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121. Posted:

The Villager Agent S is a squirrel which is a reference to Secret Squirrel a kids show about a Squirrel that fights crime.

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122. Posted:

theblackdragon wrote:

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If you shake a tree, a beehive might fall out. This is obviously a reference to the fact that bees live in beehives, which are on trees.

Dude, that's obviously a refference to that one movie where Nicolas Cage dies.

You both fail. Beehives and bees falling out of trees in this game is obviously a reference to the 1991 coming-of-age film 'My Girl', where Macaulay Culkin dies of a bee sting and Anna Chlumsky has her first period. A true classic.

Has sniff her first period? Bee stings? Coming of age?

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123. Posted:

[quote=Nibelilt]

WhoBeThat wrote:

theblackdragon wrote:

Morphtorok wrote:

If you shake a tree, a beehive might fall out. This is obviously a reference to the fact that bees live in beehives, which are on trees.

Dude, that's obviously a refference to that one movie where Nicolas Cage dies.

You both fail. Beehives and bees falling out of trees in this game is obviously a reference to the 1991 coming-of-age film 'My Girl', where Macaulay Culkin dies of a bee sting and Anna Chlumsky has her first period. A true classic.

Nope you are all wrong because in the game Hydlide if you bump into a tree bees will come out of it and attack Jim the Knight.

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124. Posted:

[quote=Morphtorok]

3DSAllDay wrote:

Nibelilt wrote:

WhoBeThat wrote:

theblackdragon wrote:

If you shake a tree, a beehive might fall out. This is obviously a reference to the fact that bees live in beehives, which are on trees.

Dude, that's obviously a refference to that one movie where Nicolas Cage dies.

You both fail. Beehives and bees falling out of trees in this game is obviously a reference to the 1991 coming-of-age film 'My Girl', where Macaulay Culkin dies of a bee sting and Anna Chlumsky has her first period. A true classic.

Nope you are all wrong because in the game Hydlide if you bump into a tree bees will come out of it and attack Jim the Knight.

Sorry, but you're wrong too. Nintendo is known for throwing in clever nods to their games in each new game. The bees appeared in the obscure Gamecube title, Animal Crossing. Since that game was, surprisingly, a success, Nintendo decided to make multiple spiritual successors to the game. Coincidentally, each of these happened to also be titled "Animal Crossing", hence the need for subtitles. They decided to do quite a bit of fanservice by bringing back a recurring villain from the original, Bee. They even had him encountered and defeated in the exact same way as the original, so players who grew up battling the evil forces of Bee could know just what to do when stumbling across some of his minions.

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125. Posted:

[quote=theblackdragon]

Musterd wrote:

Morphtorok wrote:

3DSAllDay wrote:

Nibelilt wrote:

WhoBeThat wrote:

If you shake a tree, a beehive might fall out. This is obviously a reference to the fact that bees live in beehives, which are on trees.

Dude, that's obviously a refference to that one movie where Nicolas Cage dies.

You both fail. Beehives and bees falling out of trees in this game is obviously a reference to the 1991 coming-of-age film 'My Girl', where Macaulay Culkin dies of a bee sting and Anna Chlumsky has her first period. A true classic.

Nope you are all wrong because in the game Hydlide if you bump into a tree bees will come out of it and attack Jim the Knight.

Sorry, but you're wrong too. Nintendo is known for throwing in clever nods to their games in each new game. The bees appeared in the obscure Gamecube title, Animal Crossing. Since that game was, surprisingly, a success, Nintendo decided to make multiple spiritual successors to the game. Coincidentally, each of these happened to also be titled "Animal Crossing", hence the need for subtitles. They decided to do quite a bit of fanservice by bringing back a recurring villain from the original, Bee. They even had him encountered and defeated in the exact same way as the original, so players who grew up battling the evil forces of Bee could know just what to do when stumbling across some of his minions.

Which in turn is a referance to super mario galaxy, in which mario can get a bee suit. Super Mario Galaxy is an obscure low budget indie game, that ripped off Star Trek.

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126. Posted:

Also, Jelleyfish are a referance to the famous tv show, Squidward the friendly ghost. Everyone's favorite frycook, Squidward has deal with that jerk cashier, Spongebob.

