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Jade Cocoon 2 (PS2)

Character Cameo: Levant, the hero of Jade Cocoon 1, is the high priest of the temple that the game takes place in. Yamu, the tree guardian from JC1, lives in the Wind Forest and follows Professor Gil about. (Credit: Andy Thorley)
Status: Unverified

Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (PS2)

Programmers: Gol Acheron is most likely named after Gil Archeron, the person who the creators of the game sent the first ideas for the game to. (Credit: ShadOtterdan)
Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

James Pond 2/Super James Pond (Multiplatform)

Movie (James Bond/Robocop): James Pond 2 (aka Super James Pond for SNES) has the obvious name referring to James Bond. Also, the theme music is strikingly similar to Robocop's theme, and the hero's name is Robocod. (Credit: Cheap Alert)
Status: TRUE: Verified by FO. Numerous sources confirm this one.

Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius (Multiplatform)

Cross-Series (Goemon): The Ghost of Horo Temple from The Legend Of The Mystical Ninja shows up as a boss in this game, and her music is Mystical Ninja's boss theme. (Credit: Dire 51)
Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it.

Famous Person (Colonel Sanders): Kentucky Fried Chicken's Colonel Sanders appears as an enemy in the first stage, dressed as Santa Claus and throwing drumsticks. (Credit: Fenrir X)
Status: Unverified

Music (That's the Way I Like It): The first stage's song is "That's the Way I Like It" by KC and the Sunshine Band. (Credit: Fenrir X)
Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Music (Various): The stage 2 music is Alexander Borodin's "Polovtsian Dances" and the boss music is Herman Necke's "Csikos Post." The stage 3 music is Johann Sebastian Bach's "Minuet in G". (Credit: Fenrir X)
Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Cross-Series (Goemon): The stage 4 music is the Ohedojyo Castle Dungeon theme from Legend of the Mystical Ninja.
Status: TRUE: Verified by FO.

Cross-Series (Tokimeki Memorial): Stage 2 is based on the Tokimeki Memorial series, also by Konami, and it even has the school from that series. (Credit: Fenrir X, & Uchuu Senkan Moai)
Status: Unverified

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (PS1/DC)

Famous Person (Various): Almost all of the characters are named after popular singers and rock groups from the 80's:

  • Devo/D'Bo - Group by the same name
  • Midler - Bette Midler
  • Mariah - Mariah Carey
  • Vanilla Ice/Iced
  • Dio - Ronnie James Dio
  • Iggy - Iggy Pop (Credit: Iqniz)
    Status: Unverified

    Cross-Series (Street Fighter Alpha): Iggy (the little dog) has a move exactly like the Shun Goku Satsu/Raging Demon that Gouki/Akuma from Street Fighter uses. (Credit: Iqniz)
    Status: Unverified

    Journey to Silius (NES)

    Movie (The Terminator): This game was originally going to be released in North America as a "Terminator" game. Somehow or other, it was not, but the final boss is still a Terminator exoskeleton. Here is a scan from Nintendo Power magazine of the ill-fated Terminator version of this game, provided by Monfriez: (NP Scan). Also, some of the other bosses clearly show their Terminator "roots" as well; The helicopter was obviously supposed to be one of those flying ships and the third boss is that robotic tank the humans were fighting, all in the future world of Terminator 1. (Helicopter Screenshot) (Robot Tank Screenshot)
    Status: TRUE: Numerous sources have confirmed this.
    UPDATE: By Fredrik Norr Dax: I noticed that the main character in Journey to Silius looks different from the one in the European version of the game. You might want to put a picture of the PAL version hero, as well, to show the difference. (Picture) FO's Note: It looks as though Sunsoft made him more resemble the marines that were fighting the Terminators in the European version.

    Movie (Alien): Sunsoft must have run out of things to use from the Terminator movies, because the third boss clearly looks like it was based on the giant Space Jockey from Alien. See Oddities 22 for picture comparison. (Credit Kairobi King & ErniePants)
    Status: TRUE: I suppose it's actually borderline debatable, but the similarity is very strong.

    Console (NES): In the Gun selection screen, the design for the default gun looks an awful lot like a Zapper. (Credit: Codie Martin)
    Status: TRUE: (Screenshot) proves it.

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