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The Baldi's Basics series contains a lot of inspirations and references to elements (e.g.: educational computer games and computer technologies of 1990s) gathered by mystman12.

Video Games

Mission To McDonaldland

  • The video game Mission To McDonaldland gave mystman12 inspiration for future Baldi's Basics updates due to how its low-budget graphics looked.[1]

Sonic's Schoolhouse

The comparison.

  • The appreciation GIF image of Baldi giving a thumbs up when Baldi's Basics Classic is downloaded over hundred-thousand times is a direct reference to Sonic's Schoolhouse's image screen when beating the level with all 10/10 correct answers.
  • The doors' textures have the same exact size as the ones for Sonic's Schoolhouse.
  • Baldi's Math Machine's main texture is inspired by the chalkboard with a math problem in Sonic's Schoolhouse.
  • The Number Balloons bear some similarities to Sonic's Schoolhouse's hopping number objects.
  • The "Elephant hit" quote file heard in the TestRoom location on occasions is in reference to an unused audio clip of Sonic's Schoolhouse.
  • Some of the sprites/textures implemented in Baldi's Basics Plus are very similar or replicas of Sonic's Schoolhouse's sprites/textures, such as the checkerboard floor or ceiling lamps.
  • The name entering system is very similar or identical to Sonic's Schoolhouse's one.
  • The title screen in both Baldi's Basics Classic and Baldi's Basics Plus looks very similar to the Sonic's Schoolhouse boxart.
  • The weird animal sounds of the farm field trip maybe be inspired by the weird animal sounds in the character selection screen in Sonic's Schoolhouse.

Super Mario

ToeJam & Earl

Bailey's Book House





  • WD-NoSquee's name and design are inspired by WD-40. Even the item code in the game is referred to as "Wd40".

Kirkland Signature protein bar

Libman Precision Angle Broom

Social Medias


  • It's a Bully's "I'm gonna take your candy..." line is a direct reference to the "preschool bully" video.
  • Although unconfirmed, Playtime's appearance, even the eyes and hair, has a very similar style to PilotRedSun's.
  • 0th Prize was supposed to be Gotta Sweep's human form that mystman12 tried to draw with a similar style to PilotRedSun's.


The Amazing World of Gumball

Homestar Runner

  • One of the chalkboards says "Look! A HomestarRunner Reference!".
  • "Runner Star Home", a music used for the Kickstarter promotion video and (possibly) the upcoming full game, is also a reference.


Nursery rhymes


  1. "The 1st game in this is exactly the sort of #BaldisBasics inspiration I needed! Sometimes I forget how bad cheap licensed games really were. Vids like this keep me from losing sight of the sort of hilariously bad/unintentionally terrifying things Baldi's Basics Plus needs in it." - mystman12. October 2, 2020. Twitter