Top 10 Video Games With Music References

BlackPikmin1998

The Top Ten

1 Mega Man X5 V 1 Comment
2 Super Mario Bros. 3

Don't forget there enemies called Reznors (named after Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails).

This game introduces the Koopalings, and all 7 of them are named after a famous musician. Lemmy is a reference to Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead, Iggy is a reference to Iggy Pop, Morton is a reference to Morton Downey Jr. Wendy is a reference to Wendy O. Williams of the Plasmatics, Roy is a reference to Roy Orbison, Larry is a reference to Larry Mullen Jr. of U2, and Ludwig Van of course is a reference to Ludwig Van Beethoven. - BlackPikmin1998

3 Chrono Trigger

In this classic SNES RPG, there are three characters named, Ozzy, Slash, and Flea. Referencing Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath, Slash of Guns N Roses, and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. - BlackPikmin1998

4 Grand Theft Auto V

This one's short and simple. There is a character in this game named Floyd who wears pink pajamas. A small tribute to the 1970s progressive rock band, Pink Floyd. - BlackPikmin1998

5 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

In this game, the majority of the members of the Zora tribe that you meet are members of or fans of a band called The Indigo-gos. A reference to the real life 80s band The Go-Gos. - BlackPikmin1998

6 Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

One of the very first bosses you fight in the game is a pair of giant Hammer Bros. One of their attacks in called "Hammer Time." An obvious nod to the iconic line from MC Hammer's 1991 One Hit Wonder, "U Can't Touch This," "Stop... Hammer time! " - BlackPikmin1998

7 Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal

One of the bosses in this game, Courtney Gears is a parody of the pop star, Britney Spears. She wears scantily clad outfits very similar to the Pop Princess and she even says, "Oops I did it again! " As one of her battle quotes, as a reference to the Britney Spears song of the same name. - BlackPikmin1998

8 Final Fantasy 7

Not sure if this one was intentional or not but it's so accurate that it would be hard to believe it was just a coincidence. All I can say is, listen to the beginning intro song to the game, and then listen to the beginning of the song "Let My Love Open the Door" by Pete Townshend. You'll see what I mean - BlackPikmin1998

9 Conker's Bad Fur Day

This game is packed with references to other games, T.V. shows, and movies but did you know that if you look closely on the file select screen or during the intro when Conker is in the bar you can see a band playing called The Weasels. An obvious nod to the real life band The Beatles. Their logo is even spot on. - BlackPikmin1998

10 Mario Party 5

In Mario Party 5, there is a minigame called Mazed and Confused. A reference to a popular Led Zeppelin song Dazed and Confused. - BlackPikmin1998

The Contenders

11 Earthbound Earthbound
12 Undertale
13 Mother 3 Mother 3
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