Are you ready for more easter eggs just in time for this weekend’s spring time holiday? I know I am!
Picking up where we left off, let’s take a look at the last few easter eggs to find in Night of the Grand Octopus:
This part of the main board is full of goodies. First of all, at the bottom we see a Cthulhu-inspired Mona Lisa painting – beautiful, isn’t it? Then continuing clockwise, we see the Ark of the Covenant from Indiana Jones in the display case. At the top of this little courtyard, you might notice a sword with an eye in the guard; this is a mix between the Soulblade of Soulcalibur and a demon weapon from the MMORPG Wakfu/Dofus (the illustrator couldn’t decide). In the case next to that is the infamous mask of The Mask fame. And last, but certainly not least, is Hellboy’s stone right hand. Poor guy, hope it didn’t hurt coming off!
On this portion of the map, there is a very interesting blue print drawn on the blackboard. Looks like someone was trying to design the Death Star. Spoiler alert: the finished product seems to be surrounded by Tie-Fighters with the word KABOOM!
If we take a look at the big picture now, we can find even more easter eggs!
- At number 6 lives a carnivorous plant called Audrey III. This is, of course, a reference to Audrey II of the film Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey I was the love-interest of the florist played by Rick Moranis).
- At number 3 are various easter egg-y phrases found on tombstones. “See Innsmouth and diem” referencing the fictional Lovecraftian city. “Nyarl for ever,” allusion to the Great One, Nyarlathotep. “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn,” which may just appear to be button mashing, but is a phrase often muttered by Cthulu-worshipping cultists, which translates to: In its home in R’lyeh, the late Cthulhu waits and dreams.
- At number 1, we find a book on the shelf called Necronomicon for Dummies, on a skull is etched the sign of the Ancient Ones, and on the silver key (famous object of the Lovecraftian dreamlands) we can read “Home Sweet Home.”
That’s all for NOGO – if I’ve missed something, leave a comment!
Finally, these characters are easter eggs in themselves! Found on the Zombie Kidz promo cards, each kiddo is inspired by a figure of pop culture. Do you know them all?
Make sure to check back on Sunday for a sneak preview of one of our upcoming games!
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