The ''{{Neptunia}}'' series is all about a fictional {{console war|s}}, so there are bound to be plenty of references to video game culture.

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[[folder: Original Games]]
!! References from the first ''[[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptunia Neptunia]]''
* Vert's LimitBreak [[ThisIsADrill looks like a]] [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Giga Drill Break]] with a [[HeroicRROD Red Ring Of Death]].
* Noire's LimitBreak looks very suspiciously similar to [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Yuri's Savage Wolf Fury]].
** To be more exact, Noire performs [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Yuri's Savage Wolf Fury]] sword combo barrage, followed by [[VideoGame/TalesOfGraces Asbel's Stampede Strike (Juuha Goushouzan)]] super upperslash, followed by [[ImplausibleFencingPowers countless sword flashes to dismantle the poor enemies]]... Did I already mention that Noire is {{Badass}}?
* Neptune's second LimitBreak is reminiscent of [[PhantasyStarIII Wren's]] transformations and [[NamesTheSame Wr]][[PhantasyStarIV en's]] [[LimitBreak Positron Bolt]].
* Noire's third weapon is Elysdeon, the description "[[PhantasyStarIV This sword is rumored to have come from a distant planet, key to fending off some legendary evil]]".
* [[http://www.amazon.com/ AMAZOO.nep]].
** [[http://maps.google.com/ Dungle Maps]].
* When Neptune is in her coma at the beginning of the game, she hopes that she doesn't go crazy and start "[[SonicTheHedgehog collecting rings floating by the ground]]" or wandering around and "stepping in some [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} ABC gum]]".
* Nisa screaming [[MachineRobo "Wait" and "You don't deserve to know my name!"]]
* Neptune: "[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Muda muda muda muda muda muda muda!]]"
* Neptune: "[[Series/KamenRiderDenO From start to finish, I'm always at a climax!]]"
* Neptune once met a strange mangaka that talked about the existence of a giant [[BlueDragon blue shadow in form of a dragon]]. [[AkiraToriyama Said mangaka wore a gas mask.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YCDLhrdNBw&feature=sub Noire's transformation quotes]] [[Franchise/KamenRider are]] [[Franchise/SailorMoon chock]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 full]] of these.
* Green Heart invites IF to play a "[[DeadRising zombie mall-survival blood fest]]".
* [[SuperMarioBros A set of twins chase a turtle named Wowser from the Shroom Kingdom.]]
** Two plot-important Mario ones involving meeting Peach and Yoshi expies.
* "[[SonicTheHedgehog No, this is a herd of super speedy blue hedgehogs!]]"
* Vert gives us a now-outdated reminder to preorder [[HaloReach Hoop: Reach]]. (It wasn't out yet when the original Japanese version of Neptunia was released, but the English version came out at least a year after the title being [[BlandNameProduct bland-named]] had already been released.)
* The party runs across a lone member of [[Franchise/ResidentEvil S.R.A.T.S.]] who suggests you should be a "{{master of unlocking}}". The member even looks like Chris Redfield (his VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 incarnation).
* One of the DLC bosses is a "Traitor Knight" that resembles a [[RuleSixtyThree gender-flipped]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Kain Highwind]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43OVHmJ011E Noire]] makes references, and even cosplays as one of her [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/72660.jpg lookalikes]], complete with [[CutenessProximity ailurophilia]]. Here are some of her references.
** [[VideoGame/{{Recettear}} "Transformation, ho!"]]
** [[Franchise/SailorMoon "Lastation Prism Power, Busty in Black!"]]
** [[VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile "Servants of Niflheim, return from whence you came."]]
** [[ShakuganNoShana "Shut up, shut up, shut up!"]]
** [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann "Who (the hell) do you think I...]] [[AvertedTrope No, that's not right either."]]
* Compa introduces a FightingGame match: "[[VideoGame/GuiltyGear Heaven or Hell! Let's Rock!]]"
* Noire attempts to think up a catchphrase. "[[VideoGame/MischiefMakers Through fire, justice is served!]]"
* The description of the Overlord Momus item says, "If you collect all five, the Overlord will awaken." [[Anime/YuGiOh Overlord Momus, obliterate?]]
