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Fictional Video Game

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Not coming to an arcade near you, so far.

An original Video Game or Pinball machine described through a work of narrative fiction.

If described in detail, the game may avert Pac Man Fever. A particularly violent game of Ultra Super Death Gore Fest Chainsawer 3000, or the wildly popular series of prostitute-murdering Murder Simulators, will not be so well described, given Hollywood Game Design.

The characters may play in their own Personal Arcade. The game may be part of a Cyberspace environment. The player may end up Inside a Computer System, Trapped in TV Land, experiencing The Game Come to Life, facing The Most Dangerous Video Game, with action so intense it's like Watching a Video Game.

Or an ordinary, everyday moment becomes a Sudden Videogame Moment.

Games are prone to Defictionalization, even when not made into an officially licensed game. The game can be a Game Within a Game. Is it truly fictional then? Yes.

If the game lampshades the title or sequel number, see Ridiculous Future Sequelisation.


Examples:

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     Advertising 
  • A commercial for Alpha-Bits cereal in the 80s had the cereal box turn into a game called Roast That Ghost. The objective was for the player to run through a Haunted House while pursued by a Silly Spook, and find and eat the letters G, H, O, S, and T.
  • Ads for Gamefly include fictional games like Bean Farmer Extreme, Let's Count Sand, Let's Wait in Line, and Nada III.
  • Spotted on an IKEA display: BeatBOX 0.1 games Call Your Mutti: Say "Oops, I'm Sorry", Grand-ma's Auto, and The Pimps.
  • From 1987: This McDonald's commercial has Grimace playing Cheeseburger Chase, where the objective is for Hamburgler to run through the maze; with a little incentive.
  • PlayStation 2: In 2078, the PlayStation 9 spheroid opens to send electronic spores to tap directly into the adrenal gland. Features improved retinal scanning, a mind control system, and telepathic personal music.
  • A commercial for Energizer batteries has a fictional video game called Beauty And The Beast: The Ultimate Adventure, wherein a princess is being chased by a dragon through Mario-like environments, until the Energizer Bunny interrupts the commercial by appearing from one of the doors and shrinks the dragon with one of his drumsticks.

    Anime & Manga 
  • Apocalypse is a Girls Love manga series revolving mainly about a fictional MMORPG.
  • The World - A popular MMORPG from the .hack franchise.
  • DNA2: Console RPG-esque Dragon Fantasy IV from OST track 8.
  • Dragon Ball Z: Episode 252 has the Game Poy handheld console with a Snake clone.
  • Firestarter of FLCL.
  • Haruhi Suzumiya: The 5 vs 5 strategic space war game The Day of Sagittarius III, defictionalized on the iPhone, and the online game The Day of Sagittarius V in The Surprise of Haruhi Suzumiya.
  • Kagaku Na Yatsura: Creature Hunter, on the PSP, appears to be Monster Hunter mixed with modern weaponry.
  • In Mayo Chiki!, Rich Bitch Kanade flirts with the computer club to have them make her a fighting game include all of them for Jiro's sister's birthday. For some reason Jiro is in his boxers, not that Subaru minds.
  • Mega Man NT Warrior: The video game company Gabgom (AyanoTech in the dub), run by Yai Ayanokoji's family, makes the VR RPG Hero of Maxima and the RPG Strawberry Princess.
  • The Show Within a Show Sensei and Ninomiya-kun of Minami-ke was within the show was turned into a game with many Unexpected Gameplay Changes. It went from Fighting to Platform to RPG to Resident Evil knockoff between levels. The cast was baffled.
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: A Seca Saturn console appears in episode 6 and 23, and in episode 23 the console is played on a Sega TV. Games include PoYo PoYo II, Winning Fighter, SATURN2, and a game ending in -リアル, featuring a schoolgirl with long red hair.
  • The titular Only Sense Online is a highly advanced Virtual Reality MMORPG where much of the story takes place in.
  • Oreimo has Syscalypse, a 3D fighting game revolving around clothing damage. A 2D version is in development currently here in Real Life.
  • In one episode of Outlaw Star, Aisha is seen playing a handheld game called Heartbreaker, which appears to be some sort of combination of Fighting Game and Dating Sim.
    • Oh and Kanade's combo, press the A Button and instantly win.
  • In Sailor Moon, The Game Center Crown hosts a series of arcade cabinets including the blank arcade cabinet voiced by Artemis pretending to be the mysterious "Game Machine" (Central Control in the dub).
    • The game center has the VR fighting game Cyber Girl Warrior Lurga, appearing in volume 1, chapter 6 of the manga Codename: Sailor V. While the Super Famicom version doesn't use the same technology as the arcade version, a special adapter will allow playing the arcade version on the Super Famicom. The game is part of an energy draining plot by the Dark Agency, and Sailor V goes inside the game to fight Cyber Girl Warrior Lurga directly.
    • Minako plays a game called Lovely Fight at the game center in volume 1, chapter 2 of Codename: Sailor V, and claims to know about the myth of Artemis from a video game.
    • The game center has the Sailor V sidescrolling game, a favorite of Usagi's. (IRL: Angel Studios' Sailor Moon R for the Game Boy includes a minigame segment based on the sidescroller).
    • In Sailor Moon R episode 4 a VR laser shooting game is ambushed by the Cardian Hell Ant.
    • Usagi, Minako, and the mysterious Mugen Academy student Haruka play God Driving, a racing game at the game center in episode 3 of Sailor Moon S.
  • PHANTOMa from Serial Experiments Lain.
  • Sword Art Online: VRMMO games are played with FullDive machines such as the second generation NerveGear and AmuSphere, the in development AmuSphere 2, the non-entertainment Medicuboid, and the fourth generation Soul Translator (STL). VRMMOs include the RPG Sword Art Online and its successor ALfheim Online (ALO), free to play RPG Asuka Empire, and the post-apocalyptic sci-fi RPG Gun Gale Online (GGO) by American company Zaskar. An in-game terminal in the VRMMO LUNASCAPE was used to attempt to access data in a VRMMO for pretty female models. Project Alicization (Underworld) is a simulation using game mechanics.
  • YuYu Hakusho has Goblin City. Gamemaster allows us to learn more about it.
  • In the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga, there is Virtual VS, a virtual arcade fighting game. One fighter is Bruce Lee Expy Bruce Ryu, who uses a move called "One Inch Punch".
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, there was a Riding Duel game where the player had Cup Ramen Man as an opponent; Jeagar knew a special code that unlocked a Duel Puzzle that, when solved, granted access to confidential files.

    Comic Books 
  • In The Amazing Spider-Man #688-691, No Turning Back, Curt Connors plays a 3D holographic puzzle game similar to Tetris on Horizon Labs' equipment, inspiring his Fridge Logic for a new Lizard formula.
  • Donald Duck Adventures: Game Toy.
  • Lightspeed Entertainment, owned by Booster Gold and the Blue Beetle Ted Kord, is an R&D firm focusing on the production and distribution of interactive multimedia entertainment and information, first mentioned in Extreme Justice #6.
  • Playtendo game console mentioned in JLA: World Without Grown-Ups #1.
  • World of Hackcraft - MMORPG from Knights of the Dinner Table, based on the tabletop role-playing game Hack Master
  • In The Mighty Thor #328, an arcade game called Megatak was being promoted; unfortunately, an industrial thief named Gregory Nettles tried to steal the prototype software at the expo where it was being promoted. Apparently, he wasn't much of a thief; his attempt got himself electrocuted, then somehow sucked into the machine, and turned into a virtual being representing the game's protagonist, with the ability to bring the monsters in the game to life, which he used to send on a rampage. When Thor showed up, Megatak got lucky, taking Thor by surprise and knocking him down; needless to say, when Thor got up again, he floored the guy with one blow, and his powers faded. After spending a few months as "a mercenary in a dumb costume", he was killed by Scourge.
  • Runaways starts with a Marvel themed PC MMORPG with The Invisible Woman, Captain America, Daredevil and The Hulk as playable characters. By Volume two it was a Plot Device All Along.
  • Simpsons Comics: Bloodstorm and Police Rampage 3 arcade games at the Noiseland Arcade (Bart Simpson #15, "Another One of Professor Frink's Partly Probable Parables: Bart Version 2.0"), Grand Theft Krusty (Bart Simpson #22, "Bait and Cackle"), console games Autopsy Jr., Cute Land, Drive Like an Idiot III, Endless Quest 2, Itchy and Scratchy Abattoir Antics! and Robot Assassin: 2 at the The Game Pit (Bart Simpson #54, "Let the Games Begin!"), Teenage Zombie Death Gauntlet 4 for the Game-Bro handheld (Bart Simpson #58, "It's the Thoughtlessness that Counts"), Krusty Bowl-A-Rama (Bart Simpson #66, "I'm Lisa Simpson, Who the Heck are You?"), Bonestorm Legacy, Rasslin 2013 and a driving game on the PS3 style Gamestation 979 console (Bart Simpson #84, cover), Bonestorm IO (Bart Simpson #91, "Radioactive Milhouse"), Violent Zoo Starfighters XVIII on the GameCube (Bart Simpson #93, "Zoo Game"), Krusty's Rental Properties Management Game! and Skateboard Renegade IV (Bart Simpson #98, "Skateboard Renegade"), Bloodbath and Immortal Wombat arcade games at the Springfield Grand hotel (Simpsons Comics #20, "The Artist Formerly Known as Bart"), Virtua Kidney Puncher 3D arcade game (Simpsons Comics #39, "Sense and Censorability"), Prac-Man and Prong arcade games at The Inquisitory Zone! (Simpsons Comics #50, "Li'l Goodfellas"), Don Kong and Revenge of the Arcade arcade games at Noiseland Video Arcade, Extreme Tango Dance Party, played at home by Ned Flanders, and School Daze, a game created by Ned Flanders (Simpsons Comics #110, "Bad News Bearer"), MMORPG Bart of War (Craft) and the virtual world Second Hand-Life (Simpsons Comics #161, "Mighty MMORPG Player Ragers'"), Button Masher 3 and Playground: The Game (Simpsons Comics #200, "Be Aware, Play with Care!"), Noah's Arkanoid, Sesame Street Fighter, and Space Defenders arcade games (Simpsons Comics #218, "Spaced Out!"), Olimpick Games Splatter Zone 3 (The Simpsons Go for the Gold, "Bummer Games"), Escape From Grandma's House IV: The Night Over (Simpsons Illustrated #4, "Loused Weekend"), Innocent Bystander III at the Noiseland Arcade (Simpsons Illustrated #9, The Simpsons: Kids in the Mall), King of Violence 8: Octagon of Pain (The Simpsons Summer Shindig #3, "Moron Kombat!"), two motorcycle racing games, a spaceship game, a Zap arcade game, and Bowl Skee ball game at the Dave is Busted arcade in Springfield Mall (The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror #20, "Dusk of the No-Brainers!").
  • Multi-World - Computer game in the Marvel Comics Transformers comic book; Optimus Prime and Megatron battle in the virtual world of this game, ending with Prime's apparent death.
  • Aboard starship Entreprise-2601 in Pouvoirpoint : on several occasions we see the characters playing a first person perspective video game in black and green wireframe, called Death Race in non-Euclidean environment (visually inspired by 1979 Commodore PET game Ratrun). To defeat the boss Sly Lozenge, the player must find the Power Polyhedron, which activates Hyperbolic Crystals. This raises the specter of the Rectangle of the Mountain, who grants the player Symplectic Invincibility...
    • They also play an unnamed 8-bit fighting game, with a red fighter against a blue fighter. Lots of ButtonMashing seems to be involved.

