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Weekend Discussion Thread: MSTed Movies That Could Be Video Games

Duke of Puddle opines:

What MSTed movie would you make into a video game (platform? storyline? RPG?, MMO?)
I would personally do ‘Girl in Gold Boots” as a fighter ala “Street Fighter.” I could see using some of Buzz’s icky elf mojo attacks on Critter or the ‘Eats’ dad. But really much more like hair oil attacks vs. Critter’s patented ‘water softener’ finishing move and well … you get the idea. i’m more of an Xbox-er so that would be my console.
and who knows? after a few hours you too might remember how you had a pretty mind.

I am not a gamer so I still have a pretty mind, but those of you who are can have at it.

91 Replies to “Weekend Discussion Thread: MSTed Movies That Could Be Video Games”

  1. Dr. Batch
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    Prince of Space as a 3rd person shooter with some spaceship flying missions mixed in. Your goal is to rescue the kids from the evil clutches of Krankor.
    It is a very easy game, since the enemies weapons have no effect on you.

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  2. Say No To Yes
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    Phase IV video game: You have to prevent the hive mind ants from invading and shorting out your computer (thus ending the game).

    Moon Zero Two video game: Capture the sapphire asteroid to win. Lose and you get stuck in the moon bar and are forced to buy overpriced, horrible drinks for everyone.

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  3. Endoplasmic Reticulum
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    “The Creeping Terror: The Game”. A monster slowly chases you through various scenes, including lover’s lane and the dance hall. You win by walking for an hour and a half, just fast enough to not get eaten. It’s theoretically eight bit, but the three least significant bits got lost in a lake, so it looks like it’s only five.

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  4. The Original EricJ
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    eegah:
    “Robot Holocaust: The Game”
    You control Neo and his robot/human team as they fight through various obstacles to reach and kill The Dark One.

    Secret Easter-egg bonus level if you can find the City. (Where is it?)

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  5. CaptEoNinja83 .
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    I can see Final Sacrifice adapted in a sorta “The Last of Us” style. Like after the ancient city appeared, it turns out it’s full of ancient monsters and Zap and Troy have to survive and figure out a way to destroy the monsters for good. And the final boss is Satorius’ ghost who is controlling the monsters so you have to make a FINAL, final sacrifice.

    Also, City Limits being one of those really old school adventure games (like your Mysts or Tales of Monkey Islands) that require you to spend hours finding small items in order to fix a motorcycle or to help the good guys escape the city and get to safety. You play as Mick, Yogi, Lee, and Ray at different points in the game, depending on the story’s progress.

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  6. Cornjob
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    How about a side scrolling Manos game where Torgo goes on a quest to find something the Master approves of.

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  7. Cornjob
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    I think someone actually made an 8-bit style game out of Manos.

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  8. itsspideyman
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    The Final Sacrifice, single person player where you drag Troy along to fix the truck, battle cultists, talk to the wise Pipper of Yosemite Sam to find clues, to free the pop-up City of Ziox. For bonus points you drive the truck to get beer on the Sun.

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  9. IR5
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    The Magic Sword- it already has a number of quests and magical Knights (we could make them Undead).

    Simple game- conquer the quests and beasts- get the Princess.

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  10. EAG46
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    Racket Girls in the style of the Street Fighter games? Peaches and the other girls vs various mob types. The final boss would be Mr. Big of course.

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  11. Torgover
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    Prince of Space, you fight easily defeatable enemies and they can’t damage you in any way. It’s pretty dull.

    Hercules Against the Moon Men could be a wide open sandbox style RPG, where you have to help with Derix’s civil war and thwart the evil queen Samara and the Moon Men.

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  12. pete_plums_drivers_license
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    Well, here’s one of the old, old guys.