* One of the first few lines Neptune has is, "Neptune does what you all don't," which is appropriate since Sega, which Neptune represents, used "[[SegaGenesis Genesis]] does what Nintendon't" as an advertising line back in the day. What's more, this was a purely American ad campaign; the translators were actively adding to the shout outs, even obscure ones that many kids today likely wouldn't know about.
* At [[{{Xbox360}} Leanbox]], the party encounters a man who is [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia looking for the culprit who stole the barrier protecting their town.]] With the exception of where he's holding his weapon, the silhouette really looks like Yuri Lowell.
* Neptune, Compa and IF run into a group of "[[StreetFighter road pugilists]]" beating up on barrels and used cars, among them a sumo wrestler and a [[AnimeChineseGirl cute Chinese girl]] with "really monstrous thighs".
* In another event, they see a group of movers moving boxes so that they can [[VideoGame/{{Tetris}} stack them so that they don't leave any gaps]].
* A small dungeon in the Dark God's Cave in Lastation was carved by [[WhatDidIDoToDeserveThisMyLord an evil lord with a pickaxe]].
* The first time Neptune and her friends prepare to go terraporting, she thinks she's supposed to make a long jump across to reach the other landmass, and IF dares her to put on [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros overalls and a red hat]].
* Neptune: "The expo's on like [[Franchise/DonkeyKong monkey kong]]!"
* Neptune: "[[VideoGame/DragonQuestI Greedy Boy appears! Command?]]"
* In the skit "Amnesiac Buddies", Black Heart complains to Neptune that her followers think "[[Advertising/KevinButler [she] only does everything]]."
* A dungeon in Lowee is named [[VideoGame/TheTowerOfDruaga Bruagga Tower]].
** Another in Leanbox (?!) is named [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Hirool Castle]].
* Nep and company are introduced to the [[GameAndWatch Watch & Game]] in a skit.
* At Lastation, Nep and company encounter aspiring game creator [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Zach Unfair, whose favorite title is GG7]].
* The kid in the skit "Attack of the Cicada Horde" plays too much [[VideoGame/GearsOfWar Cogs of Battle]].
* '''IF''': I've never been trapped in a disc before either. We might have to sit tight until we're summoned back out.\\
'''Compa''': By Mr. Heretic? [[{{Anime/Pokemon}} Do you think he'll ever throw the disc at someone and say "I choose you, Compiffytune?]]"
* Neptune: "[[Franchise/SailorMoon Pretty and mysterious Neptune of love and justice. In the name of the Basilicom, I'll punish you!]]"
* One of the optional quests is titled "[[Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughTime The Goddess Who Leapt Through Time]]".
* One of the DLC quests comes from [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness an Overlord whose level has deteriorated down to level 1 while he was asleep]].
* Neptune: "[[{{Transformers}} Let's transform and roll out!]]"
* There is a bird-type enemy called the [[Franchise/FinalFantasy Choocoboo]], but it's colored pink instead of yellow.
* The skit "Master Idol Production" is a huge reference to ''VideoGame/TheIdolmaster''.
* The skit "VideoGame/BrainAge Score" has Nep, Compa, and Iffy having mental ages of 40-60, according to the results.
* '''Noire''': Meh. Maybe someone's breeding them in a monster ranch or something.\\
'''Neptune''': Yeah, whatever. VideoGame/MonsterRancher isn't a job. That's so silly!
* In the Normal Ending, after defeating Arfoire's second form...
-->'''Neptune''': Drat. When she turned into the dragon, [[VideoGame/DragonQuestI I thought she was gonna offer me half the world or something.]]
* In one of the RED skits, Red pulls out an assortment of {{improbable weapon|user}}s: [[VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia a kendama, a throwing disc]], and a [[KillerYoYo yo-yo]]. She tells IF that some kid [[VideoGame/StarTropics fought off aliens with a yo-yo to rescue his dad]].
** Later, while being used as Red's personal LapPillow, IF remarks that her head is really heavy, like [[VideoGame/BonksAdventure a barbarian who powers up by eating caveman meat]].
* Neptune (to [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Avenir president Singe]]): "As [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration a man of many vectors]] would say, {{resistance is futile}}."