    Fan Works 
  • Danbooru and Pixiv both have categories for video game mockups, such as a Fighting Game or Role-Playing Game on a modern console or handheld with characters from just about anywhere.
  • Doujinshi circle Gebokudou's front and back cover art appears as box art for adult console games on DVD Bomb format: PlaySituation◦己 games Slave Unit Vol.II by Cacpom゜, Onegima! by MAMCO, and Slave Unit Vol.4 Zero by Sage/Sage Now. For the XXBOX, XXBOX Double Dame Box and XXBOX Phase-02 by Cacpom゜.

    Films — Animation 
  • Futurama: Bender's Big Score: An attack on an alien planet is displayed on the video game system the aliens are playing.
  • Futurama: The Beast With A Billion Backs: Arcade games Coin Vacuum, Exlaxian, Extreme Flosser, Honkey Kong, Ms. Marple Madness, Normal Kombat, and Shovel Command, and a handheld version of Pong with a paddle as tall as the height of the screen.
  • Toy Story 2: The Buzz Lightyear game Buzz Lightyear: Attack on Zurg looked very cinematic for a Super NES game, compared to the Donkey Kong Country series and other prerendered games on the platform. The video game Toy Story 3 has a defictionalized level of the game.
  • Thou Art Dead from Monster House. (The game was made playable for the DVD release... so cool.)
  • Wreck-It Ralph, being a movie about video game characters has at least three fictional games that are the homes of the main characters. Ralph and Felix come from Fix-It Felix Jr., a game similar to Donkey Kong and Wrecking Crew. Sergeant Calhoun comes from a game called Hero's Duty, which is a Light Gun Game with a science-fiction design (borrowing elements from Mass Effect and Metroid), and Vanellope comes from Sugar Rush Speedway, a Racing Game inspired by Mario Kart with a candy theme going for it. Finish Line, an arcade game similar to Daytona USA, made a cameo appearance. And Turbo Time.
  • Planet 51 has several alien pinball machines in the bowling alley.
  • In Ralph Bakshi's X-rated Heavy Traffic, the main character Michael repeatedly plays a pinball machine, a metaphor for the randomness of fate and people's place in the universe.
  • In My Little Pony: Equestria Girls – Rainbow Rocks, Applejack and Rainbow Dash play one at Pinkie's house, based on a humanized version of the Mane-iac.
  • The Simpsons Movie: Grand Theft Walrus arcade game, later shown on the series, and Baby Blast, played on a Game Boy style handheld.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • James plays a "Bionic Mutant" arcade video game in Adventureland.
  • Alien: Resurrection has an "Atom Zone" game.
  • Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie: E.T. 2 on the Atari 2600, known as Eee Tee 2.
  • Avalon: Illegal virtual reality online wargame Avalon.
  • Big has Josh playing an unnamed text-based game with an evil wizard and ice giants. Defictionalized as The Cavern of the Evil Wizard.
  • The Chumscrubber from the film of the same name.
  • Cloak & Dagger is another movie about a fictional video game (and RPG).
  • Detention: Sims Grizzly Lake.
  • The David Spade movie Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star features a "Glimmer Gang" pinball, named after the protagonist's original TV sitcom.
  • "Gang Fighter II" and "Rodney's Ride" appear in Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood.
  • Eagle Vs Shark: Fight Man.
  • eXistenZ: The VR game companies Antenna Research, Cortical Systematics, and PilgrImage, the MetaFlesh Game-Pod organic VR game console, and the VR games ArtGod, Chinese Restaurant, Hit By Car, eXistenZ and transCendenZ.
  • In The Game Plan, football star Joe Kingman has a "Kingman" pinball in his apartment.note 
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou has a "Zissou" pinball on the boat.
  • The Lawnmower Man: VR games such as flying ships and racing, and an FPS involving shooting retro enemies.
  • Masterminds: The computer system's firewall is also a game program resembling a 3D dungeon crawler.
  • Domination - James Bond played this 3-D video game against a villain in the film Never Say Never Again.
  • High School High has "Homeroom Homicide" and "Classroom Carnage" arcade games in the teacher's lounge.
  • A variation occurs in Grosse Pointe Blank, where Doom II appears in an arcade cabinet, even though it was never released as an arcade game.
  • In I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Chuck owns a "Balica" video game cabinet.note 
  • Starfighter arcade game from The Last Starfighter. A video game version was planned (and mentioned in the end credits), but never materialized. A version for the Atari 8-Bit Computers was in development, and later released as Star Raiders II.
  • The title video game in the "Bishop of Battle"" segment of the movie Nightmares.
  • The B-grade sex comedy Pick-Up Summer centers around a pinball tournament where the competitors face off by playing "Arthur: The Talking Pinball Machine" and "Pinball Summer" (the original name of the movie).
  • Ninja Ninja Revolution arcade game in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
  • The Bishop of Battle - Arcade game featured in a segment of the 1983 film Nightmares.
  • Pixels: In addition to the version of Pac-Man that takes cheat codes, there is Dojo Quest, a game about Lady Lisa fighting against the Biddy Bandits, also made into an iOS and Android tie-in game. According to the overly obsessive Tumblr, Ludlow first encountered the arcade game on March 2nd, 1982.
  • Ra.One - Wireless technology video game featured in the 2011 film Ra.One.
  • There is a "Richie Rich" pinball machine in the movie Richie Rich, with gold-plated metalwork and pictures of the Rich family all over the game.
  • Game Over - Virtual reality video game in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.
  • "Stay Alive" from the movie Stay Alive. It looks like a voodoo-themed mod of Left 4 Dead.
  • TRON featured "Space Paranoids", and the famous "Light Cycles".
    • Light Cycles has been repeatedly Defictionalized, notably as one of the four screens in the Tron arcade game. The most popular is Armagetron.
    • Space Paranoids is now available online. It was recently featured in an episode of Once Upon a Time — Henry was playing it on a handheld gaming device that Regina gave him.
  • The Cock and Bulls house in Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj features a "Miss Nude America" pinball machine, complete with enthusiastic moaning and sound effects.
  • WarGames has Global Thermonuclear War — or, if you're not in the movie, DEFCON.
  • Wayne's World: Zantar, a game at the video arcade chain Noah's Arcade, about a gelatinous cube eating warriors in a village, and their chieftain.
  • The Wrestler: Wrestle Jam '88, a pro wrestling game on the NES.

    Literature 
  • Alex Rider: Gameslayer video game console from Eagle Strike.
  • After a harrowing run through an Indiana Jones-styled hallway loaded with traps and a massive fight at the end of it, the title characters of Billy and Howard go home and play a game based on what they just did.
  • Armada: Armada and Terra Firma video games.
  • The Bart Book mentions a Futurama arcade game, and the arcade game Escape From Grandma's House III: The Great Thanksgiving Disaster.
  • Larry Niven's Dream Park features a holographic virtual reality RPG theme park.
  • In Diary of a Wimpy Kid, the main character is a fanboy for the game 'Twisted Wizard', which is apparently on the Wii. He's so obsessed with it, he evens prays to God so that he can beat a level without using a medical pack.
  • Doctor Who: New Series Adventures: Death to Mantodeans, console game featured in the Doctor Who novel "Winner Takes All".
  • The Mind Fantasy Game Free Play in Ender's Game, which seems to be an adventure game, set in some sort of Dream Land, that was designed by the Battle School folks to secretly test each student's creativity and psyche. That Cruelty Is the Only Option in a few of the game's trickier puzzles comes back to torment Ender.
  • The hero of the Iain Banks novel Complicity spends most of the book playing a world-builder game called Despot, which he describes as "byzantinely complicated, baroquely beautiful, spectacularly immoral and utterly, utterly addictive." Word of God says it was inspired by Civilization (which supposedly almost made him miss the book's deadline). He also mentions he used to play a sci-fi game named Xerium.
  • Another Iain Banks novel, The Steep Approach to Garbadale, features a family-run games business whose fortune is built on a board game called Empire!.
  • Labyrinth of Reflections - Labyrinth of Death VR cyberspace MMO inspired by Doom.
  • Lucky Wander Boy - Lucky Wander Boy and Eviscerator arcade games.
  • Tad Williams' Otherland series features a ton of these - appropriately since it's set Twenty Minutes into the Future and the key feature is a world wide virtual reality network. Particularly significant is the "Middle Kingdom", portrayed as the ultimate fantasy MMORPG, not to mention the game-within-a-game virtual worlds of the Grail Network itself.
  • Quarantine: HyperNova
  • The samurai Fighting Game in Snow Crash.
  • In the Star Wars Expanded Universe, the highly realistic simulators tend to either be played as games or Unwinnable Training Simulations. Sometimes both. In the Hand of Thrawn duology, Supreme Commander Pellaeon sometimes used an AT-AT simulator. It was frustrating sometimes, but enough unlike his normal duties that it was actually a form of relaxation. Of course, it also meant that he became more familiar with how the machines performed on different terrains, which meant that he might be better able to deploy them.
  • Somewhat similar to the above, in Diane Duane's The Wounded Sky, Sulu put together a spaceflight simulator on the rec deck holotank that lets him play with unconventional sublight combat tactics (flying a starship as if it were a high performance atmospheric fighter). He insists that the underlying physics model is accurate, if on the outer edge of the performance envelope for the Enterprise. Kirk comes in toward the end of a particularly spectacular session where Sulu manages to crash his simulated ship into a Klingon cruiser. A bit later in the book, a situation arises where highly unorthodox sublight combat is called for:
    Kirk: Mr. Sulu, you play tank games, don't you?
    Sulu: Sir! Yes sir—
    Kirk: Get it right this time.
  • The game of the same name in Only You Can Save Mankind.
  • The titular game in Killobyte. Piers Anthony also wrote a Xanth book revolving around a game, to give the designers the basic idea of what to make when they defictionalized it.
  • The plot of Halting State by Charles Stross starts with a major event in a World of Warcraft- style game called "Avalon four". Several other MMORPGs appear throughout the book.
  • Several parts of La Révolution des Fourmis of Bernard Werber describe various characters playing a Civilization-like video game named Origines.
  • Dark Krassnia, the MMO created by Lucy Stone and Digital Damage Productions in The Restoration Game by Ken MacLeod, based on Lucy's mother's epic work of Krassnian mythology The Krassniad. There's also the fact that the entire world is a video game of sorts, just a highly detailed one with sentient NPCs.
  • Hacker Snack from Orson Scott Card's 1992 novel Lost Boys, a video game written by the protagonist, similar to Chip's Challenge.
  • OASIS - MMO featured in the Ernest Cline novel Ready Player One.
  • The Discworld setting has a couple of Clockpunk and Magitek versions.
    • The Barbarian Invaders coin-op machine in Soul Music, a Leonard of Quirm creation powered by lots of rubber bands.
    • In The Science of Discworld, the Senior Wrangler recalls entering the High Energy Magic building and finding some students gathered round the magical computer Hex shouting things like "I've got the battering ram! Eat hot naptha, evil dog!"

