There is a childrens' television series based on the game. It was created by 4Kids Entertainment
, the company that did the voices of the characters. The show airs on 4Kids TV on Saturday mornings.
One of the info screens in the game states: "Use the D-pad to make a real-time tool change and wallop Seedos' weak point for massive seedage". With this sentence, Rare takes a stab at Bill Rich
's speech while presenting Genji: Days of the Blade
at the E3 2006 game show. He mentioned the game features "[...]Real-time[...]weapon change[...]"
and said (about a giant crab) "You attack its weak point for massive damage"
. These have evolved into internet memes and are also referenced in other games.
During the beginning, when the player smashes junk in their garden, one of the items is a Grabbed by the Ghoulies
arcade game. This is a reference to the occasional game gag of dissing the developers' previous mess-ups. The home for the Crowla is modeled after the haunted mansion from Grabbed by the Ghoulies
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