Lollipop Chainsaw: Easter Eggs
The Japanese love their references. Where Hideo Kojima drops nods, SWERY borrows, and Suda51 paves his more playful games in easter eggs. Lollipop Chainsaw is no different, with Evil Dead, Ghostbusters, Dawn of the Dead, and everything in between. There are so many Easter eggs, we can’t even list them all here. If there’s something you feel we’re sorely missing that deserves mention, leave a comment below and we’ll credit you for the find. Enough with the introductions, check out the (always growing!) list of references below.
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San Romero is for Lovers
- This one goes without saying. The town of San Romero is named after George Romero, the director of Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, the two zombie movies that started this whole zombie craze.
Bruce Campbell, Professor
- In the first stage, some of the female students will talk about a “Professor Campbell” who is apparently quite hot.
- This is most likely a reference to Bruce Campbell, cult film messiah and star of the Evil Dead franchise, in which hero ash (Played by Campbell) kills the undead with a chainsaw attached to his arm.
Zed is Dead
- Zed states one of his influences is the Misfits. Zed proves it when he goes on to yell “Die, die, die!” during his battle. Taken from “Die, Die My Darling.”
- Upon defeating Zed, you’ll unlock the achievement “Zed’s dead” which is a reference to Pulp Fiction.
We Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts
- After defeating the last boss, you’ll only the trophy or achievement entitled “We Came, we saw, we kicked its ass!”
- In Ghostbusters, the eponymous heroes say the same thing after crossing the streams and defeating the Marshmallow Man.
The No-Tell Motel
- In the Fulci Fun Center, after shooting down a helicopter but before entering the Tron-like game, you can find a building labeled “Otaku” which is a reference to one of Suda51′s previous games, No More Heroes.
Fulci Fun and Games
- The arcade, called the Fulci Fun Center, is named after Lucio Fulci. Called the “Godfather of Gore” this Italian director is famous for his violent zombie horror movies.
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- Another level takes Juliet to the O’Bannon Farm, named after the director of the rad ’80s zombie classic “Return of the Living Dead.”
Found a reference we’re missing? Leave a comment below! There are a ton of Easter Eggs, so get hunting.