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    Default Popular or semi-popular toys/cartoons that never made it to video game systems

    Let's start with Voltron. Very popular cartoon, but never made it to any systems.

    Thundercats was another, but I think it came out for computers at least.

    While there are many Transformers games now, the mid-to-late 80's severely lacked a TF game. One was released on the Famicom, but was so bad it didn't make it to the US.

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    Did that one show M.A.S.K. get a game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SegaAges View Post
    Did that one show M.A.S.K. get a game?
    Not that I remember, but wasn't one rumored on the 2600 or other classic system?

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    i just remember that show because i had the retarded r2-d2 look alike toy where the kid would ride on the back of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SegaAges View Post
    i just remember that show because i had the retarded r2-d2 look alike toy where the kid would ride on the back of it.
    That show is remembered for one of the best theme songs in cartoon history.

    "Masked crusaiders, working overtime, fighting crime!"

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    1.-SilverHawks

    2.-Dinosaucers

    3.-BraveStarr

    4.-TigerSharks

    5.-Centurions

    6.-Adv of the Galaxy Rangers....
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    Pole Position. Not the Namco game.

    I remember the Centurions cartoon. I still think it's a good concept. I remember having the toy of the green matey plus one of his extra weapons system kits.

    Bravestarr and Galaxy Rangers were both cool futuristic Western style cartoons.

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    What about that one cartoon with the sweet toys where donisaurs had laser beams attached to the heads?

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    Rock Lords

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    Star Blazers.

    Also +1 for Voltron.

    How about the Gobots?booo!

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    I've always felt that the Gummi Bears would have made an great video game. Bouncing here and there and everywhere...plus Gummi Beary juice?!?!! Pure awesome.

    Just about every other show from the Disney Afternoon (Rescue Rangers, Darkwing Duck, Talespin, Ducktales....) had a video game based off of it, why not this one. Most of those games, btw, were pretty good.

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    Shirt Tales!

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    Battlestar Galactica - I know there were a few knock off games by some small companies for some computers, but there were no games for any of the major systems (I think Mattel had the rights for the Intellivision, but TI also announced a game for the TI-99/4a).

    Was there ever a Thundercats game?

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    Jem, she was "truly outrageous" but never had a videogame that I know of...

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    Tattoed Teenage Alien Fighters From Beverly Hills.


    NO GAME?!!? WTF?

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    ShirtTales...LMAO. I forgot about them. Mask would have been the best, but what about Knights of the Mystical Light (or something like that). They were knights who carried around big poles with hologram stickers on them and they changed into animals. I know He-Man finally made it in the current gen systems, but where was he back in the day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Draven View Post
    I know He-Man finally made it in the current gen systems, but where was he back in the day?
    Atari 2600 and Intelivision both had one. But that's it that I know of. I don't think there were any durring the NES era.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Draven View Post
    what about Knights of the Mystical Light (or something like that). They were knights who carried around big poles with hologram stickers on them and they changed into animals.
    Ahh the Visionaries! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merklynn

    I had all those toys and even the comic books (they stopped 2 issues short of finishing the damn story!). There was never a game as far as I know.

    how about Transformers? I know there was some sort of educational game for the C-64 and a crappy one for the Famicom, but there was no mainstream action game in the US as far as I know.

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    Mobygames has a brief write-up on the Thundercats game

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    Quote Originally Posted by ooXxXoo View Post
    1.-SilverHawks
    I console myself with the fact that the voice acting on that show was so bad, it makes the voice work on nearly every FMV game look Oscar-worthy.

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