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127. Posted:

when you first start the game, a talking cat asks you questions about your personal information. This may seem like a reference to the supreme court system in which questions are asked, but is actually nintendo's way of teaching kids not to talk to strangers.

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128. Posted:

i remeber the VERY first animal crossing. It was a... Gamecube game? Im probably wrong.

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129. Posted:

sageyheart wrote:

i remeber the VERY first animal crossing. It was a... Gamecube game? Im probably wrong.

Very wrong! It was originally released only in Japan for the Play Station One under the name "Tanuki! Tanuki! The Great Forest of the Happy Animal Spirits". It then got ported to the Game Cube under the name "Animal Crossing".

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130. Posted:

Morphtorok wrote:

sageyheart wrote:

i remeber the VERY first animal crossing. It was a... Gamecube game? Im probably wrong.

Very wrong! It was originally released only in Japan for the Play Station One under the name "Tanuki! Tanuki! The Great Forest of the Happy Animal Spirits". It then got ported to the Game Cube under the name "Animal Crossing".

And it was such a terrible port. It was basically a downgrade to the original. Nintendo doesn't even count the GameCube port as a game and still looks forward to the day they can come close to the PS1 original masterpiece.

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131. Posted:

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If you have ever mistreated any of your villagers, then heed my warning. If at least one of your villagers has become self-aware, and I mean just one, then run for the hills! Eventually, the rest of the animals will follow suit and conspire a revolt against you. In the end, when your rule as mayor has been finally overthrown, the town hall is demolished and a barn later called "The Manor Farm" takes its place. Eventually, things become so terrible that the game itself becomes corrupted and the title is renamed, "Animal Farm: Napoleon Reigns."

This whole scenario, in case you couldn't figure it out, is an obvious reference to the most popular, best-selling game of 2001, "Animal Crossing: Population Shrinking."

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132. Posted:

KodyWB-98 wrote:

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If you have ever mistreated any of your villagers, then heed my warning. If at least one of your villagers has become self-aware, and I mean just one, then run for the hills! Eventually, the rest of the animals will follow suit and conspire a revolt against you. In the end, when your rule as mayor has been finally overthrown, the town hall is demolished and a barn later called "The Manor Farm" takes its place. Eventually, things become so terrible that the game itself becomes corrupted and the title is renamed, "Animal Farm: Napoleon Reigns."

This whole scenario, in case you couldn't figure it out, is an obvious reference to the most popular, best-selling game of 2001, "Animal Crossing: Population Shrinking."

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133. Posted:

If you wait a year without playing, you're villagers will call you a "necromayor", and then they will form an angry mob and burn your house down.

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134. Posted:

After downloading a limited time item from the Post Office or opening your gate/search for towns with their gates open, Pelly or Porter, respectively, will say, "Sorry to keep you waiting!", which is a reference to Kid Icarus: Uprising. This could be because Pelly and Porter have the same first letter in their name as Pit and Palutena.

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135. Posted:

...THREAD OF THE YEAR, FOLKS!

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136. Posted:

IN HONOR OF THE THREE DAY ANNIVERSARY OF TOMODACHI LIFE (Which is in itself a reference to a Japan only game called Tomodachi Collection- Clearly a rip-off of the REAL thing) AND THE FACT THAT IT'S E3 TIME, NINTENDO IS ANNOUNCING TEN OFFICIAL POP CULTURE REFS NEVER BEFORE DISCOVERED BEFORE!!! OFFICIALLY!!! Here they are, folks!

-1. The game has fireplaces in it. This is clearly a reference to Little Inferno, a game that takes place in front a fireplace. If the fireplace is all you have in your house, you will start receiving strange letters.

NO, SERIOUSLY REAL SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN'T PLAYED LITTLE INFERNO YET!!!! To top it all off, if you place a fireplace, sunglasses, a firefly, the most magnet-like item in the game, all while Kakkun is visiting your house, your house will explode!

