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Re: Favourite videogame adaptations of books

Post by merman » Fri May 26, 2017 2:11 pm

The Hardest of All Freds wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 5:58 am
Starship Titanic I enjoyed very much. Not sure if the game came before the book though...
Technically it's a game first, then adapted into a book (by Terry Jones).
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Re: Favourite videogame adaptations of books

Post by RodimusPrime » Fri May 26, 2017 2:50 pm

What about Books based on Video games.

I really enjoyed the Resident Evil, and Gears of wars novels.

only reason I mentioned is because I came across the Golden axe, Desert strike, and read rash Sega power novels the other day, along with Castle vania Worlds of power books.

Now they would make a good article in the mag.

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Re: Favourite videogame adaptations of books

Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Fri May 26, 2017 3:20 pm

I remember getting a Streetfighter 2 novel with Super Play once.

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It was SNES Force
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ldGooKhdnM
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Re: Favourite videogame adaptations of books

Post by Treguard » Fri May 26, 2017 3:40 pm

Depends if you need to have read the book in question? The Witcher and Metro 2033 are both games based on books, but I can't read Polish and my Russian doesn't stretch that far. Great games though.

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Re: Favourite videogame adaptations of books

Post by SpecChum81 » Wed May 31, 2017 3:13 pm

The Laird wrote:
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Just remembered another one - How to Be a Complete Bastard

I got that on a Your Sinclair cover tape and it was absolutely brilliant! :D
Gosh yes!!

Fantastic game and fantastic book!

Still have it, as well as the Young Ones book.

Back than anything with a Young Ones and/or Blackadder connection got my obsessedometer going haywire, and since it's Ade Edmonson essentially as Vyvyan I loved it.

There was also a board game, which I never got to play, but the game was brilliant!
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Re: Favourite videogame adaptations of books

Post by Elgin_McQueen » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:02 am

The Hardest of All Freds wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 3:20 pm
I remember getting a Streetfighter 2 novel with Super Play once.

EDIT
It was SNES Force
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ldGooKhdnM
I remember a Road Rash one that was given away free with a magazine, it also did a Smash TV one. They were both really pretty good.
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Re: Favourite videogame adaptations of books

Post by The Laird » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:29 am

Are the Tom Clancy games not based on books too?

There is also Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less by Domark. But that is a bit poop.

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Re: Favourite videogame adaptations of books

Post by Treguard » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:23 am

The Laird wrote:
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:29 am
Are the Tom Clancy games not based on books too?

There is also Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less by Domark. But that is a bit poop.
A bit??!!!??

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Re: Favourite videogame adaptations of books

Post by RodimusPrime » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:25 am

Elgin_McQueen wrote:
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:02 am
The Hardest of All Freds wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 3:20 pm
I remember getting a Streetfighter 2 novel with Super Play once.

EDIT
It was SNES Force
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ldGooKhdnM
I remember a Road Rash one that was given away free with a magazine, it also did a Smash TV one. They were both really pretty good.
The Road rash one was Free with Sega power. it was series that included Desert strike, Monaco gp, and Golden axe.

I still have them all somewhere, except the Monaco one I think.

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Re: Favourite videogame adaptations of books

Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:05 am

I am also certain there was a Super Putty one as well, with a load of old characters in a home for Retired Videogame Stars.
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Re: Favourite videogame adaptations of books

Post by The Laird » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:17 am

Treguard wrote:
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:23 am
The Laird wrote:
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:29 am
Are the Tom Clancy games not based on books too?

There is also Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less by Domark. But that is a bit poop.
A bit??!!!??
Yeah I was playing it down, it's utter censored! :lol:

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Re: Favourite videogame adaptations of books

Post by merman » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:31 pm

The Laird wrote:
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:29 am
Are the Tom Clancy games not based on books too?

There is also Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less by Domark. But that is a bit poop.
A couple of the early games - Red Storm Rising and the first Rainbow Six, for example - were directly based on Clancy's books. Later games are set in that same "universe".
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Re: Favourite videogame adaptations of books

Post by SpecChum81 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:20 pm

There were Golden Axe and Road Rash novels?!!?

How did I miss these?

Were they any good?
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Re: Favourite videogame adaptations of books

Post by rocky1980 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:53 pm

I want to say The Dig. However that was a film > game >book
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Re: Favourite videogame adaptations of books

Post by Antiriad2097 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:49 pm

I don't think The Dig was ever a movie.
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