FanFic/SonicWorldAdventureRush has numerous shout outs to various corners of the Sonic universe. Here is a concise list with cross references where need be.

!! Main List of Shout Outs:
* [[ComicBook/SonicX Captain Westwood]], in the comics he was taken from, was heavily modeled after Albert Wesker of Franchise/ResidentEvil fame, so much so, he became a traitor to all parties involved at some point. These traits carry over into the story.
* Most of their junk food derived from the characters ImprobableFoodBudget has humorous names that reference the far corners of the Sonic universe. Products include:
** [[WebAnimation/YouTubePoop Pingas]] Potato Crisps
** [[VideoGame/SonicColors Colours]] Fruit Snax
** [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 Chaos Soda and Chaos Cola]] become replacements for the [[SonicChronicles Speed Cola]] item.
** [[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Mean Beans]] Jellybeans
** [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog Warpnik]]-O's Cereal
** Not to mention most of the food items from VideoGame/SonicUnleashed and VideoGame/SonicAndTheBlackKnight
** [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed Chip's]] Chocolate
** Not to mention the alcoholic drink Double Jigger. Which means two [[ different]] [[ things]] while simultaneously being a shout out to the [[ boost drinks]] in VideoGame/NaziZombies.
** Aside from Chaos Cola, Chaos Soda, and Double Jigger, the other boost drinks are given a shout out too in the form of a real [[ alcoholic drink]], real [[ vile grapefruit flavored soda]], and a real [[ energy drink]]. Of course this is all inspired by the original Adventure Gamebook idea where the characters of the story had various powerups ala SonicChronicles.
** The sheer amount of [[ real]] [[ life]] food product are ripe for the pickings too, yes, including the infamous horribly deformed ice cream (which Sonic is disgusted by).

!! In Sonic the Hedgehog's Story:
* Tails keeps all his gadgets from TailsAdventure within a gym bag he scored from [[VideoGame/MarioAndSonicAtTheOlympicGames Beijing]]
* Now that Creator/RogerCraigSmith is the voice of Sonic, and Captain Westwood is heavily inspired by Albert Wesker, chances are, the dialogue between the two will include a few VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 quotes.
* Tails sees a [[MemeticMutation Double Rainbow]] over [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2 Aqua Lake]]
* Tails thinks over his past, which is a WildMassGuessing about his true position in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2'', the Tails Alone mode of said game, and even Tails and the Music Maker.
* When Knuckles confronts [[Anime/SonicX Li Yan]], he finds that while he is a crime boss himself, he answers to a [[VideoGame/StreetsOfRage higher authority]], who also supplies some of his gang.

!! In Shadow the Hedgehog's Story:
* Agent Topaz, a character from ''Anime/SonicX'' and the tie in comics, wore a police uniform that resembled the ones worn by those in ''VideoGame/VirtuaCop''.
** She even says she joined the VCPD because she was inspired by her father, who was a brave [[VideoGame/BurningRangers firefighter]]
* Several of the files stolen by the mystery hacker are [[Anime/SonicX Metarex]] Technology, [[ComicBook/SonicTheComic Drakon]] Technology, [[VideoGame/VirtuaFighter Project DURAL]], and [[VideoGame/SonicAdventure2 Artificial Chaos]] technology.
** The Dural reference is a given. Metal Sonic was a copycat fighter in ''VideoGame/SonicTheFighters'', just like Dural in Virtua Fighter. This trait carried over into other titles such as VideoGame/SonicHeroes and SonicRivals.
* The Commander mentions Wiki Leaks.

!! In Silver the Hedgehog's Story:
* While taking in the sights of [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed Empire City]], this exchange occurs:
---> '''Chip''': Look! It's the [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV Statue of Happiness]]!
---> '''Silver''': You mean Statue of Liberty, Chip.
* When Silver asks Ashura why Blaze didn't come back after the events that led to her sacrifice were erased, his reply was "[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 ...poor writing on the universe's part.]]".
* While writing Ashura's dialogue, the author realized he was subconsciously writing him as the [[Series/DoctorWho Tenth Doctor]], despite not watching much of the show at all. In a case of self AscendedMeme, it stuck and wound up handing out [[LampshadeHanging Lampshades]] to everyone.
** Which resulted in Mephiles being written with a dash of The Doctor's nemesis The Master, but owing a lot more to [[ Count Iblis]] of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' with his air of ambiguity. He also owes alot to [[ Legion]].
* An Empire City coffee shop is named [[Series/{{Friends}} City Perk]]

!! In Blaze the Cat's Story:

!! In Jet the Hawk's Story:

!! In Wave the Swallow's Story:
* Morgan laFey (portrayed by [[SonicChronicles Shade the Echidna]]), raises the remains of the true King Arthur (Sonic). The whole thing, down to the line "Rise from your gave" is a big shout out to the Genesis classic ''VideoGame/AlteredBeast''.
* When Arthur is turned into the [[VideoGame/SonicUnleashed Ilwolf]], a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' inspired party goes after him. They should be familiar to anyone who played any VideoGame/GoldenAxe game.
* Nack the Weasel is known by his Japanese name Fang, and acts as a thief/rogue type. His competition in claiming the reward on slaying the Ilwolf? Ever play ''VideoGame/PopfulMail''?

!! In Nack The Weasel's Story:
* Nack remarks that he wasn't going to kill Bean's brothers Bin and Pin. Those two originated in ''VideoGame/DynamiteDux''. Bean was designed for Sonic the Fighters explicitly as a reference to this game, as they were both made by Sega's AM2 arcade division. Bean's alternate costume is Bin!
* Nack and Bark are disturbed by Bean's love of KFC. Considering they were a blatant ProductPlacement in ''Dynamite Dux'' in the arcade, perhaps the craving runs in the family?

!! In The Brotherhood Of Metallix Story:
* The concept of Metal Sonic (called by his Japanese name Mecha Sonic in the story) fighting Mephiles the Dark came about long before it was discovered that Metal Sonic had his [[ own mission set]] planned for ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006''! Which leads to a case of HilariousInHindsight.