Top 10 Doctor Who Video Game Easter Eggs
Video game programmers have been known to slip all kinds of references to Doctor Who into titles over the years. As part of our celebrations for the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the show, today we present the best cameos by figures from the Whoniverse in gaming.
10: One of the special encounters in the original Fallout is called an Unusual Call Box that is a clear reference to the TARDIS. If you approach it the box disappears using the famous sound effect, leaving behind only a motion sensor.
9: As officially the world's largest MMORPG, it's only natural to assume that at least a few of the people involved in Runescape are Doctor Who fans. In the ramshackle town of Burgh de Rott you can meet two children named Amelia and Rory, who will tell you of the hero that completed the Myreque quest series. If you claim that you were the hero, Rory will denounce you as not tall enough to be the hero, and also that you aren't wearing a cool bow tie as the legendary hero does.
8: The Tenth Doctor makes a thinly veiled cameo in Pokemon Platinum as The Looker, who dresses exactly the same as David Tennant's Doctor, refuses to divulge his real name, and is dedicated to stopping Team Galactic from remaking the universe in their image.
7: In Rock Band's Rock Shop you can purchase the Doctor What outfit for $169. It includes a Fourth Doctor coat and scarf, and the description, "Traveling through time or just touring the neighborhood, this long jacket and scarf combo won't let you down."
6: Paradroid was a game where you had to eliminate various robots that came out on the Commodore 64, and is actually currently available on the Wii Virtual Console provided you're in Europe. Droid No. 23 was a Dalek, armed with a weapon called an exterminator. It was designed from archive data and terrifies all humans for some unknown reason.