Easter Eggs & References

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Below is a list of Easter Eggs and References within the game.

Easter Eggs[edit | edit source]

Easter Egg Location Meaning
3 141 59 265 35 897 93 Driver's License, below Career Stats The number Pi (π) is a mathematical constant: 3.141592653589793
666 Chopper Bundle The sign says "Point of no return, 666". This refers to the U.S. Route 66, which was one of the original highways in the U.S. Highway System. (wiki) 666 is called the "number of the Beast" in chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation, of the New Testament, and also in popular culture.
Auto Parts Uleåborg Vehicle Paint, Super Diesel Uleåborg is Swedish for the Finnish town Oulu, the home of Fingersoft.
Boulder Mines, 3025m The giant wheel, that is following the player in the Mines at various points, could be an innuendo to the opening scene of Raiders of the Lost Ark, the 1981 American action adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and the first installment in the Indiana Jones film franchise. (wiki) In the famous chasing boulder scene a giant rock follows the protagonist, who is in danger of getting squashed.
Climb Canyon Team events background The background shows the valley where Bill Newton lives.
Butte Desert Valley, 1100m Desert Valley is similar to the Monument Valley, a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 300m above the valley floor.
Default Bus Shocks Any race with the Bus Simultaneously holding down the brake and gas pedals for three seconds will cause the bus to slightly "jump" upon release.
Death Star v1.25 loading screen That "moon" with the perfectly round crater might the Death Star. The Death Star is a type of fictional mobile space station and galactic superweapon featured in the Star Wars space-opera franchise.
Death Valley Desert Valley, 2170m Death Valley is a desert valley located in Eastern California, in the northern Mojave Desert.
HCRaser Vehicle Paint, Rally Car Raser is German for "Racer".
HG-42 v1.25 loading screen Hitchhiker's Guide-42. The number 42 is, in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, the "Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything", calculated by an enormous supercomputer named Deep Thought over a period of 7.5 million years.
K.A.S.A. Vehicle Paint, Moonlander K.A.S.A. is an acronym similar to NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. (wiki) It might be a nod to the space flight simulation video game Kerbal Space Program (wiki) with the Kerbal Aeronautics and Space Administration. K.A.S.A. (kasa) means a "pile", or "heap" in Finnish. It is also a military term for the "grouping", ie. how small of an area all your shots are in (accuracy). It can also be used in terms like "romukasa" which often refers to old worn-down and rusty mechanical devices, and could be used when talking about an old car. I guess "rust bucket" is fairly close. But how it relates to NASA is a bit of a stretch. Maybe the Moonlander was made of scrap parts
Lambo Hidden in code Supercar is supposed to be a Lamborghini. In the game code it is called Lambo.
Make More! Desert Valley, 2170m Make More! is an idle managing game formerly published by Fingersoft.
Moonlander Before Starting a Race Upgrading the Moonlander's B.R.A.I.N to the max allows you to detach the cabin from the wheels for easier flying. To do this, hold down the brake and gas pedals for 3 seconds before the race.
One Way City, 25m One-way traffic is traffic that moves in a single direction. (wiki) Apparently we're driving in the wrong direction in the City.
O-ULU v1.25 loading screen

on a number plate from a car

Oulu is a Finnish town and the home of Fingersoft.
Parcel Backwater Bog, 1m A package with illegible (?) caption.
Route 66 Hidden in code In the game code the adventure map Desert Valley is called Route 66. This refers to the U.S. Route 66, which was one of the original highways in the U.S. Highway System.
Sauna Gift Free gift for all every 6 December This package is given out to everybody every year on Finland's Independence Day, 6th December. (wiki) The package contains a sauna paint for the bus and a sauna user wearing a towel.
Patterns in Buildings Sky Rocket Outpost Buildings These shapes are part of the Fingersoft logo on LinkedIn
Submarine Rustbucket Reef Yellow Submarine is the tenth studio album by English rock band the Beatles.
Submarine Operator Rustbucket Reef Refers to I Hate Fish, an old Fingersoft game.
This Person is a Danger Driver's License, background The contrast in the picture was changed to enhance readability. The text says This Person is a Danger to Traffic. Please return him/her back to Track if found. Never let this Person drive anywhere else.
U.S. Route shield Desert Valley, 220m The U.S. Route shield is the highway marker used for United States Numbered Highways
Yacht End of Paradise Bay Cup The yacht is a replica of the real 50 meter Africa yacht of Fingersoft founder Toni Fingerroos.

