30 'hidden' references in Bayonetta

2010's hottest action game wears its shout-outs on its sleeve. How many have you spotted?

While Platinum loves to call out its old Capcom projects, it was careful to fill the game with even-more-loving Sega references, not the least of which are two pieces of music from Sega’s arcade past that get cool remixes during the high-speed Route 666 sequence.

The first is a tune called Splash Wave from the classic racer OutRun, and you’ll hear it during the first half of the level, when you’re battling on top of moving vehicles in tight formation.

Here’s the Route 666 remix:

And here’s the original:

And here’s the original:


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