From movies to pixels: 10 film characters invade video games

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The film and video-game industries make billions of dollars each year, so making games about movies (and vice versa) is a natural and logical tie-in. Sadly, the combination of my two favorite hobbies usually ends in embarrassing failure.

Regardless, it's fun to take a look back at some classic characters that graced the silver screen in the '70s and '80s and see how they look as 2D sprites.

Notice that R-rated flicks spawned most of the following titles (targeted at kids). Just how the hell did Jaws get away with a PG rating? Anyway, on with the show….

Aliens (1986) Aliens (arcade, 1990)


RoboCop (1987) RoboCop (arcade, 1988)


Predator (1987) Alien vs. Predator (arcade, 1994)

John McClane

Die Hard (1988) Die Hard (NES, 1991)


Alien (1979) Alien 3 (SNES, 1993)


Jaws (1975) Jaws (NES, 1987)

Jason Voorhees

Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982) Friday the 13th (NES, 1989)


Predator (1987) Predator 2 (Genesis, 1991)


Rambo: First Blood Part 2 (1985) Rambo: First Blood Part 2 (Master System, 1986)


Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) Terminator 2: Judgment Day (Genesis, 1993)

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