References[edit | edit source]

These are details in the game and an explanation of where the inspiration to make them came from. If you've found something and wish to confirm it contact FS-Rhys on the Fingersoft Discord Server. Discord Chat - For Gamers.

Player Skins[edit | edit source]

Item Detail
54n74 Similar to, but legally distinct from, Futurama's Robosanta.
Bill Newton Original skin of Bill Newton in Hill Climb Racing 1.
Billy-Bob This character is Bruce Mitchell from the American reality series Swamp People.
Calavera Girl & Calavera Man Costumes are common on the Day of the Dead, which is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico.
Dave Davy Jones is the Pirates of the Caribbean captain of the Flying Dutchman.
Frank Frankenstein's monster is a fictional character who first appeared in Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein.
Hänsel & Gretel Hansel and Gretel is a well-known German fairy tale recorded by the Brothers Grimm.
Jack A reference to its hat, because this skin wears a 'jack'-o-lantern.
Kleopatra Cleopatra VII Philopator was the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt.
K. Might Michael Knight is a fictional character and the protagonist of the 1980s television series Knight Rider, played by David Hasselhoff.
Leprechaun A leprechaun is a type of fairy of the Aos Sí in Irish folklore
Lifeguard Guy & Lifeguard Girl American action drama series Baywatch characters Mitch Buchannon (David Hasselhoff) and C. J. Parker (Pamela Anderson).
Mellow Otto Mann is a fictional character on the animated TV series The Simpsons. He is the school bus driver for Springfield Elementary School.
Nerdgirl Might refer to Velma Dinkley, a fictional character in the Scooby-Doo franchise.
Nikita TRON is a 1982 American science fiction action-adventure film. (wiki) Composer Nikita Ryjih made a soundtrack for the 2010 sequel.
Pigsy Zhu Bajie, also named Zhu Wuneng, is one of the three helpers of Tang Sanzang and a major character of the novel Journey to the West. In many English versions of the story, Zhu Bajie is called Pigsy or Pig.
Quarterback This might be Tom Brady, an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He has won six Super Bowls, the most of any football player ever, and due to his numerous accomplishments, records, and accolades, he is considered by many sports analysts to be the greatest quarterback of all time.
Referee Pierluigi Collina is an Italian former football referee, famous for his distinctive bald appearance.
Rudolph Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, also popularly known as "Santa's ninth reindeer", is a 20th century reindeer created by Robert Lewis May.
Snow Queen The Snow Queen is an original fairy tale written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen.
Soccer Filippo "Pippo" Inzaghi is a retired Italian professional footballer and current manager, who most recently served as head coach of Serie A team Bologna.
Stuntman Robert Craig Knievel, professionally known as Evel Knievel was an American stunt performer and entertainer.
Suvivor Nux is one of the main characters in Mad Max: Fury Road.
USA Uncle Sam (initials U.S.) is a common national personification of the American government or the United States in general. The character was used on I want you posters to recruit soldiers for both World War I and World War II.
Vampiress Refers to the character Betty Williams / Clarimonde, played by Swedish former actress Pia Degermark (wiki), of the 1971 West German comedy and horror film Gebissen wird nur nachts (engl. The Vampire Happening) (wiki) directed by Freddie Francis. The physical appearance of player skin is very close and she holds a rose in the movie (there's a crown of roses on the veil of the skin)
Verne Jules Verne was a French novelist, poet, and playwright, who has sometimes been called the "Father of Science Fiction".