    Live-Action TV 
  • 2.4 Children: "Badger's Bend" has Ninja Badgers.
  • All That: Lame Boy handheld video game system.
  • Ace Lightning and the Carnival of Doom from Ace Lightning.
  • Big Wolf on Campus - Dirk Strykem.
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Kwazy Cupcakes phone game.
  • "Better Than Life" Total Immersion Video Game from Red Dwarf.
  • Caprica had a game called "New Cap City", a reference to Grand Theft Auto.
  • Chuck: Apache Chopper Patrol, Guitar Shredder, Maverick Fighter Elite, and Stealth Underlords.
  • The Colbert Report's Stephen Colbert's Escape From Skateboard Mountain, Stephen Colbert's Return to Skateboard Mountain, Stephen Colbert's World of Colbertcraft, and Awkward Showering With Your Peers Revolution.
  • Community: Battle Call, a game played by a boy in Tokyo. Construction Snake, the precursor to Donkey Kong. The episode "Digital Estate Planning" featured "Journey To Hawkthorne", an adventure game with relatively deep gameplay, 8-bit graphics, and blatant racist overtones; the winner inherits the fortune of the game's designer.
  • The Cosby Show: "For Men Only" focuses on Olivia playing video games.
  • Criminal Minds, S8 E8, "The Wheels on the Bus," has Gods of Combat, a competitive multiplayer online FPS, circa year 2000, with over six million players. Two teenage ex-players decide to use it as the basis for a real life game where kidnapped students are forced to play by the rules. A Gods of Combat poster is seen on a wall in S9 E9, "Strange Fruit".
  • CSI, S11 E18 "Hitting for the Cycle" has the "war-based game" Aeron's Legion on its videogame-centric episode.
  • CSI: Miami
    • S3 E18, "Game Over", has Thrash Canyon by Dave Strong Studios, winner of the "Best Overall Title" game award, featuring Tony Hawk expy Dave Strong, and Skate Park Extreme, a skate park sim developed with motion capture technology.
    • S4 E9, "Urban Hellraisers", has Urban Hellraisers, a console GTA clone whose game developer willfully distributes weapons to the game players to commit murder in real life.
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent, S3 E10, "F.P.S.", features the third-person melee fighting competitive online deathmatch game Blood Match, where the winner of the arena is the one with the most opponent's heads on a stick. There's some mention of a Clan of the Assassins level. The game servers save replays of each match. Blood Match 2 is still in development. An ex-programmer's bot for Blood Match was linked to a children's sidescroller he had been working on, and somehow a Player Tic noticed between the two entirely different games was enough to implicate the programmer for murder.
  • The Daily Show: Homo-Bortion City: Sexy Edition.
  • Deadly Games: Several video games designed by antimatter physicist and engineer Dr. Gus Lloyd, including a live action video game about The Cold-Steel Kid, a commando-type vigilante saving the world, rescuing The Girl, and fighting several bosses based on the designer's personal life acquaintances, including: The Quarterback, Evil Shirley, The Boss, The Perfect Woman, The Camp Counselor, The Practical Joker, The Car Mechanic, The Divorce Laywer, The Motivational Speaker, The Trash Man, The Orthodontist, The Oral Hygienist, The Ex-Girlfriend, and The Jackal.
  • Dexter: In season 6, one of Dexter's colleagues (an intern named Louis) was developing Homicidal Tendencies, a literal Murder Simulator in which the player could assume the identity of one of several serial killers. This included the Bay Harbor Butcher, who was actually Dexter. He asks Dexter for advice (not knowing his double life as a Serial-Killer Killer) because he was involved in the case, but the latter just feels insulted.
  • One episode of Diff'rent Strokes showed Arnold playing a "Space Sucker" arcade video game.
  • Drake & Josh: Demolition Driver, Grand Theft Driveway, game companies Bitsumishi, Pentendo, and game consoles GamePod, GameSphere, and Pentendo GS.
  • Family Matters: A Mortal Kombat style video game in "Scammed".
  • Full House season 8, episode 9, "Stephanie's Wild Ride" has SNES game Montezuma's Quest, played with an NES Max gamepad. The objective of the game is to find three magic keys. The player can choose between taking the stairs or the hall, and can eat Power Biscuits to replenish power. Locations include The Magic Universe, and The Pasture of Lost Hope.
  • Gamer's Guide To Pretty Much Everything: Video games Arctic Warfare, Big Rampaging Ape, Call of Honor 2: Honor the Call, Dance Dance Riot, Monster Truck Bloodbath, Phantom Ops III, Pony Kong, Prison Escape 6, Psycho Zombie Bloodbath, Stealth Ops III, Super Kart Man, Turtle Taxi, Ultimate Hero, Volleyball Hero, a Whoopsie! Wii-mote game based on the Whoopsie! board game, arcade games City Grind, Donkey Bonanza, Dragon Hero, Moon Blaster, and racing game Speedy Demon, handheld games World of Warlocks and Zoo Party, and apps Balloon Animal Picnic and Puddin' Party.
  • Ghost Whisperer season 4 episode "Ghost in the Machine" has Alt World-2, a Second Life expy.
  • House had some sort of recurring alien FPS that first showed up being developed in season six. The enemies in the game were bird-monsters, and this was the clue that led to curing the game designer. Birds had been the cause of his illness, which the patient somehow psychically understood, and subconsciously incorporated into his game. Foreman and Taub are later seen playing it.
  • iCarly: "iStage an Intervention" has the arcade game Pak-Rat, defictionalized on Nick.com.
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: "Charlie Kelly: King of the Rats" has an unidentified FPS on the Xbox360. "Charlie Rules the World" has the post-apocalyptic game TechPocalypse for PC and smartphones.
  • The obscure show Killer Instinct has the episode "Game Over", with a GTA clone called Murder One, played with a steering wheel controller.
  • Killer Net - Killer Net, online computer game.
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit:
    • The episode "Identity" featured a pinball machine called "Murder & Destruction".
    • The episode "Care" featured a fantasy adventure game favored by a developmentally challenged foster child. The similarity between the game's artwork and the condition of the victim lead the detectives to consider the child a suspect until they play the game and discover the child was trying to save the victim from their abusive foster mother.
    • S12 E2, "Bullseye", has the Everearth console MMORPG series, which have servers in Korea, and an in-game location called The Kingdom of Galagor.
    • S6 E14, "Game", has Tektop Games' NtenCity, a GTA clone, and the to be released NtenCity2. A hooker killing easter egg for the first game can be found on Internet fansites, and a mod by programmer and former employee Stuart Davis allows the hooker's blouse to be torn off in the game; these elements are enough to inspire video game addict Garrett Perle to murder a prostitute for real.
    • S9 E2, "Avatar" has Another Youniverse, a Second Life expy.
    • S16 E14, "Intimidation Game", has the non-violent Amazonian Warriors contrasted with the more violent FPS Kill or Be Slaughtered (KOBS).
  • The second series of Look Around You had a whole segment on fictional 1980s games... some of which, such as Diarrhea Dan, actually did end up getting implemented in Flash.
  • Malcolm in the Middle: The Virts and Jump Jump Dance Party.
  • In one episode of Mr. Belvedere, the Owens family gets a "Firebomb" pinball table,note  but gets rid of it once Belvedere becomes addicted to the game.
  • My Bedbugs: A 2D sidescroller in an ocean setting, and a Game Boy style handheld with Select and Start buttons below the D-pad.
  • NCIS:
    • S1 E4, "The Immortals," features the fantasy MMORPG The Immortals.
    • S1 E13, "One Shot, One Kill" has an unnamed light gun arcade game.
    • S6 E6, "Dead Reckoning" featured "Captains of Industry 3" a terrible MMO that barely anybody played.
    Abby: Captains of Industry 3. The completely unnecessary third installment of the not-so-popular sequel.
    McGee: (sarcastically) Capturing all the fun of being a corporate CEO and building your own business empire.
    Abby: Not playtime, Elf Lord.
    McGee: You got that right. COI3 was universally panned as '08's worst MMORPG.
    • S8 E16, "Kill Screen", has L9 Games' Fear Tower 3 and Fear Tower 3: Enhanced Edition, an online PC MMORPG by Lead Programmer and hacker Reed Snyder, with 15 (or 50) million players. Scoring more points than the game can handle will reveal the game's Kill Screen and the developer's code for hacking The Pentagon, as discovered by Maxine, champion of Blood Fun 6 and high score holder of virtually every MMORPG.
  • Nick Arcade was a game show where contestants played games made for the show such as Meteoroids, Laser Surgeon, Brainstorm, Battle of the Bands, Star Defenders, Post-Haste, Jet Jocks and Crater Rangers, and participated in the virtual game settings in Mikey's World and The Video Zone.
  • The Rules of Engagement episode "Old School Jeff" featured a "Poker Pinball" game.
  • Vikings of the Realm in the Rizzoli & Isles ep "Virtual Love".
  • Seven Days: Arcade games include a Dark Night FPS, and a wrestling game.
  • Square One TV's Mathman.
  • The Stargate SG-1 season 8 episode "Avatar" has a virtual reality combat training simulator.
  • The Ktarian game in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Game" - head-mounted virtual reality game. Holodeck programs are a kind of video game, especially ones like Picard's Dixon Hill setting, which involve roleplaying.
  • Touched by an Angel season 9, episode 18, "Virtual Reality", has Carjack 2000: Millennium Mayhem, where players gain points for stealing cars, killing drivers, breaking roadblocks and running over prostitutes, inspiring a kid to murder a woman he imagined was a prostitute for real.
  • True Jackson, VP: Wombat Kombat.
  • Warehouse Thirteen episode "Don't Hate The Player" has the BRAID (Bioelectric Reality Augmentation Interactive Device) virtual reality headset.
  • The First Person Shooter virtual reality game in The X-Files episode "First Person Shooter".

