This is why I was most intrigued by the game that features the titular Ralph as a villain: the fictional eighties game 'Fix it Felix Jr.' clearly influenced by the most popular 80s arcade games, it's such an accurate parody it's hard to believe it didn't really exist. Speaking to Google, Rich More once explained the process of its creation.” first we stuck to a board images of games we thought it should be like. It's kind of like 'Donkey Kong' it's kind of like 'Rampage'. And then we broke down what made those games unique, how much detail these games had to them, what were their goals, what made them appealing. And then we got to what the gameplay could be like, starting with this idea of one guy fixing while one guy wrecks. It did not happen overnight, it was a lot of experimentation, a lot of going back to these old games." It was important to Moore that the game so prominently shown in the movie wasn't just a romantic version of the past but an authentic representation. "It was one thing to remember them fondly and have nostalgic feelings for them, but [you need to] go back and see them with a more critical eye."
The game sees Ralph destroying the Niceland Apartments in retaliation for them bulldozing his stump home; forcing him to live in a dump. To repair their building the Nicelanders call on Felix who has to fix every broken window using his magical hammer. When all the windows are repaired a cut scene plays where the Nicelanders join Ralph and Felix on the roof. Felix is rewarded a medal, a pie, and a kiss on the cheek. Ralph however is flung from the roof of the building into a mud puddle. This naturally enrages him further, promoting him to return to the building to wreck it again.
To do that we went to someone who made games in that time period. He used 8bit boards because we wanted it to be as authentic as it could be." After seeing this one off machine Disney felt that 50 - 60 new "old" arcade machines should be built which could be disturbed across America. They thought it the perfect way to promote the film. Artificially aged and weathered, despite only being months old these arcade machines looked and played just like relics from the eighties.
There's not as many frames of animation as the film counterpart. This isn't that surprising as a little bit of movie magic was sprinkled over the cinematic 'Fix it Felix Jr.'. The arcade game shown in the opening scene of the film was far too visually sophisticated for a 1982 game; with graphical flourishes that would never have been possible at the time. However, the sound and music of the fictitious arcade machine was a far more realistic reflection. It's adhesion to what was possible at the time is no doubt down to the lengths composer Henry Jackman went to. Evidently in the film "there's some pretty authentic Namco style 8bit music where I was doing my research to see what the frequency response was on the chips of a 'PacMan' game to make sure it wasn't to HiFi." The tunes featured in the film version of 'Fix it Felix Jr.' Carry across seamlessly to the Mega Drive. With these familiar tunes come a couple of voice samples from the film. 'Altered Beast' infamously showed that vocal sampling was possible on the Mega Drive early in its life, but thankfully the samples here are a lot less distorted and are actually decipherable!