Vehicle Paints[edit | edit source]

Item Detail
Classic The classic paint for the hill climber is the same paint for the hill climb racing 1 hill climber
Falcon The design of the bike is from TRON, which is a 1982 American science fiction action-adventure film. (wiki) The name of the bike is from the Atari Falcon030 Computer System, which is a personal computer released by Atari Corporation in 1992.
Ghost Rider Ghost Rider is the name of many antiheroes appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The first supernatural Ghost Rider is stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze.
Justice bringer "CCPD", which means "Climb Canyon Police Department"
M1 The M1 Abrams is a third-generation American main battle tank named after General Creighton Abrams
Moon Buggy Comical replica to the moon rover of the Apollo 17 moon mission
Princess This paint refers to Princess Peach, a character in Nintendo's Mario franchise. Peach's emblem is displayed on the flag and a star, a famous item in Mario games, is displayed on the side of the vehicle.
Sauna A sauna is a small room or building designed as a place to experience dry or wet heat sessions. The sauna known in the western world today originates from Northern Europe. In Finland - the home of Fingersoft - , there are built-in saunas in almost every house.
Steampunk Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.
Survivor Survivor Paint modeled after vehicles from the movie Mad Max: Fury Road.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Item Detail
All your cups are belong to me! All your base are belong to us was a popular Internet meme based on a broken English ("Engrish") phrase found in the opening cutscene of the 1992 Mega Drive port of the 1989 arcade video game Zero Wing. The quote comes from the European release of the game, featuring poor English translations of the original Japanese version.

Events[edit | edit source]

Item Detail
Get Eggcited Play on words with Get Excited. Get Eggcited happened during Easter, a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.
One Giant Leap "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." is a quote from astronaut Neil Armstrong, when he first stepped onto the Moon on 20 July 1969
Tanks for Nothing Thanks for nothing is a sarcastic expression of frustration or displeasure at someone/thing.
Push It To The Limit Related to a song of Paul Engemann called "Push It To the Limit", released in 1983.

Racing Tracks[edit | edit source]