    All I can see is a Gameboy Tetris cartridge modded for “Screaming Skull.” The creamed-spinach, 8-bit visuals would perfectly catch the suicidally depressing tone of the movie.
    The action is that the skull goes bouncing down stairs, hopping up in cabinets, rolling down corridors, and you have to keep it going till it goes out the front door. You beat the game when you make the skull land in the pond.
    You’re then rewarded with a loud, “PLOP!” sound effect.
    The screen switches to a short scene in a terraced garden, and on each terrace you have a different dancing figure: Alex Nicol spinning around on his good leg, Peggy Webber doing a jig in her white nightie, John Hudson just standing there but with his eyes shifting all the way left, then all the way right…
    Finally, instead of the Buran space shuttle lifting off, the Mercedes 300SL, nose pointing skyward, rises vertically from the center of the pond, its gull-wing doors flapping slowly and majestically.
    I’ll mention that the Max Schell “Hamlet” shares the same quiddity as QBASIC Gorillas, but, let’s be fair, at least Gorillas was in color, so making a Gorillas version of “Hamlet” would give you a *’d-up Gorilla.

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  13. pete_plums_drivers_license
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    Oh, I LOVE not having an EDIT button.

    Anyway, for the “Screaming Skull” Gameboy version, Music A, “Korobeiniki.” The Russian Dance from Nutcracker stays for the dancers: I want to see an 8-bit Peggy Webber doing the shimmy in a white nightgown soooo bad….

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  14. jay
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    The Weekend Discussion Thread Game –

    The point is to write a poignant and hopefully entertaining comment. Your rewards are the “likes” from other MSTie readers. However if you leave in even the tiniest of errors when you hit the post button it will be there to irritate and humble you long past the not too distant future. When you succeed in your literary effort, though, you get to join a large and elite group of fans who fantasize that they, too, could write for the show,. Afterward, basking in the glow, you can do like the couple in ONCE UPON A HONEYMOON and go boink your spouse.

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  15. The Original EricJ
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    jay:
    The Weekend Discussion Thread Game –
    The point is to write a poignant and hopefully entertaining comment.Your rewards are the “likes” from other MSTie readers.However if you leave in even the tiniest of errors when you hit the post button it will be there to irritate and humble you long past the not too distant future.When you succeed in your literary effort, though, you get to join a large and elite group of fans who fantasize that they, too, could write for the show,.Afterward, basking in the glow, you can do like the couple in ONCE UPON A HONEYMOON and go boink your spouse.

    “I’m going to go home and sleep with my wife!” – Mr. Green

    (And hey–Some of us lived the show, in real theaters, long before it existed. You want elite status, you pay yer dues.)

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  16. jay
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    I never lived in a theater, but in high school I dated the girl who popped the popcorn. Ate a lot of popcorn. Saw a lot of crappy movies.

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  17. Lawgiver
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    The Original EricJ: “I’m going to go home and sleep with my wife!” – Mr. Green

    (And hey–Some of us lived the show, in real theaters, long before it existed.You want elite status, you pay yer dues.)

    I think you’re missing the point of Jay’s post. He’s pointing out the lack of an edit button, which several of us miss.

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  18. The Original EricJ
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    Lawgiver: I think you’re missing the point of Jay’s post. He’s pointing out the lack of an edit button, which several of us miss.

    Well, yeah, caught that, and heartily endorse–The rest seemed a bit “Er, what prompted that??

    jay:
    I never lived in a theater, but in high school I dated the girl who popped the popcorn.Ate a lot of popcorn.Saw a lot of crappy movies.

    Ever been in an old-fashioned college-town theater during an all-night festival, with one main street, the bars closed at 1am, the last subway back to the city left at 2am, the theater is showing “Zardoz” at 3am, it’s a five-mile walk to the nearest civilization, there’s no escape, and the theater is literally your home till dawn?
    You can sleep in your seats, you can curl up on a bench in the lobby, or you can stay for the feature and know what it’s like to be trapped in outer space, and respond instinctively. :)

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  19. pete_plums_drivers_license
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    The Original EricJ: Well, yeah, caught that, and heartily endorse–The rest seemed a bit “Er, what prompted that??

