Arcade - Un Video Game Diabolico [Spanish]
Arcade: A Realidade Mortal [Portuguese]
Arcade: Impatto Virtuale [Italian]
Jogo Mortal [Portuguese]
One step beyond virtual reality...let the game begin!
Kiss reality goodbye!
The game wants to play with you...real bad.
Once you start to play the game, your deepest fears come alive.
The game wants to play...with you!
The game is waiting to play with you.
The game wants to play with you.
Nomination Year: 2003
SYNOPSIS: Arcade is a video game. A really crappy video game, actually. And not just because it's evil. You lose, it gets your soul...and nobody's ever won. And the only way to stop it is
for a girl who's no good at video games to go into the game and beat it from the inside.
Oh, and that first cover? You know, over there on the upper right?
Megan Ward was never even IN They Live, let alone starring in it. Could they possibly have confused her with Meg Foster??
Smithee Award Nominations
Most Ludicrous Premise
A Real Brain Teaser
Q gets the Arcade's spastic psycho programmer
to explain the secrets behind the game. In a nutshell, it
was programmed with the brain cells of an abused kid. But
he was already brain dead, so it's not like it was unethical.
Worst Special Effect
It's the Real VR Special Effects
OK, it's a blue screen with really bad computer animation. We're not talking CGI here; more like VGA.
Deus Ex Machina
With All Those Souls, It Must Be Low on Hard-Drive Space
Arcade kills the heroine. Suddenly, the
heroine reappears and kills Arcade. How? "Guess what,
asshole? You forgot my free life." I particularly like
Arcade's helpful message, "Player's Soul Lost. Insert
The Flying Screamer
The Flying Screamer: Dig the lime-green aviator goggles.