Item Detail
A Flat Miner A flatline is an electrical time sequence measurement that shows no activity and therefore when represented, shows a flat line instead of a moving one. It almost always refers to either a flatlined electrocardiogram, where the heart shows no electrical activity (asystole), or to a flat electroencephalogram, in which the brain shows no electrical activity (brain death). Both of these specific cases are involved in various definitions of death. (wiki) Flatliners is a 1990 American science fiction psychological horror film directed by Joel Schumacher, where five medical students attempt to find out what lies beyond death by conducting a flatline. There is also old musician joke: What do you get when you drop a piano down a mine shaft? A flat miner (A flat minor being the name of scale/chord).
Angry Beast (Halloween) Refers to the chasing Nian. According to Chinese mythology, a Nian is a beast that lives under the sea or in the mountains. The character Nian more usually means "year" or "new year". Nian is one of the key characters in the Chinese New Year.
Ballmer's Peak The Ballmer Peak is a theory that computer programmers obtain quasi-magical, superhuman coding ability when they have a blood alcohol concentration percentage between 0.129% and 0.138%. The discovery of this effect is attributed to Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft - who probably "discovered" it by simply monitoring his own perpetually inebriated nervous system, and deducing that programming ability "peaks" after a few drinks and then dips dramatically after full-blown drunkenness ensues.
Base Camp A base camp is a staging area used by mountaineers to prepare for a climb.
Base Jump BASE jumping is parachuting or wingsuit flying from a fixed structure or cliff. "BASE" is an acronym that stands for four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump: building, antenna, span, and earth (cliff)
Bat Country Bat Country is a mental state entered under the influence of hallucinogenics. (wiki) The 1998 American psychedelic satirical road film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, adapted from Hunter S. Thompson's novel, uses the quote "We can't stop here. This is bat country."
Beach Boys The Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California, in 1961.
Bill's Landing King's Landing is the royal capital of Westeros and the Seven Kingdoms of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R. R. Martin and of the HBO series Game of Thrones, respectively.
Boarding Boarding in ice hockey is a penalty called when an offending player pushes, trips or checks an opposing player violently into the boards (walls) of the hockey rink. Boarding in ice hockey is a penalty called when an offending player pushes, trips or checks an opposing player violently into the boards (walls) of the hockey rink.
Bottom Gear First cup after starting the game. The bottom gear is the lowest gear of a car. This gear is used for driving a vehicle very slowly. After driving in the game for the first time, the Hill Climber isn't maxed yet and you're obviously very slow.
Braking Bad Breaking Bad is an American neo-western crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan.
Bridges And Stones Sticks and Stones is an English-language children's rhyme.
Cactus Hill Capitol Hill, in addition to being a metonym for the United States Congress, is the largest historic residential neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
Captain's Log A logbook (a ship's logs or simply log) is a record of important events in the management, operation, and navigation of a ship. It is essential to traditional navigation, and must be filled in at least daily. In Star Trek, the Captain's log, a form of ship's log, is used to fill in the audience as to the events in progress, and acts as a more realistic form of soliloquy.
Circuit 9 Might refer to District 9, a 2009 science fiction action film directed by Neill Blomkamp.
Climb It Might refer to Beat It, a song written and performed by American recording artist Michael Jackson from his sixth studio album, Thriller (1982).
Coconut Cove Coconut Grove is the oldest continuously inhabited neighborhood of Miami in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States.
Coins in the Moon Might refer to the Man in the Moon, which refers to any of several pareidolic images of a human face, head or body that certain traditions recognize in the disc of the full moon. The images are composed of the dark areas of the lunar maria, or "seas" and the lighter highlands of the lunar surface.
Crossroads Crossroads is a 1986 American coming-of-age musical drama film inspired by the legend of blues musician Robert Johnson. Steve Vai appears in the film as the devil's guitar player in the climactic guitar duel.
Danger Ahead Might refer to the warning sign with the label danger ahead.
Downtown Madness Might refer to Midtown Madness, a 1999 racing game.
Far Far Away The opening crawl is the signature device of every numbered film of the Star Wars series, an American epic space opera franchise created by George Lucas. It opens with the static blue text, "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....", followed by the Star Wars logo and the crawl text, which describes the backstory and context of the film. The original 1977 movie Star Wars opens with a shot above the desert planet Tatooine. "Far Far Away" is a desert level.
Fly me to the Moon Fly Me to the Moon is a song written in 1954 by Bart Howard. Frank Sinatra's 1964 version was closely associated with the Apollo missions to the Moon.
Forrest Jump Forrest Gump is a 1994 American comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom.
Front Window Rear Window is a 1954 American Technicolor mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Fury Road Mad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 post-apocalyptic action film co-written, produced, and directed by George Miller.
Grill Bill Kill Bill: Volume 1 and Kill Bill: Volume 2 are American martial arts films written and directed by Quentin Tarantino in 2003 and 2004, respectively
Home Sweet Home Home Sweet Home, a phrase appearing on many wall signs. In the level you're trying to reach your house again, before the chasing beast gets to you.
Jump Jump is a song by American hard rock band Van Halen. It was released in December 1983 as the lead single from their album 1984.
Jump in the Woods Could refer to the 2012 American horror comedy film The Cabin in the Woods, which was directed by Drew Goddard.
Kickoff A kickoff is a method of starting a drive in American football and Canadian football. Typically, a kickoff consists of one team – the "kicking team" – kicking the ball to the opposing team – the "receiving team".
Killing Floors Killing Floor is a cooperative first-person shooter video game.
