'Perfect Strangers' and other '80s TV shows turned video games
Five other '80 live-action classics we want to see become games
May 03, 2012|Ernest Wilkins | RedEye
This week, the world was introduced to the Perfect Strangers game, a fun little diversion that let you take the role of Balki Bartokomous, the iconic character from the former anchor for ABC's "TGIF" lineup as he tries to live out his dreams and move to America and fly and stuff. We got to thinking...what other '80s live-action shows should get the video game treatment? Here's our picks.
Just give them the "Arkham City" engine, let the main man be able to jury-rig gadgets and you're absolutely set. GOD, THAT SOUNDS COOL.
'The Cosby Show':
Has to be a Kinect dance game where you re-create the intro sequences. If this doesn't occure, America has failed as a country.
'Saved By The Bell':
Oh man, this would be great. Think about the game "Bully." Taking the role of Zach Morris, you have to save The Max from like a land developer or something while avoiding detention from Mr Belding. Screech can be your sidekick and you have to stop Jessie Spano from popping coffee pills in a mini-game to avoid this happening.
Not too sure how it would play out but there has to be a way to spin the loveable-yet-creepy tale of a family whose patriarch designes an android named V.I.C.K.I., right? Maybe the family gets kidnapped and she has to get her "Max Payne" on to save them?
Yeah, we know there exists an A-Team video game. It's horrible. Like "watching your grandma get a Stone Cold Stunner" horrible. The show deserves another go-round. I'll even do you a solid. There's a game already in existence called Mercenaries that you can just use the game engine from. Wouldn't it be amazing to use Face, Murdoch, B.A. or Hannibal in an open-world game where you could do this?