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?