King of the Hill King of the Hill is an American animated sitcom that ran from 1997 to 2010. (wiki) "King of the Hill" (also known as "King of the Mountain" or "King of the Castle") is also a children's game, the object of which is to stay on top of a large hill or pile (or any other designated area) as the "King of the Hill". Other players attempt to knock the current King off the pile and take their place, thus becoming the new King of the Hill. "King of the Hill" has been featured as a game variant in many video games, especially first-person shooters.
Let It Snow "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!", also known as Let It Snow, is a song written by lyricist Sammy Cahn and composer Jule Styne in July 1945. It was written in Hollywood, California during a heat wave as Cahn and Styne imagined cooler conditions. American singer Frank Sinatra released a version in 1950 that featured The Swanson Quartet.
Lost In Transmission The transmission is the gearbox of a vehicle. Lost in Translation is a 2003 romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola.
Lunar Base "Colonization of the Moon" is the proposed establishment of a permanent human community or robotic industries on the Moon. A lunar base would be shelter to such a colony.
Man in the Moon The Man in the Moon, which refers to any of several pareidolic images of a human face, head or body that certain traditions recognize in the disc of the full moon. The images are composed of the dark areas of the lunar maria, or "seas" and the lighter highlands of the lunar surface.
Metal Gear Metal Gear is a series of action-adventure stealth video games created by Hideo Kojima and developed and published by Konami.
Moonlight Sonata The Piano Sonata No. 14 in C♯ minor "Quasi una fantasia", Op. 27, No. 2, popularly known as the Moonlight Sonata, is a piano sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Moon Shine Moonshine was originally a slang term for high-proof distilled spirits that were usually produced illicitly, without government authorization.
Nian Chase According to Chinese mythology, a Nian is a beast that lives under the sea or in the mountains. The character Nian more usually means "year" or "new year". Nian is one of the key characters in the Chinese New Year.
Night of Nian According to Chinese mythology, a Nian is a beast that lives under the sea or in the mountains. The character Nian more usually means "year" or "new year". Nian is one of the key characters in the Chinese New Year.
Nose Miner A nose miner is a small child that has no inhibitions about picking their nose in public right in front of strangers, and pulling a huge booger.
No Skidding No kidding is an interjection, which is a) (colloquial) An exclamation of amazement, or b) (colloquial, sarcastic) Said in response to an obvious statement.
Nowhere Road Road to Nowhere is a song on No More Tears, the sixth solo studio album by English heavy metal vocalist Ozzy Osbourne.
On the Rocks On the rocks refers to liquor poured over ice cubes, and a "rocks drink" is a drink served on the rocks.
Over the Top Over the Top is a 1987 American sport drama film starring Sylvester Stallone.
Rock and Roll Rock and roll is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s from musical styles such as gospel, jump blues, jazz, boogie woogie, and rhythm and blues, along with country music.
Rocky Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film written by and starring Sylvester Stallone.
Shaft Redemption Combines the titles of two movies. Shaft is a 1971 American blaxploitation crime action film directed by Gordon Parks. (wiki) The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont, based on a 1982 Stephen King novel.
Skid Happens Shit happens is a common vulgar slang phrase that is used as a simple existential observation that life is full of unpredictable events, either "Así es la vida" or "C'est la vie". The phrase is an acknowledgment that bad things happen to people seemingly for no particular reason.
Sky's the Limit The proverb the sky is the limit (derived "sky's-the-limit") has the meaning that nothing is impossible or out of reach. (wiki) "...and the sky's the limit" are also the last words in the series finale of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Sledhammer Sledge Hammer! is an American satirical police sitcom that ran for two seasons on ABC from 1986 to 1988.
Slippery Slope A slippery slope argument, in logic, critical thinking, political rhetoric, and caselaw, is a consequentialist logical device in which a party asserts that a relatively small first step leads to a chain of related events culminating in some significant (usually negative) effect.
Thalassophobia Thalassophobia is an intense and persistent fear of the sea or of sea travel.
The Carousel The Nürburgring is a 150,000 person capacity motorsports complex located in the town of Nürburg, Germany. Although being one of the slower corners on the Nordschleife, the Caracciola Karussell ("Carousel") is perhaps its most famous and one of its most iconic- it is one of two berm-style, banked corners on the track.
The Esses In motorsport esses are a sequence of winding turns.
The Pond The Pond is an informal term for the Atlantic Ocean.
Tumbling Down Tumblin' Down is a 1988 single by Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. The single was the most successful of three entries on the Hot Black singles chart where it peaked at number one for two weeks.
Tunnel Vision Tunnel vision is the loss of peripheral vision with retention of central vision, resulting in a constricted circular tunnel-like field of vision. (wiki) Our mind has limits to how fast it can process information. According to a study, the human mind can effectively process only 13-15 frames per second of vision. In a close-proximity moving environment like that while driving a human mind is estimated to comfortably process information at no more than 72 MPH (140 KMPH). Beyond those speeds, fading or tunnelling might be experienced. While moving above these speeds, the human mind goes into survival mode and sees only the objects right in front of the eyes. It starts ignoring peripheral visual inputs in order to focus on survival. This is where tunnelling is experienced. The increased g-force at high speeds is also considered as one possible reason. Due to high g-forces, the blood flow to the brain might not be proper, which could lead to a lack of vision.
Up, Up and Away Up, Up, and Away! is an eight-issue Superman story arc.
Whipclash Whiplash is a non-medical term describing a range of injuries to the neck caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck associated with extension.
Winter is coming Reference to Game of Thrones
Yellow Snow Yellow snow is snow that has been urinated in.