references occurs in Fallout 4

The game Red Menace is a reference to the 1981 Nintendo game Donkey Kong (video game) .

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The "Abremalin field" imprisoning Lorenzo Cabot refers to historical occult work The Book of Abramelin .

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The PipBoy game Pipfall is a reference to the 1982 Activision game for the Atari 2600 Pitfall! .

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A tricycle can be found on a red carpet in the center of a corridor inside Parsons State Insane Asylum. It alludes to the famous scene from Stanley Kubrick's The Shining in which Danny Torrance rides his tricycle through the corridors of the Overlook Hotel.

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NPCs may occasionally say "Rip 'em to shreds!" which is a reference to a line in the game Deus Ex: Invisible War repeated (quite often) by spectators to the caged greasel matches. Mark Lampert worked on Invisible War, handling all voice recording and editing before moving on to work as the audio director for Fallout 3 and Fallout 4.

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J. Hodgson was an engineer working for the Vault-Tec Corporation at Nuka-World before the Great War, who was stationed at the Vault-Tec: Among the Stars exhibit. This is likely a reference to Joel Hodgson , the shows creator.

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In the Nuka-World add-on, one of the rooms accessible from the spinning room of the Fun House in Kiddie Kingdom contains a mannequin wielding a combat knife and a skeleton standing in the shower and shielding itself. This scene is a reference to the movie Psycho (1960 film)

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Vault 118's amenities include an artificial beach, with a large painting of a sailboat sailing on the ocean above it. This references the scene at the end of the film The Truman Show , in which Truman crashes a similar looking sailboat into the wall of the artificial world in which he lives.

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The game Atomic Command is a reference to the 1980 Atari game Missile Command .

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The beginning of the quest Kid in a Fridge is a reference to a scene in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull , where Indiana Jones survives a nuclear blast by hiding in a lead-lined refrigerator.

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In the middle of the Diamond City there is a robot Takahashi, who sells noodles, and the only line he speaks is "Nani ni shimasho ka?," which means "What’ll you have?" This is the very same phrase (including imperfect grammar) as said by the noodle seller in the "Noodle Bar" scene of the film Blade Runner .

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