The game is based on the movie.
Rawhide chides Perfect Tommy by saying, "Dr. Lizardo was a famous scientist, dummkopf!" To which, Tommy replies, "So was Mr. Wizard."
Buckaroo Banzai is seen wearing a pair of red (somewhat dorky) glasses, and goes into a phone booth with them on. The situation, along with Buckaroo's general look, bears a striking resemblance to that of Clark Kent/Superman entering a phone booth.
Jeff Goldblum shouts "Banzai!" at Jack Caper's house. Goldbum was in Buckaroo Banzai a year earlier.
Featured on a movie theater marqee when Bo and Roy are cruising the streets of Hollywood.
John Lithgow wears the same outfit and wigduring the cold opening as Dr. Federico as he did in Buckeroo Banzai as Dr. Lizardo
Video case and poster are shown in a video store.
In Valerie's dream sequence during her first night with Mac, Lectroids from The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) (one of Jeff Goldblum's previous films) can be briefly seen.
The spectral analyzer in the geology lab is the oscillation overthruster prop from "Buckaroo". This was an homage to the film by the art department.
While Picard is doing a computer search, there is a listing for a ship SS Buckaroo Banzai commanded by John Whorfin, on a mission to "Planet 10, Dimension 8"
Video case is shown in a video store.
"Buckeroo Banzai goes nursing home"!
The line "Wherever you go, there you are," is quoted by Mike.
The "Billboard-Bulletins" throughout the factory-levels are reminiscent of the "motivational speeches" at Yoyodine Industries in "Buckaroo Banzai"
"Coming Soon ...William Shatner vs. the World Crime League'" refers to "coming soon: Buckaroo Banzai vs. the World Crime League" at the end of the 1984 movie.
The announcement of "Phone call for John Bigboote" can be heard.
Harry Mudd [to Chuck Taggart]: As a rock and roll physicist once said, "No matter where you go, there you are."
A "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension" documentary
The scene in which Professor Hikita flees the Lectroids, unlocking and locking doors, is paralleled in the Matrix Reloaded by The Keymaker fleeing Merovingian's men.
When Dave goes to work, two announcements can be heard over the PA. The first, "John Whorfin, line 2. Line 2." and the second, "John Bigboote, please call reception."
The narrator at the beginning says that Wolfram and Hart has branches that reach into major corporations like Yoyodyne.
One of the power enhancements available is an "overthrusting oscillator". And one of the radio dispatch missions requires the recovery of the "Oberation Oscillothruster".
"The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai" is listed in a program guide.
Walking scene at the end of the movie, Wes Anderson has said it was an homage to the '84 sci-fi comedy.
The watermelon in the vice from Buckaroo Banzai appears in the secret lab.
The Talon jets are armed with "truncheon bombs". In Buckaroo Banzai, Yoyodyne is supposedly building a "truncheon bomber" for the U.S. government. W.D. Richter, the writer of Stealth (2005) directed The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension (1984)
Cameron: "'Wherever you go, there you are.' I think that's Buckaroo Bonzai."
DVD seen in pawn shop
Mention of an oscillation overthruster.
Group scene at the end is an homage to the famous end scene of Buckaroo Banzai.
Quoted in end credits.
Title reference: 8th Dimension/2nd Dimension
Suzy, stalling for time, "Wait, we haven't talked about Buckaroo Banzai, yet".
"Never thought I'd see the day where I got to make a Buckaroo Banzai reference."
"Who'd have thought that if you hired the guy who wrote"
Dinesh said he interviewed at Yoyodyne
At the beginning of her first stitch, Cameron calls Kirsten "Penny Priddy" and tells her to "... remember, wherever you go, there you are." (Though a slightly incorrect reference as the original quote from Buckaroo is actually "... no matter where you go, there you are."... via Confucius.
"Adventures in the 2nd Dimension" is an homage to Buckaroo Banzai's "Adventures Across the 8th Dimension".
The sign at the border of Jackson, Nevada includes the sentence, "No matter where you go, there you are.
Adam wears a Team Banzai t-shirt.
Johannes wears a Buckaroo Banzai hat. Also mentioned by name.
Screenplay fed into computer
Buckaroo Banzai mentioned
The #1 Aborted Franchise.
New Jersey takes #4 on the bad side
Clips and film is discussed/reviewed
A documentary on its production