The Average Gamer

Spot the Game References in Wreck-It Ralph

Nick and I finally got around to seeing Wreck-It Ralph last weekend. It’s absolutely wonderful and a joy to pick out all the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it game references in the background.

If you haven’t seen the film yet, you really should. But don’t go on an empty stomach – the film features a game called Sugar Rush and… just eat beforehand, okay?

I’ve compiled a bunch of screenshots from Game Central, one of the busiest areas of the film. Who can you spot?

Wreck-It Ralph Game Central 1

Wreck-It Ralph Game Central 2

Wreck-It Ralph Game Central 3

Wreck-It Ralph Game Central 4

Wreck-It Ralph Game Central 5

Ralph’s Bad Guy support group:

Wreck-It Ralph Bad-Anon

And Litwak’s Arcade from the beginning of the film:

Wreck-It Ralph Arcade

Edit: Now in video version too – Here’s a slow-motion version of the arcade time-lapse monstage at the very start of Wreck-It Ralph.


  1. Kevin Ellison

    15th Feb, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Is a display with sonic the hedgehog on it.

    • Kevin Ellison

      15th Feb, 2013 at 11:23 pm

      I said is a display with hedgehog on it.

    • Kevin Ellison

      15th Feb, 2013 at 11:23 pm

      sonic the hedgehog

      • Debbie Timmins (Weefz)

        16th Feb, 2013 at 12:16 am

        Yup. Definitely Sonic. The one I’m most curious about is the blue guy in the third pic. I think maybe he’s Dig Dug? Not sure.