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10 TV Shows That Were Turned Into Video Games For Reasons We Don't Understand

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It's not uncommon for massively popular movies and TV shows to get video game adaptations, and this was especially the case during the 80s and 90s. However, sometimes the shows that executives ask to be turned into video games don't make a lot of sense, as you'll see with these 10 examples.

Fester's Quest


In this adaptation of The Addams Family, Uncle Fester has to save the family by shooting spiders, exploring weird pseudo-3D houses, and fighting bosses. It had some pretty great music, as was common with Sunsoft games.



It's a platformer where ALF tries to repair his spaceship so he can travel to Mars with his girlfriend. It's pretty straightforward, but still, weird.

The Adventures of Gilligan's Island


Despite the show still being huge in syndication at the time, the game based on it absolutely bombed. Maybe this was because you just played the Skipper (not even Gilligan) and walked around attacking gorillas.

The Beverly Hillbillies

Capstone Software

A weird point-and-click adventure game based on a show that was already decades old, this game had you controlling the Hillbillies as they went on their usual misadventures. It's often considered one of the worst PC games of all time.

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle


We can think of weirder choices for a platformer than the classic moose and squirrel duo, but what ultimately seals this game's infamy is the fact that it's absolutely terrible.

Seriously, the choices only get weirder from here...

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