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NTM has a lot of references like games or TV shows. On this page you'll be able to see if any of your items is a reference to something, or perhaps you're just curious. NTM has references to: Half-Life, TF2, Terraria, KSP, Fallout, Portal 2, DOOM, Undertale, My Little Pony, Brave New World, Code Geass, SpongeBob, Fallout: Equestria, Fallout Equestria: New Horizons, and various memes, significant or not.


The Binding of Isaac

  • The Polaroid - Along with one of its possible pickup lines, "Fate Chosen", a reference to the item of the same name.
  • Plan C - Visually and functionally near identical to the item from the game.
  • Lodestone - Also found in the game, originally added as a mod and later added to the game in the Repentance DLC.
  • Pedestal - Functionally resembles the item pedestals from TBoI, visually they resemble pillars, rare obstacles found in the Mausoleum and Gehenna floors that cannot be flown over.
  • Red Key and Red Rooms - The key can generate entirely new rooms, just like in the game.
  • Cracked Key - Based on the item of the same name, functionally near identical.
  • Ipecac Syrup - A powerful item in the game, a pretty useless consumable in NTM.
  • The IF Toxic grenade's tooltip, "TOXIC SHOCK", is a reference to the item of the same name.
  • Neutrino Lens - The texture is based on Technology Zero.
  • Mask of Infamy - Based on Infamy, a mask that provides projectile damage reduction.
  • Ash - The now scrapped dust storm overlay caused by the ash block as well as NTM's ashpit are based on the Ashpit.
  • Lemegeton - The Lemegeton is an active item that can be used to summon temporary passive items. Lemegeton is another name for The Lesser Key of Solomon, a book on demonology from the 17th century.
  • Tier 0 missiles - Most of the variants show a leviathan cross painted on the side, referencing the Brimstone item. The general missile shape also somewhat resembles the Brimstone air-to-ground missile.


  • Shield Infusion - Infusions are powerful upgrades from BioShock Infinite, the shield variant grants a rechargeable shield.
  • Atlas - The gun resembles the pistol from BioShock 1 down to the smoke trailing effect and the unusual reload.
  • Lutece Quasiparticle - The Lutece twins are quantum physicists seen in BioShock Infinite, Lutece Particles are used to enable Columbia's flight.
  • Chemthrower - The Chemical Thrower is a powerful weapon seen in BioShock 1, acting as a flamethrower, cryo gun and can shoot ionic gel that summons lightning bolts.
  • Geothermal Heat Exchanger - Modeled after the Hephaestus Core, the geothermal energy plant that supplies Rapture.
  • Ionic Gel - A crafting ingredient as well as a usable Chemical Thrower ammo in BioShock 1.

Deep Rock Galactic

  • Glyphids - The main enemies of Deep Rock Galactic, anthropod-like creatures that see via echolocation and come in multiple variants.
  • Cryo Cannon - A possible weapon for the Driller class, NTM's version was modeled after the Milspec gun frame.
  • Coilgun - The ArmsKore Coil Gun is a possible secondary weapon for the Gunner class. Like in NTM, the main projectile is a tungsten ball.
  • Leadburster - The Tactical Leadburster is a grenade usable by the Gunner class. In DRG it is a thrown grenade, while in NTM it is fired via grenade launcher.
  • Nitra - A common ore found in DRG that is used to pay for supply drops.
  • Compressor - The compressor's design was based on one of the moving parts of DRG's Mobile Refinery.
  • Volatile Creepers - Their appearance and special type of explosion was based on the Gylphid Bulk Detonator, a large enemy that self-destructs when killed. Like the Bulk Detonator, the Volatile Creeper also creates a perfectly round crater with slag at the edges.
  • Golden Creepers - Based on the Glyphid Crassus Detonator, a rare variant of the Bulk Detonator which creates a layer of solid gold instead of slag when exploding.



