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!
"Copyright Fishytendo" at the bottom of the title screen is a play off of "Copyright Nintendo."
The character on the right side of the screen dresses like Princess Peach from the Super Mario Bros series
These cat-like creatures resemble Storm Troopers from Star Wars.
Goldfish's Dom Peters and David Poole catch a ride on what looks like a bike from Excitebike.
This underwater creature resembles Bub (or is it Bob?) from Bubble Bobble.
Peters, Poole, and the Goldfish get launched with a slingshot by a giant finger. Angry Birds, anyone?
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.
When the band sneaks past the Storm-Trooper cats, the building resembles the game Elevator Action.
The band members have to jump over an alligator-infested pond in a similar way to the game Pitfall.
The trio jump around on isometric blocks, just like Q*bert.
Peter, Poole, and the Goldfish all appear on screen in a similar style as the "all-out attack" from Persona 3 and 4.
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?