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Easter eggs is one of the speculation pages in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. Besides the obvious seeds - (Seed generator which doubles as a cheat code entry), there's lots more references to popular culture in the game.

Super Meat Boy[edit | edit source]

Edmund's other games[edit | edit source]

Gish[edit | edit source]

  • Ball of Tar Ball of Tar - Gives Isaac an appearance similar to that of Gish.
  • Clots - Enemies that appear to be smaller versions of Gish.
  • Gish - The protagonist of Edmund's 2004 game, Gish.
  • Little Gish Little Gish - A familiar based off of Gish.
  • Sisters Vis - A boss of Edmund's 2004 game, Gish.

Time Fcuk[edit | edit source]

  • Little Steven Little Steven - A reference to the smaller Steven from Time Fcuk.
  • Steven Steven - Attaches a small head to Isaac, similar to the smaller Steven from Time Fcuk.
  • Steven - The protagonist of Edmund's 2009 game, Time Fcuk.

Tri-achnid[edit | edit source]

  • Triachnid - The protagonist of Edmund's 2006 game, Tri-achnid.

Spewer[edit | edit source]

  • Added in Afterbirth †Lil Spewer Lil Spewer - The protagonist of Edmund's 2009 game, Spewer.

Nintendo[edit | edit source]

Gameboy[edit | edit source]

  • The Gamekid The Gamekid - Reference to Pacman and the Nintendo Gameboy.

Super Mario[edit | edit source]

  • Magic Mushroom Magic Mushroom - All stats up! (Reference to the Super Mushroom power-up)
  • 1up! 1up! - Extra Life (Reference to the 1up power-up)
  • Bobby-Bomb Bobby-Bomb - Homing bombs (Reference to the Bob-omb enemy from the Mario series)
  • How to Jump How to Jump - It's time you learned how. (The cover looks like the NES Super Mario Bros. cartridge)
  • Liberty Cap Liberty Cap - Touch fuzzy, get dizzy (Reference to level 1-7 in the Super Nintendo title Yoshi's Island)

Pokémon[edit | edit source]

  • Added in AfterbirthFriendly Ball Friendly Ball - (The item is a reference to Poké Balls from the Pokémon franchise.)
  • Missing No. Missing No. - (Reference to the infamous Missing No glitch from the first generation of Pokémon games)
  • Added in Afterbirth †Poke Go Poke Go (Reference to the mobile game Pokémon Go)

The Legend of Zelda[edit | edit source]

  • The general gameplay is a reference to the original NES title, right down to the hud. Coins, Keys, and Bombs are used similarly to Rupees, Keys, and Bombs in the NES game.
  • The original flash version of The Binding of Isaac uses a HUD that is a nearly direct port of the original NES Zelda title's HUD.
  • Scolex may have been inspired by Lanmola from The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past, both being underground and surfacing to attack before returning underground.
  • Death's Head was likely inspired by Bubbles from The Legend of Zelda on the NES, as they as both skulls that are invulnerable and maneuver by bouncing off walls.
  • Mom's Hands are a reference to Wallmasters from The Legend of Zelda.

Kirby[edit | edit source]

  • Camillo Jr. - Likely a reference to Kracko Jr. from the Kirby series.

Magic: The Gathering[edit | edit source]

Duke Nukem[edit | edit source]

  • I Can See Forever -
  • Balls of Steel - (One of Duke Nukem's catchphrases from Duke Nukem Series)

Dungeons & Dragons[edit | edit source]

The first released four main characters you could pick in D&D are some of the playable characters in BOIR, based on the health and abilities.

Minecraft[edit | edit source]

  • Notched Axe Notched Axe - Reference to Minecraft and its creator/former owner, Notch Persson.
  • Added in AfterbirthMine Crafter Mine Crafter - Booom! - (Minecraft)

Castlevania[edit | edit source]

  • Globins may have been inspired by Red Skeletons from the Castlevania series, both having a "collapsed form" upon death before reviving itself if the form isn't killed.
  • Mask of Infamy - Carmilla from the Castlevania video game series.
  • Holy Water Holy Water
  • Rosary Rosary

Other[edit | edit source]

  • Steam Sale Steam Sale - (Steam / Valve)
  • Troll Face (Can be Seen From Envy and Super Envy's face plus Pride/Super Pride's Troll Bomb Summon Attack) - Internet Meme
  • Shoop Da Whoop! Shoop Da Whoop! - Internet meme
  • We Need to Go Deeper! We Need to Go Deeper! - Reusable level skip (Quote from the film Inception)
  • Added in Afterbirth8 Inch Nails 8 Inch Nails - Stick it to 'em (9-Inch Nails rock group)
  • Something Stinks / A Room Full Of Poop /Blank Card Blank Card - (Cards Against Humanity)
  • Dople - Reference to the Doppelgänger from the Tomb Raider video games.
  • Added in Afterbirth †Mr. ME! Mr. ME! - Reference to Mr. Meeseeks from the Rick and Morty comedy series.


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