A great attraction of the novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline was his reverence for the pop culture of the 1980s, from movies to videogames. While the adaptation of the big screen to Steven Spielberg is closer to the cinemas, the marketing brains of Warner Bros. have taken advantage of that nostalgia with trailers full of Easter eggs, and now there is an online game room with several vintage games to play.
Ready Player One takes place almost 30 years in the future, where the real world has fallen into distorted deterioration, and citizens find refuge in a massive and interconnected online world known as OASIS. When the creator of the system dies, he leaves behind a treasure hunt, where fans can solve riddles and clues based on the pop culture of the 1980s to win the grand prize: control of OASIS itself. The marketing campaign for the film has followed suit, using QR codes to unlock hidden features and launch riddles on Twitter that, when resolved, allow fans to unlock the various games.
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The vintage game hunt started with the arcade classic Joust, but in the days that followed, several other games have been unlocked in the online game room. Currently, Rootbeer Tapper, Sinistar and Robotron: 2048 are also available, and there is still one more title to reveal. It's a great way to give fans a taste of the '80s nostalgia before they see the movie and fun fun for anyone eager to try a game they could have played years ago, provided they do not have found Internet Archive. and its large number of classic games, of course.
Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One hits theaters on March 30.
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