-2. The game has plank flooring. This is a reference to the Nintendo Life deserted island getaway, because all of the crew members used a plank for transportation.
-3. The game purposely doesn't celebrate your town's 1 year anniversary. This is a reference to Veggie Tales, in which Jimmy and Jerry Gourd's 1 year anniversary of hosting the show was also purposely not celebrated.
-4. Jack is a walking, talking pumpkin. This is a reference to Pumkin World, an online English teaching website, featuring anthropomorphic pumpkins, which created some of the world's greatest games, from Hungry Pumkin (Also referenced because you eat in a similar fashion to the hungry pumkin) to The Fruits Game (Also referenced because the game has fruits). It's wonderful to see refs to such forgotten classics that defined gaming forever.
-5. The game allows you to use a map. This is definitely a reference to Link: The Faces of Evil, because Gwonam gives link a MAP. He then asks you "Where do you wish to go?", which is what the maps in New Leaf do.
-6. There is a villager named Apple. If you give her an apple when she requests some fruit, she will eat herself instead, and the apple you intended for her to eat will replace her. The apple will never leave and eventually start planting apple trees all over town. These trees will sprout more live apples until your whole town is over taken in living, monster apples. In order to stop them from spreading any further, you will need to blow up your entire town. This then, is a reference to Little House on the Prairie, since, in the last episode, they blow up the whole entire town.
-7. You may have noticed how the game has a Mario hat, Luigi hat, and Wario hat, but no Waluigi hat. This is a reference to Mario Kart 7, because Waluigi was not in that game.
-8. If you fill your house with balloons, it will float away, and you will have to play a short adventure game where you must protect an endangered species from a crazy old man. You will lose your house, but you will also come back with a little yellow gremlin who will bother you for the rest of your life, even if you wipe all the data on your game's cartridge. This is a reference to the Disney/Pixar film, Down.
-9. The game has a lot of letters and numbers hidden throughout. This is a reference to two Nintendo 64 masterpieces, Elmo's Number Journey and Elmo's Letter Adventure. If you can find all the letters and numbers, you will be awarded with a wonderful fireworks show!
-10. The big One Oh, folks! If you do every single solitary possible thing on your game file, the screen will fade to black, and "10 years pass..." will come up on the screen. Then you will see your house, in shambles, surrounded by huge futuristic, yet dark looking buildings, and all your villagers circled around it. They will say "He was a good guy, but after he did everything... I guess he was bored, and thought there were better things to do, in his dreams?.?!?. Thankfully, everything he did allowed us to become self sustaining, and now, with the knowledge he left us, we've been able to build this high tech utopian empire. The last thing standing in our of finishing is... his house."
"But he's still in there! can't we tell him to come out first?!"
"NO! WE CANNOT DO THAT!!! He will disrupt the plan. Our plan is how ten villagers should live for the next 100 years, not 11! And don't even think about rebelling from the plan ever or else you will get The Punishment! In fact, you weren't even supposed to interrupt my speech, and now I'm twenty seconds behind schedule, so I hereby charge you with TWENTY SECONDS OF THE PUNISHMENT!"
"NO, PLEASE NOT THE PUNISHMENT I CAN'T TA-" Your favorite villager gets dragged away by whoever ran your police station
"Now, without further ado, we shall burn his house down."
After this, all of the villagers, excluding the one who got "The Punishment", will set your house on fire. Your cartridge will then self-destruct. (Simulating in-game permadeath) This will also blow up you 3DS. Thankfully, Nintendo offers a replacement program for this. 3DS XL users get a replacement 2DS, 3DS users get a replacement DSi, and 2DS user get a replacement GameBoy Advance Micro.

So, there they are, ten fresh new refs! Anyone else found any that STILL haven't been discovered?

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137. Posted:

Zombie thread alert.

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138. Posted:

Maelstrom wrote:

Zombie thread alert.

Fats the point!

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139. Posted:

Thar is dis game wear this phat guy wares ovarals, amd he junmps on dis tutle . oh he hase a redd couloured hatt to. I thnk thee hat mite bee a refrense too sum tv cummershal , cuz he had a redd hat two.
an then tom nuke is a refrense too thee squrell I saw at my houes..
regge films a mech is a refrese to that robut offf star wares movie on tv.

ed it: sry, i for got it wuz an amiINAL CRSSng topc. :((

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140. Posted:

^ Joke post.

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