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10 Upcoming Movies That Are Based on Classic Video Games of the ’80s & ’90s

New movies based on classic video games like ‘Street Fighter,’ ‘The Legend of Zelda,’ and ‘Metal Gear Solid’ are on the way!

image from the 1975 movie

I Really Want to Play That ‘Killer Shark’ Arcade Game Shown in ‘Jaws’

A brief scene in Steven Spielberg’s classic 1975 thriller ‘Jaws’ shows a kid at a beachfront arcade playing an early ’70s ‘electro-mechanical’ game called ‘Killer Shark’ that still looks pretty cool.

Walton Goggins (The Ghoul) on Fallout

Walton Goggins Teases New Series ‘Fallout,’ Now Premiering One Day Early on April 10!

Based on the 1990s video game, ‘Fallout’ is set in alternate reality where there is, in fact, a nuclear holocaust in the 1950s.

screenshot from the 1983 Bally Midway arcade video game Journey. It depicts video game versions of members of the rock band Journey with black-and-white digitized photos of their actual faces on top of their computer graphic-created bodies. The band is performing onstage in front of a wild audience, with a bouncer attempting to keep them from reaching the stage.

Remember Those Early ’80s Video Games Featuring Journey?

Journey Escape, a 1982 cartridge for the Atari 2600, and Journey, Bally Midway’s 1983 arcade game, both starred classic rock group Journey and featured synthesized versions of some of their songs.

screenshot of the 1983 video game

Remembering the Weird ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ & ‘Halloween’ Atari 2600 Game Adaptations

These rare video games, based on the classic horror films of their titles, were published by Wizard in 1983 and among the more adult-oriented Atari 2600 (VCS) titles kept quietly behind counters at the few stores that carried them.

promo image for the 14 arcade games that are built into Arcade1Up's Atari 50th Anniversary Deluxe Arcade Machine cabinet. To the left of the vertical image is a picture of the arcade cabinet itself, with the list of games on the right. From top to bottom, the listed games (using their title logos from their original arcade cabinets) are: Centipede, Tempest, Asteroids, Asteroids Deluxe, Millipede, Crystal Castles, Space Duel, Major Havoc, Missile Command, Gravitar, Akka Arrh, Liberator, Super Breakout and Lunar Lander.

Atari Deluxe Arcade Machine Re-Creates Retro Video-Gaming Experience

The reproduction of a classic arcade cabinet features 64 Atari games — 14 arcade favorites and 50 from the Atari 2600 home console.

ROCK-A-DOODLE, Goldie, Chanticleer (center, voice: Glen Campbell), Edmond (bottom), producer/director Don Bluth, Peepers (top), Patou (voice: Phil Harris), Snipes (voice: Eddie Deezen), 1991

Movies You Never Realized Disney Animator Don Bluth Worked On

Today is his 86th birthday and he’s still working!

an image of the Atari 2600+ video game console, a smaller version of the original Atari 2600 Video Computer System console of the 1970s that is backfitted to play original games as well as new ones.

A Modernized Atari 2600 Is Coming in November 2023

The Atari 2600+ will be a faithful re-creation of the four-switch Atari 2600 console released in 1980 (albeit smaller), complete with joystick and a cartridge containing 10 games, including Adventure, Missile Command and Yars’ Revenge. You can also play your old 2600 and 7800 cartridges on it!

a screen shot from the 1978 arcade video game Space Invaders, depicting the player's green ship along the bottom, behind four green shields, firing up at rows of white-colored invaders getting increasingly lower and firing back. A red UFO is moving across the top of the screen.

A Space Invaders Appreciation Post: The Classic Arcade Game Turns 45

Since its debut in Japan in June 1978, following by its North American release that November, Space Invaders has never relinquished the hold it has had on Earthlings with its fun, addictive and influential gameplay.

LEGO Pac-Man Arcade

We Have Pac-Man Fever and This LEGO Arcade Is the Only Cure!

Two of our favorite childhood things, LEGO and Pac-Man, have joined forces to take our money.

Video Games Hall of Fame inductees

Barbie, Wii Sports & The Last of Us Enters Video Game Hall of Fame

New nostalgic video games that have impacted our society have been inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame.

Tetris Apple TV+

‘Tetris’ the Movie on Apple TV+ Reviewed

Apple TV+ presents the amazing story of how Henk Rogers brought Alexey Pajitnov’s ‘Tetris’ video game from behind the Iron Curtain to the Western world.