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* Aida is stated to be [[SmartPeoplePlayChess a 3-D Chess champion]], and the board in her quarters looks [[Franchise/StarTrek vaguely familiar]].



* On ''Acheron'' the entrance to the dig site is clearly inspired by the Sarlacc from ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.
* The Flying Snake, a creature which can be spotted at the Severnaya Waterfront level, is the Unreal universe's take on the [[VideoGame/{{Starcraft}} Zerg Mutalisk]].



* Aida is stated to be [[SmartPeoplePlayChess a 3-D Chess champion]], and the board in her quarters looks [[Franchise/StarTrek vaguely familiar]]
* On ''Acheron'' the entrance to the dig site is clearly inspired by the Sarlacc from ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.

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* Aida is stated to be [[SmartPeoplePlayChess a 3-D Chess champion]], and the board in her quarters looks [[Franchise/StarTrek vaguely familiar]]
* On ''Acheron'' the entrance to the dig site is clearly inspired by the Sarlacc from ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.


* One of the challenges have three slow but tough males going against three fast but weak females. It's called "[[Disney/TheTortoiseAndTheHare Tortoise vs. Hare]]"
** Another of the Challenges has Malcolm going against 4 undead characters. It's called "[[Film/DayOfTheDead1985 Day of the Dead]]".

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* One of the challenges have three slow but tough males going against three fast but weak females. It's called "[[Disney/TheTortoiseAndTheHare "[[Literature/TheTortoiseAndTheHare Tortoise vs. Hare]]"
** * Another of the Challenges has Malcolm going against 4 undead characters. It's called "[[Film/DayOfTheDead1985 Day of the Dead]]".



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* On ''Acheron'' the entrance to the dig site is clearly inspired by the Sarlacc from ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.


* The hallways guiding to the flag bases in the Bonus Pack 1 map [=CTF-Hydro16=] form the number [[Music/{{Blink 182}} 182]].



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* The Temple of Chizra is inspired by the Indiana Jones movies.
* The filenames of the Rrajigar Mine and Depths of Rrajigar levels are named [[VideoGame/DigDug "Dig" and "Dug"]] respectively.



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* One of the in-game awards, given to the achiever after reflecting an opponent's charged adrenaline fueled melee attack, is called [[Wrestling/WWESmackdown Smackdown!]].


* One of the ladder bots is called [[Film/MadMax Toe Cutter]].

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* One of the ladder bots is called [[Film/MadMax [[Film/MadMax1 Toe Cutter]].


* This game's version of Othello has a symmetrical version of [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos']] facial tattoo. Given Kratos and Othello are both voiced by Terrence Carson, it's likely an ActorAllusion.

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* This game's version of Othello has a symmetrical version of [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Kratos']] facial tattoo. The Greed gametype is inspired in the Greed mod for ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004'' which in turn is based on ''[[VideoGame/QuakeIIIArena Quake III: Team Arena]]''[='=]s Harvester gametype. Given Kratos that the [=UT2004=] mod replaces the skulls of Harvester with coins and Othello are both voiced by Terrence Carson, the ''[=UT3=]'' gametype brings the skulls back, it's likely an ActorAllusion.possible that ''[=UT3=]''!Greed is a mix of both.


* Two members of the ladder team Red Claw are named [[TheFourHorsemen Pestilence and Plague]].

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* Two members of the ladder team Red Claw are named [[TheFourHorsemen [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse Pestilence and Plague]].



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* Na Pali is named after a state park on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.



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* Aida is stated to be [[SmartPeoplePlayChess a 3-D Chess champion]], and the board in her quarters looks [[Franchise/StarTrek vaguely familiar]]


* Gorge's team, their suit, and their name (Juggernauts), are shout-outs to TheJuggernaut from Franchise/{{X-Men}}.

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* Gorge's team, their suit, and their name (Juggernauts), are shout-outs to TheJuggernaut from Franchise/{{X-Men}}.Franchise/XMen.

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* The Izanagi corporation, introduced in this game, is named after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izanagi the eponymous deity]] of UsefulNotes/JapaneseMythology.


* One of the challenges have three [[MightyGlacier slow but tough males]] going against three fast but weak females. It's called "[[Disney/TheTortoiseAndTheHare Tortoise vs. Hare]]"

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* One of the challenges have three [[MightyGlacier slow but tough males]] males going against three fast but weak females. It's called "[[Disney/TheTortoiseAndTheHare Tortoise vs. Hare]]"


** Another of the Challenges has Malcolm going against 4 undead characters. It's called "Film/DayOfTheDead".

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** Another of the Challenges has Malcolm going against 4 undead characters. It's called "Film/DayOfTheDead"."[[Film/DayOfTheDead1985 Day of the Dead]]".

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