Some are more obvious than others, but they are easy to find References to books, movies, video games, or news in any episode of The Simpsons. This time, we want to focus on video games, on these little tributes that the series wanted to pay about this sector. From great classics like Pac-Man to other more modern phenomena like Minecraft or God of War.
During the series’ changing intro, in Season 32 Episode 9, The Simpsons paid tribute to Pac-Man, Namco’s classic video game created by Toru Iwatani. Homer was a hungry Pac-Man who couldn’t do anything against the ever-annoying Flanders …
The fifth episode of the twenty-third season was one of The Simpsons’ biggest homages to the video game industry, parodying the E3 event with a fictional E4 where you could see great references to video games. One of the first in this episode is Angry Birds and the classic slingshot where explosions to kill pigs are most common
God of the war
It was also on episode E4, titled “The Food Wife,” where we got to see a lot more tributes. PS3 was GS3, Xbox was YBOX, Nintendo enjoyed, and we have seen references to games like GTA, World of Warcraft, Resident Evil, Halo, Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed. One of the most memorable moments is when Bart plays Guts of War II, a parody of God of War II.
In season 10 and episode 5, the creators of the series wanted to pay tribute and a console that at the time was on everyone’s lips: PlayStation and its Crash Bandicoot. In this case, Lisa tries Dash Goofy, an obvious tribute to the project created by the Naughty Dog studio.
It is one of the most widespread urban legends associated with the video game industry, and while some claim the machines were real, the truth is that Polybius it remains one of the great mysteries of the arcade era. However, for The Simpsons it does exist and was seen in Season 18. Bart walks into an arcade where he is about to play games. Triangle Wars, a parody of Atari’s asteroids,
Episode 17 of Season 25 includes another of those usual tributes in The Simpsons intro, intros that actually last more or less depending on the time of the episode and whether it is necessary to do so. lengthen. In this intro all of Springfield turns into Minecraft blocks, including the family, and in case there are any doubts, Moe Szyslak appears to have turned into a climbing plant.
The most famous monkey in video games, designed by Shigeru Miyamoto, he also enjoyed a little tribute in an episode. Although this time it was time to see a Kong sunk into oblivion, addicted to tobacco and run down. But this is not the only reference, without a doubt the episode in which Homer attacked Mario in true style. Donkey Kong is the best tribute:
It was one of the most influential consoles in history due to the number of regular non-gamers it managed to capture. With Wii, Nintendo achieved a resounding triumph
THE Legend of Zelda
The Simpsons’ tribute to The Legend of Zelda It is one of those more complicated to see if you are not careful, but there are also this type of Easter eggs in the American series. In the first chapter of season 29, homage was paid to many fantastic licenses like Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings or The Chronicles of Narnia. But also to the Nintendo license, since Dr Hibbert runs a drug store with the classic red, blue and green bottles of Ocarina of Time and Majora´s Mask. In addition, each of them has a different price in rupees, the currency of Hyrule. Red for life, green for magic and blue for both, which is why it is the most expensive: 100 rupees. This is not the only reference, however, and on another occasion we were able to see Homer and Marge as Link and Zelda.