The Less Obvious - Grim Fandango Hidden ThingsGrim Fandango is loaded with hidden meanings, as well as many interactive elements which you're bound to miss the first time around - giving the game great replayability value.
Whilst efforts have been made to list as many interesting ones as possible, there's always the chance that some have been missed. If you've spotted something we haven't, let us know. Feel free to also report inaccuracies.
#1 - Logo madness:
Throughout the game, you may notice famous logos from other LucasArts titles appearing. In Toto's tattoo parlour, a poster next to Toto's phone can seen with various tattoo designs on it - featuring both Sam & Max, and Full Throttle's Corley Motors.
#2 - It's all in a name:
Many characters and locations have names which translate into appropriate words. The more obvious ones include:
- Toto Santos is taken from 'Todos Santos' which is Spanish for 'All Saints', a holiday roughly parallel to the North American Halloween.
- Cabron' - this is what Manny calls Domino at the Edge of The world. Literally, it means 'billy-goat'. But in Mexico, it is an extremely strong expletive. An insult of the highest magnitude.
- Naranja is Spanish for 'Orange' - There must be a joke here somewhere. Right?
- Copal is a kind of oil that is burned as incense during the Day of the Dead.
- A 'glottis' is the bit of cartilage between your gullet and windpipe to prevent choking.
- Ofrenda - Olivia's last name - is an altar that is used for the Day of the Dead.
- Calavera translates to 'Skull'.
- Limones translates to 'Lemons'.
- Lambada (as the ship is called) is a traditional dance from brazil and other latin america countries.
- Always use both of your "look at" keys on things. Often, they both produce different results.
- If you walk into the bar stairway backwards at the Calavera Cafe, you will slide down the handrail.
- The moon seen near Velasco's harbour has a face. Interact with your various
- Spin Glottis around on the tree-pump several times to produce a different scenario.
- Take out the tiny hammer whilst in Domino's presence, at the end of the world.
- The initial dramatic theme which plays when you cross the blimp bridge is the Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe theme. You can download the Luftwaffe theme here, and Grim Fandango's version here.