MultiVersus has added the Gremlins franchise to its lineup with Gizmo, and we’ve rounded up every Easter egg that’s been discovered about the ever-popular Mogwai.
Whenever a new character is added to MultiVersus, the developers make sure they go the extra mile by making sure the character looks, feels, and behaves like their on-screen counterpart.
The titular Morty was a great example of this, as his character embodied everything about him and featured a ridiculous amount of Morty Easter Egg references.
Gizmo has many gadgets and nuances that make him such a special character in Gremlins, and if you want to see how effectively Player First Games has captured his traits and actions in the movies, then read on for a list of Gizmo Easter Eggs in MultiVersus.
Courtesy of YouTuber PlayStationGrenade, our support character’s first notable Easter egg comes in the form of the character’s iconic dance routine.
Gizmo gets his momentum dancing to classic rock in a lab, and players can taunt their opponents by reenacting this feel-good boogie.
Gizmo’s box entrance
Gizmo’s Box is a great throwback and nod to the films.
If you choose Gizmo, the Mogwai spawns from a wooden box with specific carvings in battles.
Fans of the franchise will easily recognize that this is the same box from the original 1984 Gremlins film and is a throwback to the device in which Gizmo is kept.
If you’ve checked out the character’s alternate costume – Combat Gizmo – you’ll notice that he comes along with a makeshift crossbow – that’s Gizmo’s wish to be Rambo!
It’s a classic case of monkeys seeing monkeys in Gremlins 2, as our brave character sees Rambo during the movie First Blood: Part II, and at the end, Gremlins 2 comes outfitted with a red bandana, as well as a homemade bow and arrow.
A tiny reference here, but nonetheless, Gizmo can throw a lot of popcorn in the game, but not once does the lovable Mogwai ever do so in any of the movies.
Instead, it’s the evil gremlins who can’t get enough of the stuff, but who’s counting, eh?
Wondering why Gizmo likes to get up and jam on a keyboard while unleashing a deadly horizontal projectile attack?
That’s because Billy, the main character of the Gremlins, helps play Gizmo’s song on a small keyboard, which Gizmo ends up joining.
Michael Jackson Beethoven
The language of the gremlins is essentially indecipherable, but in a nod to our previous Easter egg, when Gizmo plays his keyboard, he can produce either a tone denoting a classic Beethoven track or a hilarious Michael Jackson-inspired ” Hee-hee.”
These aren’t Gremlins references per se, but it’s the minute details that all add to Gizmo’s charm.
Continuing with the musical theme, Gizmo’s catchy, fluttering melody becomes a permanent part of the character, and you can stand in place and blurt out in the middle of a game with the song, hurting everyone the notes hit.
Pink sports car
Gremlins pink car is a powerful attack for Gizmo.
Like Rambo, Gizmo mimics more of what he sees on TV, this time with a racing car.
As a result, he ends up in a pink convertible he finds in a toy store, meaning the game lets you ride your hot set of wheels over cars like Batman and Velma. As an aside, the car’s ability to fly in the sky also pays homage to the movies, as Gizmo flies off a shovel in the car and catapults himself high into the air.
Gizmo can follow teammates very closely on the map, so a small backpack icon with an indicator will appear.
Aside from being a support act, it’s also because Gizmo regularly ends up in backpacks, bags, and various other temporary dwellings in the movies.
Not only that, but Gizmo will also be riding a Chinese lantern in the process, a reference to where Gizmo lived before he was found in the first film. Gizmo can also sing the tune of “New York, New York” in this mode – an homage to the singing Gremlin in the second film.
Victory & Defeat
Nobody wants to see Gizmo sad, so grab the prize and watch him kick back in his chair with some popcorn and watch TV in 3D glasses. Why? Because Gizmo does exactly that action in Gremlins.
Another mesmerizing Easter Egg with great attention to detail: if you look after our 3D loving friend, you’ll see a clock that reads 11:55 – as we all know, if he eats past midnight, he becomes Gremlin himself.
Gizmo is ready to meet you with his Rambo Mambo dressed like this in MultiVersus.
When he switches to his Combat Gizmo costume, if he wins he will rest on a rock and roast some food over an open fire, aka another reference to Rambo.
However, if you lose, Gizmo will throw a tantrum on top of a crate. But this isn’t just any box, it’s the design of the box Gizmo found the paperclips for his bow in in the first place!
A tiny one here, but if you fall as a great Mogwai, he’ll flap his arms in a way that suits his movie self, as it perfectly mimics Gizmo tumbling down the elevator shaft.
Keep rollin rollin rollin
If you use the character’s throwing ability to get himself out of trouble, that’s because Gizmo did the same throw in Gremlins to introduce himself to the world.
To sum things up, this is less of an Easter egg and probably a very sensible, sane addition on the developer’s part given Gizmo’s penchant for unleashing an umbrella.
History tells us that the Mogwai never once used an umbrella in any of the Gremlins films, but given that it must avoid water to stop reproduction. It’s a logical and cute addition to the character’s repertoire of treats.
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