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The Kyokugenryu Dojo poster, drawn by Hiroaki, is a homage to a poster for the Bruce Lee film Enter the Dragon.
Contributed by DrakeVagabond
In a 1992 developer interview, it was revealed that Cú Chulainn's name and design were inspired by Cú Chulainn from Yousei-ou manga series.

The attached image shows Shin Megami Tensei’s Cú Chulainn design (left) and its inspiration, the Cú Chulainn character from the Ryoki Yamagishi manga Yousei-ou (right).
Contributed by ProtoSnake
Onimusha: Warlords
In the bonus mini-game, Oni Spirits, Stage six has six enemies and six vases that must be destroyed to complete the stage; referencing 666, the Number of the Beast in Christian theology. This also self referential, as Onimusha is a series about defeating demons invading the Earth.
Contributed by Regen-33
Upon catching a squid, the message that pops up will say that it's "off the hook", referencing the duo Pearl and Marina from the Splatoon series.
Contributed by CuriousUserX90
If the player selects Shun and begins a mirror match, then selects the stage "Wolf" and achieves an EXCELLENT rating during the fight, then makes sure they land the winning blow as Shun's back is facing the dark part of the sky, Shun will perform his victory pose as the camera pans in just the right manner to reveal a cultural Japanese representation of a snowman that blinks. The Easter Egg might be a joke regarding desert mirages, as Wolf is a desert setting and this Easter Egg is exclusive to this stage.
Contributed by Regen-33
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
The Dark Brotherhood member "Antoinetta Marie" is an obvious reference to French Queen Marie Antoinette.
Contributed by ClaudX
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
During the quest "The Tower Outta Nowheres", Geralt encounters a wizard trapped behind a magical door inside a tower. The wizard claims he was trapped there by the tower's Defensive Regulatory Magicon (DRM), which locks down the tower if anyone but the original owner tries to enter it. The tower's previous owner wrote a treatise on how to remove the defenses called "Gottfried's Omni-opening Grimoire" (GOG).

The initials "DRM" are a reference to Digital Rights Management, which is used by game publishers and platforms to prevent a game's original purchaser from freely sharing digital copies of it over the internet. The initials "GOG" are a nod to the website Good Old Games, which was founded in 2008 by The Witcher 3's publisher CD Projekt. It's famous for selling DRM-free copies of games and other software so that users may freely backup and share what they purchase.

Later on, while Geralt and the wizard are escaping, the defense system notes "disturbing indications of freedom". This is likely a jab by the game's developers at aggressive DRM policies, and echoes a common criticism that DRM restricts end users from freely controlling the software they purchase.
Pokemon Go
In 2019, Pokemon Go had a cross over event with popular manga series One Piece to support the reconstruction effort of Kumamoto, Japan after the devastating 2016 earthquake. The event was a collaboration with One Piece creator Eichiro Oda (a native to Kumamoto) that spawned Pikachu wearing straw hats, and a new special Pokestop in Kumamoto for the statue of One Piece’s main character, Monkey D. Luffy (featuring special art by Oda himself). Although the global release of this event didn’t mention One Piece by name, the announcement did make hints that referenced the pirate anime.
Contributed by SOGESNAKE
Resident Evil (1996)
In the DS version, Resident Evil: Deadly Silence, at the grave beneath the second Yawn battle, there's a new angle of the tombstone that reads 'LISA TREVOR'. This references the mutant girl of the same name who first appeared in the RE remake Resident Evil (2002).
Contributed by ProtoSnake
Super Smash Bros.
The 3D portraits on the character select screen are based on character artwork from some of their home games. Mario's render is from Super Mario 64; Link's is from his artwork for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time; Donkey Kong's Donkey Kong Country artwork is the basis for his Smash portrait; Yoshi's comes from Japanese artwork for Yoshi's Island; Kirby's is from Kirby's Adventure artwork; Fox's is taken from Star Fox 64; Captain Falcon has a 3D realization of artwork from F-Zero X; Pikachu and Jigglypuff are 3D versions of Pokemon Red & Blue concept art; Samus Aran's comes from Super Metroid; Ness's is a redone done version of his Earthbound art; And Luigi's appears to be taken from Mario Kart 64.
Contributed by PirateGoofy
Sonic Mania
In Press Garden Zone Act 1, there's a hidden area that has word "HELLO" spelled backwards on the wall.
Contributed by ProtoSnake
Fallout 4
When visiting General Atomics Galleria and entering the diner, players will find that the diner is run by two General Atomic Robots who will say that they are there to serve you. After questioning them on how they'll serve you, or simply stating you're not hungry, they'll attack the player. This is a reference to The Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man" in which the premise is an alien race are there to seemingly help mankind, but in the end are in fact carrying a book titled "To Serve Man", a cook book on how to cook and serve humans.
Contributed by Spero
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
There's a disease in-game called "Ticklebritch" that typically goes unused in normal gameplay, but the DLC Mehrune's Razor provides a singular way to contract it. If the player picks up a certain hoe in Sundercliff Mines, they will contract the disease. Given that the only way to contract this disease is through picking up a hoe, this is likely a joke by developers alluding to STDs.
Contributed by ClaudX
Dragon Ball Z: Legacy of Goku II
When giving Korin a Red Snapper in exchange for a Senzu Bean, he'll say "Ooooh, a Red Snapper! Very tasty!". This is a reference to a line from Weird Al Yankovic's 1989 movie, UHF.
Contributed by Zemu
Grand Theft Auto V
If the player goes near Raton Canyon at Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness between 19:00 and 20:00, they'll see a car parked on a cliff road surrounded by police vehicles that'll drive off the cliff when an officer approaches it. This is a reference to the end scene in the 1991 movie Thelma & Louise.
Contributed by raidramon0
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks
When the player defeats Inferno Scorpion in the NetherRealm, there's a cutscene of Kung Lao putting Scorpion into the lava pit. As Scorpion is being dragged down by undead skeletons, he sinks down with a thumbs up. This is a reference to the end of the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day, where the Terminator dies in the vat of molten steel, while giving John & Sarah Connor a thumbs up.
Contributed by ProtoSnake
The main theme for "The Firefighter with Heroic Aspirations" sounds extremely similar to the main theme of the 1984 film, 'Ghostbusters'. The connection is likely a nod to the fact that the Ghostbusters' headquarters is located in a firehouse.
Contributed by Boyobmas
In the PSP War of the Lions remake, in Chapter 4 on the 1st of Cancer if you have kept Agrias, Mustaio, Alicia, and Lavian in your party and have 50,000 gil, there's a secret scene where if you stop at a town, Mustadio will buy Agrias a Tynar Rouge and hint at having feelings for her, with Ramza acting as his wingman. This scene can only be triggered once per game.
Contributed by Gultykappa
Assassin's Creed Syndicate
One of the possible lines a boy might say when pleading for his life is “I’m just a poor boy. Please! Nobody loves me.” This is a reference to the song “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen.
Contributed by GamerBen144
Examining a fire in Burgh de Rott prompts the text "Come bask in the fire's warm glowing warming glow". This is a reference to a line spoken by Homer Simpson in Treehouse of Horror V's parody of The Shining.
Contributed by Zemu
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