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How many game references can you spot in this superb image?

Our friends over at Edge magazine have been kind enough to give us their awesome game-inspired piece of modern art from issue 203. It was created by Gary Lucken from the excellent Army of Trolls and after entering a slightly hypnotic trance while looking at it this morning, we thought we'd share it with you.

There are about 89 game characters and references in the image but how many can you spot? Click the image for a larger version and tell us what you've found in the comments below.


Above: You have to admit it's a thing of beauty, right?


9th September 2010

66 comments

  • Snowbyrd - September 14, 2010 3:29 p.m.

    Guardian heroes
  • Carthy25 - September 14, 2010 3:16 p.m.

    Anyone said gunstar heroes yet?
  • Bexster - September 13, 2010 10:39 p.m.

    Found Cannon Fodder in there too. I loved that game. Also love the fact that Syndicate is in there.
  • DrBoom - September 12, 2010 6:18 p.m.

    -Kurtis, the green prinny, near peach's castle -Rabites, from sword of mana.
  • BrianDowns - September 11, 2010 7:16 p.m.

    Did anyone else see Viewtiful Joe and Darwinia?
  • Bawheidbob - September 11, 2010 5:56 p.m.

    Ice Cream Ice Cream Speedball :D Great picture.
  • Zephon - September 11, 2010 5:07 a.m.

    No one has mentioned the Vagrant Story reference thats in the top right corner in the graveyard. Also i'm sure there is a felyne from Monster Hunter in there as well near to the Pong Cafe. Very Monster Hunter esque anyways.
  • industriedude - September 10, 2010 11:30 p.m.

    anyone mentioned?: -Sonic -Pokemon -Streetfighter -Final Fantasy -Megaman -Yoshi?
  • Xplosive59 - September 10, 2010 7:04 p.m.

    ive found my new screen saver!
  • joshin69 - September 10, 2010 12:32 p.m.

    I think there maybe more than 100, i even foud eco
  • philipshaw - September 10, 2010 12:24 p.m.

    There is a lot of pacman references and I see a katmari ball
  • isaacthejust - September 10, 2010 10:31 a.m.

    think i see age of empire or civ iv, ecco and wave race, dj hero roof party next to the gameboy, frogger, and the whole mario64 castle with mega man in the back yard, defender, rampage, the chainsaw dude from re4, sonic green hill zone, um jammer lammy's band with parappa, mechwarrior, kingdom hearts
  • WesJones87 - September 10, 2010 5:17 a.m.

    Dr Kawashima's Brtain Training is in there too!
  • ChipTheExecutioner - September 10, 2010 5:06 a.m.

    Sam fisher in the window next the HL2 building, chun-li and ryu under the orange tetris block, thats all i see that i don't think anyone else has called lol at the frogger, bomberman and mortal kombat references.
  • Jurdge - September 10, 2010 3:11 a.m.

    They gave away a mouse mat with this image on as well, I'm using it now!
  • Metroidhunter32 - September 10, 2010 1:55 a.m.

    Only one I see is the big ball thing from Doom.
  • PooPSock - September 10, 2010 1:01 a.m.

    1,2,3,4....5,6,7,8,9,10, uhh.....11,12,13,14,15.... 16? *head explodes*
  • Jesse1066 - September 9, 2010 11:28 p.m.

    I don't know if this has been pointed out, but the version on ArmyofTrolls is slightly different. Besides the different watermark and slightly different coloration, Yoshi is in a different place, and a police car is replaced by a red convertible. The skate park and the Space Invaders building are also different. Other differences may exist as well.
  • Hobojedi - September 9, 2010 10:57 p.m.

    That's one huge cacodemon in the street.
  • Ra3v3r - September 9, 2010 10:43 p.m.

    Don't think anyone noticed Bomb Jack either...

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