Fallout Easter Eggs

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by Odin, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. boer_kameel

    boer_kameel Still Mildly Glowing

    Apr 2, 2003
    Hmz, I've never heard of this reference whirlingdervish... Was the movie good?

    If it's a new reference, cheers for you 8-)
  2. whirlingdervish

    whirlingdervish Brahmin Cavalry Commander

    Jul 3, 2007
    unfortunately, NO.

    even though it was directed by John Carpenter it was still a cheezeball b-movie..

    It was quite funny though, mostly due to the goofy old special effects (that probably didn't even look good when it came out) and the inclusion of Kurt Russell as the Hero..
  3. El_Smacko

    El_Smacko It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jul 12, 2007
    The Rat God quest in Klamath is actually a double reference. The obvious reference is in the dialogue with the use of the term RUS(Rodents of Unusual Size) from Princess Pride.

    The other is the quest itself. The idea of going into the celler of an industrial-like area and fighting through increasingly larger and wierder mutated rats until you reach some wierd Rat God. The idea is almost definitly an homage to the Stephen King short story Graveyard Shift. In the story, a worker at a mill takes a firehose down under the mill to clear out some huge rats. As he progresses he sees more and bigger rats, then rat-looking bats, then eventually encounters a gigantic mutated blind rat-bat thing that the other rats seem to follow and provide food/shiny things for.
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  4. fallout ranger

    fallout ranger Vault Dweller

    Sep 18, 2004
    In F1 there's some guy in the hub, and when you kill him the message box reads:

    "Oh my god! You killed Kenny! You bastard!"

    And I just noticed that there's a 3 foot bong next to the elder in the intro movie in F2
  5. fallout ranger

    fallout ranger Vault Dweller

    Sep 18, 2004
    Don't know if anyone else has seen this, but the ranger map from NCR is actually a screenshot of the Fallout 2 Mapper.
  6. WraithUV

    WraithUV It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Feb 22, 2005
    After searching for a while, and eventually resorting to Google, I found that the reference to the Chevy Chase movie "Funny Farm" is listed on the NMA FO2 easter eggs page.

    (The Brahmin Fry contest in Modoc, just in case someone didn't already know)

    I looked and looked, but was unable to find any mention of "Yellow Dog". The main characters in the movie eventually get a dog by this name, and it also happens to be the name of the dog in Klamath.

    Small tidbit, but there it is nonetheless. :)

  7. Animalize

    Animalize First time out of the vault

    Nov 2, 2007
    Somebody might have said these before me, 'cos I haven't read all the posts.

    There's refrences of real people in Fallout, Pretty Boy Lloyd (Pretty Boy Floyd, American gangster)
    When you are with Lloyd in Golgatha, one of your dialog options is straight from the Good, the bad and the ugly. Clint's line near the end of the movie.
    "You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig. "

    And then there is bald yellow pajama character in NCR jail named Oswald = Lee Harvey Oswald
  8. alatari

    alatari First time out of the vault

    Sep 4, 2007
    Assault Team

    Wouldn't it have been cool that the crashed team found in Klameth didn't show up till after you had that discussion and he dispatches the team. That is the team that crashes and you started the sequence of events.
  9. fallout ranger

    fallout ranger Vault Dweller

    Sep 18, 2004

    Look at the bottom edge of the ranger map, you can see the green box in the bottom left corner and the blue scenery bar.
  10. Haimerej

    Haimerej It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Dec 13, 2007
    If you talk to Stuart as a Female Character and tell him if he has been to a Circus. Circus will start a rant about you and how you being a Female character is very common nowadays giving "Laura Krofft" as an example and ranting more about the SPECIAL system. Obviously a reference to RPG Female Characters and Lara Croft from the Series Tomb Raider. IF you talk to him as a Male Character he will rant about Mad Max instead.
  11. Vault Maker

    Vault Maker Vault-Tec Cartographer

    Jun 27, 2006
    I just read "The Crying of Lot 49" by Thomas Pynchon. It's set in California in the 60s, and has a humor to it that might appeal to FO fans. Anyway:

    Reference #1 from FO2: there is a lawyer in it named Metzger, whose first name is never given.