  • Hard plastics - Textured after the plastic bar.
  • Assembly Machine - The original model was similar in appearance to the icon for the Assembling Machine 1, including the singular large gear on the top. The current iteration is still similar in operation. The sound made during operation is also the same as the Factorio Assembling Machine.
  • Chemical Plant - While not visually too similar, takes the same role as the Chemical Plant from Factorio as a universal processing machine using fluids and items. The sound made during operation is also the same as the Factorio Chemical Plant.
  • Flare Stack - The current design is based on a flare stack seen in the graphics of the Oil Refinery.
  • Solid Fuel - A homogeneous black cube with high burn value made from solidifying petroleum products, just like in Factorio.
  • Control Units - Visually and functionally similar to the Rocket Control Units which are used in making the rocket as well as the atomic bomb.
  • Low-Density Element - Based on the Low Density Structure which is also used for making rockets.


  • Vault-Tec Blast Door - Reference to Vault Doors, used in Vault-Tec Bunkers.
  • Bobbleheads - Reference to the stat-boosting Bobbleheads in Fallout 3.
  • Vault 13 Canteen - Reference to Fallout: New Vegas, that canteen provides infinite source of water and regeneration, has a cooldown.
  • Nuka Cola - Reference to Nuka Cola. (same goes for Nuka Cola Quantum and few of the other drinks being Nuka Cola's "Competitors")
  • Saturnite Alloy - Reference to the material by the same name.
  • Red Cloud - Direct reference to The Cloud seen in Fallout: New Vegas, recipe makes up the same composition.
  • Holotapes - Reference to the collective of lore/info tapes found in Fallout: New Vegas
  • Bottlecaps (all) - Reference to Fallout's Caps; the use for them with Bobmazon is directly referencing the use of caps as a form of currency within the series.
  • M42 Nuclear Catapult (all variants) - Reference to the weapon by the same name; is probably one of the most iconic reference's when it comes to Fallout as a whole. Weapon itself in-game is close to, if not dead-on, the actual one in the series in terms of its projectile launching behavior.
  • RadAway (or Rad-Away) - Reference to RadAway. ()
  • T-45 Power Armor - Reference to the T-45 Power Armor used in the Fallout Series.
  • Stimpak(s) - Reference to the Stimpak healing item.
  • Stealth Device - Reference to the Stealth Boy cloaking device, even referred to as such internally.
  • Novac - The name of a town in Fallout: New Vegas.
  • Sunset Sarsaparilla - Also from New Vegas, a competitor to Nuka-Cola.
  • Bobby Pin - Used to pick locks throughout the Fallout series.
  • Security Armor - Reference to the Vault Security Armor from Fallout 3.
  • Doctor's Bag - Design and use-wise near identical to the Doctor's Bag from Fallout: New Vegas.
  • Laser Detonator - Resembles the Laser Detonator from Fallout: New Vegas' Lonesome Road DLC.
  • Substation - The large drum-like parts resemble those seen in many locations in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.
  • Ballistic Gauntlet - Based on the Ballistic Fist from Fallout: New Vegas.
  • Bomber - One of the large bomber's skins resembles the Lady in the Lake, with the side decal showing Pearl.
  • Boat - The steamboat spawned by the .44 boat rounds was modeled after the Duchess Gambit, a boat featured in Fallout 3's Point Lookout DLC.
  • Miniguns - The CZ53 Personal Minigun is a 5mm weapon found in both Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, the unique CZ57 Avenger is a special variant that can only be found in New Vegas.
  • Missile silo - The new layout of the silo structure was largely inspired by the Hopeville missile silo, with the more roomy launch tube surrounded by stairs and catwalks and the adjacent bunker structure.
  • Launch codes - The code pieces are visually similar to the launch codes seen in Fallout 76, the completed launch codes look like the "red keycard" model of the Fort Constantine launch codes from Fallout 3.
  • Toaster recycling - Reference to The Toaster in the Fallout: New Vegas DLC Old World Blues, which allows toasters to be disassembled into valuable items, including micro fusion cells.
  • Snow globes - Collectible in Fallout: New Vegas, the places shown depict the following locations in the Fallout franchise:
  • Analog Circuit - Resembles the Water Chip seen in Fallout 1.
  • Salient Green - Food source in Fallout New Vegas' Old World Blues DLC.