* [[spoiler:'''Arfoire:''']] "Who're [[VideoGame/{{Spelunker}} spelunking enthusiasts?!]] [[Franchise/GhostBusters Don't they blast ghosts with oxygen tanks and stuff?!]]"
* In the skit "Amateur Writer's Contest", Blanc/White Heart wants to buy a personal computer for herself, but nothing with [[SegaGenesis Blast Processing]].
* One of Neptune's battle start quotes is "[[Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows I can already see this ending...]]"
* The trophy you get for finishing the game is called "[[VideoGame/{{Segagaga}} Nepgagaga Complete!]]"
* When Neptune sees White Heart in her HDD form, Nep keeps referring to her as a [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Newtype]].
* Some of the [[VideoGameAchievements Trophy names]] from the English version are [[VideoGame/ChuChuRocket "Nep-Nep Rocket"]] and [[VideoGame/VirtuaFighter "Virtually Fighting"]].

!!References found in ''[[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaMk2 Neptunia mk2]]'':
* Horsebirds won't make any sense unless you've played ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' where Chocobos were renamed such (for about ten seconds, due to fan outcry). Compile Heart took it UpToEleven.
* ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' characters Kurisu Makise, Mayuri Shiina, and Itaru "Daru" Hashida make a cameo as part of 5pb's attacks.
* [[VideoGame/AtelierRoronaTheAlchemistOfArland Rorona]], [[VideoGame/AtelierTotoriTheAdventurerOfArland Totori, the Chims, Ceci, and Mimi]] show up for some of Gust's attacks.
* Nepgear's dream reenacts the entire sequence of the third episode of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' right down to two of the seiyuus (NipponIchi being Mami and Uni being Sayaka) and of course includes the [[spoiler: [[WhamEpisode head chomp.]]]]
** Would have also been an awesome ActorAllusion for the English dub too, because [[ChristineMarieCabanos Nepgear's VA]] is [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Madoka]] (and Uni is also voiced by Sayaka's voice actress, SarahWilliams). Alas, CastingGag since the event with the English voices used isn't dubbed during that scene.
* Two things from the opening. [[StarWars Besides the obvious narration]], pay attention to the tower of [=TVs=] during the opening. [[LordOfTheRings Remind you of something?]]
* Gamindustri's preferred social networking site is [[Website/{{Twitter}} Chirper]].
* When gaining a level, Neptune may occasionally hum the victory tune from Franchise/FinalFantasy.
* 5pb provides the voice for a [[{{Vocaloid}} synthesizer]], but becomes upset that people are making her sing and [[MikuMikuDance dance]] to rather strange things.
* [[MetalSlime Metal]] [[DragonQuest Dogoos]] are hidden in a single group of enemies in [=LAN=] Castle. They're worth about 4 times the Experience and twice the Credits as the rest of the fight, and their [[RareRandomDrop Metal Jelly]] sells for another 11111 Credits.
* Vert's Military Dress costume adjusts her color scheme in such a way that she looks like [[{{Vocaloid}} Luka]].
* Ram insists that Lowee's best games would easily be the [[{{Pokemon}} Pocketed Monstrosities]] franchise, with over [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters 1,510,376 monsters to catch and raise.]]
** In the same scene, the game Uni plays is a hunting game where she [[VideoGame/MonsterHunter gets together with a group of friends and hunt a bunch of really big monsters.]]
** Also, Planeptune had a game where [[PhantasyStarOnline everyone had beam swords in outer space.]]
** Nepgear mentions an old game that had a 60 million credit budget. Her favorite parts were [[{{Shenmue}} operating a forklift and using her allowance to get things from vending machines.]]
* Compa's [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} cake is never a lie.]]
* In one of the events, Neptune tells her sister that the duty of a goddess is to [[Manga/AhMyGoddess wait for the phone on their desk to ring, then visit the person calling and grant their wish]].
* The description for the rock icon quotes the famous "{{I got a rock}}" scene from [[WesternAnimation/ItsTheGreatPumpkinCharlieBrown It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown]] verbatim.
* When you start a new game, Meijin Takahashi (of ''VideoGame/AdventureIsland'' fame) will give you a friendly reminder [[ContentWarnings not to stare too close to the screen while playing]].