    Ever been in an old-fashioned college-town theater during an all-night festival, with one main street, the bars closed at 1am, the last subway back to the city left at 2am, the theater is showing “Zardoz” at 3am, it’s a five-mile walk to the nearest civilization, there’s no escape, and the theater is literally your home till dawn?
    You can sleep in your seats, you can curl up on a bench in the lobby, or you can stay for the feature and know what it’s like to be trapped in outer space, and respond instinctively.:)

    An old-fashioned college town with one main street, AND A SUBWAY?
    Huh. ???????????????? ????????????????????????.

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  20. pete_plums_drivers_license
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    WOW.
    This no-edit thing is amazing.
    That row of ?’s is what happens when you try to insert two words in italics from Yaytext.
    [The two words were, “City people.”]

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  21. Brock Lee Rubberband
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    Sports genre – Racket Girls ~ Peaches Page’s Somewhat Gorgeous Ladies of Wrasslin’ / DLC – Swank Apartment Upgrade

    Massively Multiplayer – Warrior of the Lost World ~ The New Way. Play as the marble mouthed Paper Chase Guy or make your way in the Lost World as a Beige Beret, Black Nazi or a White Ninja. Select your jive talking motorcycle and head on out for some adventure. Here’s hoping you don’t get killed by some Mountain Dew drinkin’, Cheeto eatin’ dork every time you respawn. / Holy Grail Item – Mega Weapon

    Racing Genre – Sidehackers / DLC The Quarry Course, The Pasture Training Track and new playable characters Big Jake and Rock Stupid Hillbilly.

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  22. Warren
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    Akumajo Vampire-it’s a 2D Castlevania-style game where you play as Samson/El Santo, destroying every supernatural creature in sight. He uses a torch and wrestling moves instead of a whip. Future War Turbo-much like Street Fighter II except the characters include The Runaway, The Huge Guys, anyone wearing plaid, cyborgs, or Riptor if he can be borrowed from Killer Instinct. There already was an NES Godzilla game, so how about Gamera! Just like SNES Ultraman, Gamera fights one big monster at a time.

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  23. yelling_into_the_void
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    Some of you keep saying 8-bit, but I believe games based on Robot Holocaust, Warrior of the Lost World, Deathstalker and the Warriors From Hell, Space Mutiny, Future War, Soultaker, and both Wizards of the Lost Kingdom should be 16-bit.

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  24. Ray Dunakin
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    CaptEoNinja83 .:
    Also, City Limits being one of those really old school adventure games (like your Mysts or Tales of Monkey Islands) that require you to spend hours finding small items in order to fix a motorcycle or to help the good guys escape the city and get to safety. You play as Mick, Yogi, Lee, and Ray at different points in the game, depending on the story’s progress.

    I could see an adventure game like that for “The Day the Earth Froze.” A goofy witch steals the sun, and it’s up to you to save the day. You can talk to various inanimate objects to get clues; puzzles must be solved to obtain the necessary items; etc.

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  25. The Original EricJ
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    pete_plums_drivers_license: An old-fashioned college town with one main street, AND A SUBWAY?
    Huh. ???????????????? ????????????????????????.

    (Welcome to Brookline. With about three or four miles of on-street trolley past residential, all the way back to Boston University, on the very edge of the city.
    IN February, on President’s week vacation, in 20-degree weather….Yeah, staying in the theater starts to look like a good option, but you’re not the only one, and the audience has started to get a little punchy by this point.

    yelling_into_the_void:
    Some of you keep saying 8-bit, but I believe games based on Robot Holocaust, Warrior of the Lost World, Deathstalker and the Warriors From Hell, Space Mutiny, Future War, Soultaker, and both Wizards of the Lost Kingdom should be 16-bit.

    Remember: Nintendo was 8-bit, Sega Genesis was 16-bit. If you’re going to hipster decade-shame, shame the RIGHT decade.

