2018.04.24 15:12 | Sean Carter
Whether you grew up playing a Pac Man arcade machine or Wild Gunman as seen in Back to The Future II, there's something innately special about seeing arcade machines on the big screen. When you are an arcade fanatic and see a game played on screen, it can take you right back to the first time you put a quarter in your favorite machine. Today, we will take a look at some of the most iconic moments where cinema and arcade games came together to make magic.
1 Wild Gunman - In Back to The Future II, Marty McFly finds himself in the future enjoying a Pepsi at a "retro" 80's diner. Upon seeing two youngsters trying to figure out how to play the popular 80's arcade game, he decides to show them how it's done. Earning "Crackshot" status with his gaming prowess, his young audience is less than impressed saying, "You have to use your hands?" The funny moment in the movie is all too real now for gamers who can't understand why kids would choose an X-Box One over a classic Pac-Man arcade machine.
2 Galaga - In the 1983 classic, WarGames, Matthew Broderick's character almost starts World War III through his computer hacking. How do they set the character up as a genius? By excelling in Galaga of course. All bored student hacker geniuses are always portrayed as excellent gamers - and why not? Gaming enthusiasts are the smartest people in the room in our book.
3 Fix-It Felix, Jr. - While Wreck-It Ralph isn't a real game - at least it wasn't when the film came out a few years ago - it was clearly based on classics like Pac-Man and Donkey Kong Jr. The movie shows a traditional version of the game being played and then take viewers into the "lives" of these characters. The movie answers the question every gamer has had at one point or another, "What makes Q-bert tick anyway?"