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

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:45 am
by samhain81
What would it be ? :)

I would say

Tv show/cartoon

Visionaries (why that was never done, I'll never know)

Movie

Expendables - 8 bit overhead- 4 player multitap (offroad style)

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

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:16 am
by RodimusPrime
Visionairies, is a great shout.

For me it would be M.A.S.K or Jayce and the wheeled warriors, or an epic RPG in the style of Mass effect travelling around space trying to get home for Ulysses 31.

As for a film, a game based soley on the original Animated Transformers movie. ( I know there have been transformers games but not one following the movies storyline )

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

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:36 am
by Treguard
RodimusPrime wrote:Visionairies, is a great shout.

For me it would be M.A.S.K or Jayce and the wheeled warriors, or an epic RPG in the style of Mass effect travelling around space trying to get home for Ulysses 31.

As for a film, a game based soley on the original Animated Transformers movie. ( I know there have been transformers games but not one following the movies storyline )
There were at least three M.A.S.K. games too. I'd say Centurions, but I think there was a game based on that too.

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

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:48 am
by koopa42
Knightmare on a Wonderboy 3 The Dragon's Trap type game

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

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:54 am
by Lost Dragon
The Visionaries toyline never did as well as was hoped and so the existing spin-off's were soon canned.Animated TV show lasted 13 eps, comic a mere 6 eps, so guess it was never seen as worthy material for game conversion.

Centurions:Power Extreme on C64 was work of Tony Crowther i seem to recal.

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

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:00 am
by koopa42
Toys? I'd like an actual working and decent Zoids game please ..... based on the 80s UK toys and not the anime trash that came later

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

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:16 am
by Sel Feena
Ullyses 31, as a Legend of Zelda-style action adventure. Dat theme tune.

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

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:26 am
by Lost Dragon
koopa42 wrote:Toys? I'd like an actual working and decent Zoids game please ..... based on the 80s UK toys and not the anime trash that came later
Never a fan of the 8 bit game?
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Re: If you could turn one tv show/movie into an 8/16-bit gam

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:51 am
by koopa42
No.

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

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:42 pm
by JetSetWilly
Hmmmmm, movie Id say Escape From New York. Imagine that as a side scrolling shooter, or even an overhead shooter ala Ikari Warriors. Tv license.......thats a tough one. Ill go for Mysterious Cities of Gold as a Monkey Island-style point and clicker, with the Lucasarts graphics and interface too.

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

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:08 pm
by gman72
Mork and Mindy or The Cosby Show.

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

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:30 pm
by sscott
Dogtanian and the muskahounds, maybe a platformer?

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

Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:12 pm
by joefish
Battle of the Planets never got the game it deserved. It would make for a great game on 16-bit consoles, mixing scrolling shoot-em-up sections and multi-directional scrolling infiltration using the various vehicles, with pseudo-3D scrolling or platform beat-em-up sections with the characters on foot.

Although to be honest, the individual character vehicles rarely served any purpose other than to ferry the characters to the main ship for a mission.

Knight Tyme was probably a good model for Ulysses 31 - being able to command a starship, transport down to various planets and learn the locations, passcodes and obtain objects for approacing other planets. But throw in a bit more arcadey platforming action, again from the 16 bit consoles.

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

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:47 am
by Kilb
Baywatch as a rhythm action game

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

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:18 am
by joefish
Kilb wrote:Baywatch as a rhythm action game
Wasn't that called DOA:Extreme Beach Volleyball?
Or maybe you want the Kinect to track your ability to mime runnning r e a l l y s l o w l y . . .