The titular "bad guy" sets off on a game-hopping trip to prove that he, too, has what it takes to do good, after decades of watching the hero be celebrated and honoured for saving the day.
Moviegoers were treated to cameos from game characters of titles we all grew up with, from the 1980s to the modern consoles of today.
This summer, it's the real world that will be threatened by classic video game characters of yesteryear. From the mind of Saturday Night Live comedian Adam Sandler comes the feature film Pixels.
When aliens intercept a video message to the stars from Earth, showing scenes of classic arcade games, they misinterpret them as a declaration of war, launching an attack on the planet using the games as instruments of our destruction.
The film co-stars Sandler's good pal Kevin James, along with Sam Brenner, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Michelle Monaghan, who will come together to save the world.
Sound off on what your favorite games have been over the course of the last three decades.