One of my favorite things about Ernest Cline’s novel Ready Player One is all the references to old movies, TV shows and games throughout, many of which I have loved since I was a child. As much as the book gets criticized for being nostalgia porn, I am a sucker for nostalgia. I was born in 1989, and to this day the eighties and nineties remain my personal favorite decades in terms of entertainment.
Here are some of my favorite films/series/franchises that the novel makes a reference to. See if you can identify them by the image provided.
Is the last one Snorks?
Snorks is a good guess but the answer we were looking for is Q*bert. That scene was originally from a Saturday morning cartoon called Saturday Supercade which featured animated segments starring popular arcade game characters, running for 2 seasons from 1983 to 1984 on CBS.