    Magazines 
  • Amiga Power: HeapzOFun 2000 and Kill The Prez.
  • Computer Gaming World: Age of Rising Legends I: The Blade of Xanthor, Age of Rising Legends II: The Sword of Xanthor!, Bethesda Hardworks, Extreme Turkey Hunter, Grand Theft Buggy, Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp: The Interactive Game, PepsiPresents: Topless Tami's Sex Gun Orgy, and Pimply Stammering Misfit Presents Scrapland.
  • Games For Windows: The Official Magazine: Casimmo Royale, The Hundred Years War, Tomb Raider Classic, W.A.N.K.E.R, Zoo Tycoon: Monkeys Monkeys Monkeys!!, and Braak Studios, developers of the Xanthor fantasy strategy game series Blade of Xanthor, Sword of Xanthor, Dagger of Xanthor, and the RPG Cudgel of Xanthor. Jeff Green 's novel The Cudgel of Xanthor would have detailed the development process of the game and the life of Xanthor.
  • Mad Kids #10: "The Least Popular Wii Games" features games like The Wii Omelet Station.

    Music 
  • Electric Funstuff's "The Next Big Thing" is about the development process of an FPS, about a girl and her horse, that is sort of like "Barbie meets Quake."
  • The video for the Red Hot Chili Peppers song "Californication" is basically a screen capture of a fictional Wide Open Sandbox-style game starring the band.
  • The Simpsons: Super Slugfest shows up in the music video for "Deep, Deep Trouble" during the line "A fist fight or two, and Nintendo for cash", where Nintendo is meant as a term for video games in general. Martin and Nelson play the console with single-button joysticks.

    Newspaper Comics 
  • FoxTrot: The Jupiter 64 Gamestation, Duke Quakem, Mortal Karnage, Nice City, Primal Instinct, Super Earthworm Mario Country 3, World of Warquest, and Candy™Farm™Dungeon™.

    Video Games 
  • The Nintari game system on The Adventures of Willy Beamish has a Super Mario Bros clone Willy practices on for the national Nintari competition/Nintari championship. The Sega CD version has the Nintari game system's playable Super Space K'Noidtrix minigame, combining elements of Space Invaders, Tetris and Arkanoid. There's also the Game Buddy handheld game system.
  • In the GameCube version of Animal Crossing, which included real NES games, the mayor, Tortimer, would give players the fictional NES game Super Tortimer as a present on April Fool's Day. Unfortunately, it can't be played; attempting to only results in a message that says it's an April Fool's Day joke.
  • Backyard Hockey 2005 - Evil Beaver.
  • The NES-esque Tranoid, from the song of the same name in beatmania IIDX 14. note 
  • Bitcoin Billionaire: The player can have an unnamed arcade cabinet in their room. The video game industry mentions a Cheesy Superhero Game, Gritty FPS, Italian Plumbing Sim, Grand Theft Vehicle, War of Worldcraft, and a video game franchise from EAA combining elements of an FPS with microtransactions, starring Lana Craft and Dunk Nukem. There is an eSports industry, formerly played by eSports celebrity watc4d0gg, and a VR industry.
  • Cibele: Final Fantasy XI expy Valtameri, a fantasy MMORPG.
  • Disgaea: Hour of Darkness: Disterra: Minute Of Blackness.
  • Doom 3: Nabcon's Super Turbo Turkey Puncher 3, with graphics based on Ultimate Doom's graphics and interface and logos based on Capcom and Street Fighter Alpha 3. One of UAC Research Team Leader Andrew Chin's e-mails mention Uanet's DracoWyzard, an online RPG available for 29 credits per month, featuring a quest for the Chalice of Sanguine Drak in the lands of Nozgath, fighting legions of Wyldwulves, Berserkotrolls, and the evil Vloxomire.
  • The World from the .hack// franchise. (Yes, it's a videogame, where you play as a character playing a fictional videogame. Defictionalized, possibly, but certainly a hint meta and loving it.)
  • Duke Nukem:
    • In Duke Nukem 3D, the player can find a "Balls of Steel" pinball machine, but can't actually play it. Later defictionalized as one of the tables in the Balls of Steel collection.
    • "Balls of Steel" returns in Duke Nukem Forever as a fully-playable game-within-a-game, though it's not related to the "Duke Nukem" table in Balls of Steel.
  • Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard is supposedly the latest incarnation of an entire fictional video game franchise.
  • Final Fantasy VII: The 3D Battler, G-Bike, Snowboarding Simulator and Submarine Simulator.
  • Freedom Fighters: Soviet Armed Forces Network (SAFN).
  • Gone Home: SNES games Adventurous The Cat Returns, the sequel to Adventurous The Cat, JRPG Journey of Crystal, the sequel to Secret of Time Crystal, and Star Fox style space shooter Super Spitfire by CMP. The Fullbright website provides some details.
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City has commercials on its radio stations for the Degenetron game system, which features such titles as Defender of the Faith, "Where you destroy the blue dots with your powerful red square!" In San Andreas, you can actually play these games on retro arcade machines. The Rockstar Games site has defictionalized versions.
  • Gunslugs: A Donkey Kong clone arcade game next to two broken arcade machines, and a Super Mario Land clone played on a large Game Boy-shaped Game Gadget console.
  • Kid Chameleon - WildSide VR holographic arcade game.
  • Leisure Suit Larry 4: The Missing Floppies - UnInstallment mentioned in Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards (VGA remake), Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work, The Laffer Utilities, Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out!, Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!, Leisure Suit Larry: Love For Sale Mobile, Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded, Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude, Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers, books The Official Book of Leisure Suit Larry and Leisure Suit Larry's Bedside Companion. Found as a folder in some collections.
  • Little Big Planet 2: Cosmos Invasion arcade game, Finest Parmesan arcade game, and the Pong-like game Science Diner.
  • Maniac Mansion has an arcade which is full of these - Video Fever, Disco Crazy, Alien Slime, Meteor Mess. In the NES port, Die! Enemy Die! and Kill Thrill are replaced with Tuna Diver. Unfortunately, the game averts Game Within a Game and none of them are playable. (Or fortunately since the characters label each of the games, except for Meteor Mess, as "Pretty boring".)
  • The Matrix: Path of Neo mentions, in passing, during the kung-fu/ninja training level how Neo had the high-score for a, likely arcade, game called Ninja Crisis.
  • No More Heroes has the SHMUP "Pure White Giant Glastonbury" game, and the sequel has "Bizzare Jelly 5", both of which you can play on Travis' TV.
  • Polybius... We hope... Defictionalized: Good luck!
  • Rin "Akihabara no Hondala" Watanabe appears in JAST's visual novel Runaway City. She masters the ultra-popular Virtual Ninja arcade game, beating one hundred opponents in a row. Virtual Ninja is made by the same video game company run by the father of the Player Character. Rin makes a brief appearance in the arcade in JAST's Season of the Sakura, where she beats that game's Player Character playing the arcade game Virtual Ninja 2.
  • Senran Kagura: New Wave: On an S Rare card, Karasu, a guitarist on the band A.R.C. Angels, is playing a PlayStation 4 style console with a purple LED light. The console has a gamepad with a circular purple D-pad, select and start buttons, a center button similar to an Xbox controller, and purple buttons similar to an SNES controller. The game is possibly a fighting game: the screen says, "You Win!".
  • The Simpsons arcade game has an Aliens arcade cabinet, but it is not an Aliens arcade cabinet — the alien on the screen is a green alien with three eyes.
  • The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield: Noiseland Arcade has the return of Larry the Looter, Nuclear Winter, and Super Slugfest from the show, and the exclusive appearance of Dance Fever '97, Dougie Houser: The Game (the correct spelling is Howser), Krusty's Carnival of Kash, and Smite of the Bumble Bee.
  • The Simpsons: Hit & Run: Bonestorm II.
  • The Simpsons Game: Escape From Krusty Island, Grand Theft Scratchy, Krusty's Stop & Go, Sim Kitty, Sim Sandwich, Calamari Damacy, Commando and Conquer, Mega Moleman X, Metal Gear Soiled 4: Subminimum, Moral Kombat: Deceptions, Need for Speedo: Sexy Time, Project Shelbyville Racing, Sitar Hero, Snore, Toast Recon: Cinnamon Force, Zero-Life, and EA Sports games Bite Night, Maddening 06, Maddening 07, Maddening 08, and Maddening 09. After beating God in Dance Dance Revelations on The PrayStation, Xodus Box and I am/Hii, God reveals The Simpsons are characters in a video game, The Simpsons Game, in a larger video game called The Planet Earth, making The Simpsons Game a mini game within that game.
  • The Simpsons: Tapped Out: The Happy Little Elves Game on the MyPad.
  • The Sims 2: Pimp Viking, SimStation Dance, SimStation Sports, and Sweet Tooth Survivor.
  • Siren 2 - Kunitoris, or Country Tetris, a 1982 strategy puzzle game for the SN-AG1999 AGE MANIAC from overseas manufacturer 3G MANIAX. The game console had a great 3D graphics chip but a poor sound chip, leading to its demise. Several games are sought after by collectors.
  • Siren: Blood Curse - JOYLiNK Network King and its updated successor, JOYLiNK Ultra Network King, a portable LCD game system supporting cartridges that must be soldered in place. Games include Tsuchinoko, Jackalopeman, and Skyfish.
  • Skyborg: Into the Vortex - Virtual PongQuest.
  • Space Quest
    • Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon: ScumSoft's Astro Chicken arcade game. According to the manual, ScumSoft has published Stuntfloggers, Aquatron and Scumword.
    • Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers: The Galaxy Galleria's Software Excess has such bargain bin gems as ScumSoft's Checkerboard Construction Set (mentioning Tic-Tac-Toe Construction Set) and Cluck Egger's Advanced Chicken Simulator, Enemaware's It Came For Dessert (mentioning Defender of the Crown Rib Roast), Roberta Williams III's King's Quest XXXXVIII - Quest for Disk Space, Morrie Brianarty's Boom, Broaderbuns' Where In The World Is Hymie Lipschitz? (And Who Really Cares), Max This! Software's Sim Sim, and Sahara Off-Ramp's Dacron Danny Does Dirty Deeds in the Dark Wearing Drip-dry Duds. Buckazoid Bill's Arcade and Sushi Bar has Ms. Astro Chicken: Flight of the Pullet (sequel to Astro Chicken from Space Quest III), and arcade games Cap'n Zappo, Ghetto Blaster, Slime Flyer, Dweeb Hunter, Choke and Croak and Monaco Princess Stunt Drivin'. The Timepod can access Space Quest X: Latex Babes of Estros, Space Quest XII: Vohaul's Revenge II, and mentions Space Quest XIV. The Xenon Supercomputer has Leisure Suit Larry 4 and King's Quest XLVIII already installed.
    • Space Quest V: The Next Mutation: Molly's Chug & Glug Space Bar on Nova Space Station has ScumSoft's Battle Cruiser, a space-themed version of Battleship.
    • Space Quest VI: Roger Wilco in The Spinal Frontier: The Dismembers Only arcade, featuring Beat the Crap Out of Urkel, the hot new game replacing last year's Beat the Crap out of the Encyclopedia Britannica Kid, MBA Toejam, Mixed-Up Mother Teresa, Secret Recipes of the Luftwaffe, More Dull Kombat, More Dull Kombat 2, Virtual Amtrak, and Stooge Fighter III, the goriest, most violent arcade game since Disembowling for Dollars. The ComPost Database mentions "outer space strategy simulation games" designed by the Vulgars. The SCS DeepShip 86's Command Center, which has an SNES/Gravis Gamepad style controller, can allegedly play a game called Super Nunzio World. Cyberspace mentions Space Quest 7: The Musical.
  • Beetle Mania - Playable game in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.
  • Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization: Takes place in the VRMMO Sword Art: Origin.
  • Valkyrie Crusade: Game Master, wearing headphones, is playing a console with a PlayStation style gamepad with shoulder buttons. The Ultimate Rare shows a white gamepad with a D-Pad on the left, and Super Famicom style buttons on the right, and the High Ultimate Rare shows a black gamepad, flipped to a D-Pad on the right, and buttons on the left.
  • Wayne's World on the SNES/Genesis: Wayne and Garth list the week's worst games at Noah's arcade: Regarding Henry: the Video Game, Bick's World of Goop, Adventures of the Potato People: Where's Our Stuff?, Toxic Timmy the Nuclear Knob, Sputnik the Bowl Weevil, Gord's Funtime Checkers, Supersonic the Lyme Tick, Toxic Timmy 2: I'll Waste You All!, Slob and Goober, and Zantar the Gelatinous Cube from the film, only Garth mentions saving medieval villagers instead of eating them. Zantar comes to life from inside the machine and traps Wayne and Garth inside a video game reality, based on Kramer's Music Store, Stan Mikita's Donut Shop, the Gasworks nightclub, and Suburbia. In the video game reality, there are many arcade cabinets. Zantar's purple tentacle captures Garth, keeping him imprisoned within the gelatinous cube form until freed by Wayne. Recounting the incident on the show, Wayne suspects Zantar was keeping them from winning the game Zantar and pursuing their geo-political goals of world peace and a stabilized international currency market. Garth warns the audience to be careful the next time they are at the arcade, as they too could become trapped inside of a game.
  • Nasu from Yume Nikki. It is a depressingly repetitive Endless Game, and it helps with the ambience. When Madotsuki falls asleep she appears on her balcony, but when she enters her room her console and controller are gone. Many have made WMGs about this.

