No one can deny that this past year has been... unexpected. Particularly in the movie industry. It's now awards season and even that's seen some unexpected goings on. Who would've thought a Borat sequel could've garnered two Oscar noms, let alone a couple of Golden Globes already in the bag?
Anyway, with this in mind I'd thought I'd tally up my Top 10 Unexpected Movie Licenced Games. There are a few criteria that would make a movie-based game unexpected. It could've been released way behind the initial cinema run, voiding any potential cross promotion. It could've used the licence in a weird way. Or may the licence itself doesn't usually scream 'game'.
There are 4 games new to the Collection Chamber; Aliens Online (1998 Fox Interactive), Hamlet: A Murder Mystery (1997 Castle Rock Entertainment & EMME Interactive), Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures (1996 LucasArts) and Plan 9 From Outer Space (1992 Gremlin Graphics). One of the 10 has also been updated, but I won't spoil that or their ranking here. You have to watch the video below or click on the jump to find out. Preferably both.
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BLOODWINGS: PUMPKINHEAD'S REVENGE (Updated)
1995 Motion Picture Corporation of America Interactive
Compilation-Puzzle-Board Game-Sci Fi
1998 Sound Source Interactive
PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (NEW)
1992 Gremlin Graphics
DOS / Amiga
1995 CineACTIVE & Sony Imagesoft
ALIENS ONLINE (NEW)
1998 Fox Interactive
HAMLET: A MURDER MYSTERY (NEW)
1997 Castle Rock Entertainment & EMME Interactive
1996 7th Level