Half-Life 1 and 2

  • AMS Siren, Blast Door Alarm, APC Siren, Vault Door Alarm, Standard Siren, Classic Siren, Bank Alarm, APC Pass, Razortrain Horn - These Siren Tracks can be heard throughout the game.
  • Dr>Breens Private Reserve - reference to Wallace Breen, administrator of Earth under the Combine rule. The Combine supposedly added a substance to water so citizens would slowly forget how the time from before the invasion and be more receptive to accepting the Combine or at the least be unable to create or support organized resistance.
  • SPAS-12 shotgun and XVL1456 Tau Cannon Prototype - Both weapons exist in the Half-Life (the former in both 1 and 2, the latter only 1 as it was cut from 2), even the Manufacturer is "Black Mesa Research Facility", even though the SPAS-12 is a real gun.
  • Doors - Many of the large doors can be seen in Half-Life 1 or Black Mesa.
  • CMB Steel - CMB stands for Combine and it references the material commonly used in all of their technology and infrastructure, from weapons, computers, buildings and other structures, ground vehicles, and aircraft.
  • AMS - Basically the same thing as in Half-Life 1, but it was used to study Xen crystals, rather than to generate power, though it now is only for decoration.
  • Screaming Scientist Upgrade - Makes a Half-Life 1 scientist scream.
  • HEV Mk.IV Armor - Reference to the HEV Suit from Half-Life 1.
  • PaA Armor - The coloration and lack of helmet were loosely based on the HEV suit.
  • Suit Battery - Reference to Half-Life 1 batteries, which act like a single-use portable Charging Station.
  • Artificial Xen Crystal - Reference to the Half-Life 1 Xen Crystal.
  • Size 15 Kerosene Fuselage - Has a description mentioning the Lambda Complex Chapter from Half-Life 1 and the fuselage itself has a Lambda Logo.
  • Nuclear Missile - The old design was very similar to some of the missiles seen in Half-Life 1 and Opposing Force.
  • Stunstick - Reference to the weapon used by Metrocops in HL2.
  • Xenium Resonator - In Half Life 2: Episode Two, the Resistance uses a device called the Xenium resonator to neutralize the superportal.
  • Microwave - Reference to Half Life 1, where you can blow up someone's microwave casserole.
  • Gluon Gun [1.12.2 Drillgon port] - Reference to the experimental Gluon Gun in Half Life 1.
  • The sound of an RBMK's rods being scrammed - Makes the same sound as Thumpers from Half-Life 2 shutting down.
  • FM Radio - Modeled after the radios used by the HECU in Half-Life 1.
  • Watz Power Plant - The general design being an extendable vertical reactor was based on the Lambda Reactor from Half-Life 1.
    • This only applies to the revamped design, not the original.
  • Black Mesa Luna - A brand of cola seen on scattered soda can props in Black Mesa.
  • Counter Resonant Singularity - Based on the Gravity Gun's description as a "counter resonant singularity device" in Half-Life 2.
  • Zero Point Energy Potential Generator - Based on Zero-Point Energy, the name also being a reference to the Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator.

Hotline Miami

  • Several melee weapons as well as their names are based on weapons seen in Hotline Miami - Richard's Default being the baseball bat, the Russian Mobster's Club being the golf club and The Manual Override being a lead pipe.
  • Uzi - The Uzi and especially the silenced version is the go-to weapon of Richter. The tooltip is a reference to jokes in the community that Richter's tactical gloves are actually hand-sewn mittens.


