Fallout Meets Monty Python and the Holy Grail
One of the original Fallout games, Fallout 2, has a random side quest in which a player can try to help King Arthur and his knights retrieve the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, a reference to the famous film by comedy troupe Monty Python.
One of the New Vegas Companions is Related to a Fallout 2 Companion
In Fallout: New Vegas, one of the companions you can acquire is a boozehound named Cass. Well, it turns out she’s actually the daughter of one of your companions from Fallout 2, John Cassidy.
So Many Pop Culture References…
We already mentioned the reference to Monty Python, but the series is littered with numerous other pop culture references, including a Fallout 2 reference to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. In one scene, you can find a splattered sperm whale, in reference to a particularly hilarious passage in that famous book.
And Naturally, There’s a Star Wars Reference
If you play Fallout: New Vegas with the “Wild Wasteland” perk you get a lot of goofy stuff, including Indiana Jones’ skeleton inside a refrigerator, and of course, two burned out skeletons named “Owen” and “Beru” in reference to the fate given to Luke Skywalker’s poor aunt and uncle.
The Wrecked Cars are Based on a Real Concept Car
You’ve probably never heard of the Ford Nucleon, but it was a real concept car built in 1958 and was designed to run on a steam engine in conjunction with uranium fission. A car run by a small nuclear reactor? What could possibly have gone wrong?
In the Original Fallout 3 Ending You Could Have Been Liberty Prime
One of the most awesome things in Fallout 3 is the giant robot called Liberty Prime, which sadly you never get to actually take control over. But want to hear the worst part? Originally, you were going to get to drive Liberty Prime and lay waste to your enemies, but the idea was scrapped, presumably because they didn’t think we could handle so much awesome.