one hit (867-5309 [Jenny]). there is a hidden castle WAY up in the air. Music (867-5309 (Jenny)): In the beginning. (Credit: Facilitypro) Status: Unverified Medal of Honor (PS1) Famous Person (Winston Churchill): Winston Churchill is a secret playable character in the multiplayer mode. there's also a young woman involved (Amy in the movie. Also. the computer tells of an enemy minecrawler in sector 8675309. (Credit: Facilitypro) Status: TRUE: Verified by Crawl and 1000. the area of the story involving him is most likely inspired by the movie Time After Time. which is a Pee-Wee's Playhouse reference. you can go around the back and see the South Park version of Satan with one of the designer's heads pasted on. of course.Status: Unverified MDK2 (Multiplatform) TV Shows (Pee-Wee's Playhouse): The final boss is named Zizzy Baluba. (Credit: Facilitypro) Status: TRUE: Verified by Crawl and 1000. You need a time machine to get to him. (Credit: Ragnorak-X) Status: Unverified MediEvil 2 (PS1) Movie (Time After Time): There's a boss who is clearly based on Jack the Ripper. When you get to it. (Credit: Ragnorak-X) Status: Unverified . This.

Mega Man 3 (NES) Products (IBM): Dr. Console (Gameboy): Rush will sometimes dig up a Gameboy when you use the "Rush Search". Light's supercomputer is a spoof of an IBM mainframe. Pluto. (Credit: MJB817) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. & Kairobi King) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.Mega Man (NES) Cross-Series (Various): The Yashichi is an item that's appeared in many Capcom games. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Codie Martin. Mega Man 7 (SNES) Cross-Series (Super Ghouls n Ghosts): There's a code to change the music of Shade Man's stage to the first level music of Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts. Uranus. It's called "IBN". including Gun. Ghosts 'n Goblins. Mars. Neptune. Jupiter. Source: Nintendo Power magazine.Smoke. Venus. Mega Man 5 (GB) Real Place (Planets): All the Robot Masters in the Game Boy version of Mega Man 5 are named after planets in our solar system: Mercury. (Credit: Dire 51. Saturn. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Strider 2. (Credit: Flying Omelette) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. . and UN Squadron.

Flash Man's quote is "Stop in the name of love!".com proves it. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. in the background near the end of the stage. Pharaoh Man's quote is "I'm king of the world!". Top Man's Quote is "You spin me right round. Character Cameo: There's a Servbot doll from Mega Man Legends in Mayl's room. Character Cameo: There's a poster of Vile from Mega Man X and X3 (but it's his X version) in Higsby's Chip Shop. a reference to the movie Titanic. (Crdit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. you can see small statues of the Fire-Breathing dog enemies from Mega Man 2 lining the walls. (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified Music/Movie (Various): Several of the quotes in the Character CD are cameos. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified Mega Man Battle Network (GBA) Cross-Series (Zero Wing): In the power plant. baby!" This is another song lyric. Console (Gamecube): There's a Gamecube in Dex's house. which is the name of a song by Diana Ross and the Supremes. one of the defective programs says "All your base are belong to us!!" from Zero Wing.Mega Man and Bass (GBA) Character Cameo: In the introductory level (Robot Museum). . (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) from MobyGames.

(Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Movie (Mission: Impossible): You can see a poster for Rom Cruze in Upgrade Impossible. Roll isn't an android. The game says it comes from the "Caskett Kids". (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Pokemon/Mega Man Legends): Yai's house features a Pikachu -skin rug on the floor. The Servbot toy will migrate there eventually in later games. This is obviously a reference to Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible. (Credit: Fenrir X) Status: Unverified Movie (Attack of the Killer Tomatoes): There's also the movie "Attack of the Killer PETs. and her surname is Caskett. beside her computer." which is a cliche by now. and is only related to Megaman by adoption. Data being the monkey from the Mega Man Legends series.Character Cameo: At the beginning of the power plant scenario. Mega Man says something like "The Bonne Bunch is coming on". It's yellow and brown. (Credit: Fenrir X) Status: Unverified Mega Man Battle Network 2 (GBA) . In MML. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: Dex has a floormat and poster featuring the Servbots from the Mega Man Legends series. It's somewhere in her house upstairs. with the stripes and tail. Yai also has a Data doll on the couch. in reference to the bad guys of Mega Man Legends." (Credit: Fenrir X) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: Yai has a Mega Man Legends series Roll doll. but I believe it originates with "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes.

com proves it. This time. Mayl now has a toy Tron Bonne standing next to it. but the navi is based on one of Wily's robot's in the Gameboy "Megaman". Mega Man Battle Network 3 (GBA) Character Cameo: To go with that toy servbot.Console (GBA): The Gamecube seems to be gone. Go!" (Credit: Codie Martin & Fenrir X) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) from MobyGames. (Credit: Andrew Rae & Fenrir X) . Yai also has a Data doll on the couch.com proves it. (Credit: Michael Morissette) Status: Unverified Console (Gamecube): In the area of the mother computer where you fight Shadow Man. but Dex now has two Game Boy Advances. Mayl's Tron Bonne and Servebot figures are from the "Family Boone" [sic] TV show. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: Lan has a poster of Duo from Mega Man 8 in his room. (Credit: Andrew Rae) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Pokemon/Mega Man Legends): Yai's house features a Pikachu -skin rug on the floor. Match (from the first Battle Network) makes a cameo appearence in the airport as a netbattler. with the stripes and tail. again referencing the Bonne family from the Mega Man Legends series. "Go Bonne. a Gamecube logo can be found in the upper-right corner of the screen. Character Cameo: Mr. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: Mayl still has that Servebot doll. Data being the monkey from the Mega Man Legends series. (Credit: Fenrir X) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) from MobyGames. It's yellow and brown. It's from the TV show. His netnavi has not only changed.

It might also be the Famicom version 2. MegaMan. so it has to be a cameo. Chaud. (Credit: Michael Morissette) . (Credit: Fenrir X) Status: Unverified Miscellaneous: Lan has figures of MegaMan. but seemingly. This is pure conjecture. and Lan doesn't recognize it. Rockman Dash. there is an anime calendar featuring Lan.exe. the box says "Dash".Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Pokemon/Mega Man Legends): Yai's house features a Pikachu-skin rug on the floor. there is a poster of Zero. It's yellow and brown.exe. It might be the Super Famicom. there is a game system. They can't be store-bought.exe in his bedroom. like the ones that were released in Japan. (Credit: Fenrir X) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: In Higsby's shop. (Credit: Fenrir X) Status: Unverified Unknown Reference: In the guest room at the Ura Inn. but the shape is off. but I'm not sure what it is. and ProtoMan. a reference to the Japanese name of this game. Yai also has a Data doll on the couch. from the Mega Man X series. It makes no sense for thesecharacters to have merchandise of themselves. but I suspect it may be a real-life calendar released by Capcom? (Credit: Fenrir X) Status: Unverified Console (Unknown): In Dex's room. (Credit: Fenrir X) Status: Unverified Mega Man Legends (PS1/PC) Specific Reference: There's a box in the toy store that has the new game called "Megaman Legends". but they're only cameos assuming Lan didn't make them himself. with the stripes and tail. as it doesn't make any sense. Data being the monkey from the Mega Man Legends series.

(Credit: Ace Whatever) Status: Unverified Mega Man Network Transmission (GCN) Specific Reference: The "Zero Virus" everyone's talking about is likely a reference to the Zero Virus in Mega Man X5. and Hyper Storm H are all based on characters from the classic fable Journey to the West. the bosses Buster Rod G. (Credit: Michael Morissette) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: One of the houses on the outskirts of the island has a poster of Zero in it. but he's not evil. (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified Mega Man X (SNES) . the TV will be showing a short clip of Mega Man and Proto Man.Status: Unverified Character Cameo: There is a Wily look-alike in the Uptown region. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Mega Man: The Wily Wars (Megadrive) Literature (Journey to the West): In the Wily Tower game. Mega Water S. It even behaves in a similar way. (Credit: Ace Whatever) Status: Unverified Mega Man Legends 2 (PS1) Character Cameo: When you enter the bar in the first town.

They DO sound similar. (Credit: MJB817) Status: Requires Verification: I do not like to include songs in the Cameos Database that have a vague similarity to another song. from the Street Fighter games. Mega Man X3 (SNES) Music (My Michelle): The music in Neon Tiger's level is extremely similar to the Guns 'n Roses song "My Michelle". Movie (Predator): The Sting Chameleon boss is based on the Predator from the Arnold Schwarzenegger film. I'm more willing to believe this one than some others because somebody at Capcom obviously likes Guns n Roses. (Credit: Dire 51) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. They both have a cloaking ability that makes them transparent against their surroundings. but it's difficult to make a call based on only 30 seconds of the song. Mega Man X2 (SNES) Cross-Series (Street Fighter 2): Ken's (SF II) flaming Dragon Punch becomes available to X after gathering the necessary items. they both make a "rattling" noise. Mega Man X4 (PS1) Character Cameo: Chill Penguin from X1 and Blizzard Buffalo from X3 can be seen frozen in ice in Frost Walrus' stage. and they both attack in the jungle. Status: TRUE: Too many similarities to be coincidence.com. Source: Nintendo Power. in the Armored Armadillo stage. When Dr. Light appears to give it to you. and about 30 seconds of "My Michelle" at BestBuy. unless there is substantial reason to believe the song is an intentional parody. The cloaking abilities are identical. (Credit: Codie Martin) . as evidenced by the American names of the Mavericks in Mega Man X5. he's wearing Ryu's outfit. Status: TRUE: Verified in Nintendo Power. I've listened to a (Midi) of the Neon Tiger theme.Cross-Series (Street Fighter 2): You can get Ken and Ryu's "Hadouken" fireball move.

Numerous sources have confirmed this. Duff McWhalen (Duff McKagan). and you have to dodge them by falling off the platforms before they hit you. Izzy Glow (Izzy Stradlin). The music when fighting it is a remake of the Sigma stage boss music in Mega Man X. There's an area of the stage where these instant death beams shoot out at you from the side in patterns. Specific Reference: The first Sigma Stage seems to have its gist borrowed from Quick Man's stage in Mega Man 2. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Dark Dizzy (Dizzy Reed). (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Character Cameo/Music: The boss of the second Sigma Stage is a remake of Rangda Bangda from Mega Man X. Axle the Red (Axel Rose). just like in Quick Man's stage. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Character Cameo/Music: The boss of the first Sigma Stage is a black Rock Monster from Mega Man 1 and 3. (Credit: Daniel) Status: Unverified Mega Man X5 (PS1) Character Cameo: You fight Magma Dragoon from X4 at the end of Training Mode. The names are: Grizzly Slash (Slash). The music when fighting it is a remake of the Wily stage boss music in Mega Man. Squid Adler (Steven Adler). and Mattrex (Matt Sorum). and the uppercut. You even have this one Time Freezing ability that you can use to freeze the beams. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Famous Person (Guns n Roses): The mavericks were named after members of the band "Guns 'n Roses". (Credit: Codie Martin) .Status: TRUE: Screenshots prove it: (Blizzard Buffalo) (Chill Penguin) Cross-Series (Street Fighter 2): Magma Dragoon has the same techniques as Ryu's fireball. dragon punch. Their voices also sound similar.

Wily's emblem (the crooked "W" with a circle around it) appears in the background. I've seen him make Sting Chameleon from X1 and Magna Centipede from X2 appear. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Music: The second Sigma fight is a remix of the music of both Sigma fights from Mega Man X2.Status: Unverified Music: The music in Tidal Whale's stage is remixed from Bubble Crab in Mega Man X2. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified . So far. if given the chance. Dr. will make old mavericks appear when you're fighting him. in the fourth Sigma stage. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: When you fight Zero near the end of the game. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Music: The first two Gate stages' music are remixes of the third X-Hunter level (where you fight Agile) in Mega Man X2. (Credit: Timothy Courchene) Status: Unverified Mega Man X6 (PS1) Character Cameo: Metal Shark Player. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Music: The opening movie's music is a remix of Zero's theme in Mega Man X and the "Got Weapon" music in Mega Man 3.

Mega Man Xtreme 2 (GBC) Specific Reference: In the ending. the characters mention one "Colonel" and the "Repliforce". These are references.com. Nina of Breath of Fire. use X. (Credit: Codie Martin & Flying Omelette) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. (Credit: Andrew Rae) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Various): Some of the wolf reploids you save in the ice stage have names of other Capcom characters. ie. Dante of Devil May Cry.Character Cameo: If you enter one of the secret doors of any of the stages after rescuing Zero and defeating High Max. Arthur of Ghouls n Ghosts. Menacer 6-in-1 (Genesis) Cross-Series (Toejam & Earl): The Sega Genesis Menacer 6-in-1 cart has a game called "Ready. (Credit: Yashiro Nanakase) Status: TRUE: Verified by www.vgmuseum. where you fought the character you weren't using. fight Zero.com) proves it. and Ken of Street Fighter. Chun Li. Cody and Guy of Final Fight. and Data from Mega Man Legends. Leon of Resident Evil. Metal Gear Solid (PS1) . to Mega Man X4. such as Ryu. Tomatoes!" which stars Toejam & Earl. or getting to the Gate stages. (Credit: Andrew Rae) Status: TRUE: (www. Aim. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Music: The theme heard during the battle with Nightmare Zero is that of the Virus stage 3 boss from Mega Man X5. you fight Dynamo from Mega Man X5. thus making this game a prequel. Morrigan (Moringa) of DarkStalkers.tjande.

(Credit: Camilo E. mission: to eliminate . (Credit: James FP) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Villamizar B. ships and other purported "secure areas. a "ghost" will show up on the photograph. Numerous sources have verified this. The unit's function as a security evaluation team allowed it to travel all over the world and was in effect. highly secured bases. Red Cell was a top secret Navy unit formed by Marcinko in the late 1980's. (Credit: James FP) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Gradius): There's an Easter Island head (from Gradius) in the floor of the nuclear weapon storage with the poison gas.Cross-Series (Various): When Psycho Mantis tries to read your mind. This is a reference to the Navy SEAL team Red Cell. These ghosts are actually based on the different programmers of the game. Red Cell's purpose was two-fold. if you have a saved file on your memory card for Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. It is placed in such a way that its shadow appears man-sized. headed by Captain Richard Marcinko. "I see you like Castlevania!" This also works for Suikoden and Silent Hill. Its members were hand-picked by him for their ability to think unconventionally and act aggressively. highly-classified. & bleusilence) Status: Unverified Miscellaneous: The terrorist group in the game is called Dead Cell. nuclear submarines. The result: Red Cell was able to infiltrate supposedly impenetrable.to test the defenses of the Navy's most secure facilities and installations. a "cover" for its second. Villamizar B. The first was to become terrorists themselves -. (Credit: Ace Whatever) Status: Unverified Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty/Substance (PS2/XBOX) Cross-Series (Zone of the Enders): You can find cardboard boxes of Zone of the Enders in a couple of rooms in the tanker. Programmers: If you take pictures of certain areas of the game with the camera. he will say something like. (Credit: Camilo E.) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: There's a joke that involves a Vulcan Raven action figure early in the mission." seemingly at will.