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  26. Cornjob
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    This thread reminds of something I read about a Japanese comedian or actor or some such back in the 80’s who really didn’t like video games. Not just not liking to play them but he seemed to feel a kind of revulsion towards them. He expressed his displeasure by making an Atari game that was deliberately designed to be unplayable. Like requiring the player to stay in one place and not use the controller in any way for 10 hours, or do nothing but hit one button 20,000 times in a row. I’m not sure if this game really exists, but it seemed like an awful lot of trouble and time and money to do all the coding and manufacture a video game that was supposed to be unplayable just as a protest. The man must have believed in taking the long way to make a point.

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  27. yelling_into_the_void
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    The Original EricJ:
    Remember:Nintendo was 8-bit, Sega Genesis was 16-bit.If you’re going to hipster decade-shame, shame the RIGHT decade.

    I was being serious. Fight Club and The Warriors got video games long after the movies were made.

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  28. Johnny's nonchalance
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    Have we ever done MSTied movie mash-ups as a weekend theme? SST Deathflight crashes into the mountain in Avalanche… the 1970s, a disaster, and its ubiquitous film genre, the disaster, are like the myth of the snake eating its own tail. Rock Hudson and Robert Reed… we’ll leave that for now.

    I see Mikey as Paperboy, on the bike he stole. He has trouble flinging the papers what with them being drenched in his whiny tears.

    The Castle of Fu Manchu is basically Deadly Towers. I remember playing it, but nothing ever happened. Do something!!

    There should be a street fighter style fight game between all the giant creatures featured in the movies. Deadly Mantis, Gorgo, Amazing Colossal Man, Giant Gila Monster, Giant Spider, Creeping Terror, the Gamera stable of beasties, Yongary, etc.

    Moon Zero Two was Atari Moon Patrol

    Leisure Suit Larry meets the Gold Boots dancers and tries to shine shine their love in the green room at Club Scum. Then the nuns pop him in the kisser after he stalks Mamie back to Girl’s Town.

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  29. Ryoki Nor
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    jay:
    A Case of Spring Fever –

    This video game would combine three things that I don’t care for, but many others seem to love:golf, video games, and irritating animated characters.In it each time you get ready to swing the club Coily jumps out as screams “NO SPRINGS!”.If you complete the course under a certain score then you get to go to the clubhouse and choose which club to beat the tar out of Coily with.Personally, I would use a wood for a more satisfying THUD.

    I like it!
    But I envision a game where at the start your controller won’t work and Coily jumps out and screams ‘No Sprimgs!’ non stop till you shut it off.

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  30. Sitting Duck
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    Cornjob:
    This thread reminds of something I read about a Japanese comedian or actor or some such back in the 80’s who really didn’t like video games. Not just not liking to play them but he seemed to feel a kind of revulsion towards them. He expressed his displeasure by making an Atari game that was deliberately designed to be unplayable. Like requiring the player to stay in one place and not use the controller in any way for 10 hours, or do nothing but hit one button 20,000 times in a row. I’m not sure if this game really exists, but it seemed like an awful lot of trouble and time and money to do all the coding and manufacture a video game that was supposed to be unplayable just as a protest. The man must have believed in taking the long way to make a point.

    It was for the NES, but it’s real.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeshi_no_Ch%C5%8Dsenj%C5%8D

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  31. Cornjob
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    Thanks for the confirmation Sitting Duck.

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  32. Torgover
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    Not surprising that it was made by the same guy who made Takeshi’s Castle(later redubbed into MXC).

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  33. jay
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    RIDING WITH DEATH –

    It’s a seventies console monochrome vector video game based on Speed Freak. In this behind-the-wheel driving simulation you’re driving an 18 wheeler hauling a load of turkeys. The music is a chiptune version of Muskrat Love (The Captain and Toenail) and there are two, count them two, different crash animations. One is cracked windshield and the other is two cracks in your windshield. The final screen flashes KEEP ON TRUCKIN’. Wanka, Wanka, Wanka!

