Saturday, May 25, 2019

I Turned My Favorite 80's Movies into Atari Games

Growing up, I used to play the Atari versions of ET, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Empire Strikes Back, and a bunch of others. Some sucked (Hint: ET). Some were fun as hell (Hint: Empire). But they all had the promise of being awesome simply by being associated with an killer movie.

My love of 80s movies and my memories of playing Atari as a kid prompted me to custom make games that blend the two. The result is this pretty nonsensical set of 6 Atari games based on classic 80s action movies:

Axel's Quest -  Starring Axel Foley from Beverly Hills Cop.
Throat Ripper - Based on the classic Swayze death blow in Roadhouse.
Bitches Leave - From Clarence Boddicker's classic line in Robocop.
Shoot the Glass - Uttered by Hans Gruber in Die Hard.
2 Old for This - Danny Glover's catch phrase from Lethal Weapon.
Dim Mak - It means "death touch," and it's literally just my favorite scene in Bloodsport.

Sadly, these games don't actually play (they're just labels put on broken cartridges). It's probably better that way, since the gameplay is probably much more promising in our minds. 

See below for individual pics. Note: I will likely be putting some custom game in my online store soon, but I need to stock up on a few cartridges first. 

Lethal Weapon II

Beverly Hills Cop


Die Hard




  1. These are awesome! Good job!

  2. I do the same thing. I've made carts of Sho'Nuff! (from The Last Dragon) and The Shining. I may have to steal "Bitches Leave" for my collection. That's genius.

  3. Holy shit. That "Bitches Leave" cartridge is hilarious. What would the actual game entail? Too funny.