Focused around video game characters, Wreck-It Ralph features numerous video game characters from multiple publishing companies alongside the film's cast of original characters, much like the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.



  • A Star Wars Arcade game can be seen in the wide view of Litwak's Arcade.


  • Mario from Super Mario Bros.
  • Bowser (King Koopa) from Super Mario Bros.
  • A Super Mushroom from Super Mario Bros.
  • Ducks from Duck Hunt (as obstacles in Fix-it Felix Jr.)
  • An NES controller as the vault to Sugar Rush's CPU room.
  • (debatable): Princess Daisy from Super Mario Land
  • (debatable): Various turtle characters resembling Koopa Troopas (depicted here as resembling their in-game sprites rather than their official artwork).
  • (debatable): Princess Zelda from The Legend of Zelda

(Note: Mario and Luigi, the protagonists of Super Mario Bros. were intended to have appeared in the film, voiced by Charles Martinet. However, the producers couldn't find a place to work them into the story, that felt right for their significance, along with paying a hefty licensing fee. However, Mario is mentioned by Fix-It Felix in the film.)


  • Sonic the Hedgehog from Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Dr. Robotnik (Eggman) from Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Miles "Tails" Prower from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Picture on a wall in Tapper's Bar.)
  • Amy Rose from Sonic the Hedgehog CD (on the arcade cabinet of Sonic the Fighters alongside some other Sonic characters; her younger self from Sonic CD is used)
  • Knuckles the Echidna from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles (on the arcade cabinet of Sonic the Fighters and when Vanellope tell Ralph to "bust it open, Knuckles" (debatable))
  • Bean the Dynamite from Sonic the Fighters (on the arcade cabinet of Sonic the Fighters)
  • Bark the Polar Bear from Sonic the Fighters (on the arcade cabinet of Sonic the Fighters)
  • Fang the Sniper from Sonic & Tails 2/Sonic Triple Trouble (on the arcade cabinet of Sonic the Fighters)
  • Neff from Altered Beast
  • Cyril the Zombie from House of the Dead
  • Saw-Hand Cyborg from Cyborg Justice
  • (debatable): Hornet from Daytona USA (on an arcade cabinet titled Finish Line)
  • (debatable): Mishaela from Shining Force
  • Angel Kids from Angel Kids


(Note: Dr. Wily from Mega Man was originally set to make an appearance in the Bad-Anon villains support group as shown in an early render image. However, he was cut in the final version of the film and replaced with Smoke from Mortal Kombat.)


  • Kano from Mortal Kombat (aka "Cyborg")
  • Paperboy from Paperboy
  • Bartender from Root Beer Tapper
  • Cowboys from Root Beer Tapper
  • Smoke from Mortal Kombat
  • Satan from Satan's Hollow, (referred as "Satine")

Namco Bandai




  • Paddle 1 and Paddle 2 from Pong
  • Charley Chuck from Food Fight (on the Food Fight arcade cabinet during the wide view of Litwak's arcade)
  • A racer from RoadBlasters
  • (debatable): Bentley Bear from Crystal Castles



  • Dirk the Daring from Dragon's Lair (briefly on the Dragon's Lair arcade screen during the wide view of Litwak's arcade)

Data East

Williams Electronics

  • Knight and Ostrich from Joust

Square Enix


  • Beard Papa the Japanese cream-puff store brand mascot (as the Sugar Rush candy-kart factory security guard, voiced by John DiMaggio)
  • Skrillex as the DJ at the Fix-it Felix Jr. 30th anniversary party.
  • Peter Pan from Peter Pan (one of the Nicelanders is dressed as him at Fix-it Felix Jr. 30th anniversary party.)
  • A caricature of Director Rich Moore (seen behind Ralph in Tapper's).
  • In the scene where Sargent Calhoun and Fix-It Felix are in Sugar Rush, they land themselves in a river of Nesquik Sand, made entirely of over-concentrated Nestle Nesquik.
    • In the same scene, they must pull themselves out using Laffy Taffy.
  • In one of the scenes that takes place in Litwak's Arcade and Family Fun Center near the beginning of the film, a soda with a cup that reads Subway is shown on-screen on an arcade game.
  • One of the arcade games in Litwak's Arcade is Undead Apocalypse, made by either Crosman or Airsoft.

Games Featured/Homaged During End Credits

  • Stage 1 from Q*bert
  • Chemical Plant Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (with the Flame Mobile boss from Sonic the Hedgehog 3)
  • An 8-bit version of House of the Dead
  • A "Hero's Duty" cutscene referencing Metal Gear Solid
  • A "Sugar-Rush" version of Adventure Island
  • A 3-D "Hero's Duty" level themed after Doom
  • Root Beer Tapper
  • The car-breaking bonus stage round from Street Fighter II
  • An 8-bit version of "Hero's Duty" referencing both Metroid and Super Mario Bros.

Mentions and Allusions

  • Mario from Super Mario Bros. (by Felix at the Party)
  • Lara Croft from Tomb Raider (Used by Wreck-It Ralph as a false name when trying to get past Surge Protector)
  • Aerith from Final Fantasy VII (Referenced and written in graffiti as Aerith Lives on a subway wall in Game Central Station)
  • Sheng Long from the Street Fighter series (his name appears as a graffiti at the portal leading to Sugar Rush)
  • Leeroy Jenkins (Shown as graffiti on the Terminal Wall of "Jenkins")
  • Zero Wing (Referenced in graffiti on the Terminal Wall as All your base are belong to us)
  • (debatable): Darth Vader's breathing (When Ralph breathing through a straw cookie in the chocolate lake)

(Note: The GLaDOS reference has been debated, but Valve has acknowledged and confirmed the reference.)

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