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Disambig.png This article is about popular culture references. For the Seed Generator which doubles as a cheat code entry, see Seeds.

Easter eggs is one of the speculation pages in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. Besides the obvious seeds - (Seed generator which doubles as a cheat code entry), there's lots more references to popular culture in the game.

Super Meat Boy[]

Edmund's other games[]


  • Ball of Tar Ball of Tar - Gives Isaac an appearance similar to that of Gish.
  • Clots - Enemies that appear to be smaller versions of Gish.
  • Gish - The protagonist of Edmund's 2004 game, Gish.
  • Little Gish Little Gish - A familiar based off of Gish.
  • Sisters Vis - A boss of Edmund's 2004 game, Gish.

Time Fcuk[]

  • Little Steven Little Steven - A reference to the smaller Steven from Time Fcuk.
  • Steven Steven - Attaches a small head to Isaac, similar to the smaller Steven from Time Fcuk.
  • Steven - The protagonist of Edmund's 2009 game, Time Fcuk.


  • Triachnid - The protagonist of Edmund's 2006 game, Tri-achnid.


  • Added in Afterbirth †Lil Spewer Lil Spewer - The protagonist of Edmund's 2009 game, Spewer.



  • The Gamekid The Gamekid - Reference to Pacman and the Nintendo Gameboy.

Super Mario[]

  • 1up! 1up! - Extra Life (Reference to the 1up power-up)
  • Bobby-Bomb Bobby-Bomb - Homing bombs (Reference to the Bob-omb enemy from the Mario series)
  • Gnawed Leaf Gnawed Leaf - Turn into an invincible statue (The item's appearance is a reference to the Leaf power-up, the effect to the Tanooki suit power-up from Super Mario Bros. 3)
  • How to Jump How to Jump - It's time you learned how. (The cover looks like the NES Super Mario Bros. cartridge)
  • Liberty Cap Liberty Cap - Touch fuzzy, get dizzy (Reference to level 1-7 in the Super Nintendo title Yoshi's Island)
  • Magic Mushroom Magic Mushroom - All stats up! (Reference to the Super Mushroom power-up)
  • Mini Mush Mini Mush - Speed + range up (Reference to the Mini Mushroom power-up)
  • Added in RepentanceMega Mush Mega Mush - I'm a Big Boy Now (Reference to the Mega Mushroom power-up)


  • Added in AfterbirthFriendly Ball Friendly Ball - (The item is a reference to Poké Balls from the Pokémon franchise.)
  • Missing No. Missing No. - (Reference to the infamous Missing No glitch from the first generation of Pokémon games)
  • Added in Afterbirth †Poke Go Poke Go (Reference to the mobile game Pokémon Go)
  • Added in RepentanceTMTRAINER TMTRAINER (Reference to a glitch in Pokemon: Red and Blue)
  • Added in Repentance'M 'M (Reference to a glitch in pokemon: Red and Blue)

The Legend of Zelda[]

  • The general gameplay is a reference to the original NES title, right down to the hud. Coins, Keys, and Bombs are used similarly to Rupees, Keys, and Bombs in the NES game.
  • The original flash version of The Binding of Isaac uses a HUD that is a nearly direct port of the original NES Zelda title's HUD.
  • Scolex may have been inspired by Lanmola from The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past, both being underground and surfacing to attack before returning underground.
  • Death's Head was likely inspired by Bubbles from The Legend of Zelda on the NES, as they are both skulls that are invulnerable and maneuver by bouncing off walls.
  • Mom's Hands are a reference to Wallmasters from The Legend of Zelda.
  • Added in RepentanceSpirit Sword Spirit Sword Behaves like the Master Sword in 2D Zelda games


  • Camillo Jr. - Likely a reference to Kracko Jr. from the Kirby series.

Magic: The Gathering[]

The first released four main characters you could pick in D&D are some of the playable characters in BOIR, based on the health and abilities.


  • Notched Axe Notched Axe - Reference to Minecraft and its creator/former owner, Markus Persson (Known as Notch).
  • Added in AfterbirthMine Crafter Mine Crafter - Booom! - (Minecraft TNT).


  • Whore of Babylon and III - The Empress display the message "What a horrible night to have a curse." upon activation. The text comes from Castlevania II: Simon's Quest.
    • III - The Empress? shows the message "The morning sun has vanquished the horrible night.", which also comes from said game.
  • Globins may have been inspired by Red Skeletons from the Castlevania series, both having a "collapsed form" upon death before reviving itself if the form isn't killed.
  • Mask of Infamy - Carmilla from the Castlevania video game series.
  • Holy Water Holy Water
  • Rosary Rosary


  • Berserk! - The whole item is a reference to the Doomguy "Berserk" power-up. It also has "Rip and Tear" in the description, a phrase frequently used in Doom games (was first used in the 1996 Doom game when Doomguy pick up the Berserk power-up). Also, isaac can't die when this power-up is active, which is a reference to the joke of Doomguy, being "Literally too angry to die".


  • Steam Sale Steam Sale - (Steam / Valve)
  • Troll Face (can be seen from Envy and Super Envy's face, Pride and Super Pride's Troll Bomb summon attack) - Internet Meme
  • Shoop Da Whoop! Shoop Da Whoop! - Internet meme
  • We Need to Go Deeper! We Need to Go Deeper! - Reusable level skip (Quote from the film Inception)
  • Added in Afterbirth8 Inch Nails 8 Inch Nails - Stick it to 'em (9-Inch Nails rock group)
  • Something Stinks / A Room Full Of Poop /Blank Card Blank Card - (Cards Against Humanity)
  • Dople - Reference to the Doppelgänger from the Tomb Raider video games.
  • Added in Afterbirth †King Baby King Baby Hail to the king baby (Reference to Army of Darkness)
  • Added in Afterbirth †Mr. ME! Mr. ME! - Reference to Mr. Meeseeks from the Rick and Morty comedy series.
  • Humbling Bundle Humbling Bundle - Reference to the Humble Bundle storefront
  • Added in AfterbirthMy Shadow My Shadow - Description is a reference to the song Forty Six & 2 by TOOL
  • If you go to the tainted character select screen, the taskbar icon changes to tainted Isaac instead of regular Isaac Added in Repentance