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Jedi_Knight
12-19-2001, 09:53 PM
have you found any secretes in the game yet post them here if you have
btw if this is in the wrong place someone move it

Metallus
12-19-2001, 10:15 PM
Wow, you've played Grim Fandango? Kudos. Sorry if I seem surprised, but I don't think we get too many SW fans who are interested in adventure games.

:manny:

The easter eggs I've spotted on my own are all in year 2 or 4. Max and the Corley Motors (from Full Throttle) logo are tatoo options in the tatoo parlor in Rubacava. There's a spinning Corley Motors sign in Nuevo Marrow as well.

PS: It's secrets, not secretes :). That means something completely different.

Jedi_Knight
12-19-2001, 11:36 PM
I played the demo and will have the game at xmas
btw secrets is a word I always get wrong

Metallus
12-20-2001, 01:36 AM
I think you'll enjoy it, but then again, I'm biased. ;)

Fender
12-20-2001, 04:03 AM
And I say, You'll definetly enjoy it.

Hel-ter
12-20-2001, 04:30 AM
in the first year, when you zoom in on some of the festival watchers you can see Bogen, Max and Olivia...

Metallus
12-20-2001, 04:40 AM
I have a feeling that that's more laziness on the part of the designers than an easter egg.

MeddlingMonk
12-20-2001, 04:44 AM
GF doesn't have too many secrets. Nor secretions for that matter. A few graphic injokes that have already been mentioned (but the Corely sign in N. Marrow doesn't spin).

Year two is a sustained reference to Casablanca: Manny and Glottis are dressed like Bogart is in some scenes (white-jacketed tuxedo); Bogen looks like Prefect Renault; Blue Casket = Blue Parrot. There are a few other things along those lines in year two.

Casablanca also shows up in the rest of the game, too. Hector's wears a fez just like Sydney Greenstreet's character does; and Hector is fat like Greenstreet. Greenstreet's character isn't a villain in Casablanca but he is in The Maltese Falcon. The Double-N tickets could be a Casablanca reference, too. Specifically, to the movie's coveted (and nonsensical) 'letters of transit'.

Hel-ter
12-20-2001, 04:50 AM
The whole idea of Manny and Meche is taken from Chinatown: just imagine the interrogating scene is Manny's office

Fender
12-20-2001, 04:54 AM
man, I wish I'd actually seen some of these films....

Hel-ter
12-20-2001, 04:57 AM
they're the black- b movie- cultfilms highlights

Fender
12-20-2001, 04:59 AM
k, my dad will have them somewhere.

Hel-ter
12-20-2001, 05:00 AM
I DON'T WANNA KNOW HERE HE KEEPS IT!

Hel-ter
12-20-2001, 05:00 AM
or hides it

Hel-ter
12-20-2001, 05:01 AM
and it's grim fandango not grim fandiago

Fender
12-20-2001, 05:13 AM
OK, scary man.

Hel-ter
12-20-2001, 05:17 AM
heh you thought that ws scary: next time come and see my sister when she gets out of bed...

Fender
12-20-2001, 05:22 AM
I scare easily.

Tall Guy
12-20-2001, 08:29 AM
if you show the rusty anchor thingy to glossis he plays a special song for you!!!...well i liked it...

Fender
12-20-2001, 08:58 AM
ooooooh, bone wagon.......... I hadn't heard of the rusty anchor one.

scabb
12-20-2001, 04:20 PM
Originally posted by Hel-ter
heh you thought that ws scary: next time come and see my sister when she gets out of bed...

Oh, believe me, I have :cool:

Metallus
12-20-2001, 04:56 PM
That's about all I need to hear, Leisure Suit Scabby :D.

FLaNk2
12-21-2001, 01:42 AM
They also took the petrified forest nasme of a film noir movie in the 30's-40's ... *taps his noggin*

Things have changed, hows everyone doin

Metallus
12-21-2001, 02:48 AM
Quite well, just waiting for more regulars to come back.

Fender
12-21-2001, 05:01 AM
I'm kinda looking to be a regular now the forums have merged.

Schmatz
12-25-2001, 06:51 PM
I guess you could call me a regular... or, like some people, a spammer...

Swordmaster
12-26-2001, 04:57 AM
Originally posted by Hel-ter
The whole idea of Manny and Meche is taken from Chinatown: just imagine the interrogating scene is Manny's office

The interrogating scene could be from any film noir movie for that matter. Meche is the femme fatale in Grim Fandango and the game keeps up with the film noir tradition by not actually revealing until the very end if the woman in question is actually all that innocent or not. As a huge fan of film noir, GF was a true feast for eyes, ears and mind. I actually hoped you would've had the option to switch into B&W mode, as in Sam & Max Hit the Road! ;)

Hel-ter
12-26-2001, 07:01 AM
what does BandW mean?

