If you’ve seen Disney’s latest animated offering Wreck-It-Ralph, you were probably amused with the ton of video game characters who made a cameo in the film. Here’s a quick recap of who we saw (WARNING: possible spoilers ahead)
Let’s skip the major cameos: rounding up Ralph’s Bad-Anon fellows, clockwise from Ralph are: Satan from Ghosts n’ Goblins, a ninja from Ninja Gaiden, Bowser from the Super Mario franchise, Zangief from Street Fighter, Dr. Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik from Sonic the Hedgehog, M. Bison from Street Fighter, Clyde from Pac-Man, a cyborg from Cyborg Justice, Mishaela from Shining Force, Neff from Altered Beast, a Beholder from Eye of the Beholder (Dungeons & Dragons), Kano from Mortal Kombat, and Cyril zombie from The House of the Dead.
As soon as Ralph and the rest of the Bad Anon guys hit central station, it’s a sensory overload for classic gamers everywhere. Here’re some of the characters we caught a glimpse of:
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sega’s posterboy is seen here giving out helpful advice ala “Sonic Sez Says”.
The Angel Kids from Angel Kids, Dig Dug from Dig Dug, and Frogger from Frogger is shown in a single shot as well, obviously frightened at the presence of Ralph. These four serve as a reminder of how lazy game companies were when it came to naming their games back in the day.
Sporting those trademark hair buns, Chun-Li is shown here leaving with Zangief – that sly dog.
This shot opening into the grand central station shows Cammy enjoying a stroll with fellow Street Fighter character Chun-Li.
Princess Daisy and Princess Peach
The Princesses from the Super Mario series are in the film as well, shown giggling with Chun-Li (that girl sure gets around).
portrayed as the hobos of the Wreck-It Ralph world, Q*Bert and the gang has had their game unplugged, causing them to be stuck homeless as the central station.
This classic dude is also shown in central station riding around his bike – crashing as Ralph lumbers past.
Anybody notice the graffiti on the walls in the film? Check this one out as Ralph leaves Pac-Man:
Look closer right beneath the sign that says Pac-Man and you’ll find “LEEROOOOY” tagged on the wall, a reference to the infamous Leeroy Jenkins of World of Warcraft fame.
Then as the camera zooms in to Game Central Station, this wall is shown:
“Aerith Lives” on the left, an allusion to the death of main character Aerith from Final Fantasy VII, and to the right it says “All Your Base Are Belong To Us”, an Engrish phrase from Zero Wing.
Another one is by the Sugar Rush station as Calhoun and Felix are about to enter Sugar Rush:
“Sheng Long Was Here” – right there, just to the right of Calhoun. Sheng Long being a hoax character from the Street Fighter series spawned by the countless “lost in translation ” errors in old-time gaming
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