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

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Post by GarryG » Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:41 am

i think it was probably 'The rock horror picture show" on the spectrum.

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Post by yethboth » Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:45 am

GarryG wrote:i think it was probably 'The rock horror picture show" on the spectrum.

I remember this game on the speccy and I used to be fascinated by it, even though I had no idea on what the aim of the game was.

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Post by Kaptain_Von » Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:11 am

It was one of the Star Wars games for the 2600. The mists of time have dimmed the memory a bit but it was most likely either Jedi Arena or The Empire Strikes back. One of my mates had a large collection of 2600 games as his parents were pretty well off and we used to skive off games lessons and go round to his house and spend the afternoon playing on his Atari 2600.
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Post by Deku_Grumble » Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:09 pm

Batman for the NES. It was a fun sidescroller with walljumping and tight controls. I also had Batman returns (which was like double dragon) and Batman: Return of the joker (Insanely Hard Sidescroller).
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Post by BatchGC » Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:10 am

I think it was Goldeneye! All my games on the NES were either first-party or based on cartoons, like Chip N Dale or James Bond Jr

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Post by Cafeman » Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:29 am

The first I ever played was the coin-op Star Wars game. Vector Graphics, "use the Force, Luke!", and "Remember ... the Force will be with you ... Always".

I didn't waste my limited gaming money on the 2600 Raiders, ET, or other movie based games back then. I remember playing Raiders of the Lost Ark in department stores and not knowing what to do.

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Post by MikeHive » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:49 am

Kaptain_Von wrote:It was one of the Star Wars games for the 2600.
Oh actually, now you've said that, I can't remember if Super Star Wars on the SNES was my first movie-tie-in... I remember that fairly clearly...
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Post by Grahame » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:21 am

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
Me too! That was a cracking game. Never finished it though.
I'd buy that for a dollar!

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Post by pottyboy » Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:14 pm

Grahame 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
Me too! That was a cracking game. Never finished it though.
Bear in mind that it was the early 90s when I first played it! After all, I was 5 in 1991! :D

I too have still yet to finish it. The game is easy until you have to pass the marshmallow man into the Zuul building, which was designed to make you throw your C64 (or C128, which was the machine I was really playing it on, but we call it a C64 anyway as we never used the C128 mode) out the window! :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Post by Commander Jameson » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:09 am

beesty wrote:Had to be superman on the old wooden atari followed by The Empire Strikes Back on the same machine.
Oh yes. I was playing 2600-flavoured ESB only last week on me dreamcast - I remember playing this round me mates house in oooh, '83, then I got a Spectrum and a Quickshot 2 - and when we realised that this auto-fire joystick fitted the Atari, our high scores started to look like phone numbers.....
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Post by devilman » Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:07 am

For me it was probably 'A View to a Kill' by Domark. It was bundled with some other games with my first Spectrum. Not a bad game either though I doubt it's aged too well.
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Post by Dark Reaper » Tue Jun 05, 2007 5:32 pm

My first was Ghostbusters on the Speccy (which seems to have been the case for a lot of people). However, my second was Cobra. Even now, I'm still not 100% sure what was going on in that game! :D
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Post by IndyB007 » Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:38 pm

Mine would have been Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom at the arcades. Have many a fond memory of that game and the disappointment when putting in the NES game to find that it was not the same as the arcade.

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Post by Type2XS » Mon Jul 16, 2007 1:41 pm

If my memory serves me well, then it was Ghostbusters on the C64. Awesome, especially the song at the beginning :lol:

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Post by bonerlaw » Tue Jul 17, 2007 2:54 am

Ghostbuster on C64!!!! Hence why to this day I still think it was the best ever movie tie in game! A next gen remake is demanded!!!!
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