Just For Fun: Fix-It Felix Jr.
In 1981, Donkey Kong
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 Nicelanders
Naturally, when Ralph finds out about the destruction of his home, he is...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: