The new Among Us Airship map includes a GoldenEye 007 Easter egg, referencing both James Bond and InnerSloth’s own Henry Stickmin games.
The March 31 Among Us Airship update introduced a slew of new additions to InnerSloth’s social deduction game. Players now have access to the biggest map ever featured in Among Us, The Airship, which was inspired by InnerSloth’s The Henry Stickmin Collection, a series of interactive animations. The new stage also features several Easter eggs and references to other video games, including GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64.
If players make their way up to the top left of the Airship, they’ll enter the Vault. This room contains a couple of tasks and a variety of treasures for Among Us crewmates to find. One of the most notable prized possessions in the room is the iconic Golden Gun, which was first featured in the 1974 James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun and eventually made its way into GoldenEye 007 in 1997.
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Fans of the British special agent will immediately recognize the slender, gilded weapon that once belonged to the assassin Francisco Scaramanga in the Bond film. Scaramanga would charge one million dollars to murder any target with this deadly weapon. The Man with the Golden Gun was the first and only movie to featured its titular firearm, but it was brought to the N64’s GoldenEye 007 as a secret weapon, made available through a bonus mission or by inputting a cheat code. While its inclusion in Among Us‘ Airship might seem like a straightforward James Bond reference, the weapon was also featured in the Henry Stickmin series.
Among Us: The Airship’s Golden Gun Reference, Explained
InnerSloth featured the Golden Gun in the Infiltrating the Airship chapter of the Henry Stickmin Collection. It’s seen inside the ship’s vault, exactly how it appears in Among Us. Its inclusion in the newer title is most likely a reference to its appearance in InnerSloth’s other franchise, rather than just a direct reference to James Bond or GoldenEye. Still, the way the Golden Gun functions in GoldenEye 007 also perfectly fits the concept of the Among Us‘ Impostors.
In the N64 game, the Golden Gun is a high-risk, high-reward weapon that only holds one bullet and must be reloaded every time it’s fired. In return, it kills any enemy in GoldenEye 007 with a single shot, much like how Among Us‘ Impostors can one-shot anyone they choose to kill. But in both cases, players need to carefully consider where to use their powerful attacks. Unfortunately, players cannot pick up the Golden Gun and use it to assist their killing sprees aboard the Airship, so they’ll need to continue relying on their murderous instincts to win.
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