    Web Animation 

    Web Comics 
  • Chainsawsuit featured the recurring "Boiga Bruddas", a parody of early Mario games. Later, an American company remakes it as an ultra-violent first person shooter.
  • Cubetoons: InuYasha Happy Box game console.
  • Dinosaur Comics: Dino Quest I.
  • Homestuck gives us Sburb.
  • MegaTokyo: Mosh Mosh Revolution, and Renai game Sight.
  • OldSkooled: Guest Strips - Games that Never Made It: Riverdance Dance Revolution, Double Dragon Warrior, Deadly Towers 2, FOX's Temptation Island III, Smash C.D., You're a Daddy, Mario!, Metal Gear Harvest, MegaMario, and other cross-overs.
  • Pokey the Penguin - Interactive Handshake Gold.
  • Years of Yarncraft in Sluggy Freelance (take a guess what it's a parody of).
    • Along with Fashion Rancher Waif on the PSP.
  • Between the Shared Universe of Sunstone and Blood Stain is the MMORPG Moonstone Gate, a place where readers get to see character interactions between two otherwise separate storylines. It also provides a place for the creators of the comics to poke fun at typical fantasy RPG tropes.

    Web Original 
  • The Angry Video Game Nerd: Alien Tiger Meteor Massacre In Middletown NJ (dedicated song by Project Mobius), Full House Tournament Fighter, expanded into gameplay footage on Youtube as a game by Shmapcom, Dr. Claw's Dump N' Pump on the SEGA Genesis, Lester The Unlikely sequels Lester the Unlikely 2 (Lester pulls down his pants, sucks his thumb and takes a shit), Lester the Unlikely 3 (Cannot get past the title screen. Push start, and Lester falls down and farts), Lester the Unlikely 4 on the SNES (doesn't work at all, causes the SNES to explode), Lester the Unlikely 5 (Not a game. A bag of shit), Lester the Unlikely on the PlayStation 4 (Disc made of orangutang diarrhea), New York 2017, and the Star Wars games Jar Jar Binks Bingo, Death Star Builder 3.0, Chewie Wookie Cookie Cookin', Storm Trooper Tennis, Jabba's Farts Unleashed, Wedge's Wedgie Attack, Fishing for Akbars, Super Sith Shit Toss: Tournament Edition, Boba Fett's Name Game, and Governor Tarkin vs. Count Dookie.
  • Chip n' Dale's MMORPG by COSBY Co. (based on Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers on the NES).
  • The Elemenstor Saga games include:
    • 1982 Apple II text adventure Grand Hierarch Adventures 1: Timeslip and Slide and cancelled sequel.
    • 1986 Apple IIGS text adventure Harbinger 23, an informal student project starting as a generic dungeon crawl before adding in elements from the novel The Sundering of Vhaxdi.
    • The Wizbit (Amiga, 1992)
    • Elemenstors: The Resundering MUD (1991)
    • The Ravages of Time and Lords - Single player RPG third person shooter hybrid.
    • Elemenstorer - FPS (PC)
    • Epic Legends of the Hierarchs Online: The Bloodrage Chronicle - Perpetual alpha MMORPG by Sculptured Software Inc. - Planned for 2006.
    • Are You Ready - Epic Adventures of The Elemenstors! GO! - Side story (Wii, DS, 2007), remake announced.
    • Canadian McGraw's Epic Legends of the Hierarchs: The Elemenstor Saga, 2D isometric jumping shooter.
    • ClickBricks Elemenstor Cycle: The Videogame (PC, Mac, Amiga, Altair, Cray, proprietary Deep Explorer) by Development and Production of Fantasy Monster Toy and Game Company, based on ClickBricks Elemenstrator Playset and Novella. Sequel announced for the Xbox 360.
    • Dance Dance Rubianlution - Japan only, (Playstation 2, 2002)
    • Elemenstor: Snap! - Based on the Pokémon Snap engine.
    • Epic Hero Legend: curseD wandS - The "catch things and raise them" RPG.
    • The 2006 browser based PC fan game Epic Legends of the Hierarchs: Hero Drop!
    • Epic Legends of the Hierarchs: Rubian Stones Power Fight-off - 3D fighter (Playstation, Gamecube, 2002)
    • Everybody Loves Wizbits! 2005 DVD question and answer game.
    • Final Furniture VII, aka Final Furniture: Vunderbort's Irresponsible Idol, 1998 Playstation game by CubeSoft set in an Alternate Continuity. Computer-animated movie sequel, Final Furniture VII: Accession Progeny.
    • Final Furniture VII-2 - Announced PS3 sequel to Final Furniture VII by Cube-phonics.
    • Fninal Fnurniture - Unofficial PC MMORPG by RectangleCo (2004)
    • Furni Fighter - Fighting game (Playstation, 1999)
    • FurniPets and Premium Version of FurniPets - Online browser based virtual pet game by Multigame Corp. (1999)
    • Fuzzy Ottoman (1997, Game Boy Color), two 3D sequels: Fuzzy Ottoman Solid (Playstation, 1998) and Fuzzy Ottoman Solid 2 (Playstation 2, 2003) with multiplayer "deskmatch" battle mode, and the cancelled Fuzzy Ottoman Solid 3.
    • Non-combat RPG Grand Adventuring Wizbits RPG: The Untold Story of the Expositing, and spin-off Grand Adventuring Wizbits: Tactics (Playstation)
    • Rockstar Games Grand Theft Wizbit: The Sickle (Playstation 2, Gamecube, Xbox, 2002)
    • Strategy game Holy Trinity: The Battle for Battal (PC, Playstation, 2005)
    • The Journey of Shezdor: Shadows of Darkness - Announced action game for next gen consoles.
    • Two-player beat-em' up sword-juggling Tetris hybrid arcade game The Journal of Swords: Swords of Doom, suffered Fanon Discontinuity.
    • Elemenstor ping-pong and the Japanese counterpart, Super Hyper Shin-Elemenstor Hyper Super Fighting Battle RPG: Super Perfect Version.
    • Arkanoid clone Super Wizbitball (Sega Genesis, 1995)
    • Wizbit Hearts, featuring Warner Bros. worlds and characters, and Japan only Super Deluxe Edition (Playstation, 2001)
    • Wizbit On The Run arcade game, running game with treadmill hardware.
    • Japan only PC dating sim and strategy hybrid Wizbit Town Planner Simulation Game. The sequel, Wizbit Town Planner II: Mark of the Dark Elemenstor dropped some of the dating sim elements, while the US received the Macekred Town Planner: Mark of the Dark Pharaoh.
    • FMV game Elamensutaa Girl's School!: Is The Sorority House On Fire?, released in the US as the heavily censored Wizbit Trap (Sega CD, Saturn, PC)
    • Wizbits 3D, platformer (Playstation)
    • Wizbits Aloft!, scrolling shooter (Sega 32X, 1995)
    • Wizbits Elemenstor Battle CCG Online, an online version of the Wizbits Elemenstor Battle CCG (PC, 2003)
    • The Wizbits: The Epicular Adventures card combat RPG, eight versions released (Game Boy Color, 1999)
    • Wizbits: Rockin' Skateboard Adventure (SNES, 1994), The Wizbits: Rockin' and Boardin', the inspiration for Mario Kart: Double Dash (Game Boy Advance, 2001), and The Wizbits: EXTREME Rockin', announced to have online play (Nintendo DS)
    • Wiz Rubian, Japan only (Playstation)
    • Wizbits Rubian Wing (Sega Genesis)
    • Wizbits Unleashed, Japan only (Wonderswan Color)
    • Wizbitz: Magic Sword King Maker 2, Japan only adventure game (PC, Playstation, 1998)
    • Cube-phonics' Wiizbiits Golf, cancelled (Wii)
    • The second best video game series of all time behind Dance Dance Zombie Party, the Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest series by Phonics includes Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest I: The Ball of Utmost Roundness (US: Wizbits Worlds), Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest II: Four Balls of Utmost Roundness (US: Wizbit Worlds II: Dude, Where's My Balls?, PAL: Princess Crumpet and the Hedgehogs), Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest III: Assault on Moondale (US: Wizbits Worlds III: Pantheon of Nogodniks), Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest IV: Machinations of the Hell Emperor (US: Wizbits Worlds IV: Adventures in the Afterlife), Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest V: Keys to the Hearts of the Sky Orbs, Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest VI: Lost Rubians of the Forgotten Unknowns, Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest VII: Misplaced Chapters of the Myriad Heroes, Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest VIII: Betrayal of the Turncoat Dark Knights, Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest IX: Daydream of the Dragon Lord, Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest X: Child of the Elemanifestations, Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest XI: Tale of the Synchronized World Trees, Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest XII: Curse of the World Devouring Water, Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest XIII: Fat Lady Strikes Back, Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest XIV: Legend of the Mule Queen, Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest XV: Dance of the She-Priestess, Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest XVI: Rebels of the Ominous Judgekings, Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest XVII: Guardians of the Sky Comet, Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest XVIII: Metropolis of the Antisocial Gems, and spin-offs Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest Elemental Kidz, Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest Tactics, Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest Tactics Neo, Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest X II: Bubbly Girl Dress Up Party, Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest XI Gaiden: Gritty Gunmetal Dirge, Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest XI: Beforestory, Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest XI: Afterstory, Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest Party, Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest Token Master, Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest Token Master II, Epic Fantasy Warrior Quest Token Master III: Circus Adventure, Fluddle Super Blast, Fluddle Sewer Adventure, Peep's Confusing Underworld, Peep's Confusing Underworld II, Peep's Marvelous Racing Bonanza, Shopkeep's Grand Adventure, Shopkeep's Last Hope and Shopkeep's Confusing Underworld.
  • The Guild revolves around a the members of a guild in a fictional MMORPG which strongly resembles World of Warcraft. Not until the season 4 finale is anything of the game actually shown, though it governs their lives.
  • The Horizon MMORPG in Noob. Pretty much a composite of existing video games and what the creator would like to see in MMORPGs.
  • Paul Robertson's Pirate Baby's Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006, Kings of Power: 4 Billion% and Super Dino Boys all depict fictional video game settings.
  • The Super Mario Logan episode, "Bowser's Video Game" has Charleyyy and Friends: The Video Game, a fictional Licensed Game based on Bowser's favorite Show Within a Show, Charleyyy and Friends.

