Some of Master Splinter's data bits have turned up in a massively multiplayer online role-playing game that Mikey plays called SuperQuest. To retrieve the data bits the Turtles must enter the game and follow the game's rules, experiencing the world of SuperQuest as they go.
This episode provides examples of
- Enemy Mine: Hun (although only the viewers see it) teams up with the Turtles to defeat a cheater in the game.
- Expy: The Ganondorf expy from "Home Invasion" returns in the game world. Also, the Ferryman NPC is an expy of Charon
- Calling Your Attacks: The Ultimate Gamer does this with all his moves
- The Ferryman: literally, the ferryman NPC
- Gamer Chick: The Ultimate Gamer is a young girl in real life
- Guilty Pleasures: In-show variation with Hun. Running the Purple Dragons is one thing, but who would've thought he plays the same MMORPG that Mikey does? Not to mention he, unknowingly, met the Turtles in it and helped them get Splinter's data bits.
- Irony: Size doesn't seem to matter for Hun
- Most Gamers Are Male: Almost every significant player character in the game is revealed to be male in real life.
- Robe and Wizard Hat: Donnie's in-game avatar
- Shout-Out: The title of the episode is a nod to EverQuest. Many of the features of the online game world are references to World of Warcraft, and there also seems to be nods to Lord of the Rings Online.
- Stealth Pun: In order to defeat the Ultimate Gamer, Leo, who is a Changeling in game and can transform into animals, changes into a white lion. 'Leo' is the Latin word for 'lion'
- Ultimate Gamer 386: This episode is actually the Trope Namer.
- We Need a Distraction: It falls to Raph, who's been turned into a frog in game, to distract the Ultimate Gamer whilst the others power their attacks to defeat him