* In a Chirper event focusing on Nisa, Blanc is reminded of a game where the main character is part of a secret Broadway troupe living in New York. The game in question is ''VideoGame/SakuraTaisen V'', which was released by NIS America.
* Blanc mentions that she likes ordering books from Blarnes and Foible (Barnes and Noble).
* The first time the group meets Linda (a thug working for ASIC and [[GoldfishPoopGang a recurring annoyance throughout the game]]), they mock her "soldier" title and tell her she's nothing more than an "underling" (perhaps even a [[VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness Mid-Boss]]?) Just as in ''Disgaea'', Linda's on-screen title changes to reflect this, and it sticks with her for the rest of the game.
* One of the random chirpers in Lastation is named Nana Kimizu and looks like Creator/NanaMizuki.
* Nisa's entire second chirper event is one big reference to KaiketsuZubat.
* When you gain access to the Colosseum, Neptune suggests that they shout [[Film/{{Gladiator}} "Are you not entertained?"]] during fights.

!!References found in ''[[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaVictory Neptunia Victory]]'':
* One of Izawa's trailers show off ''a lot'' of works from Creator/OsamuTezuka, such as ''Manga/BlackJack'' and ''Manga/AstroBoy''.
* In Lastation, one of the people you can talk to is [[Franchise/MetalGear Snake]] [[Creator/DavidHayter Hayter]] who hides in a cardboard box.
* The ending shows off ''PacMan'', and ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' to name a few.
* Yet another {{Vocaloid}} reference is made by Noire's Stone Leek costume by name and description. However design wise it looks closer to being [[MugenSouls Dees Vanguard]] than Miku.
* When Mr.Badd reveals himself, he orders his soldiers to make sure to search the [=CPUs=] to be sure they have no [[PhantasyStarIII game-breaking escapipes to warp out of prison with.]]
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' gets referenced quite frequently throughout the game.
** There is a quest given by a "[[SarahWilliams Uni]] [[Creator/EriKitamura Sound-Alike]]". She needs you to kill a few Cuberials who tricked her into taking on a curse to make a wish. Another quest is given by a "[[{{PuellaMagiMadokaMagica}} Small White Animal]]" who has made so many contracts with young girls that it needs you to go out and get it some more magical contract paper.
** In Chapter 7 a new NPC that looks almost exactly like Kyubey in shows up in Planeptune named Rokubei. It wonders why you'd be asking it about a contract and insists that it's just a cat.
* When Nepgear is talking with Vert about how she's no longer the main character like she was in the last game, Blanc comes by to inform her that she has [[DragonBall Dragonball Syndrome]], where the older family member passes the lead role to a younger one only to steal it back and that it can only get worse from there for the younger character.
* ''([[ItMakesSenseInContext after asking Plutie to clean Neptune's ears]])'' [[MemeticMutation My body is ready]].
* Noire's [[PhantasyStarIV Elysdeon]] returns from the first game. The description now also mentioning that it was built by [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Landale & Landeel]] Enterprises.
* In one event Neptune shouts out "[[VideoGame/BlazBlue The Wheel of Fate is Turning]], [[GuiltyGear Heaven or Hell, let's rock!]]"
* [[spoiler: Rei's entire past is a big shout out to the {{Atari}} console and TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983.]]
* On the way to Lowee the group comes across a patrol and Neptune suggests that they "go all [[StreetsOfRage Roads of Fury]] on them." And that she gets to be [[KidAppealCharacter the guy on roller skates]].
* Plutia's Thunder! and Super Thunder! attacks change to Thunder Blade and Super Thunder Blade in HDD.
* From the DLC costume pics for Tekken, she gets [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Kuma and Lili's costume]].
* When Plutia is about to transform to give Noire her "most popular lecture" in chapter 3, Neptune tells the player to "[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue Press the B Button to stop the evolution]]" (Well, in the Japanese version, at least.)
* Also in Japanese, one way to make a kid laugh is to say "[[{{Touhou}} Bero bero bwaa!]]"
** Speaking of which one of Neptune's expression is the same as the Yukiris.
* In order to find out where the IF, Compa, and Peashy babies came from, Blanc thinks of the [[SuperMarioBros baby-carrying stork]].
