Console Cameos

Game: Super Smash Bros. Melee

Console cameo: Nintendo's biggest and best

Melee is cram-jam-packed with Nintendo fan service. That's part of the reason why it was GameCube's biggest title. But nothing in-game compares to the trophy room's collection of every Nintendo system that matters. They even bothered to differentiate between Game Boys. Not sure about the gravity-defying N64 controller though.

Game: Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Console cameo: Game & Watch

Oh, did we say Melee was cram-jam-packed with Nintendo heritage? Brawl trumps it with ease, even without a special trophy room displaying the company's entire history. Not much in the way of console appearances, but there is this stage based on the ancient Game & Watch. See it in action here.

Game: Beautiful Katamari

Console cameo: Xbox 360

You'd think a series involving hundreds of household items lying about would have more console shout outs. Unless we missed something, only the newest game has a system in its sticky sights, and it's an Xbox 360. Well, tons of Xbox 360s. And controllers.

Game: Condemned: Criminal Origins

Console cameo: Xbox 360

Most of the Achievements in Condemned involve collecting rotting birds and finding as many blunt instruments of death as possible. Then there are a few completely out of place Xbox units plugged into malfunctioning TVs. Shouldn't it be the other way around?

Bonus nerddom: the 360s actually have Condemned faceplates


  • Ricochet3438 - January 19, 2011 3:31 p.m.

    There's also a pictochat level in super smash bros brawl. Not reallly a console cameo but it's still there.
  • Ricochet3438 - January 19, 2011 3:29 p.m.

    Also in deadrising two right after chuck and katey make it to the bunker and go into the security office, chuck asks that one chick if she'll take care of his daughter while he's out getting the zomberex. Katey pulls out a pink psp, and starts playing it.
  • RainbowStalin - May 11, 2010 8:10 p.m.

    Brett, what is it with you and the name perch?
  • Menelin - December 29, 2009 8:10 p.m.

    In Geist, when you possess the doctor, there's a Gamecube in one of the lockers in the women's locker room as well as Samus' helmet.
  • camelfro - November 25, 2009 5:20 a.m.

    kul article shin megami tensei ds had a ds as the main plot device
  • faceofmonkey - October 6, 2009 11:47 p.m.

    In the beginning of Rachet and Clack 3, Rachet is playing a Jak&Daxter, Rachet and Clank, and Rachet and Clank 2 on a PS2
  • Xplosive59 - November 28, 2008 9 a.m.

    MGS4 has a ps3 on the table, sunny plays a PSP and snake controles the mk2/mk3 with a playstation controller
  • Scoob1.0 - November 21, 2008 4:33 a.m.

    and lets not forget the Nintendo 64 in the lady's house where u save your game in Donkey Kong Country 3 I believe it was... shes even playing the system during some saves.
  • Burn - November 11, 2008 5:59 a.m.

    Hmm... Not a big deal, but Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow features a SNES in your room. Oh and in the file select screen for Banjo Kazooie - Banjo is playing a GameBoy. Yippee...
  • KirbyCupcake - November 16, 2008 4:24 p.m.

    Oh sorry, didn't see you already mentioned it..*blush*
  • KirbyCupcake - November 16, 2008 4:20 p.m.

    ^ Adding on to the comment, in Pokemon Diamond (suppose in Pearl too) you have a Wii in your room, and so does your friend.:D
  • BarryNomad - September 18, 2009 7:16 p.m.

    Here are some more: Virtual-On Oratorio Tangram: Dreamcast and Xbox 360 versions have Dreamcast's attached to the mech's backs. Sonic Adventure: The boss E-105 Zeta has a body made up of Dreamcasts Rent a Hero no. 1: The hero's computer is the SECA CREAMCAST, looks like a creamy white Dreamcast. SEGAGAGA: Every SEGA console cameos numerous times including in the final battle.
  • MoChilla - February 17, 2009 8:21 a.m.

    They Replace the PSP in Home with a PDA.
  • jokerdog - August 14, 2009 9:29 a.m.

    Don't forget the three gamecubes in REmake used to free Chris/Jill from the chamber.
  • rezapoc - August 13, 2009 7:32 p.m.

    Dont forget the dreamcasts mounted on the back of the robots in virtual on: ot.
  • CH3BURASHKA - August 12, 2009 8:07 p.m.

    Grand Theft Auto needs some console cameos - perhaps a mission around stealing the new thing from Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo R&D labs.

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