Fantastic ALL YOUR BASE reference found in Mafia II

How are you gentlemen? Often times in open-world games, an NPC can make your day. Such is the case with this chatty mental case we encountered while wandering a prison yard in Mafia II. At first, this ambient lunatic may appear incoherent, but approach slowly and you can clearly make out exactly what he’s saying… Ten-year-old internet meme is GO!

Yep, he’s clearly reciting, verbatim, Catz’s timeless ALL YOUR BASE speech from the opening of Zero Wing... a Genesis game that came out some fifty years after the events of Mafia II OMFG! Whatever. Funny shit, conspiracy theories aside. Oh, if you find him in the game, just remember not to talk to him or he’ll run away and you’ll never get to hear poorly translated Engrish turned into a mid 20th century jailhouse manifesto.

Above: Nice job, 2K

Aug 25, 2010




  • philipshaw - August 26, 2010 10:54 a.m.

    NICE! sort of makes me want to get the game now despite some luke warm reviews
  • Snapp3r - August 26, 2010 9:21 a.m.

    That's AWESOME! Why can't this happen more often :D
  • Zeb364 - August 26, 2010 6:59 a.m.

    I can't believe they took the time to put that in there. Between that and Nolan North talking to Nolan North Mafia II is worth playing just for the funny NPC's.
  • Dorglesisthebest - August 26, 2010 5:32 a.m.

    Zero Wing is still funny?
  • Tenfey - August 25, 2010 11:38 p.m.

    What you say!?
  • linko9 - August 25, 2010 10:52 p.m.

    I'm glad this is still being referenced. What's sad is that most people assume that Zero Wing must be shit, but it's really pretty good. Not one of Toaplan's best, but fun nonetheless, and it's real easy, so you've got no excuse for not playing it. Sadly, the best version (the original arcade release) does not include the CATS intro at all. In the Genesis version, when you beat the game, you get to see some trippy dancing potato head madness that's perhaps even crazier than the famed intro.
  • shyfonzie - August 25, 2010 9:40 p.m.

  • ODmangaz - August 25, 2010 9:31 p.m.

  • BearKiller - August 25, 2010 9:28 p.m.

    That's pretty sweet. I really want this game.
  • db1331 - August 25, 2010 8:48 p.m.

    As someone who uses "Set us up the bomb" on a daily basis, I enjoyed this.
  • batmanboy11 - August 25, 2010 8:48 p.m.

  • FunkSoulBrother - August 25, 2010 8:46 p.m.

    Cool the things that happen to you when you kill for money...
  • JPorFavor - August 25, 2010 8:44 p.m.

    Launch Zig for great justice!

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