  • HTR-01 - Rocket contains parts that are from stock KSP.
  • Satellite Base - Contains parts from stock KSP.
  • M700 Survey Scanner - Reference to the M700, which is used to scan for resources on planets/moons.
  • Radar Dish - Looks like a relay.
  • High-Gain Optical Camera - One of the parts in KSP which are used to track down asteroids and comets.
  • LV-N Nuclear Rocket Engine - Reference to the KSP nuclear engine.
  • Death Ray - The model resembles several of KSP's Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators stacked on top of each other.
  • Surface Mapping, Xenium Resonator, Orbital Death Ray, Radar Survey Satellite, Satellite with Depth-Resource Scanning Module - All those satellites are built from KSP parts.

The Legend of Zelda

  • Heart Pieces and Heart Containers are a reference to the rare items found in many TLoZ games, specifically the design seen in Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask.


  • Uboinik - The shotgun resembles and is named after the original name for the Shambler.
  • Research Reactor - The design with the rising rods was inspired by the nuclear reactor in Metro 2033, where the player has to manually raise the control rods with a crane in order to kill a mutant living on top of it.


  • Mese - A high-grade material seen in Minetest, it was one of the first blocks added to the game as well as a powerful tool material.

Portal 2

  • Transition Seal - 2 transition seals can be found in Portal 2, one vertical, one horizontal.
  • "Lemon" and Combustible Lemon - Reference to Cave Johnson's rant about life and lemons.
  • PotatOS - Reference to GLaDOS being turned into a potato.
  • One of the glitch's text events says "Prometheus was punished by the gods by giving the gift of knowledge to man. He was cast into the bowels of the earth and pecked by birds."
    • Another of its text events says : "89% of magic tricks are not magic. Technically, they are sorcery."

The Powder Toy

  • Colloid's tank texture refers to the liquid as "PSTE", which is a reference to its equivalent in TPT.

Team Fortress 2

  • Australium - Reference to TF2's Australium, a material important to its lore.
  • Market Gardener - Reference to a TF2 weapon
  • Ullapool Caber - Another reference to a TF2 weapon
  • Bottle of Scrumpy - The weapon/beverage of choice for the Demoman, the item's tooltip is a reference to a Gmod animation that explores the concept of coming back from the dead by being too drunk.
  • Power Fist - The model is strongly based on the Gunslinger, a prosthetic hand for the Engineer.
  • Tossable Gas Can - A reference to the Gas Passer, a thrown secondary weapon for the Pyro.
  • Pipe Wrench - Resembles the Engineer's default melee weapon.
  • Boat - When a steamboat is spawned using the .44 boat rounds, a sound can be heard of the Soldier from Meet the Soldier exclaiming "Boat!".
  • Quattro Formaggi - Based on the Quad Launcher from Open Fortress.


  • Balls-O-Tron - Visually resembles The Destroyer.
    • The name comes from the Calamity Mod soundtrack - Playing With Firepower - which for a short time was named "Assembling Balls-O-Tron". This is also referenced in the achievement for defeating Balls-O-Tron, called "Disassembling Balls-O-Tron".
  • Fabsol's Vodka - References Cirrus (a.k.a Fabsol), the owner of the popular Terraria mod: Calamity
    • Its possible this is a double-reference with the Drunken Princess NPC of said mod, considering the fact its a self-insert of Fabsol and sells the item of the same name.
  • Rod of Discord - Nearly identical in looks and use to the item from Terraria.
  • Yharonite - Named after Yharon, a boss from Calamity.
  • Terra Drills - Direct copies of the Drax.
  • The anvil's construction crafting system was also based on Terraria. In Terraria, crafting is done simply by selecting a recipe, all the materials are pulled directly out of the player's inventory.
  • Martian Invasion Ship - Loosely based on the Martian Saucer seen during Martian Madness.
  • Molten Pickaxe - Based on the item of the same name from Terraria which is made from Hellstone.