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    Western Animation 
  • Conversation Parade - A video game featured in Adventure Time.
  • ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks: Video games appear in "Kickin' It Old School" and "Turf War". "Mystic Mountain" has the computer game Mystic Mountain Adventure.
  • American Dad!: Dragon Scuffle, The Legend Of Xandir, and Beetman, a video game where the player is a beetroot, featuring levels such as avoiding a chef trying to cut you up, and freezing nuclear rabbits. "May The Best Stan Win" has a platformer featuring a pink rabbit collecting carrots and sushi, played on a "65" console with up to four wireless gamepads.
  • Immortal Wombat, and the Slamboy handheld video game system in Angela Anaconda.
  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Anal Blazers, Ant Madness, Insult Master, The Legend of Soltar, Moon Master, Video Ouija, and the Gamebox console.
  • Arthur had Virtual Goose, a computerised version of a Hungry Hippos type game played by DW called Confuse the Goose (defictionalised as a pattern matching game); Virtual Goose 5.0, a sort-of MMORPG; and a couple of games based on Dark Bunny.
  • Back to the Future: BraveLord and Monstrux, an arcade game found at Super Mega Arcade World from the episode "Bravelord and the Demon Monstrux". Jules invents a device that transmits the game to his bedroom TV before the game comes to life and Doc is trapped inside the game.
  • In Batman: The Animated Series, Edward Nygma (prior to becoming the Riddler) designed a video game called Riddle of the Minotaur which became a smash hit, making the company he worked for millions in profits. Unfortunately, his greedy boss cheated him out of the royalties and took all the credit for himself, thus beginning Nygma's Start of Darkness. (Oddly enough, despite the game's popularity, nobody had managed to finish it at the present time, according to Robin.)
  • Sentries of the Last Cosmos from the Batman Beyond episode of the same name, a popular interactive VR game.
  • A fifth season episode of The Batman has Dick Grayson playing a game similar to Mortal Kombat.
  • Bojack Horseman: Decapathon and Decapathon VII in "Zoës and Zeldas".
  • An episode of The Brak Show featured Headkicker, a fighting game with Atari-level graphics, adapted into Flash by [adult swim]. The sequel is Headkicker II: The Final Kick.
  • Camp Lazlo: GamePrism game console.
  • Clerks: The Animated Series: Pharaoh arcade game.
  • Code Monkeys: Alien vs Knights, Cracker Barrel, Nazi Sniper, Pogo Killer, Space Blaster, Space Blaster 2, Stonervision, and US Fest. Companies Bellecovision, Game-A-Vision, and Protendo.
  • Cow and Chicken: "Squirt the Daisies" has arcade game Immoral Wombat, and VR games Kick the Can and Squirt the Daisies.
  • Danny Phantom: Doomed.
  • Whiffle Boy - Video game featured in the Darkwing Duck episode "Whiffle While You Work".
  • One episode of Dexter's Laboratory featured Dexter trying to win a video game, which Dee Dee was a lot better at. Of course, he uses pretty much his entire laboratory for the task.
  • Doug
    • In "Doug's Got No Gift", Doug accidentally blows the money he meant to buy Patti a birthday present trying to get a high score on the arcade game Bag the Neematoad.
    • In "Doug's Lost Weekend", Doug gets distracted from writing a report on silt by playing the Wing Commander-esque Space Munks on the Super Pretendo he won in a giveaway.
  • Duckman: Game Guy.
  • DuckTales:
    • Ducks of the Galaxy, a space-themed console game in the episode "Nothing to Fear".
    • Scrooge McDuck's Money Mania, an arcade game where you play as the Beagle Boys and try to steal money from Scrooge McDuck's money bin, in the episode "Dough Ray Me".
  • The Fairly OddParents:
    • "Power Mad!": A VR game system with several VR games. One game features ninja bunnies. Another has a Classroom of Doom level. The final boss is Robot Vicky. Some levels have been defictionalized in the Nick.com game Power Surge.
    • In "That Old Black Magic", a game featuring Robot Vicky, on a handheld game system.
    • The V-Cube game console appears in "Odd Ball" and "Nega-Timmy", and includes the games Digi Dunk 3000 and Battle for Uranus.
    • An arcade with a Virtua-Stud VR game in "Fairy Fairy Quite Contrary".
    • An arcade in "The Boy Who Would Be Queen".
    • Several arcade games, including Cat Fighter, in "Go Young, West Man!"
    • A Personal Arcade in "Hassle in the Castle".
    • An arcade, a Game arcade cabinet, and "Fun Boy" handheld game system in "School's Out!: The Musical".
    • Crash Nebula console game in "Smarty Pants".
    • Crash Nebula in Power Plant! console game in "Deja Vu".
    • Death Combat arcade game in "Totally Spaced Out".
    • A Godzilla-like video game played on a game console in "Power Pals!"
    • Socko and other cartridge based games in "Scary Godparents".
  • Family Guy: Menstrual Mrs. Pac-Man, Outlaw, Ultimate Oblivion, Virtual Indy 500, and Virtual Stuck Behind a Bus.
  • In Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, Bloo has been shown playing Super Mega Blasteroids 9, a scrolling shooter on the Gamecube in the episode "Bye Bye Nerdy." Super Smash Factory 6 and Galaxy Academy from the episode "Emancipation Complication." There is also Immortal Wombat in "Affair Weather Friends".
  • Dam Builders - Computer game featured in Franklin.
  • Futurama:
    • The pilot episode began with Fry playing an arcade Shoot 'em Up called Monkey Fracas, Jr. — the game appears again in "Jurassic Bark" and "Game of Tones".
    • "The Series Has Landed": Luna Park has the arcade games Dodecapede, Gender Neutral Pac-Person, Mortal Kooperation, Virtual Skeeball, and Virtual Virtual Skeeball.
    • "A Bicyclops Built for Two": Death Factory III: The Legend of Death Factory II.
    • The Holo-shed in "Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch" is a holographic VR room programmed in BASIC.
    • "Godfellas": An arcade cabinet is the ship's interface for firing at enemy ships.
    • "Law and Oracle": The arcade game Delivery Command.
    • "Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences": Movie: The Videogame at Comic-Con 3010.
    • "A Clockwork Origin": A Nintendo DS style handheld.
  • Game Over: Video game world inhabited by the Smashenburn family, elements include monsters (some from Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee), Grand Prix racing, beach volleyball, and Shaolin monks.
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy episode "Night of the Living Grim" has the video game Attack of the Non-Toxic® Edible Green Slime. The movie "Wrath of the Spider Queen" has the Astro Spacetron X arcade game. The episode ""Brown Evil" has Hoss Delgado: President Evil, a zombie fighting game for the Lamecube video game system and Mandy's favorite game, and Pat the Baker for the Lamecube, favorite game of Billy and Hoss Delgado. And Ultimate Thumb Wrestling starring Ambassador Crazy Fart/Ultimate Thumb Wrestling Challenge - a PC game mentioned in The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy episode "Waking Nightmare."
  • Invader Zim - Vampire Piggy Hunter on both the Game Slave and Game Slave 2 portable game systems.
  • Johnny Test features a parody of Pokémon called Tinymon, which even features a Tinymon that looks like Lugia!
  • The Kids' WB! programming block known as The Cat & Birdy Warnernoonie Pinky Brainy Big Cartoonie Show features an intro with a pinball machine also called The Cat & Birdy Warnernoonie Pinky Brainy Big Cartoonie Show.
  • Everlot, from one episode of Kim Possible.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: "Slice of Life": Button Mash plays an arcade game with a cube peripheral, possibly for voice commands, and there is a green arcade cabinet, with the decal of an apple surrounded by lightning.
  • Pro-Pain! from King of the Hill is a student-developed sandbox game inspired by Grand Theft Auto. Hank was made by his boss to investigate the game to verify any copyright infringement on Strickland Propane. It is eventually discovered that the game is public domain, but by then Hank had become addicted to the game, so the developers of the game made Peggy an uber-player and pitted her against Hank. Hank defeats her, but the developers rigged it so that Peggy's defeat causes the gaming network to crash, breaking Hank's addiction.
  • Maya & Miguel: A video game console resembling a PSone/Dreamcast in "The Bet".
  • In a classic episode of Muppet Babies, the babies play several video games, all of which are quite detailed. Kermit plays a game similar to Frogger, Rowlf plays an Adventure Game, and the main focus of the episode is on Gonzo and Miss Piggy's trek through "The Tale of Imelda." The final level of that game even references Metroid, as the writers have Shown Their Work. In fact, the sheer number of game references in the episode (to everything from good-old Pac-Man to Fantasy Zone to that exercise mat for the NES) suggests that somebody on the staff was a gamer of some sort. The episode also had a few seconds of Donkey Kong Jr. shown onscreen.
