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TV show tie-ins

Post by JetSetWilly » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:28 pm

again, i have no idea if this has been done.

Some were crap, some were good.

Dukes Of Hazzard, The Fall Guy, Airwolf all have one thing in common: made by ELITE and they were rock hard.
Ok, ok, TWO things in common.

what other TV tie-ins invoke fear through crapness or make you go 'oooooooo, thats nice!'.
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Post by merman » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:49 pm

Way back in the early days of RG there was such a feature...

Eastenders and Dallas were pretty bad.
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Post by JetSetWilly » Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:00 pm

.......i thought so, merman.

meh, it'll give others a chance to share their memories about the good, the bad and the downright awful.
i though AIRWOLF II on the Speccy was quite good. definitely better than the first one by a long shot
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Post by paranoid marvin » Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:13 pm

Some great 8 bit titles

The Archers
Adrian Mole
Yes Prime Minister

All three were superb multiple choice 'adventures' following branching plotlines. The reasomn they were so good ae that a. They chose a format of play which complemented them b. The people who made the tv programmes/books were closely involved - in fact the games felt like extensions of the original licences

And because they are multiple choice adventures they are just as playable now as back in the day
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Post by Katzkatz » Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:33 pm

I remember there was a Trap Door game for the C64 and it was pretty good! It was a puzzle game. There was a Knightmare game as well, another puzzle game, both of them were quite hard games!

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Post by pocketmego » Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:40 am

merman wrote:Way back in the early days of RG there was such a feature...

Eastenders and Dallas were pretty bad.
Someone made video games of those two evening soap operas?

Who, exactly, were they marketing those things to?

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Post by SirClive » Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:35 am

there were some great quiz show conversions though. Block Busters, Countdown, Every Second Counts etc.
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Post by pocketmego » Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:04 am

Don't forget the Young Ones. A Show that was getting big ratings in the US at the same time as in the UK (more or less) thanks to MTV showing it.

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Post by Katzkatz » Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:40 am

I do remember playing Blockbusters on a Spectrum once whilst visiting a friend's house. He had a cheat where by pressing the + key made it pause the countdown for a bit, so that you could enter the question on time! Bob Holness in lovely mauve and yellow blocky graphics!

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Post by necronom » Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:27 pm

I liked the Knightmare game on the Amiga. It was a "Dungeon Master" style RPG by Tony Crowther (based on the game engine he used for Captive).

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Post by R Type blood donor » Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:22 pm

I have played a Wheel Of Fortune game for the megadrive. It was US version, which, if like me, you don't any american football players from the early 90's, can make it a bit hard!
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Post by MikeHaggar » Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:10 pm

R Type blood donor wrote:I have played a Wheel Of Fortune game for the megadrive. It was US version, which, if like me, you don't any american football players from the early 90's, can make it a bit hard!
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