  • "CIRNOX" - A pun combining the name of the ZIRNOX and Cirno.
  • Mimi-chan Missile parts - Reference to Mimi-chan.
  • Cirno bobblehead - Depicts Cirno in a maid outfit and lacking wings.
  • UFFR bobblehead - Depicts a Koishi Komeiji Fumo.
    • The reference to "shrimp fry" is an inside joke apparently started by the artist Nicetack.


  • The V1 item is a reference to V1 the character from ULTRAKILL. The item's ability is also a reference to V1's main ability
  • The 12 Gauge Percussion Cap ammo allows the Ballistic Gauntlet to be used like the Knuckleblaster.
  • Gold Sand - Seen in ULTRAKILL's Greed layer, which is a giant desert of searing-hot gold dust.


  • The Tem Flakes consumable is a reference to the Temmie Flakes from Undertale, which are made from torn-up construction paper.
    • Just like in the game where there are three differently priced options available that are in fact the same item, NTM's Tem Flakes can also be made with varying amounts of gold, and all variants heal the same amount.


  • Charging Station - reference to the same low-level charging device from Wolfenstein: New Order.
  • Uber Concrete - most common building material using by Reich in New Order.
  • FEnSU - The spinning disk part was modeled after the revolving capacitor used by New Order's Laser Cutter.


CBT Device

  • Sound that plays before [Redacted] is a reference to "Augh", the sound that a pufferfish made when eating a carrot; see the Know Your Meme entry here for more information.
  • The "Device" itself appears to be some form of Monkey Wrench
  • Dear lord its a C&B Torture reference

Canned Spam

Fabulous Hat

  • References the hat worn by the main protagonist/playable-character in the game A Hat in Time

FBI Agents

  • Most likely referencing to the "FBI OPEN UP" video-clip meme
    • In this case, the meme itself is a reference to this video, being some ad for "V" energy drink

Radium Coffee

SpongeBob Macaroni

Toxic Soapy Water

  • A reference to Gamer Girl Bathwater, actual small glasses of water sold by Belle Delphine in 2019.
  • The "horse scented" variant is a reference to this image.


Uncle Kim


Brave New World

  • 3-596-50802-9 - It's a pixelated version of the book Brave New World's cover art. The name is the ISDN code for a German edition of the book.

Code Geass

  • F.L.E.I.J.A. - Bomb of the same name from the anime Code Geass
  • Schrabidium - The material itself is a reference to Sakuradite according to the pages trivia
  • Igniter and Detonator - Textured after the detonator used by Nina Einstein with her homemade nuclear bomb.

Doctor Who

  • Angry Metal - Internal nameID "hbm:plate_dalekanium" indicates the material is a reference to Dalekanium
  • Singularity Screwdriver - the name could be a nod towards the iconic Sonic Screwdriver
  • Eye Of Harmony - A reference to an artificially engineered star by the same name.
  • Desh - The color, block's appearance and the helmet of the Steam Suit's helmet are based on 42, an episode of Doctor Who taking place in a space station that is mostly colored red.
  • Cyber Crabs - Vaguely based on the spider-like robots from The End of the World.
  • Defabricator - A powerful beam cannon used by Jack Harkness and built from a device built to dematerialize clothes - a literal de-fabric-ator.

Dyatlov Instant Meltdown Applicator

  • Reference to HBO's Chernobyl series, the item texture is a cropped screenshot of the show.

