Hero’s Duty

Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph looks to be the animated film to beat this fall. Centered on an 8-bit video game villain who—after decades of service being the baddie—wants to check out the road less traveled, Wreck-It Ralph embeds itself deeply into the lush art and history of video gaming. Not only does the family-friendly comedy offer plenty of cameos of recognizable video icons, from Sonic the Hedgehog to Bowser and Q*bert, it also develops three game worlds of its own.

The first is a 1980s 8-bit arcade game called Fix It Felix Jr. Here, players maneuver the eponymous handyman (voiced by 30 Rock‘s Jack McBrayer) as he battles the “rad wrecker” Wreck-It Ralph (John C. Reilly), who tirelessly tears down the buildings of Niceland. Check out the commercial for this game here.

The second world, where Ralph crosses paths with snotty ankle-biter Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman), is that of the 1990s-styled racing game Sugar Rush Speedway.



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