* Some of your scouts include [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Maryo and Player 2]], [[GodsEaterBurst Amamiya Lint]], and [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice Mao]].
** Player 2 also mentions that he's [[LuigisMansion not looking after a mansion]] or anything!
** When he's resting as a scout, Player 2's activity is "[[StuckInTheirShadow inferiority complex...]]". Meanwhile, Maryo is doing some princess rescuin' during his downtime.
** Also, Amamiya Lint is a complete recolor of [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Ragna]] with the exact same sword.
* Rom and Ram's DLC weapons are staves respectively based on [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite a White Dragon representing Truth and a Black Dragon representing Ideals.]]
** Most weapon DLC contain similar references, with one of Vert's weapons making a reference to the [[MemeticMutation large size of the Xbox]], Blanc's weapons referencing VideoGame/SuperSmashBros and the WiiU, etc.
* One event has Blanc stating [[LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}} "I don't know everything, I only know what I know."]] She also references ''Manga/DragonBall'' by name in the same scene.
* Victory introduces [[MugenSouls Shampurus]] and [[Franchise/{{Disgaea}} Alraunes]] as enemies.
* After being punched by Tekken, Neptune has a delayed reaction after such extreme power saying "[[VideoGame/MortalKombat FATALITYYYY!!!!]]
* After Neptune and co. get back from Leanbox and notice how depressed Nepgear has been since Neptune left again, Neptune says [[VisualNovel/{{Kanon}} "Uguu"]].
* In chapter 5 After everyone get back to Planeptune's basilicom and Neptune wants to relax, Nepgear tells her not to turn into a [[VideoGame/{{Pokemon}} Snorlax]].
* Some of the lost places include an [[VideoGame/FireEmblem Emblem of Fire Castle]] and [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mushroom with eyes]].
* Dungeons include the Franchise/{{Metroid}} Shelter and the VideoGame/{{Halo}} Forest.
* The CPU doppelganger {{Bonus Boss}}es look like [[Videogame/{{Parodius}} stick men riding paper airplanes]] with heads shaped like the Playstation button shapes.
* At one point Neptune says Noire ''would'' be scared if Iris Heart flew in with a flamethrower and a [[VideoGame/MarioKart blue turtle shell]].
* During a conversation in Chapter 4, Neptune references ''Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival'', of all things.
-->'''Noire:''' ...Anyway, I found something that lends credence to the tale.\\
'''Neptune:''' A clearwater revival?
* When discussing who is sister of who in Chapter 4, Neptune tries to get everyone back on track.
-->'''Neptune:''' Hey! This isnít the time for us to gab about [[Literature/TheSisterHoodOfTheTravelingPants sisterly love and traveling pants]]! Nepgear!?
* Atranger is a reference to GeppyX.
* In the description of the Mai Waifu accessory for Plutia and Neptune, it tells you to give it to someone who seems totally wifey and [[Manga/KOn Moe Moe Kyun]].
* During one of the Nepstation Segments, the game mentions "A raging treat, Blanc manju". This is quite obviously a reference to the "Rage Manju" (better known as the [=RageCandyBar=] in localizations) from Pokemon Gold and Silver and their remakes. The fact that Blanc is the CPU for the SNES (i.e. Nintendo) and Lowee just looks exactly like Ecruteak City from the remakes makes this even more obvious.
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[[folder: ''Re;Birth'' Series]]
!! References found in [[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaReBirth1 Re;Birth1]]
* When Compa strips Neptune to wrap her in bandages, Neptune complains about being nude, saying she doesn't [[SenranKagura need to make herself more powerful]].
** She also complains about [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} being wrapped up tighter than a fighting game mummy.]]
* Neptune, [[spoiler: when Histoire didn't know if the girl could use HDD]], said she'd [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann go beyond the impossible and kick reason to the curb]].
* When Neptune and Compa meet IF for the first time, Nep worries that the Guard Vermin she defeated earlier is out for [[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance "revengeance."]]
* The Snake Hayter NPC is back as [[Creator/DavidHayter David]] Snake.
* The [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros Super Mario Bros.]] reference returns from the original, only slightly altered; when Neptune considers jumping from land to land shouting [[CatchPhrase "Yahoo!"]], IF suggests she grow a moustache first.