Fallout: Equestria

  • The One Sky Stinger - Manufacturer is "Equestria Missile Systems", which is a possible reference to either M.W.T, or Ministry of Magic.
  • Mister Topaz - Mister Topaz was the name of one of the dragons, manufacturer is M.W.T, the weapon itself is a flamethrower and its description gives a tip regarding killing a dragon.
  • Boxcar - It was used as a living house in Fo:E, when you place it, you can see that it has a LittlePip drawing.
  • Balefire - Reference to Balefire.
  • Balefire Bomb - Reference to a megaspell developed by the zebras to destroy Equestria.
  • Balefire Egg - Reference to a less powerful version of Balefire Bomb.
  • Balefire Egg Launcher - Reference to Fo:E Balefire Egg Launcher.
  • Lent Gun and Red Key Revolver - Manufactured by Ironshod Firearms, which is one of the first corporations LittlePip found herself in after leaving the vault. "Lent Gun" is a play on "Hired Gun", the pseudonym of the protagonist of Fallout Equestria: Heroes.
  • B92 Energy Pistol - Reference to Homage's special pistol, which she found fallen from the sky while travelling.
  • Spark Battery - Reference to Spark Batteries.
  • Starmetal Ingot - Reference to Starmetal.
  • Murky Anvil - Reference to Murky Number 7. In the story, Murky is a flightless pegasus who had his wings crippled on an anvil at a young age.
  • Limp and Murky Wings - Also a reference to Murky Number 7.
  • Gerald The Construction Android - Reference to Project Horizons.
  • Taint - Reference to Taint, which I.M.P made.
  • Pink Cloud - Reference to Pink Cloud, made by the zebras.
  • Radiation-Powered Engine - Reference to Red Eye's Engine, which ran on radioactive soil.
  • Lil' Pipsqueak - Its name is LittlePip's nickname, the model looks like Little Macintosh (which was one of Pip's first weapons), Manufactured by Ironshod Firearms which is where she found it.
  • The Book of Boxcars - Reference to the Black Book, a zebra necromancy book, capable of unimaginable things. The in-game texture is also a reference to the 4th edition of the paper version of Fallout: Equestria (FOEQ on the book stands for "Fallout: Equestria").
  • AJR Power Armor - Reference to Steel Rangers "awakening", AJR is a shortcut for "Applejack's Rangers".
  • Steel Ranger Armor - Reference to the Steel Rangers.
  • Bottle Caps - Reference to the currency used in Fo:E and the Fallout universe as a whole, which are bottle caps.
  • S~Cola and S~Cola RAD - Reference to Sparkle Cola and Sparkle Cola RAD.
  • Sarsaparilla - One of the drinks present in Fo:E and Fallout.
  • Corrupted Broadcaster - Reference to Fo:E corrupted broadcaster, corruption was caused by Pink Cloud.
  • ZOMG Cannon, EMP Gun - Their manufacturer is M.W.T.
  • Dud - Reference to failed-to-activate Balefire Bombs.
  • Survivalist's Journal - In game files, the texture is named "pip_book", which is a reference to Little Pip. Inside the book you can also get templates of things that Pip learned through her adventure.
  • Tier 3 Missiles - The logo on every missile showing a six-point star with a horn and two wings is based on the Ministry of Arcane Science logo described in the book.
  • Dart Gun - Reference to Dart Gun made by Lil'Pip, which then was used against her in order to cure her Mint Al's addiction.
  • Toaster - References the "toaster repair pony" line, which itself is a reference to the toaster repair skill in Wasteland.

Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons

  • Whiskey Drenched Notebook - In game files Its named "bj_book", and bj means Blackjack. Blackjack has also a title of "Queen Whiskey", hence the name of book plus book contains what Blackjack found on her way.
  • Lunar Armor - Reference to Blackjack's limbs being replaced by robotic parts.
  • Blackjack Five-Shooter - Reference to Blackjack, the tooltip says "Alcoholism is cool" which may be also a reference to Blackjack's alcoholism.
  • Wild Pegasus Dry Whiskey - Another reference to Blackjack's rampant alcoholism.
  • Chlorine Pinwheel - Based on the oxygen talisman that was corrupted into turning the air into poisonous gas.
  • Starmetal Ring - A key component in Roseluck pest control boxes.
  • Wild Pegasus Dry Whiskey - Reference to a whiskey which is found in the book, the tooltip color is red and black, which resembles the Blackjacks color.
  • Auntie Blackjack - Reference to Blackjack, the colors matching her coat and mane.
  • Ace of Spades, Queen of Spades - The armor mods, cards on the Trenchmaster's helmet and on the Auntie Blackjack fuselage represent Blackjack's cutie mark. The motif is also faintly visible on the solar boiler, left of the brand logo.

