In 1981, ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' was released, becoming a massive hit. During its success, a video game company called Tobikomi, known already for its successful space shooters and racing games decided to make a more adult game in Donkey Kong's style. The game was called ''Fix-it Felix'' and while it was a modest hit it got many complaints for being too difficult and having unnecessary adult elements thrown in. To deal with this: Tobikomi altered the game with a more family friendly tone and more easy difficulty.

This resulted in ''Fix it Felix Jr.'' known today as a classic 1980s arcade game, made in 8-bit graphics. The story itself is rather simple:

A brief prologue introduces Wreck-It Ralph, the game's antagonist. He lives more or less happily in a stump in the middle of a forest, until said stump is moved to a dumpster and his home forest is torn down by bulldozers. Why? To clear the way for a luxurious apartment building that provides a home for a group of people called the [[InnocentBystanders Nicelanders]].

Naturally, when Ralph finds out about the destruction of his home, he is...[[BerserkButton less than pleased]]. He then proceeds to take his anger out on the apartment building by wrecking it. This requires the eponymous Fix-It Felix Jr. to step in and fix the damage Ralph causes with his magic hammer (inherited from his father).

The game was a success when it was first released, being popular at the many arcades it ended up in. Perhaps the most well-known version is the one at Litwak's Family Fun Center.

'''This game provides examples of:'''

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: At the end of the game, Ralph suffers this with the Nicelanders, who throw him off the apartment building.
** Ralph himself didn't have much nice things to say about his stump getting removed.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Wreck-It Ralph and Fix-It Felix Jr.
* BigBad: Wreck-It Ralph.
* BonusStage: It's widely rumored that the version at Litwak's Family Fun Center has one that stars the cast of ''VideoGame/QBert''.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "I'm gonna wreck it!" for Ralph and "I can fix it!" for Felix.
* CharacterTitle
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Felix, the hero, wears blue and Ralph, the villain, wears red.
* EasterEgg: Aside from the rumored BonusStage it's also been noted that several of the Nice Landers resemble characters from other arcade games.
* InnocentBystanders: The Nicelanders only exist to get their homes saved by Felix and offer him powerups in the process.
* JerkAss: Ralph.
* LighterAndSofter: Than it's prequel ''Fix it Felix'' of course.
* MeaningfulName: ''Wreck''-It Ralph and ''Fix''-It Felix.
* MrFixit: The titular Fix-It Felix.
* PowerUpFood: The supercharging pies that the Nicelanders put out serve as this.