  • "Crunch Pod" from Pepper Ann. Take your three Pac-Man-looking creatures and bump the other player's from behind while avoiding attacks from the Star Castle-esque spinning saucer in the middle.
  • The Games from ReBoot, in addition to functioning as disaster-level threats for the heroes to overcome, were also Fictional Video Games, frequently pastiches of real video game tropes and genres. Word of God says the writers modeled the games after genres they happened to be interested in at the time. In "Game Over", Gods, Mortals, and Demons is modeled after Mortal Kombat.
  • Strong Johns - Arcade and console game featured in Regular Show.
  • The latest Wii Fit game as seen on Robot Chicken.
  • The Scooby-Doo video game that's the main subject of Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase. It's pretty much a Crash Bandicoot/Croc style linear 3D platformer with a whole laundry list of Stock Video Game Settings, which ends with the gang meeting their earlier incarnations and fighting many of the monsters they'd encountered in the past (in video game form). As you may have guessed, Defictionalization was involved, with the fictional game basically ending up as the official licensed game of the movie.
  • The Simpsons:
    • "Moaning Lisa": The Punch-Out-like Super Slugfest, played on a console with single button Atari2600-style controllers. At the Noiseland Video Arcade, there are six unnamed arcade cabinets in a lobby area; a red cabinet and green cabinet visible on the wall across the entrance doors; a blue arcade cabinet on the right wall; an unseen cabinet at the lower right corner of the arcade; an aquamarine cabinet at the right of the entrance; a blue cabinet, red cabinet, and yellow cabinet at the left of the entrance; pink, green, and orange cabinets on the left wall, leading up to the change booth; an area to the right of the change booth with a blue, pink, and yellow-orange cabinet; on the wall opposite the change booth, an orange cabinet, a pink-orange cabinet, and a yellow-orange Eat My Shorts; a semi-circle area with a green arcade cabinet, ending in -"H the" and -"rels", an aquamarine cabinet, a pink cabinet starting with "Capt." and ending in "-sy", possibly "Noisy", a blue Pac Rat, a green Itchy Vs Scratchy, a red cabinet, a blue cabinet through an area past an archway, and to the right of the archway, yellow Freeway!, pink Escape from Grandma's House II, an orange cabinet, and Time Wasters, with a blue and yellow decal, played by Sherri and Terri Mackleberry, which is the unseen game to the right of the change booth, but is on the wrong wall; in an area further to the right of the change booth, "in the corner", a seqeuence of a blue Pac Rat, red Nuclear Winter, green Robert Goulet Destroyer, blue Escape from Grandmas House, yellow Eat My Shorts, pink Itchy Vs Scratchy, blue Pac Rat, and orange Time Waster (in other shots, the sequence is preserved, but both Pac Rat games change to Pac Rat II), and the arcade version of regular Slugfest.
    • "Bart Gets an F": At the Noiseland Video Arcade: a green-pink Robert Goulet Destroyer, purple Eat My Shorts, purple Itchy Vs Scratchy, and purple Escape from Grandmas House.
    • The arcade game Shark Bait appears in "Moaning Lisa", "Bart the Mother", "I Am Furious (Yellow)", and is mentioned in The Bart Book.
    • The Great White Hunter arcade game appears at the Kwik-E-Mart in "Homer the Heretic", "The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons", "Treehouse of Horror IX", "When You Dish Upon a Star", and "The Great Louse Detective", and is mentioned in "The Homer Book".
    • The arcade game Time Waster appears in "Moaning Lisa", "Radio Bart", "Marge in Chains", "The PTA Disbands", "Sleeping with the Enemy", "Flaming Moe", and "The Daughter Also Rises", and is mentioned in The Simpsons: Tapped Out.
    • Nuke or Nukes, an arcade game at the Kwik-E-Mart ("Homer the Heretic"; "Marge in Chains"; "Much Apu About Nothing"; "The Two Mrs. Nahasapeemapetilons"; "Lisa the Simpson"; "Treehouse of Horror IX"; "When You Dish Upon a Star"; "The Great Louse Detective").
    • Nuke Canada arcade game ("The Cartridge Family"; "A Hunka Hunka Burns in Love"; "Treehouse of Horror X").
    • Escape from Death Row arcade game ("New Kid on the Block"; "The PTA Disbands"). Mentioned in The Bart Book.
    • Bart and Lisa play a Chevy Chase Foul Play pinball, with the image of Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn ("Rome-Old and Juli-Eh").
      Bart: "The graphics are great — the ball looks so real!"
    • Devil's Advocate pinball appears at the Kwik-E-Mart ("Insane Clown Poppy"), a bar in Homer's garage ("Homer the Moe"), at Moe's Tavern ("Marge's Son Poisoning"), and Captain Blip's Zapateria along with arcade games Click Clack, Monkey Kong, Remington Steele: The Game, Rocky III vs. Clara Peller, Space-Tac-Toe, Triangle Wars, and Unipede. A Polybius cabinet can be seen in the background, but whether or not that game is fictional is... unresolved ("Please Homer, Don't Hammer 'Em").
    • Triangle Wars also appears with Chevy Chase Foul Play pinball ("Rome-Old and Juli-Eh"), at the Noiseland Arcade with Prince of Persia: Beverly Hills, the lightgun game Fruit Shoot, and two other arcade games ("The Book Job"), at Testoster-Zone with arcade games Aunts vs. Zombies and Time Wasters ("The Daughter Also Rises"), and with Grand Theft Walrus ("Bart's New Friend"; "Sky Police").
    • Pong sequels: Pong 85 at Barney's Bowlarama ("Sleeping with the Enemy"), Pong '95 ("At Long Last Leave"), and Pong 3000 ("Special Edna").
    • "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?": Console game The Iceman Killeth.
    • "When Flanders Failed": After playing Touch of Death at the arcade, Bart claims to know the "Touch of Death" technique, trying it on his sister and some bullies. The game Touch of Death first appeared in "Moaning Lisa", appears at Wall E. Weasel's in "Radio Bart", appears in "Flaming Moe", and is mentioned in The Simpsons Game. There is also a Nurse and Michael Jackson arcade game.
    • "Lisa's Pony": Abe plays a space shooter on a single button Atari2600-style controller, while Bart tries to give him directions, informing him that after encountering a Xylon Cruiser, the best option is to go to hyperspace.
    • "I Married Marge": A blue arcade cabinet with a Ms. Pac-Man clone. The Ms. Pac-Man expy is made of two triangles and a bow ribbon. The ghosts have a similar design to the aliens Kang and Kodos.
    • "A Streetcar Named Marge": Bowling 2000, a bowling game on a Game Boy style handheld.
    • "Lisa's First Word": A kid approaches a group of kids on the street and asks if they want to play stick ball. They agree, and run to three arcade games: Mumblety PEG, Stickball, and Kick the Can.
    • "Homer's Triple Bypass": Homer mentions his company gave up health insurance for a pinball machine in the lounge.
    • "Boy-Scoutz 'N the Hood": The redesigned Noiseland Arcade has redesigned cabinets for several unnamed games, and also, Larry the Looter, Time Waster, Touch of Death, View Master, My Dinner with Andre (with controls Trenchant Insight, Bon Mot, and "Tell Me More"), and Panamanian Strongman, which Bart plays until getting a Game Over.
    • "Homer Badman": Bart gets to play Disembowler IV for five minutes after completing his homework.
    • "Radioactive Man": Two arcade cabinets appear in an actor's trailer.
    • "Marge Be Not Proud": Console games at the Try-N-Save include Angus Podgorny's Caber Toss (spelled Caper Toss), A Streetcar Named Death, Bonestorm (shoplifted by Bart), Canasta Master, Celebrity Autopsy (spelled Tutopsy), Electronic Biathlon, Operation: Rescue, Robot Stampede, Save Hitler's Brain, Sim Reich, and Swim Meet. The Android's Dungeon and Baseball Card Shop has Bonestorm and Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge available for rent. For Christmas, Bart receives Lee Carvallo's Putting Challenge.
    • "The Springfield Files": My Dinner with Andre, Panamanian Strongman, a game ending in -"loen", and the arcade game Kevin Costner's Water World. (A real Waterworld game existed for the PC, SNES and Virtual Boy, with one planned for the Genesis but never distributed outside of the Sega Channel).
    • "Homer's Phobia": Astro Blast at Cockamamie's in Springfield Mall.
    • "Bart Star": Cat Fight, an arcade game at the Kwik-E-Mart.
    • "Bart Carny": Yard Work Simulator, a VR simulator at Colonel Tex's Traveling Carnival.
    • "Bart The Mother": At the Family Fun Center: Larry the Looter, Pack Rat Returns, Shark Bait, Satan's Funhouse, Time Waster, and Touch of Death.
    • "Lisa Gets an "A"": Dash Dingo, the Crash Bandicoot-esqe console game Lisa plays when she stays home from school.
    • "Monty Cant Buy Me Love": Flipper Frenzy pinball game.
    • "Brother's Little Helper": A console game featuring skiing, rappelling ninjas, and UF Os.
    • "Hello Gutter, Hello Fadder": A console game with three ninjas.
    • "Little Big Mom": Sim Sandwich, a parody of The Sims.