My Little Pony

  • Enhanced, Saturnite, Golden, Schrabidium, Nightmare Revolvers - Manufactured by FlimFlam Industries, which is a reference to Flim and Flam.
  • FlimFlam Industries Canned Stallion MilkTM - Flim and Flam once again, now with his own-made mil-
  • Painting of a Cartoon Pony - seems like Its a picture of Fluttershy.
  • ShiningArmorTM Armor Polish - reference to Shining Armor.
  • DNT Armor, DNT Depth Bricks and Spark Solid Space-Time Crystal - References to Twilight Sparkle's cutie mark and color palette.
  • Trixite - Reference to The Great and Powerful Trixie.
  • Oil Refinery - If you read the letters from top to bottom, you'll get "Fluttershy".
  • Soyuz-FG Luna Space Center Skin - Reference to Luna.
  • Signal Beacon Instruction Guide Book - The Author (Flim Flam Industries), is a reference to Flim and Flam.
  • Shimmer Sledge - Resembles the sledgehammer wielded by Sunset Shimmer briefly in the first Equestria Girls movie.
  • Ballistic Jackets - Both variants resemble the leather jackets worn by Sunset Shimmer.
  • Mining Helmet - The helmet as well as the achievement that goes along with it is a reference to Number Nine, a fan character.


  • PEAF - Mk.I FOEQ Duna Probe - Has a reference to Fo:E and KSP, PEAF and FOEQ stands for "Pegasus Enclave Air Force - Fallout: Equestria" and "Duna" is a Mars equivalent in KSP.
  • M1TTY Enviromental Suit Armor - Possible reference to Enviromental Suit from Fo:E with its design based on the cover art for the album Voidreckon by Mittsies (hence the name M1TTY)
  • Rosenberg Pest Control Box - Reference to Dr. Rosenberg, a scientist working at Black Mesa, introduced in Half-Life: Blue Shift, as well as Roseluck pest control boxes, devices from Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons.
  • Astolfium-Doped Doxium Inserts reference Astolfo, a character from Fate as well as doxing.
  • The Polaroid
    • "Fate chosen" is the pickup line of the Polaroid from The Binding of Isaac.
    • 'M as well as the texture are references to various glitches in the first generation of Pokemon games, like Missingno.
    • The unused "It's about time" variant is a reference to the My Little Pony episode of the same name. The image depicts Twilight Sparkle.
    • "If you stare long into the abyss, the abyss stares back." is an indirect quote by Friedrich Nietzsche.
    • The Negative, which is unobtainable in-game has the same texture as "It's about time", but inverted. The tooltip "Vg'f nobhg gvzr." is the same but with the letters shifted by 13 places.
    • "Two friends before christmas." is a reference to an actual polaroid taken by Bob and Earl.
    • "Duchess of the boxcars." depicts Littlepip. The title refers to her being able to lift, as well as drop, freight wagons.
  • The quote "you do not spark joy" on the Lunatic sniper rifle is referencing a quote from Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix, spoken by the eponymous Marie Kondo, but the reason for its inclusion is this short comic, dubbed The Cleaners by Wool, which depicts a fairy maid from Touhou making the quote and wielding a Barret .50 caliber sniper rifle.
    • The comic itself was apparently commissioned for the Danmaku!! card game.
  • The B92 Energy Pistol is a reference to the Star Blaster from Fallout Equestria, which in term is based on the same weapon from Fallout 3.
    • The gun's general appearance as well as name is based on the Beretta 92FS, also known as the M9.
    • The cocking handle on the back is both a nod to the Righteous Bison, a hand-charged secondary weapon for the Soldier in Team Fortress 2, as well as the handle often found on NERF-brand single-shot blasters, which often have a similar shape and are usually painted orange.
  • The EMP Gun is an amalgamation of multiple weapons - The front handguard is from a chainsaw, the top handle comes from Team Fortress 2's Medi Gun, the stock was copied from the original Tau Cannon model, the entire front part is based on a minigun and the crank on the back of the gun is a reference to this TV Tropes page.


