DataSoft, Masters of Successful Movie to Game Translations

Talking Retro, writers say many games have been made about movies and/or TV-series since the beginning of time however, most of them have failed because movies don't make good games and vice versa. We all remember the deplorable ET version on the 2600 as well as Superman 64. The games that did do well are often ones that don't literally copy the formula but make something up of their own. Datasoft mastered this strategy beginning in 1983 with the following examples… Why no one picked up on it still boggles my mind.

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