Dagger of Amon Ra: A Laura Bow Mystery (The)

Easter eggs

Easter Eggs in Dagger of Amon Ra: A Laura Bow Mystery (The)

Egg id: 400

When meeting Crodfoller Rhubarb in the newsroom, he mispronounces her name as Laura Bains. This could be a reference to Jessie Bains, the villain in Police Quest 1 and 2.

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Egg id: 403

Look at the right stepped pyramids on the left side of the Egyptian display. It is described as "The stepped pyramid of Goffhotep, built during the Fourth Dynasty and located near Oakhurstia, the ancient Egyptian capitol on the Nile river. This is actually a reference to Oakhurst in California where Sierra had its headquarters.

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Egg id: 404

Several paintings in the Old Masters Gallery refer to the game developers:
- one is titled as "Art Is Work" by Fra Bobetto Gleasoni, a reference to art designer Bob Gleason.
- One is titled as "Musings on Cyberspace" by John Wentworth, the Flemish Master, painted in 1533. John Wentworth is one of the programmers of the game.
- One is titled "Trouble on Two Legs" by Dennis Lewis, date unknown. Dennis Lewis was background artist, animator and voice actor of the game.
- One is titled "Two Brothers Drinking in a Tavern" by Rick Morgan, referring to background artist Maurice Morgan.
- One is titled "Cart Before The Horse" by Suzetto Livengoodoni, referring to background artist Suzi Livengood.

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Egg id: 405

When looking at the baroness' dead body, use the magnifying glass on the paper on the floor in the upper left corner of the screen. It is a thank you note to Dr. Olympia from Lori O'Shannon, aged 12. This is a reference to Lorelei Shannon, who wrote additional material and voice acted in the game.

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Egg id: 406

In Carrington's office there are phone numbers assigned to Sierra developers:
- T. Dargan is Tammy Dargan, credited as Special Thanks in the game credits.
- R. Williams is Roberta Williams, co-founder of Sierra and creative consultant of the game.

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Egg id: 407

In Carrington's office look at the constellations to find "the constellation of Cetus, and the star known as Deneb Kaitos Ecoquestus". This is a reference to Ecoquest: The Search for Cetus. This only works with the floppy version of the game.

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Egg id: 408

In the preservation lab, Vat 14 contains King Edward of King's Quest (see also the listing of the vat contents on the desk of Ernie Leech). Vat 10 contains the unicorn from King’s Quest 4. Vat 9 contains lemmings.

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Egg id: 409

Examine the water glass with the magnifying glass. "Leyendecker Glassworks in Coarsegold, CA". Coarsegold is where Sierra's headquarters were located.

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Egg id: 410

In the Old Masters Gallery look closely at the painting with the skeleton key (before you remove it), but not at the key — at the king. You will get a message telling you that it is King Graham from King's Quest.

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Egg id: 411

When Laura and Steve Dorian are escaping from the murderer, try to interpret the hieroglyphics in the tunnel with the snakes. They translate as "BUY SIERRA PRODUCTS".

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Egg id: 413

In the mummy storage room, open the mummy case just east of the elevator. Look at the mummy. His name is Itinkisawaputtytat IV. That is what Tweety Bird says when he sees Sylvester the Cat in Looney Toons! "I tink I saw a putty tat!"

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Egg id: 416

In the Medieval Armor Exhibit, look at the armored dog with the magnifying glass for a reference to game designer Bruce Balfour.

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Egg id: 415

In the first tunnel when Laura and Steve are escaping from the murderer, talk to the snakes twice to get the response "This isn't King's Quest, Laura".

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Easter Eggs referring to Dagger of Amon Ra: A Laura Bow Mystery (The)

Freddy Pharkas, Frontier Pharmacist (Egg id: 244)

Check out the little papers sticking on the wall in the general store for the following reference.
- "Notice! Lost: one ferret. Brown & white, answers to the name of Daisy. Enjoys sniffing out dead bodies. If found, please return to Dr. Olympia Myklos. c/o Leyedecker Museum, New York City, NY.", referring to Laura Bow 2: The Dagger of Amon Ra.