* When Neptune catches up to Noire, she shouts [[{{Pokemon}} "Gotta Catch 'em all!"]]
* MAGES. seeks out Doc Tear Popper, the [[LightNovel/ChuunibyoudemoKoigaShitai drink of the chosen]], and speaks of the [[VisualNovel/SteinsGate Organization]] that has removed all traces of it.
** Aside from calling Noire her "assistant", she also makes [[SteinsGate "Hyper Gadgets," one among them "a microwave that will turn both food and humans into gel..."]]
** A couple of her costumes also reference Steins;Gate and VisualNovel/RoboticsNotes Characters and MAGES. Including Kurisu's outfit.
* After Vert rescues Neptune and co from the prison Vert says she looked up the poison Yvoire gave IF on [[VideoGame/TheIdolmaster 765chan and a pro answered in seconds]].
* IF compares Neptune's transformation to [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 TRANS-AM]]. The Japanese dialogue instead references the [[LawOfChromaticSuperiority Char Custom Rule]] (which [=TRANS-AM=] already references).
* The scene in the Lowee forest is ''chock-full'' of Pokemon references, down to sounding like a scene from the main series game.
-->'''Lowee Basilicom Staff B:''' Not us! Go! Dragon, I choose you!
-->'''Compa:''' We'll be serious, then! Go! Nep-Nep, I choose you!
-->'''Neptune:''' [[PokemonSpeak Pika!]]
-->'''IF:''' Uh! All right! Go! Lady Vert, I choose you!
-->'''Lowee Basilicom Staff B:''' [[PokemonRedandBlue Through rigorous training, people and monsters can become stronger! I've lived 'n trained with my fighting monster! And that will never change! Messengers of Momus! We will grind you down with our superior power! Hoo hah!]]
* Ganache's reaction to finding out Blanc is Lady White Heart.
--> '''Ganache:''' [[StarWars No! That's not true! That's impossible!]]
* When trying to sneak into Lastation, Neptune says she ought to find a cardboard box and do a [[MetalGearSolid metal-snake sneak]].
* When Neptune catches Noire trying to sneak off, she says "[[VideGame/TheLegendOfZelda It's dangerous to go alone! Take Nep.]]"
* One of Yvoire's chefs is Sir [[BenStiller Sten Biller.]]
* On returning to Lastation and the CPUs are talking about why Neptune thinks Noire is a loner, Neptune replies that her [[JoJosBizarreAdventure Stand]] power senses it.
* On the Lastation Technology Expo, Ganache mentions an opening ceremony. Neptune hopes it's an "energy charged, turquoise-haired futuristic idol singer." Sounds like a certain ''Vocaloid''...
* When Fake White Heart (Arfoire) catches up to Purple Heart and co, Purple Heart calls her [[Franchise/StarWars ArfoireDeeTwo]].
* In Lastation's Technology Expo, Neptune calls Arfoire [[ArmoredCore "Arm-ore-d'core".]]
* Blanc once wrote a fanfic titled [[AgarestSenki "The Records of Tseraga]] - The Meeting of the Overlord and Hero."
* Lowee's Legendary Weapon used to be a spear until "One day, a [[SuperMario certain plumber with a moustache]] in Lowee crafted it into a hammer."
* Upon leveling up, Neptune may [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong almost, but not quite]] hum the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasy'' victory fanfare.
* One of the Quests for [[{{Sega}} Zeca]] Ruins No.2 has the client searching online for the definition to "Orthros" and gets two results: [[LightNovel/BenTo Twins fighting over bentos and stuff]], and [[FinalFantasyVI An Purple Octopus]].
** There's another quest called "Seeking magical girls!" It is given by a "Loud Stick," and it promises to turn you into a [[FateKaleidLinerPrismaIllya "kaleid and prism-like"]] [[MagicalGirl magical girl.]]
* Several dungeons reference something about their console continent: [[NeoGeo Neo]]-[[NeonGenesisEvangelion Geofront]], [[TheLegendOfZelda Hyrarule]] Snowfield, [[DonkeyKong Donkong]] Ruins, [[UsefulNotes/WiiU Uwii Ruins]], Franchsie/{{Halo}} Mountain, [[UsefulNotes/{{Xbox360}} Kinest]] Range, etc.
