Above: And if you look closely at Gideon’s shirt and lapel pin, you can see a flipped Triforce… which, if you think about it, is the unholy videogame equivalent of an upside-down cross!
Above: Continuing his role as reluctant announcer, Wallace calls for Scott to put a violent end to the fight
Above: Gideon’s Chaos Theatre is a reference to Earthbound’s Chaos Theater, home of Blues Brothers wannabes The Runaway Five!
Above: The throne Gideon holds Ramona atop is inspired by the alter from Zelda II: The Adventures of Link
Above: The way Gideon jumps with his cane struck many of us with memories of Scrooge McDuck’s pogo ability from Capcom’s DuckTales
Above: The stats on the left reference… well, damn near every game that’s ever had stats
Above: When Scott’s health is low, he blinks a la every Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle sidescoller
Above: Scott’s climactic clash with Gideon is an almost a shot-for-shot recreation of the Ninja Gaiden intro
Above: Gideon’s death stance, as well as the overall composition of the shot, is remarkably similar to Aeirith’s death in Final Fantasy VII
Above: Nega Scott references Dark Link from the Zelda series
There’s another double reference following the credits, but we’ll leave that for you to find…
Nov 9, 2010
How many game callouts are "hidden" in the comic's pages? Let's look at them all and find out
Worth at least your precious little life
... is still pretty f***ing awesome!