List of Game's References

#1 Posted by DigitalErsatz (19 posts) -

Hey guys, I was looking to get started on a thread about all the weird references this game makes to other games, memes, and whatnot since I know for a fact I will not get them all myself. Let's do it to it!

Juan has a tattoo on his chest of a flaming heart that I'm pretty sure is a reference to the cover art of a Mexican rock band called Maná (not Mana) and their album Revolución de Amor. Check out the image of his tattoo here and the album cover art here, or you can just check out the images below.

#2 Posted by GunstarRed (5024 posts) -

My personal favourite has to be the dead Journey dude laying on the side of the mountain before you fight Javier Jaguar.

#3 Edited by BeachThunder (11692 posts) -

Hey guys, I was looking to get started on a thread about all the weird references this game makes to other games, memes, and whatnot since I know for a fact I will not get them all myself. Let's do it to it!

Juan has a tattoo on his chest of a flaming heart that I'm pretty sure is a reference to the cover art of a Mexican rock band called Maná (not Mana) and their album Revolución de Amor. Check out the image of his tattoo here and the album cover art here, or you can just check out the images below.

I very much doubt that's a reference to album art; that design is actually known as the sacred heart, and is a common tattoo design (Google: Sacred heart tattoo).

#4 Edited by Taky (33 posts) -

My personal favourite has to be the dead Journey dude laying on the side of the mountain before you fight Javier Jaguar.

Haha - that is my favourite too. I played through this area multiple times before realizing what I was seeing.

#5 Edited by PlayPaul (54 posts) -

I liked the giant Fez style QR code, but, just like Brad, most of the reddit/internet references go over my head.

#6 Posted by LadyShayne (131 posts) -

My favorite is the Fez code in the church's attic that you need to use the alphabet cipher to make any sense of. The message reads "Be Sure To Drink Your Ovaltine". Fez + A Christmas Story = a weirdly perfect meta commentary on the decoding process. I also found it to be quite effective as a promotional device as I really want to drink Ovaltine now...

#7 Posted by ScreamingGhost (213 posts) -

The Castlevania mural in the forest, Megaman embedded stone, and Space Invaders embedded stone are pretty great.

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