* Tekken wears gloves similar to Jin's, and a ''Tekken'' necklace. Her EXE Drive is also called 10-Hit Combo, and the full version adds Devil Jin's final MeteorMove in TekkenBloodVengeance. She also has a Bear costume named for and referencing Kuma.
* The "Deer Girl" who keeps saying [[VerbalTic -"shika"]] after every sentence is, [[LostInTranslation in Japanese,]] [[IkaMusume Shika-musume]].
* IkaMusume herself is the provider for the quest "Invasion Stop!", complete with her "ika" VerbalTic.
* As if Neptune nicknaming Broccoli "Puchiko" isn't enough, there's a costume for her named Anime/DiGiCharat.
* One of Marvelous AQL's outfits is a [[VideoGame/SenranKagura ripped version of her default outfit]]

!! References found in Re;birth 2 Sisters Generation:

* One of the scouts Stella and Felis can find in their minigame is named [[MarioBros "Luigo"]].
* The area of a quest's origin is named [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Midgar.]]
* One Chirper user is named "Fake Metalchemist" bears a resemblance to [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Ed Elric]].
* There's also Satochi Enaka, who bears a striking resemblance to [[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} Chie Satonaka]].
* One of the items obtained by Stella in her minigame is named "Diamond Dust". It's description is "This is a rod that controls absolute cold, not a [[FinalFantasyXIII transforming motorcycle.]]"
* IF gets a message from one of her scouts in an event. The Topic? [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime "Hey, Listen!" by Nevi.]]
* One Chirper user is named [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa Monobear, who wants to spread despair across the world]].
* When the CPU Candidates are sent out to collect raining octopuses, Nepgear notes the variety of colors that they come in and wonders if [[VideoGame/PuyoPuyo matching four of the same color will cause them to disappear]].
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[[folder: Spinoff Games]]
!! References found in [[VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptuniaProducingPerfection Producing Perfection]]
* When dressing up a Goddess for a concert, one of their items they can equip is called an "Analyzer". It looks just like [[DragonBall a Scouter]].
* One of [=MOB48=]'s songs is called "[[Music/CarlyRaeJepsen Call Me Maebe]]".

!! References found in Hyperdevotion Noire Goddess Black Heart
* You start with 1994 credits. which 1994, was the release year of the Sony Playstation in Japan.
* A Chirper user is named [[KatamariDamacy "King of Some Cosmos"]]
* '''Blanc:''' [[CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Your words are as empty as your head.]]
* [[SuperMario Player 2]] arrives into Lastation using a [[MarioKart Kart.]] He has no idea about a [[LuigisMansion mansion either.]]
* [[SuperMario Maryo]] shows up in the same chapter with Player 2 to find Mushrooms in Lastation, only to find none.
* ''All'' of the Generals are shout-outs in [[IncrediblyLamePun general]] to various [=IPs=].
** Lid is a reference to [[MetalGearSolid Solid Snake]], complete with [[IconicItem Cardboard Box]].
** When Lee-Fi levels up, she celebrates like [[StreetFighter Chun Li]], which she is based upon.
** Mooru is a full [[MonsterHunter Felyne with a hammer.]]
** Tsunemi has twin tails, an idol, and is affiliated with Planeptune, similar to another [[{{Vocaloid}} Idol, whose games are affiliated with Sega...]]
** Vio, whom is already known as "Capcom" in a leaked art way back in Victory, has an Umbrella and strangely, a doll [[ResidentEvil "biting" her in the shoulder, almost like a zombie...]]
** Lady Wac is a BigEater and a fan of retro games. She is also elusive and likes to tick people off and her hear bow has a shape of her inspiration. Shall we call her [[IncrediblyLamePun Ms.]] VideoGame/PacMan?
** Resta is a {{Rose Haired|Sweetie}} Elf Girl in a Compile Heart game. [[VideoGame/AgarestSenki sound familiar]]?
** Ein Al is a play on the Japanese pronunciation on "Franchise/{{Final|Fantasy}}"
** Tsunemi isn't the only Idol in the game. There is also Ai Masujima, a newcomer idol who wears her ponytail like [[VideoGame/TheIdolmaster Mami Futami]]
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!! References found in [[Anime/HyperdimensionNeptuniaTheAnimation the anime]]
* IF yells [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure ORAORAORAORA]] while fighting the Dogoos. Quite amusing if you take into account what some ''[=JoJo=]'' fans think of this series (see HateDumb in the YMMV page).