Metal Gear Solid: Ghost Babel. such as Steve Hartman (Stevie Wonder). This will also work for Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Mario Sunshine. he makes references to Metal Gear. (Credit: Codie Martin & KingTT) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Details of the unit's activities in this area remain classified. However.terrorists before they could strike. Red Cell's success at defeating the Navy's own security forces embarrassed many base commanders and earned the unit a number of enemies within the Navy. Marcinko had written a number of fictional novels after his New York Times bestseller biography. (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: Unverified Metal Gear Solid: Ghost Babel (GBC) Specific Reference: After completing all of the special missions in Metal Gear Solid: Ghost Babel (GBC). Albert Trembly (Doc Trembly) and Dan Capel (Nicky Grundle). (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: Unverified Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (GCN) Cross-Series (Various): If you have an Eternal Darkness file on your memory card. and also I think Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. (Credit: Auron & KingTT) . Psycho Mantis says something like "You like adventure games don't you? Do you like SILICON KNIGHTS games? Did you enjoy ETERNAL DARKNESS?" He also says something about Zelda if you have a Wind Waker file on the memory card as well. Also one of those special missions has you dodging barrels like in Donkey Kong. you will get a conversation from Number 4 that hints that this was a training mission for Jack AKA Raiden from MGS2. Metal Gear Solid. (Credit: Adam Kasugano) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: When the colonel is going all nutso. and in most of his novels such as Red Cell and SEAL Force Alpha he will write about the people he served with in Red Cell. The unit fell on hard times after Marcinko was convicted of misallocation of funds and was subsequently disbanded in 1995. Numerous sources confirm it. Cross-Series (Eternal Darkness): There is an Eternal Darkness poster in one of the lockers.

there are little statuettes of Mario and Yoshi! Shooting Mario replenishes your health. you will see Alex Roives from Eternal Darkness. you can see a poster on the back wall advertising Zone of Enders 2: The Second Runner. on top of a computer. (Credit: KingTT) Status: Unverified Programmers: If you take pictures of certain areas of the game with the camera. (Credit: James FP) Status: Unverified Programmers: When facing Psycho Mantis." and your screen will go black with the word "Hideo". (Credit: KingTT) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Zone of the Enders): During the Ninja fight in the computer room.): On the right side of the computer room. from left to right. This is a reference to MGS director Hideo Kojima. and then return to normal.Status: Unverified Programmers: Behind Psycho Mantis are pictures of. MGS creator Hideo Kojima. (Credit: KingTT) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros. Source: Nintendo Power. (Credit: KingTT) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. MGS:TTS cutscene director Ryuhei Kitomura. "Black out. a "ghost" will show up on the photograph. and you can hear Yoshi make his trademark noise if you shoot him. and President of Silicon Knights Denis Dyack. (Credit: fput1) . Console (Gamecube): In the computer room there is a picture of a Gamecube and a WaveBird controller on one of the computer screens. he will say. (Credit: KingTT) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Eternal Darkness): If you lay a book on the ground and look at it in first person mode. These ghosts are actually based on the different programmers of the game.

Screenshot from (Metroid Database). Metal Walker (GBC) Cross-Series (Pokemon): The enemy called B. Metal Storm (NES) Cross-Series (R-Type): There are R-Type Warships in the background of Stage 6. and he was probably named after director Ridley Scott. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. General Morden.com proves it. Metroid (NES) Movie (Alien): Much of the idea of Metroid seems inspired by "Alien". Too many similarities to be coincidence. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Ridley (screenshot) has the elongated head of the Aliens in the Alien movies. . (Credit: MJB817) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) from MobyGames. Finally. Samus Aran looks a bit like Sigourney Weaver in the endings where she removes her helmet. from the female hero to the parasitic alien life form that wiped out an entire planet's civilization. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Minion appears to have a pokeball for a head and very Pikachu-like ears. is based on Saddam Hussein and the ending is a spoof of the movie "Independence Day".Status: Unverified Metal Slug X (Arcade/PS1) Famous Person/Movie (Saddam Hussein/Independence Day): The main villain of the game.

much of the idea seems inspired by Alien. Also. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: Verified by www.vgmusic. you'll eventually find a message saying something about how his eye watches over all (I don't remember the exact quote. Especially how Samus Aran is returning to the Metroid's homeworld in this sequel. reminiscent of how Ripley fought the Alien Queen in the end of "Aliens". Metroid Prime (GCN) Music: The music to the caverns is a remix of the music to Lower Norfair in Super Metroid. Samus fights the Queen Metroid (screenshot) in the end. the music that plays is the boss/escape tune from Super Metroid. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: Verified by www. When you find Okrim's maze.com. Too many similarities to be coincidence. Movie (Aliens): The dead giant parasite you find near the beginning of Metroid Prime is probably based on the Alien Queen from Aliens.Metroid 2: Return of Samus (GB) Movie (Aliens): Just like Metroid 1. It even mentions that the orifice on the rear end might be used for birthing offspring. (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: Unverified Might and Magic (NES/PC) Literature (Lord of the Rings): Might and Magic has a definite Lord of the Rings reference. but it's something very much like .vgmusic. much like how Ripley returned to the planet where the Alien was first discovered in "Aliens". Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. the egg the baby Metroid hatches out of it looks like an Alien egg. (Metroid Database) Metroid Fusion (GBA) Music: When you fight Ridley and when you're escaping the station at the end. Finally.com.

Too many similarities to be coincidence. There's also a quest involving Lord Peabody. Mythology (Greek): Might and Magic also has a Maze of the Minotaur with a minotaur boss. Music (Pachelbel): The title theme music on the NES version is Pachelbel's Canon.) This is a reference to Sauron of The Lord of the Rings. (Credit: Andrew Rae) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Mighty Final Fight (NES) Cross-Series (Mega Man): In the ending.that. there's a billboard with Mega Man's face on it. (Midi) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. just like in the myths.. you win his Ring as an item. If that's not enough evidence for you. (Credit: Ace Whatever) Status: Unverified . a Wayback Machine and. a relative of his named Sherman. Misadventures of Tron Bonne. one of them will turn on the TV showing a walking Mega Man. but I've forgotten the specifics. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. I think. The (PS1) Character Cameo: When you send your servbots into a house for the first time.. (Credit: Will B) Status: Unverified: FO's Note: That's one of the weirdest cameos I've heard of so far. Might and Magic: Gates to Another World (Genesis) TV Shows (Hong Kong Phooey/Sherman & Peabody): I remember there being a hireling named "HK Phooey". when you beat Okrim.

(Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified Monster Rancer (PS1) Cross-Series (Deception): You can get a secret monster who is a character from Tecmo's Deception if you meet certain requirements. the programmer of the game. Perhaps because Accolade was stationed in San Jose? (Credit: Andrew Rae) Status: Unverified MLB Slugfest Loaded (PS2/Xbox) Cross-Series (Mortal Kombat): The 2 hidden teams. (Credit: Kairobi King) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.com) confirms it. (Credit: Deven711) Status: TRUE: (GameWinners. they talk about the movie "The Time Machine". Movie (The Time Machine): In one of the conservations between the commentators. Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Missile Command (GB) Programmers: The San Jose stage features the Accolade buildings. (Credit: Ace Whatever) Status: Unverified Monty on the Run (C64) .Missile Command (Atari 2600) Programmers: You can turn one of the destroyed cities into the initials "RF" for Rob Fulop. are named after Scorpion and Sub-Zero from the Mortal Kombat series.

there is a line that says Kano Transformation. (Credit: Mike Waters) Status: TRUE: (GameWinners) confirms it. His name is their last names spelled backwards. only in MK Trilogy did he finally become a playable character again. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: TRUE: Here is a (Dick Barton Gallop Wav) and a (Monty on the Run midi) for comparison. Mortal Kombat 2 (Multiplatform) Cross-Series (Pong): Pong is hidden in the game. but I have seen a Raiden transformation!" (Credit: Mike Waters) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Joust): Also note Shang Tsung's friendship move is that he turns into a Joust character. Ed Boon and John Tobias. What does this mean? The world may never know. "I have never seen a Kano transformation" when Nightwolf performs that friendship? Well. And sometimes Nightwolf will say "No. a Mortal Kombat 2 arcade machine falls behind him during his Friendship. Source: Nintendo Power. You have to wait about 40 seconds into the midi for the similarity to begin. In the first 2 editions of MK3. 250 matches must be played by 2 players to access Pong. Also.Music (Dick Barton Gallop): The theme tune is based on the Dick Barton Gallop. Programmers: Noob Saibot is a reference to the game's programmers. in the bookkeeping of the arcade game of MK2. (Credit: Mike Waters) Status: Unverified . Mortal Kombat 3 (Multiplatform) Character Cameo: Nightwolf has a friendship where he transforms into Raiden. the thunder god from the series. what is the meaning behind Raiden saying. Also. MK2 is the first game he appeared in as a hidden character. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Raiden was not playable.

Mario): The virus characters from Dr. See (Oddities 28) for picture comparison. (Credit: Rick L) Status: Unverified Motoko Chan no Wonder Kitchen (SFC) Cross-Series (Dr. Mystaria: The Realms of Lore/Blazing Heroes/Riglord Saga (Saturn) Literature (Lord of the Rings): The characters Aragon and Saura were most likely named after Aragorn and Sauron from The Lord of the Rings. Mortal Kombat Trilogy (N64) Cross-Series (Space Invaders): One of the bonus games is Space Invaders. "Riglord Saga". Movie (Predator): Sektor and Cyrax were obviously modeled after the Predator. Mario make a cameo in this rather peculiar game. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Per Arne Sandvik) Status: TRUE: Screenshot at (Encyclopedia-Obscura) proves it. and it's one space to the left of the "Supreme Demonstration". Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (NES) . Even the Japanese title of the game. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.Cross-Series (Galaxian): Mortal Kombat 3 has a Galaxian clone hidden in it. if I remember correctly. (Credit: Nixxy Blayde) Status: TRUE: Similarities too strong to be coincidence. which can be found after beating the tallest tower. sounds like it was taken from "Lord of the Rings".

Music (Brahms/Faure): Two of the songs in this game are real music: one song borrows from "Hungarian Dance No. 1 (PS1) Cross-Series (Ridge Racer): The "Namco Wall" in the Pole Position room is from Ridge Racer. etc. but not Ms. but worth noting that Donkey Kong takes care of the prize money in the Club House. NBA Jam (Multiplatform) Famous Person (Bill Clinton/Al Gore): There's a code to play as President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore. and another borrows from "Sicilienne (from Pelleas et Melisande)" by Gabriel Faure. Pac Man is in the opening movie. and she's not in the original Pac-Man. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince.. NES Open Tournament Golf (NES) Character Cameo: Essentially a Mario game anyway. (Credit: Yashiro Nanakase) Status: TRUE: (GameWinners) confirms it. (Credit: Michael Morissette) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: Ms. Famous Person/Cross-Series (Various): NBA Jam contains Raiden and Scorpion from Mortal Kombat. (Credit: Michael Morissette) Status: Unverified: FO's Note: This one I'll count since Pac-Man is included on this compilation. But be careful on character cameo submissions with compilation games. (Credit: Terry Trojan) Status: Unverified Namco Museum Vol. Pac-Man. (Credit: Mark Kelly) . and TONS of rap/funk stars such as George Clinton. as hidden playable characters. 5" by Johannes Brahms. the Beastie Boys.

It's a series of non-sequential sounds and instrument loops layered over a man repeating "Number 8 Number 8 Number 8 Number 8" over and over again. The (PC) Music (Revolution #9): There's a track in the OST called "Resolution Number 8" which is a reference to the Beatles song "Revolution #9". Movie (Goldfinger): The regular gentlemen enemies throw their hats like Odd Job from the James Bond movie. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Nightshade (NES) Famous Person (Bruce Lee): The Ninja Mistress mentions Bruce Lee in her battle introduction. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. not "Number 8". . The Beatles track was pretty much the same only the man repeated "Number 9". In fact. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. (Credit: Codie Martin & Will B) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Neverhood. this is a reference to the giant from the Bible. Goldfinger. Literature (David and Goliath): The name of the Bouncer Boss is Goliath. Literature (Don Giovanni): If you examine that statue between the two Anubis Statues in the Gallery. the whole song (if you can call it that) is a parody of the Beatles track. Nightshade says it looks like a prop from Don Giovanni.Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Of course.

Giger's Alien. and Eggman. Movie (Alien): You may have seen this on the "Switched at Birth: Aliens" article. and I have a screenshot of this with one of the "TECMO"'s circled in red: (Screenshot) Status: TRUE: Screenshot proves it. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. the developers of the game. This is easiest to see on the SNES version that's included with Ninja Gaiden Trilogy. Bloody Malth is the horned guy that shoots a fireball at you that. probably a Get Smart reference. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Nights into Dreams (Saturn) Cross-Series (Sonic the Hedgehog): The default names in the high score table are Sonic. written across the top and bottom of it. if you jump . the Malice Four. but the "T". Amy. and "O" are very clear. Basaquer is the one that runs onto the screen from the right. is first seen in Level 1 pacing back and forth on various platforms. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Ninja Gaiden (NES/SNES) Programmers: If you look very carefully at the wall in Bomberhead's room. Knuckles. The other three all make their first appearances in Level 3.R. Bomberhead is the guy who stands on top of pillars and hurls a whirling blade at you. a reference to the Sonic series. Miles. then leaps over you and rains down a bunch of daggers. you can see the word "TECMO". Barbarian. They didn't do such a good job on the "M". the first boss who is a hunchbacked ninja carrying a large sword. Ninja Gaiden 2: The Dark Sword of Chaos (NES/SNES) Character Cameos: The bosses of the original Ninja Gaiden. the inside of the Tower of Lahja.TV Shows (Get Smart): When you use the phone booth and your popularity's in the blue zone. but the demon statues look very much like H. an elevator in the booth lowers Nightshade into Vortex's hideout. "E". "C". all make cameos as regular enemies in Ninja Gaiden 2.

a creature that looks exactly like an Alien Chestburster pops out of the wall. Note: This looks even more like a Chestburster on the SNES Trilogy version. he even resembles the Alien Queen. but consider the Alien-like Statues in Ninja Gaiden and the Chestburster in Ninja Gaiden 3. With the way Jaquio's head is looking down and those spiderleg-like adornments on his robe stick out to the sides. here is a (Screenshot) from Ninja Gaiden 2 and a (Screen Capture) of the scene from Aliens in question. They're wearing the same exact clothes! See Oddities 29 for picture comparison. . The (SNES) Movie (The Terminator): The cyborg skeletons of the Ninja Warriors were obviously modeled after the Terminator. the only boss of Ninja Gaiden who does not appear in this game in some form at all is the Masked Devil. I don't even think this one's debatable. Ninja Warriors. but the scene where Ryu meets Jaquio looks a lot like the scene in Aliens where Ripley meets the Alien Queen. In fact. Art (The Scream): The image in the background of the Jaquio fight is based on Edvard Munch's "The Scream". Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. returns to him like a boomerang. This could be coincidence. Movie (Aliens): I mentioned this in the Switched at Birth: Aliens article. and the connection seems all the more likely. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. but I don't have a screenshot of that one. Movie (The Terminator): Robert is so obviously modeled after Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator. due to the added color. Status: TRUE: Pictures prove it: (Ninja Gaiden 2 Screenshot) (The Scream) Ninja Gaiden 3: The Ancient Ship of Doom (NES/SNES) Movie (Alien): When you beat Clancy's first form. Status: TRUE: Unlike the above scenario.over it. Status: Bizarre Coincidence?: But for comparison.

boy". .Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. "Do we have to do this every time?" The witch replies. which is a take on the "Flux Capacitor" from Back to the Future. Norse by Norsewest: The Return of the Lost Vikings/The Lost Vikings 2 (Multiplatform) Movie (North by Northwest): The title of the Playstation version of the game is a reference to the Alfred Hitchcock movie. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. boy. North by Northwest." (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Movie (Back to the Future): When you find the time machine. Movie (Star Wars): At the end of the second stage. Too similar to be coincidence. it says one of the required pieces is the "Flush Capacitor". (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Movie (Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back): The line "We don't need their scum" is from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in the scene where one of Darth Vader's men comments on the Bounty Hunters he's hired to find Luke and his friends. "Teleporting people isn't like dusting crops. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber (N64) Cross-Series (Kartia/Rhapsody): Some of the randomly-generated character names are references to characters in other games published by Atlus. One is "Lacryma" from Kartia. one of the vikings asks the witch. and another is "Crowdia" from Rhapsody. which is a take on Han Solo's "Space flight isn't like dusting crops.

Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros.): I've also seen the names "Mario" and "Kong" appear, which are probably references to the Nintendo characters. (Nintendo published the game in America.) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Omikron: The Nomad Soul (DC)

Famous Person (David Bowie/Iman): David Bowie stars as two main characters in this game, the lead singer of the Dreamers and Boz, and his wife, Iman, makes a cameo as a playable character. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. I should also note that one of David Bowie's songs in this game, "Something in the Air", was used for the end credits of the movie, Memento.

Outrun (Multiplatform)

Cross-Series (Various): Sega jumped on the billboard bandwagon by placing billboards promoting their other arcade games throughout the game. Example: Hang On. (Credit: Dire 51) Status: Unverified

Out Zone (Arcade)

Cross-Series (Zero Wing): The first level has Toaplan's grape-looking mascot from Zero Wing hidden in a rock. (Credit: rockmanzallz) Status: Unverified

Cross-Series (Sky Shark): The second level has Sky Shark's WWII biplanes that come and help you when you shoot the bushes in a certain order. (Credit: rockmanzallz) Status: Unverified

Cross-Series (Truxton): On level four, the Truxton ship will come and help you when you destroy the first barrier. I don't know the conditions needed to do so, I accidentally did it one day. (Credit: rockmanzallz) Status: Unverified

Cross-Series (Zero Wing): And if you keep your character alive long enough, the Zero Wing ship (Zig-01) flies across the screen, and leaves a trail of 5000 point markers behind when you shoot it. (Credit: rockmanzallz) Status: Unverified

Pac-Man (Multiplatform)

Cross-Series (Galaxian): One of the bonus items is a Galaxian. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures (SNES)

Specific Reference: You can play the arcade versions of Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man in this game. (Credit: Ruudos) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Pac-Man World (PS1)

Cross-Series (Galaxian/Dig Dug): The Galaxian bonus item is also included in this game, and so is the "Pooka" character from Dig Dug. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Paladin's Quest (SNES)

Music (Carmina Burana): The background music that's used for the temples and the crystal labyrinth is quite similar to the third movement of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, "Veris leta facies". I'm not sure if the similarity was intentional, because the songs aren't exactly the same, but the similarity is so remarkable, I thought it was worth mentioning. Status: Bizarre Coincidence?: See (Oddities 27) for comparison.

Panzer Dragoon Saga (Saturn)

Specific Reference: If you find the final secret form of the dragon, (which shouldn't be too hard, considering where you can go and what you can do is very limited in this game) it's exactly that of the dragon from the first Panzer Dragoon game. Same colors, patterns, and markings. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Movie (2001: A Space Odyssey): When the FMV scene shows the close-up of the tower, it's VERY reminiscent of the monolith in 2001: A Space Odyssey, right down to the similar shape and color, and the sun shining behind it. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Movie (Aliens): This game also contains a scene of characters running down a hallway, being chased by a monster that's bouncing off the walls. At the end of the hallway is an elevator they run into, then close the door shut on the monster at the last possible moment. This seems like a rip-off of a similar scene in Aliens, which has gotten parodied in a lot of other things, too. Azel's hairdo kind of looks like an Alien head, too. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Programmers: There are quite a few items in this game that are named after people who worked on it. There are far too many for me to list right now, but the one most people would be familiar with is Stolarium, which is named after ex-Sega of America President, Bernie Stolar. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Paper Mario (N64)

Specific Reference (Yoshi's Cookie): The "Big Cookie" that can be made by Tayce T. has a picture of two cookies from the puzzle game Yoshi's Cookie. (Credit: Bomberguy221) Status: Unverified

Specific Reference (Luigi's Mansion): There's a Luigi's Mansion (Gamecube) reference in Paper Mario in Luigi's Journal. This was before Luigi's Mansion came out. (Credit: JG Shady) Status: Unverified: Luigi's Mansion was probably in the planning stages at the time.

TV Shows (TMNT): The Koopa Brothers look like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (Credit: Deven711) Status: TRUE: Too many similarities to be coincidence. See (Oddities 28) for picture comparison.

Character Cameo: Once again, 8-bit Mario makes a small cameo. (Credit: Bomberguy221) Status: Unverified

Parasite Eve (PS1)

Cross-Series (Final Fantasy): From the helicopter viewpoint when selecting what area to go to, there is a banner of a Chocobo (also named) hanging over the museum's front door. Oddly enough, when you go to the close up screen to enter the building, that gigantic banner is nowhere to be seen. (Credit: jup) Status: Unverified

Cross-Series (Final Fantasy): In the museum on day 5, you can find a Chocobo statue hidden in one of the displays. (Credit: Ace Whatever) Status: Unverified

Parasite Eve 2 (PS1)

Farandole. go into one of the stores and you'll find a pinball machine with an Einhander theme. (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: Unverified Parodius Da! (FC/SFC) Music (Various): This soundtrack contains Ushavtem Mayim. and part of the Nutcracker Suite. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. . (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: Unverified Famous Person (Mendel): Mendel was the name of the guy who discovered the princibles behind genetic inheritance. Except for the part about Neo-Mitochondria. all the stuff about mitochondria and vector virii is true.(Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Einhander): When you're in a small town somewhere in the Mojave Desert on the first disc. There is also a computing magazine called Aeris. Perfect Dark (N64) Cross-Series (Goldeneye 007): The Carrington Institute has a display case with weapons from Goldeneye 007 in it. and 2% of our DNA contributed by retro virii. and you can acquire the Gunblade from FF8. (Credit: Fenrir X) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.Cross-Series (Final Fantasy): There is a reference to Cactuars before you go to Dryfield. even the stuff about mitochondria possibly being a parasite. among other songs. (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: Unverified Products (Coca-Cola): You can find Coca-Cola ads and cans all over the place. though. and a Cloud anti-virus. You won't be able to play it.

(Credit: Dire 51) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Various): There are books on the bookshelf in Saya's house that reference Sonic the Hedgehog. causing you and your enemies to have enlarged heads and arms like Donkey Kong. because Wren is from Phantasy Star III. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: Screenshots prove it: (Sonic Screenshot) (Ecco Screenshot) (Golden Axe Screenshot) Character Cameo: Either Sega wanted to give Wren another chance and try to get it right this time.Cross-Series (Donkey Kong): DK Mode makes an appearance. or he was everyone's favorite character. Phantasy Star 4 (Genesis) Cross-Series (Fantasy Zone): The main theme music from Fantasy Zone plays in one of the towns. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified . Fantasy Zone's hero. and Golden Axe. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: In the lower areas of The Edge. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: The second part of the Air Castle is set up like it was in the original Phantasy Star. only flipped upsidedown. (Credit: Bomberguy221) Status: TRUE: Verified by Crawl and 1000. there's a fairly uncommon enemy called "Prophallous" that looks almost exactly like Darkfalz in Phantasy Star. Ecco the Dolphin. and is called Pao-Pao in the sound test. which is just a rearranged spelling of Opa-Opa.

Tails and Knuckles will show up on Sonic's Birthday." In Phantasy Star. I believe.Character Cameo: There's a mechanical humanoid enemy in Kuran called "Siren 386" (othe r versions may be elsewhere). (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Phantasy Star On-Line (Multiplatform) Music: The background music to the VR Spaceship has pieces of older Phantasy Star tunes remixed into it. there's a musk cat that says "I can get the top off this bottle. Siren was an evil version of Wren in Phantasy Star III. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: Screenshots prove it: (PS4 Screenshot) (PS1 Screenshot) Character Cameo: Myau from Phantasy Star is the giant musk cat that gives you the Silver Tusk. meow. Picross NP (SFC) . March 5th. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Sonic the Hedgehog): Sonic. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Myau had a dilemma where he couldn't get the top off the bottle of Odin's medicine. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: There are weapons called the "Nei Claw" and "Rika Claw" after the Newmans from Phantasy Stars II and IV. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: In Myst Vale.

Console (Gamecube): Olimar's ship is called the Dolphin.# Cross-Series (Various): There were 8 games in this Japan-only series of puzzlers. Cross-Series (Pokémon): The front of Captain Olimar's ship is a Pokeball. (Credit: Deven711) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO & Fenrir X: In Japanese. (Credit: Sedgewick) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) from (Gamecube Galaxy) proves it. 3: Kirby # Vol. They also all had a character mode with 12 puzzles based on a Nintendo series. (Credit: Fenrir X) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. "Olimar (O-Ri-Ma-)" is "Mario (Ma-Ri-O)" backwards. 6: Super Mario 64 # Vol. 8: Donkey Kong Country (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: Unverified Pikmin (GCN) Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros. 4: StarFox 64 # Vol. yet another reference to the Dolphin project. All 8 had the same Mario demo puzzle at the beginning. 2: Yoshi's Story # Vol.): Captain Olimar looks alot like Mario and his name is similar to Mario's except for the "L". 7: Wario Land 2 # Vol. They were as follows: Vol. Pilotwings 64 (N64) . 5: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time # Vol. 1: Pokémon # Vol.

Comics (Howard & Nester): Lark is said to actually be Nester from the Nintendo Power comics of old. Cross-Series (Donkey Kong): The girl Mario saves in the bonus stage is Pauline from Donkey Kong. but when the game was released in the US. and he sent in this (picture) for proof. Her picture is shown in a magazine where that fact is revealed. I still think the girl is most likely Pauline. Note: Site reader James Format thought the girl also resembled Olive from Nintendo's arcade version of Popeye.): You can hit one of the faces on Mt. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.): In the bonus stage. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Source: Nintendo Power. Source: Nintendo Power. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. you play a strange Arkanoid-type game in which Mario supports the paddle. but I'll leave this picture up for comparisons. Programmers: The female instructor with the large breasts was named Hooter in the Japanese version. (Credit: Yoichi) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros. Rushmore to change it into a Mario head. Programmers: The playing cards on the pinball table all have the letter "N" on them. her name was changed to Robin. Pinball (NES) Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros. Perhaps this is a reference to the fact that Nintendo used to manufacture playing cards? (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Pitfall! (Atari 2600) . What was the inspiration for that name? A Nintendo game play counselor named Robin Krause. Source: Nintendo Power. (Credit: Mike Waters) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. too.

Movie (Tarzan): Pitfall Harry's "yell" is based on Tarzan. (Credit: Kairobi King) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure (Multiplatform)

Specific Reference: The white scorpions from the original Pitfall are in this game and they look exactly like the Atari 2600 graphic. Additionally, the entire original Pitfall game is hidden in Mayan Adventure, too. (Credit: Kairobi King) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Character Cameo: **MAJOR SPOILER** When you beat the game and rescue Pitfall Harry, he looks exactly like his Atari 2600 sprite! Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Planet Harriers (Arcade)

Cross-Series (Fantasy Zone): Opa Opa is an unlockable character, and also shows up at the continue screen. (Credit: Travis Fahs) Status: Unverified

Plok (SNES)

Movie (Rocky): When you get the boxing glove powerup, it plays part of the Rocky theme song. (Credit: Pero the Cat) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. I should also note that this powerup is called "Plocky" in the manual.

Pocket Fighter (PS1)

Cross-Series (Mega Man/DarkStalkers): Felicia changes into Mega Man, Rikuo (Darkstalkers), Sasquatch (Darkstalkers), and Huitzil (Darkstalkers) in her attacks. (Credit Flying Omelette & Pokejedservo) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Cross-Series (Various): Many characters from Darkstalkers, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter 2 and more appear in the backgrounds of the game: # Restaurant Level: Dhalsim, Adon, Charlie, Fei Long, Bishimon, Rolento, Birdie, Gen, M. Bison # Bar Level: Dee Jay, E. Honda, Huitzil, Cammy, Guile, Nash, Birdie, Rose, Rolento, Guy, June, M. Bison, Sagat # Desert Level: Peco, Ryu (from Breath of Fire 3), Roll, Rock, Oro, Rush, Mega Man, Mega Man X, Devilot, Zero # Toy Shop Level: Balrog, M. Bison, Cammy, Talbain, B.B. Hood, Donovan, Anita # Ski Resort Level: Vega, Balrog, M. Bison, Sasquatch, Bishimon, Sodom # Beach House Level: Dhalsim, Sasquatch, Blanka, Ryoko, Elena # Mansion Level: Dmitri # Den Level: Lion (from Red Earth), Felicia, Lilith # Dark Castle Level: Talbain (Credit: Flying Omelette & Pokejedservo) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Cross-Series (Resident Evil): Chun-Li changes into Jill Valentine from Resident Evil in one of her attacks. (Credit: Pokejedservo) Status: Unverified

Point Blank (Arcade)

Cross-Series (Dig Dug): There is a level based on the arcade game Dig Dug. The bizarre Pooka creatures pop out of the ground (as do the dinosaur monsters) and the background music is a remix of the original Dig Dug theme tune. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified

Point Blank 3 (Arcade)

Cross-Series (Various): Several famous Namco characters make cameos in PB3; among them Rick from Splatterhouse, Mappy from Mappy, and Kagekiyo from The Genji And The Heike Clans. (Credit: Dire 51) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it.

Pokemon Blue/Red/Yellow (GB)

Console (SNES): Ash has a Super NES in his bedroom. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Famous Person (Jackie Chan/Bruce Lee): Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee were named after Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Source: Nintendo Power.

Famous Person (Marcel Marceau): The first Mr. Mime that you get is named "Marcel", which is a reference to the famous mime, Marcel Marceau. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Cross-Series (Mario & Wario): In Saffron City, in the Copycat's house, if you go to her SNES, it'll say "It's Mario wearing a bucket on his head" which is a reference to the Super Famicom game, "Mario and Wario". (Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified

Famous Person (Jesse James): Yellow version only: Jessie and James are named after the famous historical figure, "Jesse James". (Credit: Deven711) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Common knowledge.

Movie (Stand By Me): Stand by Me is referenced on a TV screen: "There's a movie on TV. Four boys are walking on railroad tracks. I better go too." (Credit: Fenrir X)

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Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal (GBC)

Character Cameo: Red and Blue (from Pokemon R/B) make their appearances as trainers. Blue is the 8th gym leader in Kanto because of Giovanni's mysterious disappearance, and the trainer that's at the end of Mt. Silver is Red, a reference to the hero of the red version. (Credit: Michael Morissette) Status: Unverified

Character Cameo: There's a way to get Carrie from Pokemon Stadium 2 to go to the Battle House in Viridian City. (Credit: Michael Morissette) Status: Unverified

Character Cameo: At the end of the game when you go to Mt. Silver, there are just two people there, an old woman and a younger one. They aren't named, but the implication is that they are Agatha and Lorelei, the two members of the Elite Four from the first game who are missing from Gold/Silver. (Credit: Fenrir X) Status: Unverified

Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire (GBA)

Console (Gamecube): There's a Gamecube with a Gameboy Advance plugged into it in the houses of your character and Brendan/May. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it.

