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I've been heavily into video games since Pong and thought it would be fun to document where games have appeared in the media. 77 total so far...


Title Game
The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Buckaroo Banzai (fake)
Airport '77 (1977) Pong Doubles - cocktail
Alien Resurrection (1997) Atom Zone (fake?)
America 3000 (1985) 3 games - Centipede?
Bowling For Columbine (2002) Area 51 + more
Back To The Future II (1989) Wild Gunman
Big (1988) Spy Hunter + more
Body Double (1984) Centipede + many more
Boomerang (1992) Games in pool hall
The Crow (1994) 2 games
Dawn of the Dead (1978) Gun Fight, Night Driver, Starship 1, Qwak! and F-1
Double Dragon (1994) Double Dragon (only game NOT vandalized - ha!), Showdown + many more
Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982) Tempest, Lunar Rescue, Deluxe Space Invaders, Space Encounters and more
Friday After Next (2002) Street Fighter 2 + Video Fun (fake?)
Ghostbusters (1984) 3 games upstairs in the firehouse
The Goonies (1985) Cliff Hanger; I, Robot + ROTJ
Gremlins (1984) Star Wars Arcade + Crystal Castles
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) Doom II - arcade?!
Hackers (1995) Arcade
Honeymoon in Vegas (1992) Full arcade
The Hunter Will Get You (1975) Tank - plus a driving + pinball game
The Ice Pirates (1983) Pirate Board (fake)
Interview with a Serial Killer (1988) Hyperspace Invaders - fake game?
Jackie Brown (1997) 2 games - Breakout?
Jaws (1975) Killer Shark, Computer Space + 2 more
Jaws II (1978) Death Race
Jinxed (1983) Monaco GP +
Joysticks (1983) Satan's Hollow, Super Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Gorf ++
Juggernaut (1974) Pong
The Karate Kid (1984) Moon Patrol, Galaga, Qix, Extra Innings, Pole Position + more
Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance (1982) Turbo, Pac-Man, Q-Bert, Defender, Popeye,  Robotron, Donkey Kong? + more
Last Starfighter (1984) Starfighter (fake)
Mars Attacks (1996) Mars Attacks (fake)
Maximum Overdrive (1986) Star Castle & Time Pilot
Never Say Never Again (1983) Gravitar, Centipede + many more
Nightmares (1983) Bishop of Battle (fake) + more
Over The Top (1987) Mario Bros., Punch-Out + 1 more
The Philadelphia Experiment (1984) Battlezone +
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) Galaga + Centipede
Rancho Deluxe (1974) Pong
The Replacement Killers (1998) Fighter's History, Altered Beast, Mortal Kombat, Beast Busters, Centipede, X-men, Super Pac-Man, Street Fighter 2 CE, Mario Bros. ++
RoboCop 2 (1991) Bad Dudes, Midnight Resistance, Sly Spy ++
Rocky III (1982) Asteroids, Crazy Climber, Space Encounters, Astro Fighter, Star Castle & Magical Spot II + Rocky pinball!
Running Scared (1986) Battlezone
Soylent Green (1973) Computer Space - 1st VG in a movie
Strange Brew (1983) Galactic Beer Patrol (fake), Asteroids + a couple pinball
Superman IV - The Quest For Peace (1986) 1 game + 2 pinball
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) NARC ++
Terminal Velocity (1994) 2 games - Turbo?
Terminator 2 (1991) MACH 3 ?
The Thing (1982) Asteroids Deluxe
Toy Story (1995) Pong and others
TRON (1982) Space Paranoids and a full arcade with: Pac-Man and most every game of the day.
Twilight Zone - The Movie (1983) Tempest
Very Bad Things (1998) Mortal Kombat 4
Wargames (1982) Galaga, DigDug, Zaxxon, SubRoc-3D + more - Galaxian?
Wizards (1988) Tons of NES arcade games
57 Total

Music Videos

Title Game
Bon Jovi - Only Lonely Kiss Pinball
Depeche Mode - Get the Balance Right Galaxian
Falco - Vienna Calling Unknown game in back
George Clinton - Atomic Dog Space Invaders/Pac-Man/Donkey Kong/Galaga/ Ms. Pac-Man, Atomic Dog (fake)
Janet Jackson - Someone to Call My Lover Defender
Judas Priest - Freewheel Burnin' Pole Position (cockpit - renamed Freewheel Burnin')/Missile Command/Asteroids/Astro Fighter
Rainbow - Death Alley Driver Turbo
Rush - Subdivisions Tempest
Sheena Easton - Almost Over You Defender/Sinistar
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Love Struck Baby Space Invaders
Tom Petty - You Got Lucky Astro Invasion
ZZ Top - Legs Space Invaders/Next to it is Berzerk - then Asteroids Deluxe in shots with the band
12 Total


Title Game
Bucker & Garcia - Pac-Man Fever Pac-Man, Frogger, Centipede, Donkey Kong, Asteroids, Defender, Mousetrap + Berzerk
Dazz Band - Joystick Joystick video game/sexual innuendo classic
Linda Fratianne - Tune Up with the Hits w/Pac-Man Fever
Scientist Encounters Pac-Man Pac-Man
The Who - It's Hard Space Duel on cover
5 Total


Title Game
Seinfeld - The Frogger Frogger
Silver Spoons 5 Games
That 70s Show Pong
3 Total

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