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In , one of the random signs in the window of Bob's Bunker is "Secret Video Mode", a mocking reference to the missing "secret video mode" from Red & Ted's Road Show game.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Subverted; it doesn't actually reveal a video mode, but a different secret instead.
boasts its Dr. Dude Gazillion-point jackpot as a jab to Williams, who incorrectly claimed that their pinball had the first ever million-point shot.
Comet In Capcom's , executing a "Capcombo" (Bank Shot or left Super Cue followed by right orbit) shows an animation of a moose kicking a cow. Now remember that Breakshot cows are a long-standing pinball Easter Egg originating from competitor Williams Electronics...
Scared Stiff Greg Freres admits most of the faces on the Stiff-O-Meter are his former elementary school teachers.
One of the videotapes on the backglass is "Black Thursday" by "UM", a reference to a day when everyone at Williams Electronics was laid off en masse. "UM" refers to "upper management".
The Video Mode for Data East's is a shooting gallery game. A cow occasionally appears as a target worth one million points; some have interpreted this as a Take That against Lethal Weapon 3 Williams Electronics, who started the "Hidden Cows" tradition in pinball games.
takes aim at SEGA machines, in this case No Good Gofers Twister, when Bud yells "Everybody underground now!" during the multiball restart.
Mr. Gore, the Man Behind the Man of , is based on Al and Tipper Gore's founding of the Parent's Music Resource Center, which infamously crusaded against metal bands and other "scandalous" acts in the 80's.