    Reference #2, also FO2: a deceased character is described in the memory of the protagonist saying in a fake voice (as a joke) "But Margo, I've just come from Commissioner Weston, and that old man in the fun house was murdered by the same blowgun that killed Professor Quackenbush".

    Other elements in the novel could be mashed up with existing FO2 references (to something written by David Brin) as a fun little modlet.
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  12. TheManFromIowa

    TheManFromIowa First time out of the vault

    Mar 2, 2008
    I've found two things of minor sugnificance.

    1. In the raider's stronghold in Fallout 2, when you successfully disarm the traps and crack the safe you're given the dialouge option, "Stop that grinnin and drop your linen", a lyric from the song Shake A Leg by AC/DC, from their Back In Black album. Being the AC/DC freak I am, I caught it right away.

    2. In the Bishop's Casino, upstairs where you can meet and seduce Angela Bishop there is a pool table, you can take the 8-Ball off of this table and continuously shake it for suggestions, it will tell you where the designers have hidden tons of stuff in whatever town you're in, such as letting me know that there's some grenedes in the toilet at Mordino's Casino or to talk to Father Tully after I beat the game to get the hintbook.
  13. Kanhef

    Kanhef Vault Dweller

    Sep 2, 2007
    Getting caught stealing from Jenny in Klamath produces the float text: "[Jenny slaps you] Please don't grope me like that!"
  14. Lange

    Lange First time out of the vault

    Jun 25, 2008
    I could swear the enclave guy on the monitor in Gecko, actually sent the squad the first time I played through and I got pwned.
    Maybe it's just wishful thinking ;)
  15. Zacirus

    Zacirus Wasteland Lurker

    Aug 8, 2008
    I believe I found a new easter egg for everybody, the Talking Brahmin random special encounter in Fallout 1, They say something along the lines of "Moo, I say." I think this is a reference to Foghorn Leghorn in Looney Toons, he always said sentences similar to this "Boy I say boy" and "He I say he" and so on and so forth.
  16. John the Deere

    John the Deere First time out of the vault

    Aug 25, 2008
    Well, first off, I realize that this is an old topic and all but I have one that I haven't read or found anywhere thus far.

    I'm not sure if this is an Easter Egg or a bug or what, but in Broken Hills on the north(or top) part of the map there are four(?) chests that are not accessible. Please forgive me for lack of detail but it has been sometime since I have played FO2. :)
  17. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    They the shopkeepers shop inventories. You can open them if you are skilled enough,
  18. Slymanx

    Slymanx First time out of the vault

    Aug 3, 2008
    You can find a Mount Rushmore reference in the rocks by the crashed vertibird in Klamanth.
  19. fallout_fan

    fallout_fan It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Sep 11, 2008
    Some one told me that if you name your character snake or pliskin in the game and talk to some people in the den they will make remarks about "how a guy with the same name as you came through here before". Its the name of the main character from the escape from newyork and LA movies.
  20. Jakor

    Jakor First time out of the vault

    Sep 24, 2008
    I sent a message yesterday, but I figured I post it here too.

    Fallout 2 first person you are to find is "vic the trader" I guess that someone at black isle liked mai tai's because "Trader Vic" started the mai tai. http://www.tradervics.com/mai-tai-1.html

    I would assume most people here playing this game for this long would be old enough to drink. If you are, why haven't you tried a mai tai yet? It's on the shelf next to the margarita mixer! Go get it! (I believe safeway sells Trader Vic's mai tai, mix it with some sailor jerry rum mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....

    Just for the record... I am not an alcoholic! I just like my rum every couple months and maybe a beer at night.