Ready Player One is bulging with references covering all sorts of pop culture from the 1980s – and a few choice selections from before and after that much-revered decade. Here are all the video game references that we spotted in the movie – did you spy any others?

Be warned, if you haven’t seen the movie yet then you may consider some of these spoilers.

Adventure
Adventure
Where? Seriously, you cannot miss this Atari VCS/2600 classic, as it’s a key plot thing.

 

Asteroids
Asteroids

Where? Referenced by Ogden Morrow – plus if you know the marquee you can make it out amongst the out-of-focus machines in the background at the Halliday Journals.

 

Battleborn
Battleborn

Where? El Dragón is seen in the battle royale.

 

Battletoads
Battletoads
Where? Seen in the battle royale.

 

Berzerk
Berzerk

Where? One of the games named as being incompatible with Halliday’s final challenge.

 

BioShock
BioShock

Where? Big Daddy is seen in the battle royale.

 

Borderlands
Borderlands

Where? Claptrap pops up in the shopping spree.

 

Centipede
Centipede
Where? One of the games named as being incompatible with Halliday’s final challenge.

 

Defender
Defender

Where? Being played on an Atari VCS by young Halliday in one of the Journals exhibits, plus one of the games named as being incompatible with Halliday’s final challenge.

 

Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong

Where? A wall poster.

 

Donkey Kong Jr
Donkey Kong Jr

Where? A wall poster.

 

Duke Nukem
Duke Nukem

Where? Seen when we’re introduced to Planet Doom.

 

Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy

Where? A Chocobo is seen in the battle royale.

 

Galaga
Galaga

Where? A wall poster.

 

Gears of War
Gears of War

Where? Artemis uses the game’s lancer weapon.

 

Goldeneye
GoldenEye
Where? It was Halliday’s favourite shooter.

 

Gorf
Gorf

Where? In the ColecoVision flashback.

 

Gyruss
Gyruss

Where: A wall poster.

 

Halo
Halo

Where? Master Chief add-on available in the OASIS shop, and a whole bunch of Spartans are seen in the battle royale.

 

Joust
Joust
Where? There’s a logo sticker on Wade’s visor, plus an ostrich is seen in the battle royale and a wall poster.

 

Mario Kart
Mario Kart
Where? Name-dropped during the final chase.

 

Mass Effect
Mass Effect

Where? Commander Shepherd (the bloke version) is in the nightclub.

 

Minecraft
Minecraft

Where? Right near the start. Seriously you can’t miss it.

 

Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat

Where? Goro does the bouncer thing at the Journals when Wade is getting mobbed.

 

Overwatch
Overwatch
Where? An OASIS store, plus Tracer is seen in the battle royale.

 

Pac-Man
Pac-Man

Where? A wall poster.

 

Pitfall
Pitfall

Where? One of the games named as being incompatible with Halliday’s final challenge.

 

Pong
Pong

Where? In the background amongst the many fuzzy arcade machines at the Halliday Journals.

 

Quake
Quake

Where? The classic railgun is seen in the battle royale.

 

Resident Evil
Resident Evil

Where? Jill Valentine is another avatar.

 

Robotron 2084
Robotron 2084
Where? Name-dropped by Nolan.

 

Rocks
Sonic the Hedgehog

Where? Seen quickly (of course) in the battle royale.

 

Space Invaders
Space Invaders

Where? Part of Halliday’s T-shirt collection.

 

StarCraft
StarCraft

Where? Another avatar, the game’s marines this time.

 

Street Fighter II
Street Fighter II
Where? The store, plus Chun-Li appears in the final battle (as does a hadouken…)

 

Swordquest
Swordquest

Where? Three of the games named as being incompatible with Halliday’s final challenge.

 

The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda

Where? A wall poster.

 

Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider

Where? Lara Croft is seen at the archives.

 

Turbo
Turbo

Where? It was Halliday’s favourite racing game.

 

Xevious
Xevious

Where? A wall poster.

 

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