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Loading Screen Tips[edit | edit source]

Chuck Norris is not in the game, but if he was, you would have already lost!
Reference to the 'Chuck Norris' meme.
In Soviet Magicka, elements conjure you!
reference to the 'In Soviet Russia' meme

Intro[edit | edit source]

Stay a while and listen.
Deckard Cain says this when spoken to in "Diablo I" and "Diablo II".
(Which is notable because he says it every time you address him, and he identifies items for free, so many players had to hear this annoyingly often. This is again refered to in the "Diablo 3" Barbarian trailer where Deckard Cain himself says "Nobody ever listens")
Orcs and Goblins
name of race and title of Army book for Warhammer Fantasy Battle. It could also be a reference to the first game in the Warcraft series, named Orcs and Humans.
Dungeons and Dragons
Famous Roleplaying Game.
Ghouls ’n’ Ghosts
The title of a Capcom game released on multiple platforms.
Kings and Quests
King's Quest, an adventure game series by Sierra Entertainment.

Tutorial[edit | edit source]

I'm the boss
headmaster quote referring to the "Lonely Island" song called "Like a Boss".
You don't have to but it wouldn't be a bad idea to burn the rope.
Sign in the room before facing off against Behold, The Watcher, referencing You Have to Burn the Rope a 2008 flash game.
Burning the rope has the same effect in both games as it kills the Boss by dropping a chandelier from the ceiling.
Behold, the Watcher himself is a reference to Dungeons and Dragons and one of its many iconic monsters, the Beholder.
And remember the safe word is Banana
Reference to Family Guy (S02 E14)and is a running joke in other comic skits as a reference to the need of a safety word in "rough activities"

Chapter 1[edit | edit source]

The Fancy Menace
The name of this chapter is a reference to "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace"
I really want to eat this soup, but… There's no spoon!
The Matrix
I have a big bushy beard
Hot Fuzz
The imp intruders underneath the castle digging the tunnels
Exact copies of the imps in Dungeon Keeper.
Call again..... I'm not dressed properly
Reference to a line said by Captain Picard on "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
RAKANISHLOL
A reference to Rakanishu, a Super Unique monster in Diablo 2.
Only Goblin archers are so precise
A reference to Ben Kenobi’s line “Only imperial Stormtroopers are so precise” in "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope"
(And, as we all know, they learned it at the Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy.)
Additionally, the voice-over for "Goblin archers" sounds suspiciously like a mumbled "Imperial Stormtroopers"
The board with post-its behind Vlad
This is a SCRUM board, complete with 'backlog', 'sprint', and 'work in progress' columns.
Have I missed it? Have I missed the battle?
Quote from Gladiator.
Balder's balle
Voice-over on Captain Björn, reference to a Swedish TV-Show called "Hem till Midgård" ("Home to Midgard")
It is Swedish for Baldr's Balls

Chapter 2[edit | edit source]

Attack of the Goblins
The name of this chapter is reference to "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones"
At the start of the chapter you see burned hovel with 2 skeletons lying in front of it.
One might see it as a reference to movie "Star Wars: New Hope" in which Luke’s aunt and uncle die similarly
I've never heard of goblins hitting anything this big before.
Star Wars: A New Hope
After all, they're the ones who feed us.
This Image
Gram's Workshop
The lettering on the sign, Ingvar's comment that “in the distant north there is only war”, and the Warhammer placed on the anvil are all references to Games Workshop and its product “Warhammer”
RUN TO THE HILLS! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!
"Run To The Hills", a song by Iron Maiden
Goblins before the fight with the shaman will yell “Intruders, Blast them!” when player enters the forest.
Stormtroopers reference
Goblin Shaman at the end of the chapter yelling “Kalimaaaah!”
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
When using the Rod of Emergency Teleport, the goblin shaman will yell “Beam me!” and “Scotty!”
Star Trek

Chapter 3[edit | edit source]

