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20 Small Details From Video Game Movies Worth Pausing For

April 9, 2021 594 votes 67 voters 2.4k views20 items

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Out of all the film genres out there, video game movies are both the newest and most inconsistent genre in terms of quality. Sure, blockbuster hits like Pokemon: Detective Pikachu and Sonic the Hedgehog have the legs to stand on compared to other animated features, but for a while... things were pretty rough. From the infamous Super Mario Bros. to the campy cult classic Street Fighter, video game movies haven't always stuck the landing with general audiences, but they always manage to give a subtle shout-out to their original properties. 

This is a collection of small details from video game movies. Vote up the details you missed when first watching these video game movies!

  • 1

    Sonic's Accessories Are Always On Brand

    Photo: Sonic The Hedgehog / Paramount Pictures

    From Redditor u/Hereforthemeymeys:

    In Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) the headband that Sonic wears has the original logo from the game series.

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  • 2

    Physical Parts Of The Actual Game Made An Appearance In 'Street Fighter'

    Photo: Street Fighter / Universal Pictures

    From Redditor u/Wrxpk:

    In Street Fighter (1994) M. Bison's control panel is actually a joystick from Street Fighter 2 arcade cabinet.

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  • 3

    'Detective Pikachu' Was Super Faithful To In-Game Battle Mechanics For The Core Games

    Photo: Pokemon: Detective Pikachu / Warner Bros.

    From Redditor u/Lick_Ross:

    Pokémon: Detective Pikachu - in the roundhouse scene, the Charizard looks frightened after the Magikarp evolves into Gyarados. This is due to Gyarados' special ability: Intimidate.

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  • 4

    'Super Mario Bros' Used Some Real Life Nintendo Hardware As Weaponry

    From Redditor u/Stuckincoach:

    The "de-evolution" guns seen in Super Mario Bros. (1993) were just repainted versions of the Super Nintendo "Super Scope."

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