Fictional worlds of television, movies and book create alternate universes with different stores, locations and ways of life. One fictional section that has been built up over the years is video games. Countless shows, movies and more have made up fictional video games for their characters to play. A lot of times, the games are so cool that viewers wish they could play them too.
Sugar Rush – “Wreck-It Ralph”
Arcade racers are still popular today, with games like Crusin’ USA and The Fast and the Furious. In Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph,” fans were introduced to the fictional game Sugar Rush. The arcade racer was a full world composed of sugar, candy and lots of sweet treats.
The game seemed catered towards girls, but the design and cool cars would be played by anyone. Sugar Rush would not only be great in an arcade, but it could work well on home consoles like the Wii U and Xbox 360 Kinect.
Stay Alive – “Stay Alive”
Horror video games are nothing new. “Brainscan” and “The Lawnmower Man” are just a few movies centered on killer video games. “Stay Alive” is another title with a killer game that players can rarely survive. Aside from the cursed death factor, the game play in the movie was actually impressive.
In the Stay Alive video game, players create their own character and enter a mysterious mansion where they battle zombie-like monsters in a scary situation much like House of the Dead or Resident Evil. While there are similar games, the character creation and creepiness shown in Stay Alive make horror fans everywhere want to play it.
Bag the Neematoad – “Doug”
One of the most popular episodes of “Doug” is where Doug Funnie uses all his money to get the high score in the old-school arcade Bag the Neematoad. Not only would the retro game be great today, but it would port well to tablet devices like the iPad. It has the classic appeal and fans of the 1990s would love to play it.
BoneStorm – “The Simpsons”
It seems like any cartoon with a pre-teen boy has a story about violent video games. “South Park,” “Foxtrot” the comic strip and more have all focused on super violent video games that make you just want to play them.
One of the most infamous one is BoneStorm from an episode of “The Simpsons.” The devilish game was most wanted by Bart Simpson and anyone else who watch the classic episode.
Virtual First Person Shooters – “The X-Files” and “Jason X”
Virtual reality games always look cooler on TV and in movies. “The X-Files” dedicated a whole episode to a virtual video game where a murderer is built-into it. The realistic nature of the game induces jealousy that makes you want to play it in real life.
A similar virtual game was featured in the horror film “Jason X.” Players could put themselves in any scene and do a lot of realistic damage without any actual harm. It would be surreal to play something so realistic and one day the technology could be available.