If you could turn one tv show/movie into an 8/16-bit game?

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Re: If you could turn one tv show/movie into an 8/16-bit gam

Post by SpockIOM » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:50 am

Visoinaries is a good shout. I always hoped they'd make a Defenders of the Earth and Thundercats game too but, to my knowledge, they never came about. The Dream Stone would have been a good idea too - so much scope for creativity with it being based on dreams.
For a more obscure source I remember having a very cheap video of a Ukranian cartoon called The Cossacks - basically it was about 3 cossacks and their adventures, usually rescuing captured maidens or their mates (Google "the cossacks cartoon" and you'll get some idea). The characters were the big strong one, the little fast and hasty one and the lanky logical thinker type. The cartoons had plenty of source material to draw from and really cool music, and I always thought that somewhere between the SMS version of Asterix and the Lost Vikings would be where a game based on this would sit.
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Post by gman72 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:16 am

gman72 wrote:Mork and Mindy or The Cosby Show.
Yeah so for The Cosby Show I'm thinking of a side on flick screen arcade adventure along the lines of Herbert's Dummy Run. Featuring a white Bill Cosby on the Spectrum version. Class.

For Mork and Mindy I'm thinking of a 3d space shooter featuring the voice of Robin Williams. Piloting a star ship on a mission to rescue Mindy from Orson who has gone insane. Every time you blow up an enemy Nannooo Nannooo booms out of the speakers. This could work.
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Post by Mootown » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:28 am

Transformers done like StreetFighter II.

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Post by joefish » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:38 am

Mootown wrote:Transformers done like StreetFighter II.
It should be based on the original cartoon series. You could have a special move where Megatron transforms into a gun and falls clattering on the floor. Then after a while someone walks in, picks him up, and shoots the opponent. You have several minutes to counter it.

Similarly, Soundwave could transform into a small stereo and wait for several hours to see if his opponent will pick him up and say "Ooh, I found a personal stereo!" before launching a devastating unblockable surprise combo attack.

Optimus Prime's special move would obviously be to turn his back on his opponent and transform, at which point his trailer appears out of nowhere to rush in from the opposite side of the screen and run over his opponent, then reverse out again as he stands up.

There would be no gore or obvious violence, but someone might randomly swear once every 100 games.

And whether you can fly or not would be decided entirely randomly at the beginning of each bout.

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Post by thebear » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:12 am

I wish someone had made a game of that Pac-Man cartoon

imagine him running round a a maze eating them pills, and the ghosts and



oh
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Post by gman72 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:13 pm

How about a text adventure based on Crossroads? Could be fun.
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Re: If you could turn one tv show/movie into an 8/16-bit gam

Post by sscott » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:19 pm

gman72 wrote:
gman72 wrote:Mork and Mindy or The Cosby Show.
Yeah so for The Cosby Show I'm thinking of a side on flick screen arcade adventure along the lines of Herbert's Dummy Run. Featuring a white Bill Cosby on the Spectrum version. Class.

For Mork and Mindy I'm thinking of a 3d space shooter featuring the voice of Robin Williams. Piloting a star ship on a mission to rescue Mindy from Orson who has gone insane. Every time you blow up an enemy Nannooo Nannooo booms out of the speakers. This could work.
How about the Ill-fated Cosby Show mysteries as a text adventure?
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Re: If you could turn one tv show/movie into an 8/16-bit gam

Post by ipmarks » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:21 pm

Quincy

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Post by thingonaspring » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:32 pm

joefish wrote:
Mootown wrote:Transformers done like StreetFighter II.
It should be based on the original cartoon series. You could have a special move where Megatron transforms into a gun and falls clattering on the floor. Then after a while someone walks in, picks him up, and shoots the opponent. You have several minutes to counter it.
Not a "game", and not 8/16 bit, but the bonus round...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urjperFnX0s

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:51 pm

gman72 wrote:How about a text adventure based on Crossroads? Could be fun.
What would you like to do next?

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Re: If you could turn one tv show/movie into an 8/16-bit gam

Post by Swainy » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:12 pm

Minder the scrolling beat em up. You control Terry, he has to run around on screen stopping bad guys from hitting Arthur.
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Post by The Laird » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:23 pm

thebear wrote:I wish someone had made a game of that Pac-Man cartoon

imagine him running round a a maze eating them pills, and the ghosts and



oh
Pac-Land was based on the cartoon series, hence the different gameplay.

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Re: If you could turn one tv show/movie into an 8/16-bit gam

Post by Sel Feena » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:25 pm

ipmarks wrote:Quincy
It's all getting a bit silly now! F*ck it, Wacaday the shmup. You control a flying Timmy Mallet through six stages.
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Re: If you could turn one tv show/movie into an 8/16-bit gam

Post by RodimusPrime » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:34 pm

thingonaspring wrote:
joefish wrote:
Mootown wrote:Transformers done like StreetFighter II.
It should be based on the original cartoon series. You could have a special move where Megatron transforms into a gun and falls clattering on the floor. Then after a while someone walks in, picks him up, and shoots the opponent. You have several minutes to counter it.
Not a "game", and not 8/16 bit, but the bonus round...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urjperFnX0s

:lol:

This is better

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDGA_o7648o

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Re: If you could turn one tv show/movie into an 8/16-bit gam

Post by playzooki » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:37 pm

Top Gear.

You control either Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond or "that other lady" (James May). You are on the set and get points for falling over and catching on fire. :lol:

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