It should come as no surprise that we here at Chronic Reload are big, big fans of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s 6-part comic series Scott Pilgrim. After all, it is positively RIDDLED with video game references from the obscure to the down-right obvious. The good folks at UGO have created an exhaustive catalogue of EVERY video game reference throughout the first five volumes of the series. It’s well worth a read if you’re a fan of the comic. And if you’re not already aware of Scott Pilgrim and its brilliance, perhaps the sheer wealth of gaming nuggets hidden in these panels will perk your interest.
The full list of FIFTY-THREE (good lord!) references can be found here. Consider a guide of this magnitude to be spoiler-laden. You have been warned!
Scott Pilgrim: Volume 6 hits comic store shelves on July 20th. The Edgar Wright directed, Michael Cera starring movie adaptation, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, hits the cinema screens on August 6th. And more relative to this here website, Ubisoft’s Scott Pilgrim: The Video Game (featuring beautiful pixel art by Paul Robertson and music by 8 bit tunes by Anamanaguchi) should hit consoles soon.