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101. Posted:

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If you fill your house with as many pinball machines as possible, while wearing a bowl cut, and then press one of the pinball machines, you will here Zuess say "Triple Jackpot!" This is a reference to Riven: The Sequel to Myst, because it also contain's insane easter eggs like this.

By the way, I don't know if anyone has called this, but the game has grass, a reference to Chicken Run and how Rocky tries using the "Grass is Always Greener" metaphor. Further evidence is that the game has chickens. And you can name yourself Tweety. And, sometimes you will find your chickens converting their house into cannons. I haven't tried it yet, but I bet something awesome happens if your name is Tweety, and your town only has chickens! Can someone confirm this?

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103. Posted:

One of the animals may tell you it's playing a new game where you have your own town and house you can customize, but you need to take care of a bunch of needy animals too.

That's an obvious reference to the pc game "The Sims", since sims are humans and humans are animals, and they're very needy.

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Gregor

104. Posted:

The game has a museam which is a painfully obvious reference to the movie Night in the Museam. It also has an owl in the museam, which is a reference to the owl in Dr. Doolittle.

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In the game there are explorer clothes you can wear. This is a reference to Indiana Jones, which was a movie made just to reference Tomb Raider. Also in the game is a pink poodle which is a reference to the cult following cartoon courage the cowardly dog as he is a dog and he's is pink which is a reference to the pop music artist Pink. The pelican phillyis in the game is a reference to wind waker in which the bartender on windfall island tells you that people turn less friendly at night which is an obscure reference to Minecraft as in that game monster come out at night to attack you. This is a reference to the old movie Frankenstein, as that movie contains a monster. New Leaf also has a doctors mask, which is a reference to to Surgeon Simulator 2013 which has received the award for best controls in video game history, this is a reference to the 3D Bubsy the Cat platforming game, which was the previous holder for this award. Animal Crossing also has balloons, which reference the movie UP as that movie has balloons in it as well. In fact for further evidence if you collect all of the balloon furniture and fill your house with it it will float into space with you in it. This is a reference to Star Trek as it is set in space. There are two brands of medicine in the game, the kind that you buy from the store and the kind the villagers give you. This is a reference to the 1-800 CONTACTS comercial where a man is distraught that other people have HIS BRAND because he has "special eyes".

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106. Posted:

The two rainbow thing in this game is a reference to pokemon mystery dungeon gates to infinities double rainbow

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If you turn the television on exactly at 3:33 A.M. on Sundays or Mondays, a wild alien will appear on the screen.

If you couldn't figure it out, the alien is a reference to "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial." It's obviously saying, "We come in peace," in gibberish.

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Chris720

108. Posted:

Fusion14 wrote:

Ahem. Back to the subject matter. All of the villagers in your town are quite simple and laid back. This is a reference to the average American as they have identical IQ levels, values, and motivation.

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109. Posted:

KodyWB-98 wrote:

If you turn the television on exactly at 3:33 A.M. on Sundays or Mondays, a wild alien will appear on the screen.

If you couldn't figure it out, the alien is a reference to "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial." It's obviously saying, "We come in peace," in gibberish.

Dammit, that guy has a better TV than me! Speaking of which the fact that there are televisions in the game is a reference to an MTV show where celebrities show of their houses, which, more often than not, have many TVs in them. There are also no cars in the game, this is a reference to every pokemon game, as they all are devoid of cars. Semi-Trucks seem to be much more popular with the general public in those games.

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110. Posted:

Chris720 wrote:

Fusion14 wrote:

Ahem. Back to the subject matter. All of the villagers in your town are quite simple and laid back. This is a reference to the average American as they have identical IQ levels, values, and motivation.

Love it!

Gulliver says EarthBound references.

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Im already angrily mad and upset at this game enough as it is with its lazy developers, I've been looking all over the game for a Mother reference so at least we have that. Guess Ill have to make the Ness costume myself.

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mystman12

111. Posted:

I haven't seen anyone post this, so I will. This is a REAL reference! Sometimes, Gulliver will mention how great Isle Delfino is. This is a reference to Super Mario... TEACHES TYPING!!!! (Which is a reference to Typing Instructor, because both games require you to move your fingers.)

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112. Posted:

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, you arrive to your town by train. This is a reference to Harry Potter, as Harry arrives at Hogwarts on the Hogwarts Express.

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113. Posted:

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf,It is possible to catch Sharks. This is an obvious reference to Sharknado,When everyone saw sharks and Died.

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114. Posted:

Well since your mayor collects Mario items and gets to fight him in SSB4....im going to leave this here
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115. Posted:

Kapp'n name is a reference to (and obvious truncation of) Captain N: The Game Master, a popular cartoon about a boy who gets sucked into his television set, and has to go on adventures with gaming icons, such as Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, E. Honda, the Pong paddle, and Leisure Suit Larry. Every episode would feature a musical number (referenced in Kapp'n's songs) and a secret message that only dogs could read. The main character's catchphrase ("Your grandmother's house smells like garbage!") is also referenced in New Leaf, as it's a dialogue option you can sometimes choose after completing a public works project.

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116. Posted:

Philip_J_Reed wrote:

Kapp'n name is a reference to (and obvious truncation of) Captain N: The Game Master, a popular cartoon about a boy who gets sucked into his television set, and has to go on adventures with gaming icons, such as Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, E. Honda, the Pong paddle, and Leisure Suit Larry. Every episode would feature a musical number (referenced in Kapp'n's songs) and a secret message that only dogs could read. The main character's catchphrase ("Your grandmother's house smells like garbage!") is also referenced in New Leaf, as it's a dialogue option you can sometimes choose after completing a public works project.

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117. Posted:

When I saw this thread pop up a few days ago, I refrained from clicking it because listing obvious references from a video game sounded awfully dull and boring. Matter of fact, I was a little surprised it was created by REED because, I don't know, the whole idea sounded kinda lame.

When I logged on today and saw the thread had grown to seven pages in a matter of days, I was shocked. There couldn't possibly be this many references. The only explanation must be that AlexSays was lecturing someone about nothing important so I decided to find out what was going.

So glad I gave it a shot. I wish I had clicked on it earlier and joined in on the fun. Funniest posts I've read in a while, Phil. Brilliant. Made my day.

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Once the café has been built you may obtain coffee from the owner, Brewster. Once you receive your beverage, you are advised to immediately drink it, but you may let it cool. If you choose the latter, Brewster will leap over the counter, piledrive you, then smash a chair over your head. This is a reference to the WWE, as anthropomorfic Owls also wrestle in that program.

When you go to Dr. Shrunk's comedy act, you may receive an expression after watching the show. This is a reference to the movie Zoolander, as people also make faces in the film.

During gameplay you may receive a letter from your mother. This is a reference to the popular your mother joke: "Your mother cares so much about you that she writes you frequently!". Frankly, I'm surprised there is such a vile reference in an otherwise family friendly game, but alas.

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119. Posted:

You can buy a hockey mask in the game...
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120. Posted:

You are able to catch sunfish which look like sharks before you catch them which is a direct reference to Revenge of the Sunfish for the PC.

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