Have you ever watched a TV show or movie where the actors are playing a videogame that doesn’t actually exist in real life, and found yourself eager to play it? I know I have! Check out five of my top fictional video games below.
5 – Burger Boss (Bob’s Burgers)
Games and food are a match made in heaven, and a combination that stretches way back to the creation of our beloved hobby. There’s just not enough food-themed games though, we need more of them; especially old-school arcade ones! Many is the night I would play into the wee hours to get my name , “RMD”, on the number one spot. But no, instead I can only fantasize about such an event. Either that, or watch this awesome Bob’s Burgers episode, with some of the catchiest chiptune music around.
4 – Waterworld (The Simpsons)
What do you do when your multi-million dollar movie is a one of the biggest box office flops of all time? Release an arcade game of said movie, of course! Or at least that’s The Simpsons take on Kevin Costner’s Waterworld. If it costs $10 a play, it must be good, though.
I’m so glad we live in a world where game developers and publishers would never dream of hawking cheesy exploitative games, created only to repeatedly drain players of their hard-earned cash.
3 – Heroin Hero (South Park)
For some people out there, there is nothing better than coming home from a long hard day at work, laying back and chasing the dragon. But who wants to deal with pointy needles, grubby dealers, and the looming possibility of an overdose? Trey Parker and Matt Stone bypassed all of that and developed a system that can deliver that relaxing, syrupy goodness directly into your eyeballs. You’ll still be hopelessly addicted and your life will be shattered into pieces but, look, a pretty dragon!
Find out my number one pick on page 2!