Character Cameo: Pryce and Whitney from Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal can be seen in the crowd during the second half of the Pokemon Contest. (Credit: Michael Morissette) Status: Unverified

but in full 3D.. Two men are dancing on a big piano keyboard. They are: # NES: Donkey Kong.Specific Reference: There's a man in Littleroot who brags about how science is staggering. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. (Credit: Michael Morissette) Status: Unverified Literature (Sherlock Holmes): Wattson (the third gym leader) is based on Sherlock Holmes's assistant. Wave Race 64. Super Mario Bros. Better get going!" (Credit: Fenrir X) Status: Unverified Pokemon Stadium 2 (N64) Cross-Series (Various): In "My Room" mode. F-Zero. He sounds like the man who brags in almost the same way in Pallet Town in Red/Blue/Yellow and Gold/Silver/Crystal. StarFox 64. you can see games from that console on the TV screen. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: Unverified Pole Position (Arcade) Cross-Series (Various): Namco scattered billboards promoting several of their arcade games throughout the game (ex: Dig Dug). When you use one of the game consoles. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Kirby Super Star # N64: Super Mario 64. Kirby's Adventure. you can decorate your room from Gold/Silver/Crystal with the items you collect. Legend of Zelda # SNES: Super Mario World. (Credit: Dire 51) Status: Unverified . (Credit: Michael Morissette) Status: Unverified Movie (Big): The movie Big is referenced on the television in your character's house: "There is a movie on TV.

and some of the "computers" include GameBoys. Famicoms. Super Famicom's.Pole Position 2 (Arcade) Cross-Series (Various): Namco again scattered billboards promoting several of their arcade games throughout the game (ex: The Tower Of Druaga). Powerpuff Girls: Bad Mojo Jojo (GBC) TV Shows (The Jetsons): George Jetson is among the captives you can save throughout the game. ie. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Punch-Out!! (NES/Arcade) . and Super NES's. has a storyline similar to that of Pinnochio. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Andrew Rae) Status: Unverified Products (Various): Some of the passwords are names of online stores. (Credit: Dire 51) Status: Unverified Populous (SNES) Console (Various): The Bit Plains is a world that has computers instead of houses. (Credit: Andrew Rae) Status: Unverified Power Stone 2 (DC) Literature (Pinnochio): One of the characters. Pete. He was a puppet that came to life and is now trying to save his life and become a real boy. "EBWORLD" and "TOYSRUSCOM". NES's.

(Credit: Minerva K Red) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO and Facilitypro. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Mario is the referee. Donkey Kong is in the audience.): In the NES version. Music (Sakura): Piston Honda's theme is a traditional Japanese song called "Sakura". especially with the way his eye is swollen over. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Note: I actually knew about this one for a long time. "Join the Nintendo Fun Club!" is a reference to the Nintendo Fun Club News Letter. (Credit: Sedgewick) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. because apparently. Programmers: If you enter the code 800-422-2602 as a password. Movie (Rocky): When Little Mac gets too beat up. Punch-Out!! was no doubt inspired a bit by the Rocky series. he clearly looks like Rocky at the end of the first movie. This used to be Nintendo's Consumer Service Phone Number. It's an inside joke. (Credit: SethraShnoo) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. you'll get a busy signal. Resemblance too strong to be coincidence. (Credit: Sedgewick) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. it was always busy and hard to get a call through. I knew it was used in Gillette commercials. (Screenshot) Programmers: Doc's infamous line.Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros. (Credit: Sedgewick) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. which eventually became Nintendo Power magazine. Cross-Series (Donkey Kong): In the arcade version. The reason I never added it to the database is because I wasn't sure of the exact name of the song or where it was from. Music (Look Sharp March): The title theme and demo music is the Gillette "Look Sharp March". but I wasn't sure if they made it up or got it from somewhere else. .

is based loosely on the book "Around The World In 80 Days". and Mario will appear in a desert scene. I have no idea what it's called. the American subtitle of the game is "Pero's Great Adventure". etc. Pero let the mouse go outside the castle. However. You also get different Mario "dressup" images for each 100. Also. and being the mouse hater he is. which I have (reviewed) in the Cartoons section. Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros. 200. In the US game. Qix (GB) Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros. but apparently there are new pictures at these two hi-scores as well. There was also an episode of Captain N: The Game Master based on Puss n Boots. (Credit: Mike Waters) Status: TRUE: See (Oddities 6) for more information on this. Pero once worked in Count Gruemont's castle. and it.000 you get in a game. but it should sound very familiar to you. he sent Pero to kill it. (Credit: Flying Omelette & Mark Kelly) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.): Get a high score. movies.000 is African Mario. TV shows. wearing a sombrero and playing a guitar. 100. one day Count Gruemont found a mouse in his castle. however. in turn. so he is trying to reach Gruemont's time ship at the Statue of Liberty. He was named after Charles Perrault. but in the Japanese version. and Gruemont got so angry he sent Pero back in time. (Credit: Mark Kelly) . The US game's plot is changed.000 or 400. Status: TRUE: (Midi) proves it. Finally.000 is Mexican Mario.000 yet. Pero's name in the Japanese version is "Perrault". the author of "Around the World in 80 Days". Pyramid (NES) Music (Unknown): The main theme song of Pyramid is a common "Egyptian"-sounding tune that's been used in countless cartoons. Unfortunately I have not gotten 300.Puss n Boots: Pero's Great Adventure (NES) Literature (Around the World in 80 Days): The Puss N Boots game is based on a Japanese anime produced by Toei Animation sometime in the 70s. it was "Around the World in 80 Days".): Mario and Luigi appear in the Link-Up multiplayer game as player 1 and 2.

and Moe. Quest For Glory: So You Want to Be a Hero? (PC) Cross-Series (King's Quest 4): (EGA version only): Type "Laugh" at the parser while in Erasmus's house to get the message. Source: Nintendo Power. the Three Stooges. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: (VGA version only): Looking at the empty patch on the ground tells you that Ali Chica (QFG2) once set up store here. which rivalled Sierra's SCI (Sierra Character Interface?) at the time. when asked about it he says it's entitled "Quest for Glory: A Hero's Death". (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Maniac Mansion): The town's resident pub is called the SCUMM bar. Flight of the Amazon Queen. Curly. and that you should inquire in Quest for Glory II. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: The Sundries store shopkeeper is reading a book. as the system actually evolved throughout the years. "This is a serious game. Rosella being the main character in King's Quest IV. SCUMM was used for classic point-and-click adventures such as Broken Sword 1 and 2. SCUMM being LucasArts' proprietary adventure game scripting engine (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion).(Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: (VGA version only): Looking at the lamp in the inn tells you that it's for rent. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified TV Shows (The Three Stooges): The 3 guards attempting to cut you off in the bandit hideout are spitting images of Larry. and Sam and Max.Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified . Rosella".

(Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified . You can encounter him twice a day. you can catch the Loch Ness Monster. when he's going to work. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Codename: Iceman): At mirror lake. polymorphing witch character from English children's folklore. as they can KILL YOU. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (EcoQuest): Also at mirror lake. this game's rendition of the witch also has the characteristic bird-legged hut.Literature (Baba Yaga): Baba Yaga is the same cannibalistic. Complete with ground shaking. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified TV Shows (Dinosaurs): (VGA version only): Sometimes. You do get to pilot a submarine in that game. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Famous Person (Loch Ness Monster): Also at mirror lake. and when he's going home from work. references to Warner Brother's Tweety and Sylvester. This one refers to Codename: Iceman. when walking along the path east of town. you can sometimes see the periscope of a submarine which then proceeds to run aground and sink. Looking at it tells you that it's Delphinus the dolphin from EcoQuest. Save before doing this. It can't find the way to Loch Ness. and it's asking for directions back to its game. which also responds to the ditty "Hut of Brown Now Sit Down". (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified TV Shows (Looney Tunes): Thieves only: One of the houses you can break into (belongs to a nice old lady) contains a cat and a bird in a cage. and it's annoyingly easy to die by running aground. Examine/talk to them for more references. you will encounter a miniature Earl Sinclair (from that old sitcom Dinosaurs). Although the real Baba Yaga doesn't have a talking skull helper. you can sometimes see a dolphin.

(Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (King's Quest 4): Amongst Erasmus's curios is a Rosella Stone. He specifically asks you "What is your name?" and "What is your quest?". have you got the wrong game". Amblin Entertainment was the company that Steven Spielberg started as a private venture. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Space Quest): As the adventurer's guildmaster tells you. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified . one of the monster trophies was earned and donated by the "Two Guys from Andromeda". so answer truthfully. to which he tells you about a guy named Amblin from Spielburg who started a cider company. In the VGA version. Pun on Rosella from King's Quest IV. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Movie (Monty Python & the Holy Grail): The Gargoyle that guards Erasmus's tower does a mean "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" bridgekeeper routine. the Gargoyle says "Boy. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Monkey Island): Answers to the Gargoyle's question includes the line "to become a pirate".Specific Reference: (VGA version only): You can ask Sam the Beggar about Silmaria. as well as the famous real life archeological find. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Famous Person (Steven Spielberg): (VGA version only): You can also ask Sam about "cider". however. the setting of Quest for Glory V. the programmers of the Space Quest series. which illicits a response straight from Monkey Island.You can't make him commit suicide. and then sends you down the mountain to your death a la Holy Grail.

Nimble". the guy who's being nimble. # Harpo Marx: Turn the "Silly Clowns" option on. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Programmers: The city of Rasier is an anagram of Sierra. It appears in every QFG game. Here's where to find them: Chico Marx: Ali Chica. the guy who jumped over the candlestick? (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified TV Shows (Star Trek): Our heroes have a near miss with the USS Enterprise from Star Trek during the intro movie. then explore the streets of Shapier. the guy who's being quick. the annoying salesman who doesn't seem to have anything other than a map and compass.Character Cameo: The Black Falcon Statue is amongst the brigand's treasure hoarde. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Quest For Glory 2: Trial By Fire (PC) Literature (Mother Goose): Right clicking on the candle in the menu screen tells you that it belongs to "Jack B. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified . # Groucho Marx: Ali Fakir. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified # Famous Person (Marx Brothers): The Marx Brothers are programmed into the game. You know. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Programmers: The finale of the game has the game's producers amongst the cast (more apparent in the VGA version). particularly the T-Junctions. who sells you the green saurus.

(Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (King's Quest 4): Also at the magic shop is a Rosella doll. he's too tied up.Famous Person (Merv Griffin): Shoot the Griffin with a targeted magic spell to wake him up and learn that its name is "Merv the Griffin".. you learn that it's name is "Roget the Saurus" (Roget's Thesaurus).. The game sarcastically tells you it's the USS Exitprize. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Programmers: Producers Corey and Lori Cole appear as ration sellers Scoree and Sloree in the Fountain Plaza. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Literature (Roget's Thesaurus): When the Saurus follows you into Aziza's abode. I wonder if that film production company's still around.unfortunately. on a stick. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified . (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Famous Person (Harry Houdini): Wizards only: You can request that Harry Houdini be your mentor. Literally. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified TV Shows (Cecil the Seasick Serpent): Also at the magic shop is a doll of Cecil the Seasick Serpent. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified TV Shows (Star Trek): A model of the USS Enterprise is in the magic shop. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: Also at the magic shop is a QFG1 antwerp.

Character Cameo: Wizards only: Zara. the wacky wizard duo from QFG1. and he'll tell you that Ortega. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Real Place (Stock Market): Yes. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: Wizards only: Erasmus and Fenris. is a potential mentor (refuses you). (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) . legendary wizard. the windows above the plazas are made by the MS Window Corp. is a potential mentor (refuses you). agree to be your mentors. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Space Quest): Ask the astrologer about the solar system model. potion seller from QFG1. that's a stock market chart on the astrologer's wall. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Famous Person (Merlin): Wizards only: Merlin. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Products (Microsoft): In Rasier. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Conquests of Camelot): Mirages in the desert include a dead King Arthur from Sierra's Conquests of Camelot. Phleebut and other Space Quest locales are part of it. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: The Black Falcon Statue which appears in every single QFG game is the one that Ferrari asks you to steal.

(Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Quest For Glory 3: Wages of War (PC) Specific Reference: There's a silly clown in the inn. sleep awhile. you can "Give Ferrari the Bird". it's an actual song about drug abuse. Reference to the Silly Clown option in QFG2. "Laura Bow: The Dagger of Amon Ra". (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified . run the junk shop. by Jefferson Airplane. wilderness fire prevention mascot) chide you about preventing forest fires in a death screen that turns out to be a test. You'll see Smokey the Elephant (rendition of Smokey the Bear. This refers to another of Sierra's adventures. and then attempt to leave without putting it out first. circa 1960's. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Laura Bow): The weapon store is selling "Lara bows" and "Daggers from the Aman Ra tribe". (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified TV Shows (Sanford & Son): Sanford and Son.Status: Unverified TV Shows (Beavis and Butthead): After stealing the statue. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Famous Person (Smokey the Bear): Use the rest option in the savanna. It's entitled "White Rabbit". Beavis and Butthead style. straight from the TV show. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Music (White Rabbit): Note the music playing in the apothecary. light a fire.

Shapier is the setting of QFG2. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (King's Quest): Repeatedly looking at a tree tells you that it's a DavenTree. Isn't that what SPAM is as well? (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: You can find signs in the wilderness that tell you Shapier is about 5. You won't get to visit Silmaria until QFG 5.dead ant. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) .000 miles in (direction). (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified TV Shows (The Pink Panther): Kill a giant ant. which appears in every QFG game... lame joke about the Pink Panther song ("Dead ant. who has set up shop in Silmaria.Character Cameo: Stuff in the junk store includes the Black Falcon Statue. You get an old. then examine its body.. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Products (SPAM): Inventory check: The icon representing your rations shows cans of SPIM. You can also tell him about her once he mentions this. dead ant.well. This is a poke at the real life canned processed pork product SPAM.") (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: Ask the apothecary owner about his dream to get him to talk about a tree. Reference to Julunar the tree girl in Quest for Glory 2. you get the idea. which turns into a woman. SPIM is also an in-game acronym for "Special Portion Instant Meal". Daventry is the setting of the King's Quest series. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: Sierra loves to predate itself: Rakeesh and his wife will tell you about Shakra..

His house is laden with puzzles that also dot his descendant's abode. And speaking of Doctor Brain. attempt to buy an "amulet that would make any woman want to kiss you" from the dubious amulet seller. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified . in town. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Quest For Glory 4: Shadows of Darkness (PC) Cross-Series (The Castle of Dr. you can come across traps that you can spring for no apparent reason whatsoever. whilst sleeping in the wilderness. Crainium. Brain): A brochure in the adventurer's guild is for Sierra's puzzle game "The Castle of Doctor Brain".Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Leisure Suit Larry): To get a Leisure Suit Larry reference. you'll encounter his ancestor. Crainium's house. The game will tell you that you're "playing the wrong Sierra game". One of the possible critters you can ID is Smokey the Elephant from QFG3. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: Feed fake info into the TRAP device in Dr. looking for the French Foregin Legion. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: Sometimes. you ALSO buy a good luck charm from a dubious charm seller with the same promise. The traps are reminiscent of the one you freed the talking fox from back in QFG1. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Famous Person (Laurel & Hardy): You can encounter Laurel and Hardy (as Ollie and Stanley). In one of the earlier LSL's. Dr.

Yes. Reference to QFG1. a white rabbit with blood on its mouth. The witch isn't too happy about being chased away. Now you know what's with that blank picture there. Reference to the rabbit in the cave of Caennerborg. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: Sierra loves to predate itself: Dr. Reference to QFG2. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified . (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: Baba Yaga (your nemesis in QFG1) is also in this game.. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Movie (Monty Python & the Holy Grail): A monster you can encounter is the vorpal bunny. where you used this method to knock the 3 Stooges (see corresponding QFG1 cameo) senseless. Spielburg is the setting of QFG1. a scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: One of Dr.and YOU were the one who caused it (see corresponding QFG1 cameo). You can also catch an antwerp in the game.Specific Reference: Click on any chandelier in the game to get the message "Your chandelier swinging days are over". (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: Katrina mentions something about being kicked out of the Wizard's Institute of Technocery. there is a science guild in Silmaria in QFG5. playing a bit part.. Crainium's conversation options refers to an antwerp population explosion in Spielburg. Crainium also mentions a science guild in Silmaria. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Gabriel Knight): See that hanged man outside Baba Yaga's abode? It also appeared in Gabriel Knight.

(Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Literature (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy): The cloud face guardian may ask you about the Meaning of Life. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: The cloud face guardian outside Erasmus's abode forces you to replay the scene with the guardian gargoyle in QFG1. to which the correct answer is 42. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: Sam the not-a-beggar-now from QFG1 runs the bank (!!!). (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: Salim from QFG3 and Julunar from QFG2 run the apothecary. who can hold his breath underwater for 10 minutes (real time). you get a death message telling you that you aren't Guybrush Threepwood. and because you helped him back then.Character Cameo: Thief only: The Black Falcon Statue that appears in every QFG game appears in the monastery. This one's from the HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Reference to the protagonist of LucasArt's Monkey Island series. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified . (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Quest For Glory 5: Dragon Fire (PC) Cross-Series (Monkey Island): If you die from drowning. Oh. he opens an account for you with no hassle.

casting = instant death. Moebius/Dr. Natch. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Literature (Dr.Programmers: You finally find the Famous Adventurer's Correspondence School in 12345 Aerris Way. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: Wizards only: If you have the manual from QFG3. Praetorius (you'll find out they're one and the same later on) parallels the classic Dr. Jekyll/Mr. It's the head belonging to Puumba from Disney's Lion King/Timon and Puumba. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Movie (The Lion King): There's a boar head trophy in the adventurer's guild which (according to description) makes you feel like singing Hakuna Matata. Aerris is Sierra spelt backwards. there's a listing for the spell "Thermonuclear Blast" which cannot be learnt in that game. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Programmers: Look past the gazebo which takes you to Erasmus's abode to see mountains that look suspiciously like those in the Sierra logo. Hyde): Dr. If you click the eye icon on them you'll get "a subliminal message to buy more games". Hyde. Well. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: The Dead Parrot Inn is a poke at the OD'd parrot back in Rasier's Blue Parrot Inn in QFG2. You even buy two separate pizzas for them (both with different toppings) in order to please both sides of this guy. the Famous Adventurer gives the scroll containing this spell to you if you perform a certain task (fighters and thieves get something different). Useless spell. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified . Jekyll & Mr.

It fires little missiles. It has a fat single shot that it needs to charge. but 2 Black Falcon Statues this game. Thieves only: You start with one (the fake one that seems to be around every other game). and a straightfoward round shot. but nobody ever confirms it. Rad Mobile (Arcade) Cross-Series (Sonic the Hedgehog): Sonic hangs from the mirror while you race. the "2C thru E" theme.Specific Reference: You can access the QFG2 Silly Clowns "option" in the game after you provide entertainment in the inn (between rites 6 and 7 I think). (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. It COULD be the real one. There are too many similarities for it to be a coincidence. (Credit: Michael Morrissette) Status: Unverified Raiders of the Lost Ark (Atari 2600) . And it has the three power ups that you can get in R-Type: Lasers that bounce off walls at 45 degrees. however. It also has the R-Type II style wave charge shot. Cross-Series (Final Fantasy Tactics): One of the pieces of music from this game is taken from Final Fantasy Tactics. Does nothing but give you stupid messages in this game. attacks that go along the walls. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: You get not 1. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. They both have the same composer (Hitoshi Sakimoto). (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Radiant Silvergun (Saturn) Cross-Series (R-Type): The boss of 3-C is based on the ship from R-Type. It has a satellite orb in front of it as a shield (reference to the force). Everyone: It's in the governor's mansion treasure room.

(Credit: Arnold & Dire 51) Status: TRUE: Reliable Source. (OPCFG). Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. President". Shaquille O' Neal. (Credit: Kairobi King) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. and Hilary Clinton also make appearances as hidden characters.Cross-Series (Yars Revenge): Walk off the Flying Saucer Mesa and drop the Chai. Rampart (FC) Cross-Series (Wai Wai World): The Famicom version is different from the NES version because it was made by Konami. The Yar from Yars Revenge will appear. Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando (PS2) Cross-Series (Jak & Daxter): A large portrait of fellow platformers Jak & Daxter can be found in Clank's apartment. (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Ready 2 Rumble Boxing Round 2 (PS2) Famous Person (Bill Clinton): Bill Clinton is one of the hidden playable boxers. He's called "Mr. the icon you use to select options is Konami Man's head. (Credit: Rick L) . (Credit: Ragnorak-X) Status: Unverified Famous Person (Various): Michael Jackson. I think you have to get the Yar to appear and then beat the game. too. Programmers: Howard Scott Warshaw hid his initials in this game. In the main menu for the Famicom version.

Revenge of Shinobi. "Overture of 1812". and he slowly turns green as you attack him. "Flight of the Valkyries". (Credit: Ace Whatever) Status: Unverified Return Fire (PS1) Music/Movie (Various): Return Fire uses classical music for a lot of its tracks. and "The William Tell Overture". (Credit: Andy Thorley) . Raphael and Michael were angels. but flying in a helicopter with "Ride of the Valkyries" playing is taken from a scene in Apocalypse Now. the helicopter pilot from the first game. like the Incredible Hulk. appears in RE2 as a zombie if certain requirements are met. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Movie (The Terminator): The Terminator is one of the bosses. (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Numerous sources confirm it. including.Status: Unverified Resident Evil 2 (PS1) Character Cameo: Brad Vickers. The (Genesis) Movie (Rambo): The bad guys with flamethrowers are Rambo. (Credit: Deathspork) Status: Unverified Revelations: The Demon Slayer (GB) Mythology (Biblical): The Gaia Masters' names all come from biblical sources. Baal and Mephist (Mephisto?) were false gods. Not only are these cameos in themselves. and Lucifer is a fallen angel also known as Satan.

(Screenshot) proves it. He's like a super-deformed version of Spawn. "TAIL CONCERTO".Status: Unverified TV Shows (Spider-Man/Batman): Spider-Man is one of the bosses.. the sign is too dirty!" I'm sure that it's supposed to say THOUSAND ARMS. for some reason. Batman was taken out of the PAL release and replaced with Goliath from Gargoyles. Also. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Screenshot) . Dark Knight. and after you beat him he will. "THOUSAN. there's a sign in the town's General Store that says. Programmers: Some treasure chests sing.I can't read it. (Screenshot) proves it. Comics (Spawn): The puppet you get through the mail-order club. Miss Myao's kittens look exactly like the kittens in Tail Concerto. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Travis Fahs) Status: Unverified Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure (PS1) Cross-Series (Tail Concerto): In the town of RedHot. which is another PS1 game made by the same company that produced Rhapsody. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.. Cross-Series (Thousand Arms): In the town of Oasis there's a sign that says something like. is clearly a ripoff of Todd McFarlane's Spawn. another PS1 game made by Atlus. turn into Batman.. "Atlus USA!" when you try to open them.AR. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Rez (DC/PS2) Cross-Series (Space Channel 5): There's an unlockable morolian form. a bad guy from Space Channel 5..

Status: TRUE: Several sources have confirmed this is true. the comic book itself is spoofed when Cornet looks at a bookshelf and says. (Credit: PenguinMan26) Status: Unverified Ridge Racer 64 (N64) TV Shows (Transformers): One of the trucks on the side of the road is based on the famous Autobot Leader Optimus Prime from Transformers. a reference to the Transformers movie and Peter Cullen. it doesn't make any sense. (Screenshot) Ridge Racer (PS1) Cross-Series (Galaxian): You play a mini version of Galaxian while the game is loading (kill all the Galaxians to unlock hidden cars!) (Credit: Dire 51) Status: Unverified Programmers: The hall-of-fame message spells out RIDGE RACER PSX NAMCO. (Credit: Michael Morissette) Status: Unverified Ridge Racer 5 (PS1) Cross-Series (Pac-Man): One of the music tracks that plays during the race is a remix of the Pac-Man theme. Ridge Racer Revolution (PS1) . supposedly.Status: TRUE: If the similar looks aren't enough evidence that someone who worked on this game was a fan of Spawn. including the (ZMFTS Homepage). Otherwise. in a movie theater on one of the courses. the voice actor of Optimus Prime. "Look at all the comic books! They even have SPOON #!" That MUST be a spoof of Spawn. There's also.

One of them is Pooka from Dig Dug. (Credit: Michael Morissette) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Various): The default decals are all based on Namco games (ex. another is Rally-X. (Credit: Dire 51) Status: Unverified Ridge Racer Type 4 (PS1) Cross-Series (Klonoa: Door to Phantomile): The track "Phantomile" is based on Klonoa: Door to Phantomile. Klonoa. FO's Note: "Helter Skelter" is a Beatles song. (Credit: Michael Morissette) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Pac-Man/Dig Dug): There are Pac-Man and Pooka (of Dig-Dug fame) statues near the finish line in the "Phantomile" track. but this time it's a mini version of Galaga '88. (Credit: Michael Morissette) Status: Unverified Miscellaneous: The track "Shooting Hoops" is most likely an NBA reference (explains that the track is in Los Angeles) and the track looks like a basketball hoop. Someone must like classic rock! (Credit: Michael Morissette) Status: Unverified .Cross-Series (Galaga): Same as Ridge Racer. Mappy). there's a screen that has 3 Namco characters and the bottom blinks "Movin' On". Many of the trophies in this game are based upon many of Namco's earlier games (ex. Bosconian). and "Out of the Blue" is an Electric Light Orchestra album title. (Credit: Michael Morissette) Status: Unverified Cross-Series/Music (Various): On the beginning of the "Helter Skelter / Out of Blue". Pac-Man.

you hear him say "Hasta la vista. baby" which is a line from Terminator 2: Judgment Day. River City Ransom (NES) . (Credit: Michael Morissette) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Galaxian): There still is a Galaxian clone in this version of Ridge Racer. at the end of the first sharp turn. (Credit: Michael Morissette) Status: Unverified Programmers: There's a Namco blimp from Namco Museum Vol. there is a skyscraper with PHOZON in neon letters.Cross-Series (Phozon): In the "Edge of the Earth" level. a reference to one of Namco's earlier games. (Credit: MJB817) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. and you still unlock the 8 cars from winning. (Credit: Michael Morissette) Status: Unverified Ristar (Genesis) Movie (The Terminator): When you beat the Kaiser and Ristar flies into space. Numerous sources confirm it. 1 (which is from the "Pole Position" room) in the "Phantomile" stage. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Rival Schools (PS1) Cross-Series (Street Fighter Alpha): Sakura from Street Fighter Alpha is a playable character. (Credit: Michael Morissette) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: There are Ridge Racer Type 4 and Rage Racer billboards in this game. Phozon.

I. (OPCFG). Konami Man will fly by on the left side of the screen and award you bonus points. The Robopon Rider1 and RiderV are very similar to the Japanese superhero "Masked Rider. which is either a reference to the Simpsons episode where Lisa gives Ralph a card that says "I Choo-Choo Choose you!". Soul is very similar to Mega Man. the "Mach 5".T. about a talking." The Robopon Mock V is a reference to Speed Racer's Car. from the show "Knight Rider". Road Fighter (FC) Cross-Series (Wai Wai World): If you get through most of a course without crashing once. (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified TV Shows (Knight Rider): The Robopon NitBoat's description reads: "A wise-talking. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. crime solving car.Cross-Series (Double Dragon): The "Dragon Twins" bosses are a Double Dragon reference. and his description even reads "Fight for Everlasting Peace!" (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified TV Shows (The Simpsons/Pokemon): The Robopon Train's description reads "Choo -Choo Choose this Robopon!". and their theme music is the title music from Double Dragon." This is a reference to K. Robopon 2 (GBA) TV Shows (Various): The Robopon "Gundarn" is a reference to the Gundam anime. crimesolving boat.T. (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Mega Man): The Robopons Protopon and Soul are references to the Mega Man series. (Credit: MJB817) . or a Pokemon reference. (Credit: Arnold & Dire 51) Status: TRUE: Reliable Source.

Fuji): The Robopon Fujipon is a robotic version of Japan's Famous Mt. (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified Anime (Trigun): The character Nick D.Status: Unverified Famous Person (Bill Gates): There is a man named Gate who owns Macro computers and has a robot dog named X-Dog. (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified RoboTrek (SNES) . that is used at the end of many episodes." When you defeat Spikey. who is a reference to Mick Jagger. Fuji. (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified Real Place (Mt. (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Bemani): The Robopon B-Mani is a reference to the popular game series. and Xbox. Robopon boy!". (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified Famous Person (Musashi/Kojiro): The Robopons Musashi and Kojiro are references to the samurais of Japanese legend. Wolfwood from the anime Trigun. (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified Anime/Famous Person (Cowboy Bebop/Mick Jagger): At the area called Pond Garden you fight Jett and Spikey who are references to the anime "Cowboy Bebop. They both have very similar names and they both run orphanages. you also fight a man named Jagg. Microsoft. "See you space cowboy!". he even says "See you. This is a reference to Bill Gates. is a reference to Nicholas D. which is similar to the line. In this same area.

Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Cross-Series (Castlevania): The Count has a lot of names. from Soul Blazer. the strongest sword shoots out a Phoenix. (Credit: Bomberguy221) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. makes yet another appearance in an Enix game. though Robotrek was not made by Konami. the developers of the game. .Cross-Series (ActRaiser 2/Illusion of Gaia): The computer in the hero's house gives you an advertisement for ActRaiser 2 and Illusion of Gaia when you turn it on. Character Cameo: Turbo the dog. Programmers: The planet "Quintenix" is an obvious reference to Quintet and Enix. Famous Person (Albert Einstein): Dr. and one of them is "Belmont". Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. In Robotrek. Programmers: Many Enix games have the "Phoenix" as the ultimate power. (See under ActRaiser 2 for more info. It might be a Castlevania homage. Console (SNES): The computer used to make robots is a giant Super Famicom controller. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Einst is named after and looks like Albert Einstein. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. He's located in Rococo town next to the Mayor's office.) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Cross-Series (Soul Blazer): The cats in RoboTrek look just like the cats in Soul Blazer.

Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Deathspork) Status: Unverified Rocket: Robot on Wheels (N64) . (Note: I had earlier said that the ship looked somewhat like the one from Aliens. looks alot like the Tower of Babel from Illusion of Gaia. Cross-Series (Illusion of Gaia): In the very end of RoboTrek. The fortress. Legend of the Mystical Ninja. but now that I look at it again. Both Robotrek and Blazer have a theme about inventors and tools. I think the resemblance was coincidental because Kotetsu's ship appears to be shaped like a sword. after you beat the game. The final area of all three games (RoboTrek. And all three games have the same exact text font. there's a cut scene of Kotetsu's ship escaping from the fortress. Soul Blazer and Illusion of Gaia) is against an outer space "warping" background. and you can talk to animals in both. Cross-Series (Goemon): The platforms on stage 2 that are behind and in front of the waterfall were also featured in the Konami SNES game. Kotetsu's ship also has the American Super NES controller buttons on the side of the front end.) Rocket Knight Adventures (Genesis) Cross-Series (Gradius): The "Pulsating Plasma Blaster" on stage 5 is a take on the Gradius boss.Cross-Series (Soul Blazer/Illusion of Gaia): There are some strange similarities between Robotrek. (Credit: Deathspork) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Deathspork) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Bucky O'Hare): The stage 6 boss is a take on the next-to-last boss of Bucky O'Hare. seen in the background before it explodes. Soul Blazer. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. and Illusion of Gaia.

(Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified R-Type (Multiplatform) Movie (Alien): The first boss (the Krell aka Double Keradops aka Gladiator aka Doppelganger. You can blow away its mask to reveal its face. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Roland in the Caves (CPC464/6128) Music (La Cucaracha): The theme tune is "La Cucaracha". Rushmore): In the mini game "Feed The Presidents". but now its covered in armor and called the "Subatom" or "Zabtom". R-Type 2 (Multiplatform) Movie (Alien): The Alien-esque Krell is back. Status: TRUE: See (Oddities 22) for picture comparisons.Real Place (Coney Island): The first area is called "Clowney Island". Oh My Darling" from the film "High Noon". you're throwing the apples into the mouths of nutcracker versions of the presidents' faces on Mount Rushmore. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Real Place (Mt. .) resembles the alien from the Alien movies. though. etc. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Roland on the Ropes (CPC464/6128) Music (High Noon): The theme tune is "Do Not Forsake Me. which is a take on "Coney Island".

R-Type Delta (PS1) Cross-Series (Image Fight): The Level 4 Boss has the same type of semi-circle laser beams that the Level 1 Boss of Image Fight has.Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. . FO's Note: Please note that the Krell bosses were included multiple times because they are an Alien reference. Stop trying to refute them! CASE CLOSED! R-Type Final (PS2) Cross-Series (X-Multiply): The RX-12 ship ("Cross the Rubicon") has a powerup similar to that of the ship in X-Multiply. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. not because they are character cameos or intra-series cameos. too. Programmers: The tiles in the background of stage 4 of R-Type 2 read "IREM". R-Type 3 (SNES/GBA) Movie (Alien): And yet another appearance of the Alien-inspired Krell as a boss! He's even got a chestburster. Movie (Alien): The Alien-like Krell is back as a boss in this game. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it.

such as Gallop and Image Fight 2. (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: The pedestals that you move to unlock barriers come from the arcade version of Rygar. Rygar: The Legendary Adventure (PS2) Music: The music in most of the Necromandio Cave comes from the Gran Mountains music in Rygar for the NES. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.) (Credit: Travis Fahs) Status: Unverified Tales of Destiny (PS1) Cross-Series (Tower of Druaga): There is a dungeon based on the classic Namco Arcade game Tower of Druaga. (Credit: Travis Fahs) Status: Unverified . (Credit: Travis Fahs) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Tales of Phantasia): Cless and Arche from Tales of Phantasia also make an appearence in a hidden quiz game.Cross-Series (Various): Some of the unlockable artwork in R-Type Final is based on stuff from other games. (Credit: ShadOtterdan) Status: Unverified Taisen Hot Gimmick (Arcade) Cross-Series (Sengoku Ace): Aine from Sengoku Ace has a stage (which when completed gives you the option of some rather revolting choices of removing his clothing.

This is most likely a reference to Mobile Suit Gundam. The ship looks identical to the one from Trigun that also crashed into the desert at a single angle (It's sticking up from the ground about 45°). Shoji Kawamori. (Credit: Travis Fahs) Status: Unverified Taz-Mania (GB) Console (Gameboy): In the game's intro. but the main thing about this background is the ship that crash landed into the desert. (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified Tales of Destiny 2/Tales of Eternia (PS1) Cross-Series (Legend of Valkyrie): Valkyrie from the Namco classic Valkyrie no Densetsu appears as a secret boss.com) proves it. The other level is on the moon. an odd. One level is modeled after Trigun! I know what you're thinking. the desert can hardly be a reference. He also directed things. too. (Credit: Andrew Rae) Status: TRUE: (www. remixed version of the intermission music from Pac-Man plays. Tech Romancer (DC) Anime (Various): Some of the robots were inspired by other series. (Credit: Bill) Status: Unverified Tecmo Bowl (NES) .Cross-Series (Pac-Man): During a racing minigame in one of the towns. The stage leading up to her also plays the music from Valkyrie no Densetsu. The designer/art director was a famous name in the business of Japanese Robot Design.vgmuseum. The background shows a large battle occuring between two space fleets. Taz can be seen holding a Game Boy.

I'll get a better screenshot eventually. Tekken (PS1) Cross-Series (Galaga): Tekken for the PS1 lets you play Galaga while the game loads.Cross-Series (Rygar/Ninja Gaiden): On the Scoreboad between quarters and before and after the games. Konami and Pizza Hut had some kind of promotional deal going on when they made this game. (Screenshot) proves it. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Yashiro Nanakase) Status: Unverified Tennis (NES/GB) Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros. which I have a (Screenshot) of. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game (NES) Products (Pizza Hut): There are Pizza Hut signs all over the place in this game. (Credit: Yoichi) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters (SNES) Cross-Series (Castlevania): Wingnut's profile says that he likes Castlevania. there are ads for Rygar and Ninja Gaiden. FO's Note: The reason he doesn't seem as "obviously" Mario in the NES Tennis is because he's the old "Donkey Kong" version of Mario in that game. (Sorry that the snowman is half-obscuring it.): Mario is the umpire in this game. He is more obviously Mario in the GB version. . (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: TRUE: Verified in the Mario Mania Nintendo Power guide.

the advocation of government monetary and fiscal programs intended to stimulate business activity and increase employment. This is a reference to Alexander Graham Bell who invented the telephone in 1876. Later he write stories about his travels. he invented an automatic repeater for telegraphic messages and the carbon transmitter. This is a reference to Henri Matisse. This is a reference to Keynes. In the game he invents the light. (Credit: Ruudos) Status: Unverified Famous Person (Thomas Edison): There is a guy named 'Eddy' in the game. He is a traveler and you'll meet him at various spots during the game. (Credit: Ruudos) Status: Unverified Famous Person (Sven Hedin): There is a guy named 'Hedyn' in the game. This is a reference to the Swedish explorer Sven Hedin. a French painter (Matis lives in France in the game). inspiring many people to travel and see other places. The real 'Hedyn' (Hedin) explored Asia six times. sculptor. Keynes was the mind behind Keynesianism. the most famous and influential economist of the 20th century. (Credit: Ruudos) Status: Unverified Famous Person (Keynes): There is a guy named 'Keinz' in the game. He also explored the Middle East as well as the United States.Terranigma (SNES) Cross-Series (Soul Blazer): Turbo the dog from Soul Blazer and Illusion of Gaia is also in this game. (Credit: Shadow Villgust) Status: Unverified Famous Person (Alexander Graham Bell): There is a guy named 'Bell' in the game. He invents the telephone in the game. (Credit: Ruudos) Status: Unverified Famous Person (Henri Matisse): There is a guy named 'Matis' in the game who is a painter. where he explored the Grand Canyon. illustrator and designer. He's an economic forecaster in the game. (Credit: Ruudos) . This is a reference to Thomas Edison.

Status: Unverified Famous Person (Wilbur Wright): There's also a guy named 'Will' who's the inventor of the airplane in this game. Probably a rip-off of McDonalds. Donkey Kong. I only have a (Screenshot) of Kid Icarus. Bowser. many different NES characters appear when you beat Level 9. Peach. Luigi. (Credit: Ragnorak-X) Status: Unverified Tetris (NES/GB) Cross-Series (Various): On the NES Nintendo version. too. Calling it Mick's burgers. B-Type games. (Credit: Ruudos) Status: Unverified Famous Person (Genghis Khan): There is also a guy named 'Temjin' in the game. . (Credit: Ruudos) Status: Unverified Real Place (McDonald's): 'Mick' is a guy that starts a hamburger restaurant in the game. He is named after Wilbur Wright of the Wright Brothers. Samus Aran. and Link. This is probably a reference to Genghis Khan. such as Mario. Pit (Kid Icarus). (Credit: Ruudos) Status: Unverified Programmers: At some point in the game you can visit a representation of Quintet's offices and meet some characters based on the programmers. a navigator and explorer. real name: Temuchin. Mick and Mc sound a bit like each other. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Ruudos) Status: Unverified Famous Person (Christopher Columbus): 'Columbus' is also in this game and is of course a reference to Christopher Columbus.

Music (Tchaikovsky): Nintendo NES version: BGM A is the first part of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. Music (Korobeniki): In the Game Boy version. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Tetris 2 (NES) Real Place (Nazca Plains): The background images are based on real line drawings from the Nazca Plains.): In the GameBoy version. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Three Stooges. (Credit: Yashiro Nanakase) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it.Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros. The (NES/Amiga) . Music A is a traditional Russian folk song called "Korobeniki". Bazil's Cathedral. Real Place (St. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Bazil's Cathedral): The multi-domed building that is picture in almost every version of Tetris is St. a play on Walt Disney. Status: TRUE: Screenshots prove it: (Bird) (Spider) (Monkey) Theme Park (Genesis) Famous Person (Walt Disney): One of your competitors is Malt Wisney. Mario and Luigi appear during 2player matches.

In it. (Credit: Yashiro Nanakase) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Mythology (Biblical): Cain and Judas are named after characters from The Bible. both of whom betrayed someone close to them..Unreleased) Literature (Charlie & the Chocolate Factory): The character Violet Boregard is named after the character from the book. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: TRUE: (External Link) confirms it. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Movie (Hellraiser): Tormentor has a finishing move called "Hellraiser". Not only is the name a cameo (referring to the 1990's film of the same name) but the sequence is one from the film.you wouldn't like him when he's angry" line from The Incredible Hulk.. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it.) Tinkle Pit (Arcade) . Tormentor suspends the enemy in the middle of the room using a multitude of chains then proceeds to tear him/her up. (Warning: Slightly graphic image.Cross-Series (Ghostbusters 2): The game begins with the three stooges walking out onto the Ghostbusters 2 logo. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. only the spelling of "Beuregarde" has changed. Judas turned Jesus over to the Romans. Thrill Kill (PS1 . Cain murdered his brother. Mammoth's backstory mentions the classic "Don't get him angry. Cross-Series (Defender of the Crown): Amiga/GBA version: The stooges walk out onto a Defender of the Crown logo. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Comics (The Incredible Hulk): In the manual.

with a picture for each. (Credit: Dire 51) Status: Unverified Tin Star (SNES) Music (Yellow Rose of Texas): The music in the bonus levels is a slightly remixed version of "The Yellow Rose of Texas".Cross-Series (Rolling Thunder): Leila from Rolling Thunder and Rolling Thunder 2 makes a cameo in this Namco arcade game. since Back to the Future III took place in the Old West. And if that isn't enough. all the stages are listed in the instruction manual. including the deleted fifth level which never made it into the final game. (Credit: JG Shady) Status: Unverified Tiny Toon Adventures: Montana's Movie Madness (GB) Music (Can-Can): The music for when the boss is almost defeated is the Can-Can. Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose (SNES) Movie (Various): In Tiny Toons for SNES. and old westerns. such as Star Wars. (Credit: Deven711 ) Status: Unverified Tom and Jerry (NES) . Back to the Future. The last level is a spoof of Star Wars and is also based on an episode of Tiny Toons. there are lots of movie references. The old westerns and Back to the Future references are one and the same. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

(Credit: Will B. Cutopia and Zanydu. (Credit: Ragnorak-x) Status: Unverified Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (PS1) Cross-Series (X-Men): Wolverine is a hidden character in Pro Skater 3. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Stauts: Unverified . (Credit: Andy Thorley) Stauts: Unverified Cross-Series (Various): The games in the arcade are as follows: Sweet Fighter. Pac-Man and Mortal Kombat. are named after imaginary places from real life. (Credit: Andrew Rae) Status: TRUE: Screenshots prove it: (Controller Screenshot) (NES Screenshot) Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (PS1) Cross-Series (Spider-Man): Spiderman is a secret playable skater. Wac-Man and Mortal Wombat. Zanydu is named after Xanadu. as they can both be jumped upon. Bomp. Bomp)". which is a reference to the Barry Mann song "Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Stauts: Unverified Mythology (Utopia/Xanadu): Two of the towns in the game.Console (NES): Stage 4-1 has an NES sitting near the start with a controller stood up sideways to the right of it. Obviously these are spin-offs of Street Fighter. Cutopia is named after Utopia.) Stauts: Unverified TOONSTRUCK (PC) Music (Who Put the Bomp): One of Spike's lines is "So it was YOU who put the dip in the dip de dip de dip!". Both are actually part of the level.

(Credit: Deathspork) Status: Unverified .V. Wolf is based on the Big Bad Wolf from Little Red Riding Hood.TV Shows (Looney Tunes): The company WACME is clearly a spin-off of the Warner Brothers ACME. he even says his name is Big Bad Wolf. In fact. the frogs call themselves "The Fabulous Baker Boys" after the cake company of the same name. Ray and Mee are named after the first three notes in a musical scale. Also.B. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Stauts: Unverified Famous Person (Arnold Schwarzenegger): The gym owner Jim is based on Arnold Schwarzenegger. (Total Carnage's predecessor) and the women that constantly surround him in that game. (Credit: Deathspork) Status: Unverified Products (Nike): Speed-ups are a pair of orange shoes with the Nike swoosh on them. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Stauts: Unverified Total Carnage (SNES) Cross-Series (Smash TV): The first hostages you rescue in the game appear to be the host of Smash T. Dough. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Stauts: Unverified Literature (Little Red Riding Hood): The character B. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Stauts: Unverified Music/Products (Various): The three frogs.

I wonder). (Credit: Espilonarge) Status: TRUE: Confirmed at the (Turrican Website).Turf (Rival Turf). Goal! (gee. (Credit: Espilonarge) Status: TRUE: Confirmed at the (Turrican Website). and possibly the other 3 are references to other games as well. B. R. .Brothers (Brawl Brothers). This is obviously a reference (but more like an insult) to the popular PC shooter.Loaded (Bases Loaded). (Credit: Iqniz) Status: Unverified Turrican (Multiplatform) Movie (Aliens): The games in the Turrican series have enemies and backgrounds based on the Alien movies. it sounds like he says "I'll buy YOU for a dollar". which may be a spin on the saying "I'd buy that for a dollar" from Smash TV. Even the heads this time have "Aliens" written (or rather drawn) all over them.Cross-Series (Smash TV): At the end of General Ahkboob's first speech. which will make the texture mapping pixelated and the animation choppy. B. (Credit: Deathspork) Status: Unverified Tuff E Nuff (SNES) Cross-Series (Various): There are several references to other Jaleco games in the top scores table. Even face huggers within the eggs appear in these levels (just as pesky in the original Turrican). (Credit: Mike Waters) Status: Unverified Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (N64) Cross-Series (Quake): Entering the code "CLLTHTNMTN" will activate "Quack Mode". Turrican 2/Universal Soldier (Multiplatform) Movie (Aliens): A lot of Aliens references yet again in Turrican 2 on Stage 5 here. Quake.