* The big turtle ([[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext which usually has a palm tree, but doesn't have one here]]) in the [[SuperNintendo Super Ninttenland]] amusement park [[SuperMarioBros is after Neptune's freshly bought peaches]]. No, ''[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything the other kind]]''.
* When Trick is [[StealthPun blasted off again]], he [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} yells and complains before becoming]] ATwinkleInTheSky.
* ''Akiba's Trip'' is an actual game on the PSP that's a sister series to ''VideoGame/WayOfTheSamurai'', and the "Plus" is the updated version. It is a NoExportForYou, but [[ImportGaming she has it in her collection on a completely different system]]. It's concept is [[WidgetSeries weirder]]: [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs you fight and defeat vampires by stripping them]].
* In episode 3, when Neptune and her friends looking up for Vert, one of her collection figures surprisingly resembles [[Manga/{{Gintama}} Gintoki]].
* In Episode 3, the aerobatic display team at 5ob's concert is called Green Impulse, clearly a shoutout to Blue Impulse, the JASDF's aerobatic display team, down to their color patterns and aircraft. (Minus the Vert ita-trainer.)
* Pirachu's radar is essentially the [[Manga/DragonBall Dragon Radar]].
* In Episode 5, [[{{Kinect}} Manect]] and [[MonsterHunter monster hunting]] make their appearances.
* In episode 6, Noire has a pet [[Franchise/CrashBandicoot bandicoot that wears blue pants]]. The bandicoot later leads [[spoiler:Peashy]] to [[IncrediblyLamePun crash]] into Anonydeath.
* Same episode, we actually get to see [[spoiler:what Noire cosplays as [[VisualNovel/SteinsGate Makise Kurisu]] (doubling as an ActorAllusion) , [[VideoGame/{{Pangya}} Kooh]] and [[Manga/KOn Azusa Nakano]]]].
** [[spoiler: However, one could argue the uniform that Noire used to cosplay is another reference for her [[AsamiImai seiyuu]] [[ActorAllusion role]], as [[VideoGame/TheIdolmaster Chihaya Kisaragi.]]]]
* Still in episode 6, Neptunia poking fun at Noire's proud assertation that her systems were the best in the world is an obvious nod to Rudol Von Stroheim's catchphrase from the second part of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', which David Production animated prior to Neptunia. Just to make it more obvious, they added in visual onomatopoeia, a hallmark of Jojo.
* In episode 7, Pirachu takes the infamous [[Franchise/LupinIII Lupin Dive]]. From the same episode, Neptune can be seen playing ''[[VideoGame/MugenSouls Mugen Souls Z]]''.
* In episode 8, when Nepgear unintentionally become a nudist, Vert pulls the [[Manga/DeathNote "Just as planned"]] expression.
* In episode 11, Iffy is shown running down the stairs of the Basilicom with Histoire in a scene very reminiscent of the climactic scene from Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica. Bonus points for (spoilers for both series!) [[spoiler:Tari looking and acting a lot like how Walpurgisnacht did in the anime proper.]]

!! References found in the manga
* At the end of one chapter, Noire wanted to give Uni a gift for doing such a good job on a quest. The gift? A [[{{Metroid}} full-body suit with a gun on the left arm and a refracting visor]].
* In one chapter of the manga, Neptune ends up babysitting her sister, Uni, Rom and Ram after they were accidentally [[FountainOfYouth transformed into infants]]. At one point, the baby carriage she was keeping the latter two girls in ends up rolling down a road. After Neptune manages to catch up to it, she realizes that they [[MarioKart passed by a bunch of floating blocks with question marks, out of one of which popped a turtle shell, which Rom/Ram happily throws away]]. It gets doubly funny when you remember that some of the playable characters in ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' actually ''are'' babies, riding in motorized baby carriages.
* [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Apparently a goddess is also a freeloader.]]
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