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What's the very first movie-based game you've played?

Post by thl » Wed May 30, 2007 12:08 pm

After earning some success at the box office, it can't get any better. Likely to originate from the Hollywood or the mainstream scene, what next for those highly grossing movie?

When it comes to gaming conversion, it would be the next step. Although likely to be converted for the 8-bit or 16-bit console, it was a considerable move to help support the merchandising. Unsure about how the outcome of the game would appear, the genres could be a platformer, action adventure, scrolling beat em up, etc.

Rocky on the Master System was one of the earliest game that I remember playing back in the late 80s. Undergoing those training and come face-to-face with three opponents (Apollo, Lang and Drago) was a memorable experience.

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Post by quangdx » Wed May 30, 2007 4:36 pm

i think the first movie licensed game,
would have been Rocky on the colecovision,
my uncle had it, aswell as the huge super controllers,
well they were huge to me, as i must of been like 6 or 7.
i just remember it was like playing rocky with boxing gloves with buttons.
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Post by daverage » Wed May 30, 2007 5:25 pm

Possibly Nightbread, came with my c64.
mm tough one, may have been somthing on the nes, like goonies...
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Post by pottyboy » Wed May 30, 2007 6:30 pm

The first ever movie licensed game I played was Ghostbusters on the C64... and what a game that was! I think I must've been about 5 when I played it! :D
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Post by Mayhem » Wed May 30, 2007 6:44 pm

Not sure... probably either Raiders or ET on the 2600.
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Post by CrookedMouth » Thu May 31, 2007 12:33 am

Mayhem wrote:Not sure... probably either Raiders or ET on the 2600.
Same here,,can't remember which.

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Post by yethboth » Thu May 31, 2007 1:54 am

Bruce Lee and Ghostbusters on the Speccy. :)

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Post by RocketRanger » Thu May 31, 2007 4:32 am

Which movie did they base "Bruce Lee" the game on? Was that the one where Bruce Lee, hilariously, finds himself in an ancient temple (which is still being built hence has a variety of platforms and ladders) being chased by a comedy ninja and a green guy? That would be awesome.

...In that case, first "movie based game" I played was Trace-Race on the Dragon. It was a Tron light-cycles clone. It was the only Dragon game I can recall playing that had sampled speech at the start of each round, but I couldn't make out what it was saying...It sounded like "Happy Face!" which made no sense.

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Post by bonerlaw » Thu May 31, 2007 2:11 pm

pottyboy wrote:The first ever movie licensed game I played was Ghostbusters on the C64... and what a game that was! I think I must've been about 5 when I played it! :D
Ditto, although I had no clue what the hell I was doing, I was about the same age and to scared to watch the movie!! (What?? Them bloody terror dogs were scary!)
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Post by MikeHive » Thu May 31, 2007 6:07 pm

Jurassic Park on the SNES. I remember looking everywhere for a copy of Super Mario World, but, inexplicably, none of the game shops had it. Eventually I found one shop that was giving it away free with copies of Jurassic Park. Since I was planning to pay top-whack price for SMW, I snapped it up - as far as I was concerned I'd bought SMW and got a free copy of JP. :lol:

Super Mario World was by far the better game anyway.
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Post by Dizrythmia » Thu May 31, 2007 10:19 pm

It would have been Raiders Of The Lost Ark on Atari 2600 for me. The first game I got addicted to was Ghostbusters on the Amstrad CPC. I played that non stop for MONTHS. Loved that game... still do...

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Post by TMR » Thu May 31, 2007 10:24 pm

bonerlaw wrote:
pottyboy wrote:The first ever movie licensed game I played was Ghostbusters on the C64... and what a game that was! I think I must've been about 5 when I played it! :D
Ditto, although I had no clue what the hell I was doing, I was about the same age and to scared to watch the movie!! (What?? Them bloody terror dogs were scary!)
Yup, has to be Ghostbusters on the C64 here as well, i must have been about thirteen or so and wasn't scared of the film, mind. =-)

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Post by beesty » Fri Jun 01, 2007 3:57 am

Had to be superman on the old wooden atari followed by The Empire Strikes Back on the same machine.
the c64 was king,and the speccy,and the amiga,and,,,,,ooh u know the rest

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Post by sleeper77 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:37 am

Either Superman or ET on the 2600. Later on, in the arcades I'm sure it was Return Of The Jedi.

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Post by Mayhem » Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:40 am

Ooo, was forgeting ESB on the 2600 as well... now really don't know which it was!

Ghostbusters was one of the first games I played on the C64...
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