MeddlingMonk
12-27-2001, 03:48 AM
Black and white. Sans color.

Metallus
12-27-2001, 04:00 AM
Originally posted by Swordmaster


The interrogating scene could be from any film noir movie for that matter. Meche is the femme fatale in Grim Fandango and the game keeps up with the film noir tradition by not actually revealing until the very end if the woman in question is actually all that innocent or not. As a huge fan of film noir, GF was a true feast for eyes, ears and mind. I actually hoped you would've had the option to switch into B&W mode, as in Sam & Max Hit the Road! ;)

I always thought Eva was the femme fatale of Grim Fandango. I'm also a big noir buff (at least in my mind), and she stood out to me more than Meche in that respect. Meche, in my opinion, was more of a maiden-in-distress, although she did have her tough moments. Eva was always tough, and although she disappears in years 2 and 3, she still plays an important role in the game.

Gergely
01-01-2002, 04:36 PM
The tatoo guy (Toto Santos) speaks hungraian in a part of the game, see my thread about it.
Btw: How can I put/upload an image into my signature??
Grim Fandango rulz of course

MeddlingMonk
01-01-2002, 05:05 PM
Originally posted by Metallus


I always thought Eva was the femme fatale of Grim Fandango.

Femme fatale = fatal woman

The FF is the women who one way or another sends men to their doom. That'd be Olivia for GF. Eva's what's called the 'tough cookie'.

ArielDisaster
01-13-2002, 01:45 PM
Originally posted by Hel-ter
in the first year, when you zoom in on some of the festival watchers you can see Bogen, Max and Olivia...

How do you zoom in on certain parts?

xGrimx
01-13-2002, 01:51 PM
If I'm not mistaking isn't that a little video you watch and you see them 3? I don't think there is away to zoom in. I coulda swore it was a movie that you saw them. Could be wrong tho...

MeddlingMonk
01-13-2002, 06:47 PM
Right. It's only in the trailer that Olivia, Nick (not Max), and Bogen are at the festival. But in the game, when you're at the clown's tent, Olivia can be seen in the street beyond. She's visible just to the right of the clown's tent. Her head is directly underneath an orange flag.

QueZTone
01-25-2002, 05:20 PM
hmmm another In-joke, at least I THINK it's an in-joke cause the whole move directly reminded me of Outlaws..

You see at the end..

*SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER*

Manny walks up to the door and Hector sprouts into flowers through the door..then Manny throws down his gun, turns around and walks away..

Now if anyone of you ever played Outlaws, it's very much the same style as Marshall Anderson walked away from..hmm I can't remember perfectly, could've been the first boss (Slim) or that Dr.Death villain in the mines. Anyway seriously; the moves look a like :)

I had another Outlaws reference, but I kinda forgot, maybe i'll remember it later again hehe :)

Lemon Head
01-26-2002, 06:52 AM
Bah!!! i SOOOOOO want to play outlaws, the problem is when it first came out i didn't like FPS's - now i love em!

damn you! damn you all to hell!!

SyntheticGerbil
01-27-2002, 06:57 AM
I'm only wondering why he asked for secrets when he doesn't even own the game yet.

Metallus
01-27-2002, 06:58 AM
He didn't at that point, but he does now.

Tellus12
01-27-2002, 09:50 AM
found another vreference to casablanca if anyone hasn't spotted it already, the french tablemaster is a cross between two guys who work in the casino in cas.., just thought id bring that one up, well who else has missed talkin crap:)?

Tall Guy
01-27-2002, 12:03 PM
i remember we had on official 'crap' thread back on the old forum. Were all the posts were just about nothin!

Metallus
01-27-2002, 03:00 PM
Ah yes, the old moderator's nightmare. That was almost as bad as that hangman trend ;).

Tall Guy
01-27-2002, 03:25 PM
now THAT was a long thread!

btw, i managed to sign the old board before, took a lot of clicking the 'stop' button before i was redirected but i got there in the end!

1.21 Jigawatts?
02-22-2002, 11:47 AM
Wow,
this post is still near the top of the queue,
it has been for ages

Metallus
02-22-2002, 12:38 PM
Oh, the script on the main GFN page goes by replies instead of by date.