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Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video

Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video

Clearly inspired by classic gaming, artist Mike Scott animated the music video for the South African band Goldfish's song, "We Come Together." The video is saturated from beginning to end with video game and nerdy pop-culture references, and it's difficult to find a frame of animation that doesn't have some kind of homage to video games of the past. Some of these references are as clear as day, while some can only be appreciated by the most hardcore of gaming fans. Checking each and every frame of this video, we dissected every single possible video game reference within this music video. (Also: Watch the original video after the jump.)

  • The name "Goldfish" appears on the screen appears in a similar way as the "SEGA" logo. They even have a similar font!
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • "Copyright Fishytendo" at the bottom of the title screen is a play off of "Copyright Nintendo."
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • The character on the right side of the screen dresses like Princess Peach from the Super Mario Bros series
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • These cat-like creatures resemble Storm Troopers from Star Wars.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • Goldfish's Dom Peters and David Poole catch a ride on what looks like a bike from Excitebike.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • This underwater creature resembles Bub (or is it Bob?) from Bubble Bobble.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • Peters, Poole, and the Goldfish get launched with a slingshot by a giant finger. Angry Birds, anyone?
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • Poole is seen wearing a helmet with two balloon attached to it, just like from Balloon Fight.
  • A purple Cheep-Cheep from the Super Mario Bros series appears in the background.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • When the band sneaks past the Storm-Trooper cats, the building resembles the game Elevator Action.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • The band members have to jump over an alligator-infested pond in a similar way to the game Pitfall.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • The trio jump around on isometric blocks, just like Q*bert.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • Peter, Poole, and the Goldfish all appear on screen in a similar style as the "all-out attack" from Persona 3 and 4.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • Achievement Unlocked! If you pause the video precisely at the 0:58 mark, you'll see this Easter Egg. Why would anyone pause this video frame by frame, anyway?
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video

 

  • When the goldfish knocks the Storm Trooper Cat into the sky, he turns into a Starman, the star-shaped power-up from the Super Mario Bros series.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • A Hadoken fireball is thrown in what appears to be Blanka's stage from Street Fighter II.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • A Dragon Punch (aka Shoryuken) from the Street Fighter series is performed as a finishing move on that Storm Trooper cat.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • Poole hits a "!" block from below to get a power-up, just like Mario.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • The wanted levels are similar to the ones in the Grand Theft Auto series.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • The town map looks like a Pac-Man maze.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • The graphics from the driving sequences are similar to those from Minecraft.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • The use of "The Orange" cardboard boxes and sneaking around in them are from the Metal Gear Solid series.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • Famous Video Game Characters hanging out at the Smooth Jazz Club! Patrons here include Donkey Kong, R2D2, Bowser, Meowth, and (Although she's not really a video game character) Hello Kitty.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • The band members disguise themselves as Hello Kitty with facial hair, A Meowth/T-800 hybrid, and Felix the Cat with an eyepatch.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • Play him off, Keyboard Cat!
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • A pissed Angry Bird, Donkey Kong, and Darth Vader try to murder the guys from the band.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • A giant Pac-Man chases away an Angy Bird
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • Poole performs E. Honda's Thousand-Hand Slap from Street Fighter II.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • Donkey Kong gets the receiving end of Zangief's Pile Driver from Street Fighter II.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video

 

  • Darth Vader gets the infamous spine rip fatality from the Mortal Kombat series.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • The Angry Bird gets a saxophone thrown at its face in a setting similar to Nintendo's Duck Hunt.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • A weird blue creature that looks like Bart Simpson appears on the lower-right corner of the screen.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • Bomberman (or should it be Bombercat?) makes a cameo and does what he does best-- blow stuff up.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • Cactuar from the Final Fantasy series appears after the Smooth Jazz Club explodes.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • Parappa the Rappa's beenie is worn by one of the characters after the explosion.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • The ghosts from Pac-Man run in fear after the club explosion
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • Katamari Damacy's The Prince appears from the ground, rolling a spherical golden mass.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • The golden ball goes through a series of loops that are similar to the ones in the Sonic the Hedgehog series
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • The Mech that the band appears in looks like Sonic the Hedgehog.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • The Final Boss looks like Garfield
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • The Final Boss battle looks like the many fights between Mario and King Koopa.
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video
  • Looks like one of the MANY "Our Princess is another castle" screens from Super Mario Bros.
  • "A WINNER IS YOU" is a horribly translated line from the video game "Pro Wrestling."
Every Nerdy Reference in Goldfish's "We Come Together" Music Video


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