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  • Clash at Demonhead
    • In Scott Pilgrim, one of Ramona's evil exes is the bassist for a band called "The Clash at Demonhead" (which references both this game and the band The Clash). The band's drummer, Lynette Guycot, is named after Tom Guycot, a skeleton NPC you meet early in the game.
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    • OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes has a character named A Real Magic Skeleton, a Friendly Skeleton who looks just like Tom Guycot, right down to the red cape.
  • Dragon's Lair
    Scissorsmith: At the fork in the road, follow the rocky path! It will take you to the Dragon's Lair!
    Jack: Where will the other one take me?
    Scissorsmith: Space Ace!
    (cut to Jack's baffled face as a goofy sound effect plays)
  • Joust:
    • In Milo Murphy's Law episode "Secrets and Pies", Milo and friends order from a Renaissance-themed pizzeria. After delivering, the incredibly badass delivery woman rides away on an ostrich.
  • Mario & Luigi:
    • In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, a Bob-omb named Bobbery asks you to get Chuckola Cola from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. Also in Thousand-Year Door, when Bowser grabs a fake crystal star, the Plot Coupon of the game, a detective will interrogate him, in which Bowser will proclaim himself as the Shadow Thief and says "I'll be taking this, thanks!" Additionally, the bartenders in Rogueport and Glitzville are both Beanish folk.
  • Punch-Out!!:
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    • WarioWare games often include a Punch-Out minigame in the 9-Volt levels.
    • In The Lonely Island song "Incredibad", the trio are said to be playing Punch-Out at the beginning.
    • A Punch-Out arcade machine appears in "The Age of Darkness", an episode of The Goldbergs.
  • Technician Ted:
  • Downwell
    • Tower Fortress is said to be directly inspired by Downwell. In fact, one of the main character's suits, the Downwell suit, stylizes the game into the style of Downwell.

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