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Game Hunt: Gaming Icons Invade Mass Effect

by Jeff Marchiafava on Feb 27, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Forget the Reaper invasion. Commander Shepard needs your help right now defending Mass Effect's universe from a hidden-object army of characters, symbols, and items from popular video games.

Game Informer's talented graphic designer Laleh Azarshin is at it again, hiding popular video game icons in this scene from Mass Effect 2. I've given up trying to find all of these hidden objects myself, but if you're daring enough to play her sadistic game, here are the 20 items Laleh has squirreled away in this picture. To have even a snowball's chance of finding them all, be sure to right click on the image (or this link), and open it in a new tab to see the expanded view.

01. Eyebot (Fallout 3)
02. Lurker (Dead Space)
03. Piranha Plant (Super Mario Bros.)
04. Boy (Limbo)
05. Laughing Octopus (MGS4)
06. Inky (Pac-man)
07. Mumbo Jumbo (Banjo Kazooie)
08. Clank (Ratchet & Clank)
09. Cloud (Final Fantasy)
10. Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
11. Plesioth emblem (Monster Hunter)
12. PED Hazard Suit Morph Ball (Metroid Prime 3: Corruption)
13. Zekrom (Pokémon Black & White)
14. TIE Interceptor (Star Wars)
15. Lightsaber (Star Wars)
16. Bayonetta
17. Dalek (Doctor Who)
18. Navi (Legend of Zelda)
19. Turret (Portal 2)
20. The meaning of life

Did you find them all? Gloat or ask for help from your fellow readers in the comments section, then check out our Portal 2, Borderlands, Arkham City, and Skyrim-themed Game Hunts. For more breathtaking video game images that make for perfect desktop backgrounds, check out Duncan H's excellent work at