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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

RoboCop (1987) RoboCop (arcade, 1988)
 

Dutch

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

John McClane

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

Xenomorph

Alien (1979) Alien 3 (SNES, 1993)

Jaws

Jaws (1975) Jaws (NES, 1987)

Jason Voorhees

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

Predator

Predator (1987) Predator 2 (Genesis, 1991)

Rambo

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

T-800

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

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