BioWare Easter Egg in SWTOR

Just when you feel like game developers have lost their spirit of fun, a group like the team at BioWare comes along and does something neat. In this case, it’s a hidden “Easter egg” in SWTOR’s macrobinocular missions. Old school gamers will get a kick out of this one if you haven’t seen it already.

The mission “All The Pieces” has a part you have to jump across moving garbage vehicles and speeders. If you felt some déjà vu going on during this part, there might be a good reason for it. If this part of the quest feels strangely familiar to you, it’s not just you.

The mission is actually a reference to the Ord Mantell Junkyard mission in the old N64 game Shadows of the Empire!

Here’s a clip of what we’re talking about:

And if you missed it in SWTOR, here’s a video of the actual mission:

Are you feeling a bit nostalgic yet?
What are some other examples you know of where one game references to another old game you may have also loved?

Lisa Clark

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.