    • "Alone Again, Natura-Diddily": Billy Graham's Bible Blaster, a console game where heathens are converted to Christianity by shooting Bibles at them. Rod's biography on thesimpsons.com has a playable minigame version.
    • "Lisa the Tree Hugger": The game consoles GameStation 252 and GameStation 256.
    • "Hungry, Hungry Homer": Zap! arcade game.
    • "Special Edna": The arcade game Halloween Hit and Run appears at EFCOT Center, along with the arcade games "Larry the Looter", "Pong 3000", "Shark Bait" and "Time Waster".
    • The Regina Monologues": The Hockey fighting console game Hockey Dad.
    • "Marge's Son Poisoning": Handheld game Tandem Bike Ride With Your Mom.
    • "Thank God It's Doomsday": A non-pixelated Itchy and Scratchy game on a Game Boy style handheld.
    • "Yokel Chords": Death Kill City II: Death Kill Stories.
    • "Marge Gamer": Earthland Realms, a Simpsons version of World of Warcraft. In stark contrast to the actual Wo W, nearly everyone in the game looks and acts like they do in 'reality'...Apu even runs a shop in the game.
    • "Double, Double, Boy in Trouble": A teal and gray arcade cabinet, and a blue and orange arcade cabinet.
    • "Elementary School Musical": A bus driving game on a GBA-style handheld.
    • "Treehouse of Horror XXI": Bart and Milhouse play a violent online Zii game with their local pastor. Bart accidentally smacks Milhouse in the eye.
    • "Little Orphan Millie": Console game Bar Brawl Four: Final Fracas.
    • "Dangerous Curves": Cereal Killer, a game where cereal mascots are shot with a pistol, played on a GBA handheld. Defictionalized.
    • "Bart Gets a "Z": Word Jammers, an educational game on 5¼ floppy disk.
    • "Thursdays with Abie": The Couch Gag involves the family in a Pinball Gag with a table called "Couch Gag Chaos".
    • "Moe Letter Blues": At Moe's Tavern, Low-Blow Boxing, a game with boxing glove peripherals, and Dance Dance Evolution on the Zii.
    • "Flaming Moe": At the Zip Zap and 'Za Pizza Arcade: Nuclear Winter, Larry the Looter, Pac-Rat, Springfield Racers, Time Waster, and Touch of Death.
    • "The Real Housewives of Fat Tony": Noiseland Arcade has the arcade games CaterKiller 2, Click Clack, Triangle Wars, and Time Waister.
    • "The Food Wife": At E4, the Expensive Electronic Entertainment Expo: Assassin's Creed: Summer of Love, Big Super Happy Fun Fun Game, Blocko Angelica Button and Blocko Cosmic Wars by Blocko, Dig Dug: Revelations, Driver's License 2: License to Drive, the Earthland Realms sequel Earthland Realms 2: The Outing of the Elves, the Grand Theft Scratchy game Grand Theft Scratchy: Itchy City Stories, and Guts of War II: Entrails of Intestinox, Human Centipede, Jalo, Marching Band, Medal of Duty, Q-bert: Origins, Shaun White: Time Snowboarder, Terrence Malick's Tree of Life Online, World of Krustcraft, Zii Hop and the Zii Zu by Funtendo, the GS3 GameStation, a racing game on the Ybox 360, a World War II FPS by Electronic Crafts, a spaceship game by ProtoVision, and companies Bongo Games, Chalmskinn Interactive, and Mapple.
    • On the Funtendo Zii: A World War II FPS, Zii Sports with Zii Fitness, Tennis, Baseball, Bowling, Golf and Boxing ("Million Dollar Maybe"), Dance Dance Evolution ("Moe Letter Blues"), and the couch gag only Simpsons Couch Gag for the Funtendo Zii ("Lisa Goes Gaga"). The Zii is also found in "The Squirt and the Whale", "The Spy Who Learned Me" and "A Tree Grows in Springfield".
    • Grand Theft Walrus appears in The Simpsons Movie and the episodes "At Long Last Leave", "A Tree Grows in Springfield", "The Fabulous Faker Boy", "Pay Pal", "Covercraft", "Bart's New Friend", "Sky Police" and "Let's Go Fly a Coot".
    • "Them, Robot": Angry Burns and Ukulele Hero on the MyPad.
    • "A Tree Grows In Springfield": MyPad games Don't Burn the Toast!, Krusty's Kosher Karnival, Lenny Dykstra's Prison Break, Pizza Clock, Words with Enemies, the MyPad port of Dash Dingo, the unavailable Tapped Out, and Distracted Driver, with the Game Within a Game Vengeful Pigs distracting the driver ("A Tree Grows in Springfield").
    • "To Cur, with Love": The MyPad game Villageville.
    • "Love Is a Many-Splintered Thing": Mixed Martian Arts, a fighting game with a Captain Ersatz Marvin the Martian, and the M-rated Plague Station 3.
    • "Whiskey Business": Waltz Waltz Revolution.
    • "Labor Pains": Angry Burps on the MyPhone.
    • "White Christmas Blues": Xbox game Frosty the Hit Man.
    • "The Man Who Grew Too Much": MyPad game Klash of Klowns.
    • "Luca$": Call of Daddy and Non-Threatening Birds on the MyPad.
    • "Days of Future Future": A future version of Homer is on a video screen playing Goody Gobble, when Marge decides to join in.
    • "Pay Pal": Call of Daddy on the MyPhone.
    • "Let's Go Fly a Coot": Arcade games Grand Theft Walrus II and Marbury V. Madison appear in the Kwik-E-Mart.
  • South Park:
    • "Chinpokomon": The Chinpokomon multimedia franchise has TV ads, an animated series, toys and a camp for teaching children to learn Japanese. The video game is played on a console and controller similar to the Nintendo 64. Chinpokomon dolls are seen in several episodes, and in South Park: The Stick of Truth, three achievements are earned from collecting thirty Chinpokomon.
    • "Best Friends Forever": PSP game Heaven vs. Hell, a game with at least sixty levels.
    • "Guitar Queer-O": Heroin Hero, a game about chasing a pink dragon through an enchanted forest while using up needles and smack, Rehab Hero, a game about running away from a pink dragon to escape the addiction of Heroin Hero (featuring Paris Hilton on the cover), and a racing game. Since its broadcast, Heroin Hero has been made into several different versions via Flash. (Just search Newgrounds.)
    • The episode "Make Love, Not Warcraft" featured a fictionalized version of World of Warcraft with significant differences from the real version, and mentioned a Hello Kitty Island Adventure MMO, though there is a real Hello Kitty Online. The actual games had easter eggs referencing the episode.
    • "Freemium isn't Free": Terrance and Phillip Give Us Your Money Mobile Game for the iPhone.
    • The 2001 Okama GameSphere in the episode "Towelie". The GameSphere has 128 GHz D-RAM and several games, and also appears in "It's Christmas in Canada", "Goobacks", "You Got F'd in the A", "Make Love, Not Warcraft", and "1%". The game South Park: Big Wheel Death Rally features the Okama Gamesphere 2.
    • In "Towelie", the kids are playing the GameSphere version of Thirst for Blood, a shooting game that can be played with four players or as a two player fighting game, involving gold, parachutes, saved games and at least fifty levels, with areas including The Caverns of Madness, a secret underground base, and an underwater level. The Thirst for Blood arcade version appears in "You "Got F'd in the A", "You're Getting Old", and "Super Fun Time", and appears in "Guitar Queer-O" along with arcade games Farmer's Market, Fist Fighter, Gang Wars, and Smack Man.
  • In Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, Flash Thompson's favorite arcade game was something called Video Man. In the episode where it premiered, however, Electro was somehow able to bring the Antagonist Title Character in the game to life, thereby creating the most memorable villain in the whole series.
  • Steven Universe is shown to be a fan of video games:
    • In "Rose's Room" Steven tries to get the secret ending to "Golf Quest Mini", a weird minigolf-themed JRPG.
    • In "Arcade Mania" Steven takes the Crystal Gems to the local video arcade to play games like "Road Killer", "Teens of Rage", and "Meat Beat Mania".
  • In one episode of Teen Titans, Beast Boy is able to hack into a system to download an early copy of a game called Mega Monkeys 2. However, because it's a pirated copy, his regular console lacks the necessary hardware to play it, so he tries to play it on Cyborg's computer, but accidentally uses Cyborg's recharging generator instead. When Cyborg tries to use it, well, the results aren't pretty. (And the resulting crisis sets up the plot.)
  • The episode "The World's Deadliest Game" of Challenge of the Superfriends had Toyman build a giant pinball machine on an ice planet, which he used to torment Black Lighting and Wonder Woman.
    Toyman: "Wonder Woman in the hole! I get a thousand points and a free ball!"
  • Super Pluckio Bros., a parody of Super Mario Bros. seen in Tiny Toon Adventures. Curiously enough, sound effects from the actual SMB game can be heard in the episode said game was featured in. There is also the Nonmindo video game console.
  • Robot Resource - Arcade game appearing in The Transformers episode "The Immobilizer".
  • Ninja Gladiator - Fighting game appearing in the Transformers Animated episode "Where Is Thy Sting?"
  • In an early episode of Xiaolin Showdown, Kimiko tries to cheer Raimundo up by offering him her handheld system with Goo Zombies II, which is supposedly a hot new title.

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