  • AWESOME - A reference to a comedy sketch by Jan Philipp Zymny, describing the titular wonder drug.
    • "Just one shot an hour helps!" - AWESOME is administered via syringe and has an effect duration of 50 second, equivalent to one hour in Minecraft time.
  • The tooltip for the IF - HE Grenade, "You better run, you better take cover", is a reference to Down Under by Men At Work.
  • The tooltip for Digamma RBMK fuel rods and pellets behind the obfuscation reads "Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?", also a reference to Down Under.
  • S'mores are a nod to the inclusion of s'mores in NuclearCraft.
  • The meteorite sword is a reference to Sokka's sword from Avatar The Last Airbender, which was also forged from a fallen meteor.
  • Asbestos' description "Filled with life, self-doubt and asbestos. That comes with the air." is a quote from Tipsyduck's How To Ride A Bike.
  • Presto Logs are from Back To The Future 3, used as supercharged fuel for a steam locomotive. The logs from the movie came in a set of three, color coded like NTM's Boosted Presto Logs.
  • Alexandrite is a nod to the Mittsies song by the same name.
  • Schist strata are a reference to Stratum, another Miittsies song. Schist's blue color was intentional.
  • Cloth's texture resembles the logo for Fabric, a modloader on more modern versions of Minecraft.
  • The breeding reactor core's texure was based on the heat exchanger items from IndustrialCraft 2.
  • Catalyst Matrices are based on Elder Futhark runes - Isa for Cool, Dagaz for Balanced, Hagalaz for Rough, Jera for Multiplicative and Thurisaz for Additive.
  • The ability to craft a Catalytic Converter into a "Health Pipe" is a reference to a Postal meme.
  • The Archineer's Wrench resembles the wrench used by Lock in Lock's Quest.
  • The Fracking Tower has a logo of "Bingus Petroleum" on it, Bingus being a sphynx cat.
  • Tier 1 missiles resemble German V-2 rockets.
  • MKUNICORN or MKU has the same innitials as project MKUltra. A snippet of the MKUltra Wikipedia page is also present in the code for the energy system.
  • The Reliant Robin Space Shuttle was built in an episode of Top Gear.
  • Sellafite is named after Sellafield, formerly Windscale, known for the 1957 Windscale fire.
  • The Sop Sign Battle axe is a reference to the "SOP sign", a joke from The Simpsons Movie.
  • The Reer Graar is based on the product of the same name featured in an animation by LeatherIceCream.
  • The chainsaw's brand name "Burunyuu" is based on Neco Arc's weird catchphrases.
  • Pudding's tooltip is a line from Story from North America.
  • Plastic Bags have Lidl branding on them, Lidl being a discounter chain originating from Germany.
  • The Radial Performance Engine as well as the IIndustrial Combustion Engine are based on the Bramo 323 "Fafnir" star engine, used in aircraft like the Dornier Do 17.
  • The bomber models resemble actual aircraft. The smaller one is a Dornier Do 17, while the larger one is a B-29 Superfortress.
  • The Schottky Particle Diode is named after Walter H. Schottky, inventor of the electric diode.
  • The top section of the Hydrotreater was designed after the front of the bomb seen in the iconic "riding the bomb" scene from Dr. Strangelove.
  • The sentry turret "Brown" was named after John Brown, a prominent figure in the american abolitionist movement.