I've always found made-up videogames, invented solely to inhabit non-existent arcades in fictional stories told on the big screen, to be an intriguing bit of set dressing. Wouldn't it be wild if some computer programmer actually MADE a playable version of one of those fake games? Having personally played a round of Space Paranoids at Disney California Adventure, I can confirm that its happened at least once.
Below are nineteen screen caps from various fictional videogames created specifically for movies or television (plus I threw one wild weenie in there that kind of breaks the rules just to keep you on your toes). Can you name not only the movie/show the game appears in, but the name of the fictional game itself?
Answers will be posted in the comments.
Surprisingly (*cough* notsomuch *cough*) I'm not the first person to write on this topic (the internet is crawling with fictional videogame lists), but I was able to sneak in a few overlooked titles.
A great video from WatchMojo (which I used to source a few elusive screen caps) is embedded at the very bottom (...but watch it AFTER trying to name the screens, big cheater!)
1 year ago