This game features the debut of Bowser Jr, a major antagonist throughout the Mario franchise.
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If looked at from above, Sirena Beach's design - particularly around the hotel area - is in the design and shape of a Nintendo GameCube controller, where the top part of it is facing the water.
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In Sirena Beach's hotel, in the air ducts, one of the Pianta janitors will say "Why can't someone come along and suck up all these ghosts with a vacuum?" This is in reference to Luigi's Mansion, where Luigi did much the same thing with the Poltergust (an altered vacuum cleaner).
The Serena Beach level "The Manta Storm" makes a reference to Stephen King's "The Shining". During the level, much like in the book, you can find a paper-thin phantasmagorical ... thing (a manta ray in this game), and have to split it up many times to defeat it.
In the Red Coins level of Noki Bay, there exists a rocky structure in the middle of the large bottle you enter. On one side of the structure lies a door. By rotating the camera, you can see a book in the area beyond the door. The exact function of the book is unknown; however, given that the area's theme is "The Book in the Bottle", it was likely to be used for a mission that was later scrapped.
The man inside the costume of the Il Piantissimo character is actually a tanned version of the running man as seen in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
The creator of FLUDD is referenced as Professor E. Gadd in this game, though it's not directly stated. This is also the inventor of the various machines Luigi uses in the Luigi's Mansion franchise and myriad other articles in the Mario & Luigi RPG series.
In the introduction of the game, when FLUDD is analyzing Mario, you can see bits of footage from previous Mario titles in the lower-left corner of the screen. Prominently visible are Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario 64,
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