The enemy ships you shoot down here bear an astonishing resemblance to TIE Fighters. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Real Place (Bethlehem): Bethlium is based on Bethlehem. Tyrants/Mega-Lo-Mania (Genesis) Music (Holst): The music that plays during battle is "Mars the Warmaker" by Gustav Holst. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Products (Marmite): Maramite is based on Marmite (British Vegemite). (Credit: Devin de Gruyl) Status: Unverified Ultima 2: The Revenge of the Enchantress (PC) . (Credit: Espilonarge) Status: TRUE: Confirmed at the (Turrican Website). and the graphics looks more gruesome.Turrican 3/Mega Turrican (Multiplatform) Movie (Aliens): And here we are again with yet another rip off from Aliens where the aliens look meaner. And on another screen. you must go through a space-battle sequence. She spits acid at you which is another Aliens reference. you'll notice a Terminator rip off with a huge T800. The Alien Queen is one of the bosses. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Ultima 1: The First Age of Darkness (PC) Movie (Star Wars): At one point during the game.

you can buy food provisions from a "McDonnal's" restaurant. is based on Ultima's creator. The town of Lord British's castle is even called "Britannia". source: Nintendo Power. of course. . who simply says "We are family!" That. (Credit: ACC Kain) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. complete with drive-through window and a clown statue in front.Movie (Time Bandits): One of the focal points of this game is mastering the use of the "Time Doors" that connect the different eras to one another. perhaps best known as the anthem of the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates en route to their World Series run that year. Richard Garriott." Ultima series creator Richard Garriott has stated he took this idea from the movie Time Bandits." which saw Daffy Duck doing comic battle with Marvin the Martian on Planet X. in the town of New San Antonio. This has strong overtones of the classic Looney Tunes short "Duck Dodgers in the 24th-and-a-Half Century. with the final battle taking place in the "Time of Legends. you may encounter a priest-like NPC called Sister Sledge. (Credit: Devin de Gruyl) Status: Unverified TV Shows (Looney Tunes): At one point you'll have to take off for a mysterious "Planet X" in order to complete the game. Programmers: Lord British. (Credit: Devin de Gruyl) Status: Unverified Ultima 6: The False Prophet (SNES/PC) Music (Rule Britannia): The music in Lord British's castle is "Rule Britannia". (Credit: Devin de Gruyl) Status: Unverified Music (Sister Sledge): In some towns. (Credit: ACC Kain & Flying Omelette) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. himself. is the title of a 1978 song by the band Sister Sledge. (Credit: Devin de Gruyl) Status: Unverified Real Place (McDonald's): In 1990 AD.

Walk in the direction he points out. and talk to it. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Wing Commander 2): Another Wing Commander 2 cameo occurs when you talk to a farmer on the outskirts of Britain. just behind Iolo's home (near Bee Cave). piloted by Prince Thrakath. Eventually you will come across a craft sitting in the field that looks obviously Wing Commander Kilralthi-ish.which it is. Scientology lures you in with a siren song of easy . please). Ultima 7: The Black Gate (SNES/PC) Cross-Series (Wing Commander 2): Cheaters out there. (Credit: ACC Kain) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. It is actually the "final boss" of that game. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Mythology (Scientology): The focal point of this game is uncovering the truth about The Fellowship. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) from MobyGames.. Like The Fellowship. The Fellowship as a group is intended to be Richard Garriott's commentary on the so-called Church of Scientology. Incidentally. but it wasn't listed in the manual. you'll know where that them came from.Literature (The Wizard of Oz): Lord British says that his favorite book is The Wizard of Oz.com proves it. the Kilralthi cutscene theme also plays in the ship's vicinity. The starship they landed on happens to still be on his field. complete with an L. smack yourself on the forehead. Pity you can't enter it. Ron Hubbard type in Batlin. be sure to take note of the tune that plays in the secret solution rooms. This craft did appear in Wing Commander 2. It's the one that plays during cutscenes involving the Kilralthi. The Fellowship recruits its members through a simple philosophy and outwardly harmless community service. their free will has been all but drained away. Specific Reference: For a little reference to this game's predecessor (Ultima 6) go look for a lone horse in a barn. it is not until members are well and truly indoctrinated that the truth is revealed to them . and you can find the book in the Lycaeum and bring it to him.and by this time. He says he was assaulted by a group of cat-like humanoids going 'kill-wrathy' (if this doesn't already sound familiar. If you've also played Wing Commander 2.. a seemingly benign "self-help group" that is secretly plotting to overthrow Lord British and install the Guardian as the ruler of Britannia.

through subtle means. For one thing: Check out the arrangement of the "Glowing Cube" and "Runic Box". then gradually. Wing Commander: Privateer # 2. As per his waking incarnation. siphons away your will to dispute anything you are told by fellow Scientologists (to say nothing of your bank account) until. it is far too late to do anything but accept the utterly ridiculous "truth" of the religion as absolute gospel." (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Specific Reference: Remember that silly talking horse in Ultima 7 pt 1? He's in this game too. An ethereal dream horse. (Credit: Devin de Gruyl) Status: Unverified TV Shows (Star Trek: TNG): The town/castle of Serpent's Hold is populated by characters deliberately evocative of the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation. finally. and so on. being the only one that stands in one place).at least in your dreams. too. (Credit: Devin de Gruyl) Status: Unverified Ultima 7 Part 2: Serpent's Isle (PC) Programmers: If you take the subquest that requires you to kill Captain Stokes. Does this not look like some modern implement? (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified # Cross-Series (Various): Better yet. You'll find ads for: 1. at the very back of the dream stables. Their personalities are all pretty much as you'd expect. he also has only useless .. doing so will cause the contraption to blow up in your face.. he's easy to spot.answers to all of life's pressing problems (in this case. You can find him in the dreamworld. It causes no damage. Strike Commander # 3.. his right-hand man Richter. as a 'nightmare' (literally. a captain of the guard named Horffe. through the book "Dianetics"). In the words of the Avatar himself: "Ultima 8? PAGAN?! This doth not bode well. examine the "Glowing Cube" (don't touch the Runic Box.. You've got the town's leader John-Paul. but you'll miss out on the shameless plugs). Leigh the healer. be sure to have a look around his bungalow after the deed is done for a sight gag and some Origin plugs.

Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: Unverified Music (Groucho Marx): In the town of Monitor you will have to get a tattoo from a woman named Lydia. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.information to give on the game's predecessor ("Beware the Fellowship! They're Evil!"). the character says. Cross-Series (Shadowgate): The phonograph plays the main theme from Shadowgate . Movie (Indiana Jones): When you meet the dogs." one of Groucho Marx's signature songs from his act. in which Gollum refers to the ring as "My precious". Literature (The Lord of the Rings): The servant ghost refers to the star as "My precious. Ace Harding was the hero of the Deja Vu games. Uninvited (NES) Cross-Series (Deja Vu): You can find a tombstone in the labyrinth with Ace Harding's name on it. source: Nintendo Power." This was obviously taken from "The Lord of the Rings". "Snakes! Why did it have to be snakes?" . Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. (Credit: Devin de Gruyl) Status: Unverified Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (Multiplatform) Cross-Series (Galaga): UMK3 has a hidden Galaga clone game in it. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. "Dogs! Why did it have to be dogs?" which is a spoof on the famous Indiana Jones line. This is a direct reference to the pop standard "Lydia the Tattooed Lady.

Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Literature (Frankenstein): The main character says the lab looks like Dr. Famous Person (Scarlett O'Hara): The description of the Ghost Lady says that she is dressed like Scarlett O'Hara. Uniracers (SNES) Cross-Series (Wario Land/Mario Paint): One of the tracks is called Wario Paint. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Cross-Series (Shadowgate): There is a grave in the labyrinth that says. U. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Frankenstein's laboratory. Talimar is the wizard who became the Warlock Lord in Shadowgate.N. Squadron (SNES) . Movie (Night of the Living Dead): If you find a room full of zombies in the labyrinth. named after Wario and Mario Paint. Literature (MacBeth): The main character says that the cauldron is like one out of "MacBeth". (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it.Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. the game makes a reference to George Romero's "Living Dead" films. "Here lies Talimar".

(Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Kurt Kalata) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Viewtiful Joe (GCN/PS2) . (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Agrias is a character in Final Fantasy Tactics and "Zodiac Brave Story" is another name for FFT. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Castlevania Dungeon. Cross-Series (Final Fantasy Tactics): In the beginning there's a quote from A.Cross-Series (Various): You can get the Yashichi item from Mega Man by shooting above the rightmost turret of the Forest Fotress on your first pass. Durai. Vagrant Story (PS1) Cross-Series (Final Fantasy Tactics): There's an item called "Agrias's Balm" with the description "Balm used by the great knight Agrias as told in the Zodiac Brave Story". the game makes a reference to the Belmonts of the Castlevania series. Source. which is a reference to Alazam Durai from Final Fantasy Tactics. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Literature (Hamlet): Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are named after characters in Hamlet.J. If you examine one. Van Helsing (PS2/XBOX) Cross-Series (Castlevania): In one of the early levels there are bookcases. Cross-Series (Bionic Commando): The moving trucks on the map are from Bionic Commando.

I am your father. If you do it in Slow Motion. jiggle it on his knee.". spits out a Nintendo Gamecube.B. It sorta resembles Star Wars where Darth Vader tells Luke "Luke. on the back of Viewtiful Joe's case. (Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (R.): If you hold down the X button. Gran Bruce. he'll whistle another part.B. when Hulk asks Joe about the VWatch. Pretty cool.B.O. (Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Mega Man): In the Hulk Davidson boss intro. he'll whistle another part of the Mario theme. huh? (Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified Console (Gamecube): Sometimes the third boss.O. Joe will throw up a bomb.): There is a picture of a R.B.Cross-Series (R. Kinda strange. (Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified Movie (Star Wars): In the second-to-last boss intro. he says "Who do you think you are? Some kind of Mega Man or something?". Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros." But Luke screams "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" and Sylvia tells him that her mom told her that her dad died. and whistle the first 6 notes of the Mario theme. a reference to the Mega Man series.O. If you do it in mid-air.): The robots in the background of the Final Level look VERY similar to the R. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: MJB817) . I am your father. huh? (Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Devil May Cry): Dante from Devil May Cry is a recruitable character in the PS2 version. Captain Blue (The Boss) says "Sylvia.O.

wears a rose. (Credit: Hussein) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) from MobyGames.000 Leagues Under The Sea".com proves it. Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram (DC) . In the subway there is even a Shenmue poster.Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Gargoyle's Quest): The first room of level 2-2 has Firebrand statues in the background.000 Leagues Under The Sea" has its name derived from the movie "20. (Credit: Magical Yard Gnome) Status: Unverified Movie (Some Like it Hot): The stage "Some Like It Red Hot" has its name derived from the Marilyn Monroe movie "Some Like It Hot". and also wears a huge top hat like Slash's. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Movie (20.000. (Credit: Magical Yard Gnome) Status: Unverified Famous Person (Various): The boss Hulk Davidson is probably a reference to Hulk Hogan and Harley Davidson. (Credit: Magical Yard Gnome) Status: Unverified Famous Person (Guns n Roses): The Joker miniboss appears to be an homage to Slash of Guns n' Roses.000 Leagues Under the Sea): The stage "20. He uses guns. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: Unverified Virtua Cop 2 (DC) Cross-Series (Shenmue): There are a lot of Sega related signs in the background.

Katoki Hajime. Angelan is very Final Fantasy inspired. Tails. There may be other references. Fuuma from Getsu Fuumaden. and uses magic. Specineff is based on the main robot from the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion. Toejam & Earl. seeing as though she uses a staff I recall seeing in an FF game. (Credit: Bill) Status: Unverified Anime (Gundam): The sound effect Temjin makes while throwing a bomb is that of the Gundam-rising sound effect from various Gundam series.com & IGN. Goemon from the Goemon games. and Ecco the Dolphin. the Vic Viper from Gradius. Cypher is inspired by Transformers (He's the only one who can transform. Most robots. Twinbee and Dr. Moai from Moai Kun and King Kong from the MSX 2 and Famicom King Kong games. Source: The OPCFG. since all the other robots use lasers and missles and whatnot. And of course. Mikey from Goonies. however.Anime (Various): This game is a 3D robot fighting game. such as Gasaraki's robots and Votoms. and his architecture is reminiscent of Transformers). Also. Characters from other Konami games that appear in this include include Simon Belmont from Castlevania. but I'm not sure what. The sound effect is very distinguishable. designed these robots. Cinnamon from the Twinbee games. so I can be sure of this. and the Apharmds are Gundam inspired. You can see some references and nuances to his other robots in his work. Temjin. Wai Wai World (Famicom) Cross-Series (Various): The game is nothing but a giant bunch of cameos. since they're a very diverse ensemble of mechs. Grys-Vk resembles some of the shorter anime robots. famed mech designer. . this game is where Konami Man and Konami Girl came from.com. (Credit: Dire 51) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. (Credit: Yashiro Nanakase) Status: TRUE: Verified by PortalSonic. were inspired by other robots. This is odd. (Credit: Bill) Status: Unverified Wacky Worlds (Genesis) Cross-Series (Various): The Genesis game Wacky Worlds has cameos by Sonic.

Birdo also appears in the one player mode. more cameos abound in this. a Game Boy. Fuuma from Getsufuu Maden. (Credit: Iqniz & Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) from MobyGames. (Credit: JG Shady & Flying Omelette) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Goemon from the Goemon games. (Credit: Aaron Campbell) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Various): Treasures in the game include a Yoshi egg. and they hammer away in the same way that Mario did in the original arcade Donkey Kong. and a Metroid. Wario Land 2 (GB) Cross-Series (Donkey Kong): There are apes who wield hammers that look somewhat like the oldschool Donkey Kong. . (Credit: Codie Martin & JG Shady) Status: Unverified Wario's Woods (NES/SNES) Character Cameo: Toad is the main character of Wario's Woods. a Dr. Waku Waku 7 (Multiplatform) Cross-Series (Galaxy Fight): Bonus Kun from Galaxy Fight is also in Waku Waku 7. the Vic Viper from Gradius. Mario pill.Wai Wai World 2: SOS! Parsley Castle (Famicom) Cross-Series (Various): Just like the first. Simon Belmont from Castlevania. Source: The OPCFG. Twinbee from the Twinbee games and Upa from Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa are all in this.com proves it. (Credit: Dire 51) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Bill from Contra.

Down. Left.Levels two and three have you putting ketchup on a package of fries. Up. Super Mario Bros.All three of these games feature Mario and Bowser. Right. (Credit: Crawl and 1000) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. The W probably stands for Wario. Urban Champion. # Veggie Might .After you saw the third log. . .Name is a parody of Wario World.. (To make it even more interesting. I Saw . # The Maze That Pays . Wario Whirled . Dr. # The Real McCoy Hare Scare . A.. FO's note: He's also in the music selection screen of Mario Paint. you see him briefly). Mario.Looks similar to Pac-Man (with coins in place of power pellets) # Super Wario Bros. # Wario Bros. This character is taken from Mario Paint (at the beginning of the game.) (Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified # Various: Here is a list of cameos I have found for Wario Ware Inc. the R. II. Duck Hunt. the Legend of Zelda. (Credit: Deven711) Status: TRUE: Verified by Crawl and 1000. # Fries With That? . # I Came. Metroid. III . Left. The package of fries has a "W" on it.B. and Excitebike. it asks you to push Up. Balloon Fight. Start after you complete the code. F-Zero. It has a Dragon Warrior-style overworld and you gain experience points for each mini-game you win.. after you click on Mario.Game Boy Advances are shown in both of these games. press B. in Level 3 of the mini-game "Code Buster". Cross-Series (Various): This game is just full of cameos from other Nintendo games! There are music and mini-games based on Mario Bros. Down.This is a parody of the Australian vegetable spread Vegemite. you will see a baseball player doing sit-ups inside. but the way that the W is written looks like the McDonald's arches upside-down. Cross-Series (Konami): Sometimes. Ice Climber.Wario Ware Inc. (GBA) Cross-Series (Dragon Warrior): 9-Volt's stage is a spoof of Dragon Warrior. .O. # Classic Clash I.Name is a parody of Super Mario Bros. Right. Punch-Out!!.Name is a parody of Mario Bros. which is the famous Konami code used for several of their NES games.