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  34. Endoplasmic Reticulum
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    How did we overlook Laserblast? First person shooter. Player wanders around until he finds the laser, then blasts rocks, Joshua trees, cars. You score points for everything you blast (highest is the geek in the van), but every blast brings the alien turtles closer to finding you, and when they do it’s game over. But you can’t just stall because while all this is happening your body is decaying,so if you don’t shoot anything you eventually die anyway. And Hank Williams, Jr. and Cletus are also tracking you down, so if you don’t move fast enough they will give you a ticket, which is points off.

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  35. Endoplasmic Reticulum
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    jay:
    A Case of Spring Fever –

    This video game would combine three things that I don’t care for, but many others seem to love:golf, video games, and irritating animated characters.In it each time you get ready to swing the club Coily jumps out as screams “NO SPRINGS!

    That’s actually a great idea for a golf game. There’s an old joke about a golfer winning a match against the club pro on a handicap of two gotchas. One version can be found here: http://www.jokebuddha.com/joke/Gotcha_2 . Newbies can get a handicap of a certain number of Coilys when competing against better players. And while I like the idea of beating the stuffing out of Coily, he’ll probably just spring back.

    Ooh, and not a video game exactly, but how about the Coily Controller? At unexpected times while you’re playing, the return spring in the joystick or buttons stop functioning. Just as you’re starting to strafe the aliens from Zartox, the fire button sticks and Coily pops up and shouts “No Springs!!!!”

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  36. Say No To Yes
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    Angels Revenge: The video game… when Alan Hale, Jr., Arthur Godfrey, Jim Backus, Pat Buttram, Jack Palance, and, finally, the evil Richard Dawson are dead, you win. Oh, they already are? Then you’ve already won.

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  37. GareChicago
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    Well damn… “The Sword and the Dragon” is pretty much a video game on film.

    The prologue with Invincor!
    Tossing tree stumps!
    Trick out your horse by giving him Mountain Dew!
    Battle the Wind Demon!
    Political intrigue as you become a noble warrior for the Prince!
    Wearing oven mitts for some reason!
    Magical tablecloths!
    Being betrayed and tossed in the dungeon!
    Infiltrating Kalin’s camp!
    Reuniting with your long-lost son!
    Massive battle against the Tugars!
    Final Boss – a Three Headed Dragon!

    It would all be done in a 16-bit, “King’s Quest” style. Or perhaps “Ultima 6”.

    Special Adults-only unlockable level entitled “Let us the Nasty do!”

    Gare

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  38. yelling_into_the_void
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    yelling_into_the_void:
    Combine the cheap Star Wars knockoff with the cheap LEGO knockoff and enjoy Mega Bloks Star Crash: The Video Game.

    Also in the series:
    Mega Bloks Atlantic Rim
    Mega Bloks Youngary

    and
    Mega Bloks Hobgoblins

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  39. GareChicago
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    “Last of the Wild Horses”, given the Red Dead Redemption treatment.

    Duke rides the range, encountering strangers, holding up stagecoaches, getting mixed up in a turf war, exchanging gunfire with banditos, escaping a trial by jumping on your horse and riding off. Soundtrack by Mary Beth Hughes.

    Gare

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  40. Say No To Yes
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    Cornjob: The Video Game. You control him as he rides his bike around town, annoying neighbors and terrorizing neighborhood children.
    Then, when he unexpectedly crosses paths with Mikey, and accuses him of stealing his bike, a battle erupts, and, as they say, “Let the games begin.”

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  41. CaptEoNinja83 .
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    Ray Dunakin: I could see an adventure game like that for “The Day the Earth Froze.”A goofy witch steals the sun, and it’s up to you to save the day. You can talk to various inanimate objects to get clues; puzzles must be solved to obtain the necessary items; etc.

    oooh! That would be awesome!

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