Follow TV Tropes

Following

Shout Out / World's End

Go To

An astute player of the game will notice several references to other works embedded within World's End

  • The opening scene, detailing the gang's squalor, is an allusion to Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
    Ysabel: I'm fed up with cabbage water! It's not enough!
  • Vadim's dialogue in Episode 3:
  • There is a common healing item in the game called soma. This is a reference to the popular drug of choice in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, which itself is based on the Greek word for "body". The tagline description cements the connection: "Holiday time!"
  • Advertisement:
  • The starting armor you receive for Ysabel and Tevoran (and later Casimir) are called prole clothes, further reinforcing the dystopian setting.
  • The currency used in World's End, "zloteks", are likely a reference to the real world Polish currency "zlotys", meaning "golden".
  • For some inexplicable reason, most of the spider enemies you encounter are named after Hindu gods and certain figures from Greek Mythology. It may have something to do with all of them having extra arms.
  • In Chapter 3, you travel to the wastes of Niendam where you encounter mobile cacti that shoot spikes at you. This is a reference to the cactus enemies of the desert levels in the Super Mario Bros. games.
  • The "Abomination" you fight in Episode 12-4 clearly took a page off the Cthulhu Mythos.
  • Zofia, while perusing Milan Vaclav's extensive collection of "erotic literature", mentions he has a volume called the Libertine Baron's "120 Days in Phoria". This is a reference to Marquis de Sade's The 120 Days of Sodom.
  • Advertisement:
  • Subverted in the case of Aizu, though. Some fans thought her appearance out of a box in Episode 5-4 was a reference to River Tam's introduction in Firefly. However, the creators of the game have stated that the story was developed before Firefly even aired.
  • The song "Release from Bondage" is a reference to Tolkien's Lay of Leithian.
  • Many attack names, such as Streetcleaner, Stigmata, and Headhunter are references to 1980s-era "industrial" or EBM songs.
Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report