Revenge of the Tribes
The name of this chapter is a reference to "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith"
The druids yell “shrubbery”, “Ni!” and “Eki Eki!” repeatedly
Reference to the "Knights Who say Ni" from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
The dead knight by the druids where you find the lightning bolt spell.
Moonstone: A Hard Days Knight
"I sense a great disturbance in my town!"
A reference to "I sense a great disturbance in the force," a line spoken by Obi-Wan in "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope"
After the ship ride you will encounter “MacLeod” with an Exotic Blade
Highlander
After defeating Jotunn, you may receive a M60 made by "Angus" using a paperclip (and a shotgun).
Angus MacGyver

Chapter 4[edit | edit source]

A New Hope
The name of this chapter, is a reference to "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope"
No, Mr. King… I expect you to die
James Bond. “The Machine” is a reference to the laser that Goldfinger uses for his attempt to kill James Bond. Or it could be in reference to “The Machine” in "The Princess Bride"
Admiral Agnar yelling “It’s a trap!”
"Star Wars: Return of the Jedi". Admiral Akbar's “It’s a trap” has become a meme. The voiceover also sounds like "It's a tarp!" which is an alternate of the meme.
When defeating the warlock, he will begin casting a lighting spell and the King will throw him into a trapdoor.
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
The soldiers running into the Town Grinder yelling Freedom!
Braveheart

Chapter 5[edit | edit source]

Havindr Strikes Back
The name of this chapter is a reference to the movie "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back"
In the cutscene, the guard tells the king it's madness
The movie 300, instead of shouting "Madness...? This is Sparta!" the king agrees.
The cutscene at the beginning
The movie "300". Pushing the soldier in to the hole grants you a related achievement.
In a cutscene a soldier runs back and says the captain is dead, it then shows the captain falling to his knees and being shot with many arrows.
This is most likely a reference to the movie "Platoon" (the unlucky captains name is "Eliaf", the soldier in the iconic scene from "Platoon" is named "Sgt. Elias"), but is also similar to the death of Boromir from "The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring", when he is shot several times, by the Uruk'Hai after saving Merry and Pippin.

This could also be another 300 reference, to the way in which Leonidas dies.

KHAAAAAAAAN
Star Trek: Wrath of Khan.
Loss of blood, my only weakness
Harold and Kumar go to White Castle. "Bullets, my only weakness! How did you know?"
At the end when Vlad talks about going to Worlds end and seeing “the thing” with their own eyes.
Patapon
Bleigh!
Futurama.

Chapter 6[edit | edit source]

Return of the Wizard
The name of this chapter is a reference to the movie "Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi", or less likely, "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King".
It seems the outcome of our battle will be decided not by our minds, but by our skills at spellcasting.
This is a reference to the movie "Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones", when Count Dooku is in the middle of his duel with Yoda.

Chapter 7[edit | edit source]

Return to Castle Aldrheim
The name of this chapter is a reference to the game "Return to Castle Wolfenstein".
The entrance into the chapter shows the wizards entering the past at high speeds.
Back to the Future. You also receive the “88mph” achievement.

Chapter 8[edit | edit source]

The Mine Sweepers
The name of this chapter is a reference to the game Minesweeper.
The entire chapter…
…is a reference to "Lord of the Rings". Specifically the mines of Moria. Passing through the mines, the entrance in the side of a mountain, and the goblin archers inside.
There’s even a secret area with a sword called Stung, which was made by the elves, and glows when enemies are near. It lies beside two skeletons spooning and bearing great resemblance to Frodo and Sam.

Chapter 9[edit | edit source]

