Video Games have long been adapted for movies and vice versa. No doubt, it is an exciting concept. Fans of an action movie franchise will rush to play the video game versions of the big screen blockbusters or popular tv shows. And video game enthusiasts will flock to the theatres to see the live-action version of big-name video game properties.
The high expectation behind movie adaptations have resulted in more than a few disappointing productions like Super Mario Bros.(1993) and, more recently, the assassins creed(2016) with Detective Pikachu (2018) and Sonic the Hedgehog(2019) as the few exceptions. On the contrary, video games remakes from movies and tv shows generally do better for some reason.
Game of Thrones
Tagged one of the best tv series of all time, Game of Thrones video games wasted no time coming out during the 8 season run. Die-hard fans will love the Telltale Games version, which perfectly embodies the feel of the series. Players’ decisions affect the storyline, and the voices are those of the actual characters, making it more authentic.
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3
The Japanese anime captured the hearts of many around the world, and so did the game series. The two predecessors in the Dragon Ball Z video game franchise were great but this one trumps with improved graphics, sound quality. For gameplay, players stay occupied with a story mode, a versus mode, a tournament as well as a battle ranking stage. It was released 16 years ago, and with several successors released through the years, it is still arguably the most popular Dragon Ball Z game.
The Walking Dead: The Game
The zombie apocalypse is re-enacted in video game format, and it is every bit as thrilling as the tv show we all know and love. What makes the game stand out is the writing behind it. It is very similar to the original but manages to maintain a level of uniqueness. Players’ actions affect the flow of the story, and there is plenty of mystery and action to keep you engaged for hours.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
Konami’s arcade game and the sequel to the original TMNT took the world by storm in the early ’90s. Players get to fight the evil Shredder’s minions in various gameplay modes and with new moves. It stays true to its source material, but graphics and sound are a net improvement over its predecessor. Turtles in Time was so successful that years later, it was remade for newer consoles, including Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It is a fantastic choice for those who love easy gameplay.
The Adventures of Batman and Robin (1994)
The levels in the game are loosely based on the episodes in the series. It portrays a higher similarity to Adam West’s take on the character than that of Christian Bale in the dark knight series. With graphics that look identical to the cartoon, there is a high level of detail and almost no color fringing, especially when the characters are standing still. This is a tough game to play and poses quite a challenge, but it has the potential to provide hours of action-packed fun.
Slots as The Video Game Alternative
Game of Thrones and Batman have also made it to the casino gambling scene as branded slot titles. Movie-themed slot games reimagine the characters and the world in which they exist. Slots have evolved from being just a bunch of symbols on reels. With gamification elements, slots offer as much thrill and engagement as video games. They follow a detailed storyline and provide achievement-based gameplay, top-notch graphics, and stunning soundtracks.
Gamers get the chance to win money as they play. With features like multipliers, bonus rounds, and numerous paylines, these games have the potential to roll out life-changing wins. Microgaming’s Game of Thrones and Playtech’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is not the only movie-themed slots available for players. Gladiator by Betsoft, Jurassic World by Microgaming, and Planet of the Apes by NetEnt are slot games that can rival video game counterparts, any time.