Mass Effect 3: Citadel – Easter Eggs Guide

The last add-on to Mass Effect 3 slathers on the fanservice with a slurry of in-jokes and easter eggs. Maybe you didn’t catch the odd arcade game, the movie reference, the call-backs to previous parodies, or any of the new content showing off the sillier side of this space opera series. That’s why we’ve put together a list of jokey moments, all from the Citadel DLC.

There are so many easter eggs, we can barely fit them all on one page. If you think we’re missing something, drop us the info in the comments!

For more tricks, secrets, and unlockables on this final expansion, browse over to the list of Mass Effect 3: Citadel cheats. If you need a hand completing the tricky challenges and enemy encounters, jump into the Mass Effect 3: Citadel game guide.

Easter Eggs Guide


BLASTO Returns

  • The famous Hanar action hero Blasto appears in-person in this DLC. Previously in Mass Effect 2 and 3, posters and refences to the jelly-fish-like action hero could be discovered.
  • At a certain point in the DLC, Shepard will be invited to appear in Blasto’s latest vid, leading to a sequence in which Shepard can play along with the skewed history or interrupt the production. In the film, “Blasto 7: Blasto Goes to War” the evil brother of Sovereign, Sluggard, returns to the Citadel to exact his revenge.

A Huge Promethean Mistake

  • If you’re playing as female Shepard, and end the festivities of the Citadel add-on without a romantic partner to cuddle up to, you’ll find yourself in an odd situation in the morning. (If you’ve unlocked Javik’s DLC!)
  • Female Shepard will default to having a one-night stand with Javik the Promethean. How does that work? Don’t ask questions.

Earth ARChives

  • At a certain point in the DLC, Shepard will visit an archive of ancient artifacts. Here, careful players can actually see the Arc of the Covenant from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Look carefully at the Earth Archives to see it.
  • To make it even more obvious, nearby players can even spot a bowl full of painted eggs on a nearby desk.

Live Dangerously at the Silver Sun Strip

  • At the casino, players can once again take part in the Mass Effect 1 gambling game of Quasar.
  • This game is very similar to another gambling game from Bioware’s other RPG series — Pazaak from Knights of the Old Republic. Not surprisingly, both games are similar to Blackjack.

Tower of Hannoying

  • The famous Tower of Hanoi puzzle has appeared in multiple Bioware games, including; Knights of the Old Republic, Jade Empire, and Mass Effect.
  • If you’re unfamiliar, the tower puzzle is made up of three pegs, with one peg containing a “tower” of circular disks growing in size. The disks must be moved to the opposite side of the board one-by-one and placed in the same ascending order, but each disk must be stored on a peg.
  • The puzzle returns as a joke in the new arcade area. One of the unplayable games features the tower puzzle on a screen, but a frustrated Shepard flatly refuses to play.

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