I rented the Disney movie Wreck It Ralph and watched it with my kids last night. The movie brought back a lot of nostalgia for those arcade games of my youth. In the movie Ralph is the bad guy in an arcade game called "Fix It Felix Jr" which is celebrating its 30th anniversary thus putting it's origination at around the time period games like Popeye and Donkey Kong were popular. Ralph "wrecks" an apartment building in the game and throws bricks at Felix Jr, the "hero" of the game who fixes the damage caused by "Wreck it Ralph" with a magic hammer. "Wreck it Ralph" becomes tired of being overshadowed by Felix Jr. and being treated poorly by the other characters in the game so he sets out to turn himself from "villain" to "hero" in which the movie's adventures ensue. For more about the movie visit the official Disney site http://disney.go.com/wreck-it-ralph/
While watching Wreck it Ralph my kids were asking me if they could get the "Fix It Felix Jr." video game to play. I smiled and told them I didn't think it existed and was just a part of the movie but curiously typed "Wreck it Ralph" into the Apple app store search feature on my Ipad. Low and behold what did appear? The "Fix it Felix Jr." video game did exist and it was available for FREE on the app store! Disney has recreated the "Fix It Felix Jr." game from the movie in all its 8-bit graphics glory. My kids and I have had a blast playing it this weekend ... I guess you can go back to the arcade again! I really enjoyed sharing an experience with my children that was similar to my own childhood experiences where we all had fun playing together. Whether or not you grew up in the Pacman/Donkey Kong generation I think anyone will have a good time trying out this fun retro themed video game.
CLICK HERE to download the "Fix it Felix Jr." video game from the Wreck it Ralph movie.
I'm an ios guy with iphone, ipad & itouch mobile devices so most of my posts about tech stuff will have Apple app store links ... that doesn't mean there aren't similar apps for androids, windows, etc just means I may not have looked for them.