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    I nominate Terminator for Sega Genesis. The music was solid, the goals were fresh, and the levels were tied in smoothly.

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    The Star Wars game for SNES rocked, great colors and animation, decent story, etc. As far as movie games go ..

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    I wholeheartedly second Super Star Wars. Hell, that was the best Star Wars game of any type for a while.

    I remember liking Hook on the SNES, though it hasn't aged very well. I think I was so fond of it mostly because Hook has one of my favorite Williams scores, and it is used liberally throughout the game. The music on the Sega CD version is especially fantastic.

    The SNES Addams Family game is a surprisingly competant platformer and is the best game to use the license, however unsuitable for video gaming it may be.

    I also liked Batman on both the NES and Genesis. Shame the latter came to our shores too late to be fully appreciated. Not a fan of the games made for Batman Returns on Genesis/Sega CD, but the Konami brawler for the SNES has huge characters and captures visual aspect of the film rather well.

    Finally, a somewhat obscure one, that I am in the minority on for sure: Dick Tracy on Genesis. It could have used a bit more balancing, but it looks nice and is relatively faithful to the film. It plays close enough to an ESWAT or Shinobi to be kind of cool. The NES game sucked.

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    Batman Returns on the SNES. Really captured the mood/tone and the music was amazing. Hell of a beat-em-up too.

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    Willow - NES - It rules

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    Batman for the NES.

    And I personally liked Jaws for the NES, as well. Not many others did, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doonzmore
    I nominate Terminator for Sega Genesis.
    Raiders of the Lost Ark - awesome puzzle game!
    E.T. - hey i liked it
    Superman

    Star Wars Arcade - zoom through the trenches!
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    Quote Originally Posted by klausien

    The SNES Addams Family game is a surprisingly competant platformer and is the best game to use the license, however unsuitable for video gaming it may be.
    I can't believe someone else has played this! The Addams Family is my favorite platform game. The music is great, the hidden areas are cool, and the enemies and level design in general is great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin_psx
    Quote Originally Posted by Doonzmore
    I nominate Terminator for Sega Genesis.
    Raiders of the Lost Ark - awesome puzzle game!
    E.T. - hey i liked it
    Superman

    Star Wars Arcade - zoom through the trenches!
    The Super Star Wars trilogy for the SNES rocked, but Atari Star Wars is probably the best movie based games of all times.

    I add Star Wars to my vote. And speaking of old vector games based on movies, Sega's Star Trek wasn't too shabby, either.

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    I would have to say the Star Wars games for the SNES also.

    I remember when I was young going over to my friends house and his older brother was playing Super Star Wars and I was blow away by the graphics and how cool everything looked.

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    Though its relevance to the movie is questionable, I think the Goonies II is probably my favorite game based on a movie, period. It's an amazingly original and well-crafted game. It's influence shows up a lot in other Konami games (I think Legend of the Mystical Ninja has some features from Goonies II, like the maze mini-game, and the use of the yo-yo). Pony Canyon's faux-epic Dr. Chaos bluntly steals almost every good idea from the Goonies II. (To be fair, it does add a few of its own. And a lot of extraneous load times, and bogus hit detection.)

    My theory with Goonies II is that Konami had a good idea for a game and just kind of tried to squeeze the Goonies motif into it somehow. The emphasis in quality was therefore on the game itself, and not on the movie license, which is why it has aged so well. (The movie has, too!)

    I also thought the Terminator on the Genesis was pretty great. Predator for the NES is underrated. It's got a creepy atmosphere and some pretty impressive graphics at parts (especially in the cinematic portions). People were just horribly confused as to why a game based on Predator was a puzzle game. Not well recieved, as such.

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    goonies and goonies 2 are very high on my list of good games overall.

    but I have to say rambo for nes was one of the great (overlooked) movie licenced games of all times.

    it was very simmilar to zelda 2 in style, and had some interesting rpg elements and some simply bizzare parts later on. but overall a very solid and fairly hard game that most people have never given much of a chance.
    I recall most people coudln't even figure out how to get out of the base section at the begining of the game ;-)

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    For the C64: Batman, Navy Seals (yeah shite movie, brilliant game) and Platoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamereviewgod
    Batman Returns on the SNES. Really captured the mood/tone and the music was amazing. Hell of a beat-em-up too.
    Those were my exact thoughts the moment I saw this thread. Great graphics, awesome music and solid gameplay make this one of the best SNES games out there.

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    The Star Wars games (SNES)

    Indiana Jones's Greatest Adventures (SNES)

    Bram Stoker's Dracula (Genny)

    The Terminator (Sega CD)

    Alien 3 (Genny)

    Alien 3 (SNES)

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    Mine have already been mentioned:

    Addams Family (SNES)
    Super Star Wars (SNES)
    Alien 3 (SNES)
    Batman (NES)
    Batman Returns (SNES) - I love the little reference to Circo Puerto featured in Ganbare Goemon 2 and Gokujyou Parodius - The moon on the windows at the burning mall level.

    I also love Hook for SNES and Sega CD.

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    Atari - Empire Strikes Back - the defender-like game against Imperial Walkers!
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    Super Star Wars, Super Empire Strikes Back, and Super Return of the Jedi. Most excellent trilogy that still holds the record for the LOUDEST SNES game ever created lol God bless DOLBY!
    These cartridges are dirty as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Mitchell
    Though its relevance to the movie is questionable, I think the Goonies II is probably my favorite game based on a movie, period. It's an amazingly original and well-crafted game. It's influence shows up a lot in other Konami games (I think Legend of the Mystical Ninja has some features from Goonies II, like the maze mini-game, and the use of the yo-yo). Pony Canyon's faux-epic Dr. Chaos bluntly steals almost every good idea from the Goonies II. (To be fair, it does add a few of its own. And a lot of extraneous load times, and bogus hit detection.)

    My theory with Goonies II is that Konami had a good idea for a game and just kind of tried to squeeze the Goonies motif into it somehow. The emphasis in quality was therefore on the game itself, and not on the movie license, which is why it has aged so well. (The movie has, too!)
    I agree with you, but there's only one problem: we're supposed to talk about 16-BIT GAMES based on movies, not 8-bit games!

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    But the title says "Post subject: Best non-Disney movie based games of the 8-16 bit eras?"

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