Name is a parody of Dr. Mario Clash (Virtual Boy). Donkey Kong (Arcade). LazerBlazer (SNES). Hogan's Alley (NES). Ultra Hand ("Magic Hand" device). Helmet (Game & Watch). it is a girl) is green. Sheriff (Arcade). Mario (NES). She (yes. Racing 112 (Television Video Game). Mario. Family Basic (Famicom keyboard). Dr. and Ultra Machine (Batting Machine). Game Boy Advance.Mario and Luigi's hats.Mario is featured. (Credit: Deven711) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) from IGN.# Vermin . # Grow Wario Grow . # The Wario Ware microgame features Mario. F-Zero (SNES). has a white stomach. (Credit: KingTT) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Various): All of 9-Volt's games are Nintendo games or products: Balloon Fight (NES). Wild Gunman (NES). Duck Hunt (NES). Game Boy (Portable Game System).This is a reference to the Game & Watch game Vermin. Gamecube. (Credit: Deven711) Status: Unverified Wave Race: Blue Storm (GCN) . (NES).Name is a parody of Excitebike. eyes and mustaches are featured. Stack-Up (NES). Ice Climber (NES).com proves it. Urban Champion (NES). Chitorie (Remote-controlled vacuum cleaner). Fly Swatter was a minigame within Mario Paint). # Unexcite Bike . (Credit: KingTT) Status: Unverified Wario World (GCN) Cross-Series: The first showdown boss looks and acts like Yoshi. Console (Various): Some of the treasures you can get include a Nintendo 64.The music and graphics for this game are taken from Super Mario Land. and she sticks her large tongue out at you. Laser Outlaw (Arcade). Metroid (NES). but Wario's sprite is taken from Wario Land. Wario . Mario Paint: Fly Swatter (SNES. Super Mario Bros. # Wario Facial . and an NES. Legend of Zelda (NES). # Dr. # Rock Paper Scissors .

but it's close enough to tell they're related (remember. like what Earthworm Jim has.rar. Second to last on the disc. Famous Person/Cross-Series (David Bowie/Earthworm Jim): B'Angus has the David Bowie eyes. EWJ:SE remixed the song.rar file). pop the disc into a CD player and go to track 14. the track is identical to the Earthworm Jim Special Edition version. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: The "Use Your Head" song is Track 10. I'm not sure if you want to consider this a reference to Earthworm Jim. his license plate reads "SHINY". the makers of the game. (Credit: CodieMartin) Status: Unverified Music (Amazing Grace): Amazing Grace is the Game Over screen's music. then Shiny used the remix in Wild 9). because that's what EWJ's eyes are . the actual Buttville stage isn't on the . Programmers: In the ending. Aside from the Wild 9 version only looping once. or David Bowie.Cross-Series (1080 Snowboarding): Four of the characters in this game share names with four of the snowboarders in 1080 Snowboarding (N64). (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Wild 9 (PS1) Cross-Series (Earthworm Jim): The background music for the Beast Ride stage is the "Use Your Head" music from Earthworm Jim Special Edition. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: For confirmation. I'd reccomend going to Zophar's Domain and downloading the Earthworm Jim . The "Use Your Head" is labeled as "Buttville" (oddly. when you get a glimpse of the back of Wex's vehicle. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: Unverified West Bank (C64) Music (Scott Joplin): The theme tune is a Scott Joplin rag. It doesn't sound exactly like the song on Wild 9. I believe. I'd go with David Bowie.

but Wild Gunman was originally an arcade game that used 16mm film. (Credit: Devin de Gruyl) Status: Unverified Character Cameo: The main character of WA3. shares her last name with WA1's "Calamity" Jane Maxwell. Shady tells of how Maya. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: Unverified . (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: (Picture) proves it. that's something Shiny really likes to put in their games. you will have the opportunity to collect a series of "Adventure Books" to read to Clive's daughter. Obviously. who seems to have inherited Jane's character design! (Credit: Devin de Gruyl) Status: Unverified Miscellaneous (Schroedinger's Cat): One of the characters accompanying Maya Schroedinger is a small catlike being known as Shady. And yes. Wild Arms 3 (PS2) Specific Reference: During the game. Schroedinger's Cat from the famous thought experiment. A principle character in these stories is Marivel Armitage." had placed him in.based off. as a small child. though the plot of the Adventure Books does not in any way reflect the WA2 storyline. Like Jane. Virginia Maxwell. released him from a box that her father.just like in this game. a "crazy scientist. it is Virginia's rival. however. At one point in the game. the original was by Nintendo. When the wild gunman's eyes flashed you had to shoot him with a light gun . The implication is that Shady is. from Wild Arms 2. Maya Schroedinger. though the two characters do not appear to be otherwise related. Virginia favors dual pistols in combat. so perhaps it could be more than mere coincidence. in fact. Interestingly. (Credit: Devin de Gruyl) Status: Unverified Wild Gunman (NES) Miscellaneous: Don't know if this is a cameo.

(Credit: JediMasterGeo) Status: Unverified Wu Tang: Taste the Pain/Wu Tang: Shaolin Style (PS1) Cross-Series (Thrill Kill): The whole game is just a reskinned version of Thrill Kill only with one or two different finishing moves. I guess Wonder Dog's been having a hard time finding work ever since Victor Musical Industries let him go back in '92 after his game tanked. push stop button". (Credit: Andy Thorley) . is the exact weapon used to kill the monstrous 'killer rabbit' in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". holding a giant brush! He then proceeded to clean off the entire screen. the holy hand grenade. (Credit: Ragnorak -X) Status: Unverified Movie (Monty Python & the Holy Grail): One of the weapons. (Credit: Dire 51) Status: Unverified Worms Armageddon (PS1) Cross-Series (Street Fighter 2): The fire punch and dragon ball attacks are a direct take-off of Ken/Ryu's dragon punch and fireball moves in the Street Fighter games. hero of the obscure first generation Sega CD game Wonder Dog. Who should appear onscreen but Wonder Dog. imo. I picked up a video cassette cleaner a year or so back and popped it in my VCR to clean it.Wipeout (Multiplatform) Cross-Series (Various): Psygnosis jumped on the advertising bandwagon by placing billboards for several of their PSX games throughout the game (ex: Krazy Ivan). while a Japanese woman said "When Wonder Dog with stop mark plate appears. (Credit: Dire 51) Status: Unverified Wonder Dog (Sega CD) Miscellaneous: This is the oddest cameo yet.

. She is in Lahan. "Sony digital surround sound!". (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Final Fantasy 7): There is an option to turn Method Man into a character called "Hystrix" who is a homage to Cloud Strife.Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Thrill Kill): Belladonna from Thrill Kill is a hidden character. He wears a similar outfit and carries the Buster Sword. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Programmers: The faces of some of the game's producers can be seen above/behind their names during the credit sequence. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified WWF Superstars (Arcade) Cross-Series (Double Dragon): Billy Lee from Double Dragon can be seen standing near the front of the audience. for some reason. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Products (Sony): After one of his fatalities. though oddly enough. which is a reference to the speaker system. on both the left AND right sides. Her sprite only bears superficial resemblance to . The only real difference is that Cerith is bald. Rza will turn to the camera and shout. Both games were made by Technos. teaching you how to use save points. because Sony had no part in the game.. (Credit: Andrew Rae) Status: Unverified Xenogears (PS1) Cross-Series (Chrono Trigger): Lucca from Chrono Trigger makes a cameo appearance. she uses Tormentor's whip.which is odd. rather than her own cattle prod.

. Anime (Macross): In disc 2. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: TRUE: Screenshots prove it. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Cross-Series (Final Fantasy 7): The wall potraits in a home in Solaris look vaguely familiar. the group is forced to go to Noturne and "borrow" their capitol building. a homage of sorts to the Super Dimensional Fortress Macross of Robotech/Macross series fame.the ruin diggers in Dazil. there is a shop with a beer keg. The gear even takes some design hints from the series. and Gaspar. If you choose to drink it. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. to defeat the Solaris Fortress Hurricane. pun on the real-life Budweiser beer. (Credit: Tom Otting) Status: Unverified Products (Budweiser): In the Aveh Capital Fair. I can't identify the guy on the left.(He is) (a man) (of the sea). (Credit: Flying Omelette & Ultimate Chicken) Status: TRUE: Numerous sources have verified this. also note the characteristic glasses. and a VF-1J head. it has a weapon similar to Macross VII's Battle 7 Gun. the SDF-1's torso construction. Cross-Series (Chrono Trigger): Another cameo for Xenogears is that the three sages of Shevat are named Belthasar. It even ACTS like alcohol and gets you drunk. Literature (The Old Man of the Sea): The Captain of the Thames quotes Ernest Hemingway. Same as in Chrono Trigger.. (Credit: Ultimate Chicken) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. your screen will start "swimming" back and fourth until you leave the area. but I'm pretty sure the one on the right shows Tifa Lockheart from Final Fantasy 7. from "The Old Man of the Sea": After all. which turns out to be an ancient battleship which can convert into a gigantic mecha form known as the Super Dimensional Gear Yggdrasil IV. The shopkeeper will offer you some "Bartweiser" beer.. in particular is this widely-loved quote amongst the Xenogears community. Melchior.

One of these is "ElementDX. Berzerk. These are a reference to Ray Kassar. Numerous sources confirm it.S. unfortunately. I didn't even know what it was way back when I first saw it happen. (Credit: Dan Tanaree) Status: Unverified Xybots (Arcade) Cross-Series (Berzerk): Xybots is supposedly a homage to the classic arcade/Atari game. The game takes place in the Razak Solar System. (Credit: Prime Op & Dire 51) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. in Hakase's lab at the Kookai Foundation. The initials "HSWWSH" will appear. version. who once worked for Atari." which is actually the Elements' Gear from Xenogears. Yars Revenge (Atari 2600) Programmers: Destroy the Swirl in mid-air then stay on the lower-half of the solid vertical line during the explosion. which is a reference to the game's programmer Howard Scott Warshaw. This is "Kassar" spelled backwards.Xenosaga Episode 1: Der Wille zur Macht (PS2) Cross-Series (Xenogears): In the Japanese version of Xenosaga. and the double "s" replaced with a "z". I didn't realize it was someone's initials and just assumed the game had glitched up. the lineup has been replaced by another pile of junk. Numerous sources have confirmed this one. Programmers: The Yar is "Ray" spelled backwards. there's a lineup of scale models of past giant robots. Yoshi's Story (N64) . removed from the U. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Note: The is the first "easter egg" I can ever remember discovering in a game. (Credit: Kairobi King) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. This was.

huh? (Credit: SlyDante) Status: Unverified Zanac (NES) Cross-Series (Guardic): If you beat the game. The message. press A & B on Controllers 1 & 2 after the fairy stops moving during the end credits. Cross-Series (Guardic): The level 6 boss is made up of tiles that spell out "GUARDIC".com/gradius Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders (PC) Cross-Series (Maniac Mansion): Both Maniac Mansion and Zak McKracken were made by LucasArts around the same time. (Credit: Mark Kelly) Status: Unverified Yu-Gi-Oh: World Championship 2004 (GBA) Cross-Series (Goemon): There is a card called "Sasuke Samurai" that is definitely modeled off of Sasuke from the Goemon games. .. wait for the music to loop a few times.Cross-Series (Mario Paint): On the Story Select Screen. Guardic is an MSX shooter also made by Compile. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. you find chainsaw fuel. (Credit: MJB817) Status: Unverified Cross-Series (Gradius): There is card called "Gradius" which has a picture of the Vic Viper on it and is an obvious reference to the Gradius games. Source: www. In Zak.but it's noted there's no chainsaw you can get in the game! Freaky. Kozumi Totaka's signature tune will play (the "Mario Paint tune"). your character notes that there's no chainsaw fuel for it. and when you find the chainsaw in MM. "See you again in Guardic" will appear.. (Credit: MJB817) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.classicgaming. and there's none you can get in the game.

(Credit: Dire 51) Status: TRUE: Screenshots prove it: (Truxton Pic) (Zero Wing Pic) Music (Can-Can): The track "Dancing Raisins!" is the Can-Can. there are floor tiles that spell out "COMPILE". It is a 3 level game that plays just like Phalanx on the SNES. Programmers: In level 6. (Credit: Deathspork) Status: Unverified Zero Wing (Multiplatform) Cross-Series (Truxton): The design of the ship you control (the infamous ZIG that you may remember from the "All Your Base" fad) seems to have been inspired (or directly taken) from Toaplan's earlier shooter Truxton. with original stages and even its own invincibility cheat. Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. (Credit: Andy Thorley) Status: Unverified Zillion (SMS) Cross-Series (Fantasy Zone): Opa-Opa from Fantasy Zone puts in an appearance here. (Credit: Dire 51) Status: Unverified . the name of the company that made Zanac. Zero Divide (PS1) Cross-Series (Phalanx): There is a hidden game called Tiny Phalanx. The very first enemy ships you encounter do look a lot like ZIGs.Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it.

Dracula's final form is that of the Mesopotamian demon. (Credit: Mike Waters) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. (Some of my screenshots are glitchy due to poor emulation. In Zoda's Revenge. Zoda-Y's second (and final) form is also a Pazuzu. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. is obviously named after Picasso.. (Credit: Deathspork) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. There is also a reference to Marco Polo. (Screenshot) proves it. the guy with the pizza is riding a Koopa Troopa. Hmm.) Cross-Series (Super Mario Bros.): When you have to go get the pizza for Cleopatra. or Tetris pieces. notice the bottom of the box after she finishes the pizza: Caesar's Hut. Mythology (Mesopotamian): In Castlevania 3. Sherlock Holmes. Pazuzu. Pikazo. and Lancelot. Cleopatra. he meets many famous historical people. I apologize for that.Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics 2 (NES) Cross-Series (Tetris): You collect tetrads. a cross between Little Caesar's and Pizza Hut perhaps. Products (Little Caeser's/Pizza Hut): When you deliver the pizza to Cleopatra.. such as Leonardo da Vinci. (Credit: Flying Omelette & Anenomephobic) Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. Famous Person (Various): As Mike travels through time. Zoda-Y is . Merlin. both real and fictitious. (Credit: Codie Martin) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Famous Person (Picasso): The caveman artist. or just a tribute to Pizza Hut with a little Roman twist? You decide. Music (Surfin' Bird): The magic words used to invoke the Oxford Wonder World's time travel powers (Papa Oom Mow Mow) are taken from the Trashmen's song called "Surfin' Bird". Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it. (Screenshot) proves it. King Arthur.

Cross-Series (Tetris): Hirocon.the boss of the Transylvanian mansion level. and it's an awfully big coinkydink that he would just happen to mention only the ones the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are named after. and then he says he's sold out of Leonardo maps.. Yes. but they weren't the ONLY renaissance artists.) (Credit: Dan Tanaree) Status: Unverified . pause the game. It's playable in multiplayer as well as in a Gradius minigame called Zoradius. Raphael. Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner (PS2) Cross-Series (Gradius): In Anubis: Zone of the Enders (AKA Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner).. but the text is still readable. Michelanago. as seen in the ending. He names off Donatello. Coincidence? Possibly. you have to start a battle against Vic Viper in EX mode. (Credit: Andrew Rae) Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Famous Person (Various): In the Italy Chapter. bears a rather strong resemblance to Tetris creator Alexey Pazhitnov. there's a guy on the street selling maps to the artists' homes. and input the Konami code (UUDDLRLR. to unlock the Zoradius minigame. In addition. regardless. the Vic Viper (of Gradius fame) shows up in a cameo role as the mech used by Leo Stenbuck. But a Pazuzu is still a mythological reference. I know these were all actual artists. the hero of the first ZOE game. Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Status: TRUE: Screenshots prove it: (Screenshot 1) (Screenshot 2) The screenshots are glitchy due to poor emulation.