Symphony of the Twilight
The name of this chapter is a reference to "Castlevania: Symphony of the Night", as is Vlad's flinging of his wine glass.
At the beginning of the level, there is a skull atop a sign, named Murray
Monkey Island 3 The Curse of Monkey Island
Looking in the water on the right of an island where you fight two trees, you can see an X-shaped vehicle
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
A female body holding a relic, found in the secret tomb near the chapel.
Tomb Raider
The necromancers say rise and shine when casting spells at certain times
Sometimes said to wake people up (plants vs zombies?) also monologue of g-man (half-life 2)
The music playing while in the village in front of Vlad's castle
Almost an exact copy of the music played in "Diablo II" Rogue Encampment, the starting town.(It is also raining and has a river with a bridge exactly like said encampment.)
The starting tones are very similar to the Tristram song of "Diablo I", as well.
Vlad will tell you to "Save the village - save the world!" if you walk up to the castle first
"Heroes", Save the cheerleader - save the world.
The crest over the door of the castle
Is the Paradox Interactive symbol.
Your character will say “Hey, it’s the guy from Loom” if you look into the mirror in the castle
Loom, a game by LucasArts.
A body in leather carrying a chain-whip in the hallway to Vlad
Castlevania
Vlad saying “Have at you”
Could be both a reference to "Castlevania" and to the Black Knight of “Monty Python and The Holy Grail”.
Vlad also says “They said I was foolish to build the castle in the swamp.”
Monty Python and The Holy Grail.
During the fight Vlad says “Impressive! Most impressive!”
Darth Vader uses same lines when fighting Luke in "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back"

also, Metal Gear solid Series, bosses and VR training.

Chapter 10[edit | edit source]

A Grim Tango
The name of this chapter is a reference to the game Grim Fandango
Balloon animal, shaped like Robert Frost right before you fight Death
Grim Fandango
Board games in Death's chamber
Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey
Death only speaks in capital letters
Discworld
Death's greeting, "Cower brief mortals"
Also from Discworld
Death being a Travel agent
Grim Fandango
Ring of the Phantom
American Action Comic by Lee Falk
Broken Hourglass by Death's room
Braid

Chapter 11[edit | edit source]

Raiders of the Lost Ruins
The name of this chapter is a reference to the movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark"
The wizard's teleportation blast
The game Supreme Commander has the titular commander's combat insertion accompanied with a tree-shoving blast.
The alpine skier who jumps from a rainbow-colored ramp on the hill, does a backflip and gets eaten by snow monster
SkiFree
Dwarf Priests will shout a variety of things in combat, including "Metzen!" and "Pardo!"
These are the surnames of some of the creative department members at Blizzard Entertainment
Fafnir the dragon, the story of his greed and his treasure, and plunging Gram (a sword found stuck in a tree) into his stomach/heart
Völsungasaga, Norse Mythology
The Holy Divider
A reference to the song "Holy Diver" by Dio
Fafnir’s title, “the Burninator”
Strong Bad's creation “Trogdor the Burninator”, which in turn is a reference to "the Terminator" from the movie of the same name.
Before battling him, Fafnir's asks "Who disturbs my slumber?"
The words spoken by the Cave of Wonders in the Disney adaptation of Aladdin.
Also may be a reference to the Dragon boss in the game Medievil, who says a very similar line before you fight him
After defeating Fafnir, Future Vlad says “Help us, Fafnir. You're our only hope” whilst being a blue, see-through projection.
Star Wars: New Hope, where Obi-Wan Kenobi is receiving a holographic message from Leia.
That's a lot of princesses
Is a refrence to Godzilla where Matthew Broderick said "that's a lot of fish" Since in the end of the level you are fighting a very big lizard.

Chapter 12[edit | edit source]

At the Mountains of Madness
The name of this chapter is a reference to H.P. Lovecraft's novella At the Mountains of Madness
Assatur’s title “The King in Yellow”
Cthulhu mythos; Hastur, “The King in Yellow”.
During the fight with Assatur, Vlad will use the 'Signal', flailing his arms above his head.
Team America: World Police
After being defeated, Assatur will yell “THIS IS IMPROBABLE”
Big Bang Theory
After being defeated, Assatur will yell “DO NOT WANT”
Reference to the Chinese script translation of "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith" that was subsequently mistranslated back into English.
After defeating Assatur, Vlad will tell you to use "Town Portal" to return home
Diablo
After defeating Assatur, Vlad and two other ghosts show up
Return of the Jedi
After defeating Assatur, the wizards will leap into the air, freezing in victorious poses at the peak of their jumps
This is a reference to the "Cowabunga!" victory pose from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on NES.

The Other Side of the Coin DLC[edit | edit source]

Vlad gives a Magick Ring to each of the three ambassadors
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings [The Rings of Power]

See Also[edit | edit source]