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


  • drewbian - September 9, 2010 12:02 p.m.

    this is too sick
  • Jadernader - September 9, 2010 12:07 p.m.

    this is great! haha i see Crazy Taxi i miss that game!
  • batman5273 - September 9, 2010 12:07 p.m.

    Wow! That is amazing!
  • DynamicJul - September 9, 2010 12:14 p.m.

    Too much awesomeness!
  • Jordo141 - September 9, 2010 12:17 p.m.

    OVER 9000!!!
  • EnragedTortoise1 - September 9, 2010 12:19 p.m.

  • Channel4 - September 9, 2010 12:36 p.m.

    Half Life 2 BUILDING!!! APE ESCAPE!!! LOCO ROCO!!! BOMBERMAN!!! DR KAWASHIMAS HEAD!!! SNAKE AND HIS BOX!!! MOOGLE!!! Surprisingly no Portal reference though...
  • TENAXIS - September 9, 2010 12:37 p.m.

    PLS let there be a tf2 reference. I love how the edge building is the HL2 building, thats awesome :D. easily my new desktop background :)
  • GabeMcGrath - September 9, 2010 12:46 p.m.

    In June last year, my forum friends & I came up with 89 (eightynine) game references in the poster. If anyone's interested, I'm happy to share a link to our list. I'll just _wait_ a few days though; gotta let everyone here have a turn *themselves* first! :-)
  • TrojanGold - September 9, 2010 12:50 p.m.

    I THINK I see a Sim City reference
  • AxiamWolfe - September 9, 2010 1:06 p.m.

    Darwnia! Ken doing a Hadouken! Patapon! Pong! Bubble Bobble! X2 Tetris! Playstation face buttons! Sub-Zero!? Virtua Fighter! Advance Wars!? Doom! OMG Sim's Plumbob! ......and many more that I can't for the life of me figure out. Damn my 1994 birth year.
  • AxiamWolfe - September 9, 2010 1:11 p.m.

    Shit, just noticed a few more I think I should just yell out. Another space Invaders ref. Master Chief John-117 Animal Crossings? Katamari Grim Fandango
  • abbottfrizzell - September 9, 2010 1:19 p.m.

    isn't there an actual little game on the net that does this as well? still sweet, what better way to put me to gaming shame by making a picture with references I don't know. I'm such a failure
  • Kage_No_Shi - September 9, 2010 1:26 p.m.

    Large image PLZ. Those of us with decent monitors have to squint ~_~
  • papergoon - September 9, 2010 1:52 p.m.

    Hmm I'll try. - Animal Crossing - Street Fighter - Is that Ignition? - Link - Pacman - Space Invaders - Skate/Tony Hawk - Bubble Booble! - Pong - Halo - Mario + Yoshi - Final Fantasy (Cloud) - Crazy Taxi - Mortal Combat (Subzero) - Katamari - Raiden (the aeroplane-shooting game) - King Kong - Playstation & Nintentdo - Habbo Hotel? - Grand Theft Auto (Niko Belic) - Sonic the Hedgehog - Shadow of the Colossus - Wave Race? - Professor Layton That's it for now (:
  • 8bitBaby - September 9, 2010 1:59 p.m.

    very few. because of the MASSIVE grey games radar water mark across the image. why? DX
  • GamesRadar_NathanIrvine - September 9, 2010 2:07 p.m.

    To the folk asking for larger versions or one without the watermark: There is a full A1 poster version of the image but by copyright laws we're not allowed to post it. There's also a version which doesn't have GamesRadar strewn across it but this also falls under the copyright laws. Apologies.
  • DanteofFlorence - September 9, 2010 2:21 p.m.

    I spy with my little eye a couple of Arwings.
  • AxiamWolfe - September 9, 2010 2:31 p.m.

    Few more interesting ones: Lara Croft Viewtiful Joe That knight from Super Ghouls and Ghosts (god how do I know this? Oh right, bootleg GBA cartridges) Lemmings Frank West Guy wearing Servbot Novelty Mask. Zombie? Same pose as them other zombies...... Viva Pinata Pretztail Super Monkey Ball Ryu and Chun Li side by side NES BTW, me and my sis can't find Layton anywhere......
  • papergoon - September 9, 2010 2:40 p.m.

    Some more I guess - The Sims 3 - Sim Copter? - Tetris - Load Runner? - Super Monkey Ball - Tekken - Bomberman! - Gameboy! - Megaman - Metal Gear Solid (Solid Snake) - NES - [arrgh that keyboard zombie killing game] - Nintendogs? GR this is addictive :X

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