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R-Rated Movies That Spawned Kiddie Games

Jan 3, 2007

To get into an R-rated movie, you have to be at least 17 years old or accompanied by an adult. We know a few ways around this rule, but we choose to shelter the children we know from intense violence, gore and sexuality and will not mention them in this article. There are occasional R-rated movies that end up becoming games, and out of those, there are some that are actually designed for kids. We don't care if kids play those. We're ironic that way.

That these games exist means that someone saw each of these adult-themed films and thought to turn them into videogames. Good thinking - that is, until they thought to market them to kids. To celebrate this misguided trend, we've dredged up some of the weirder examples of adult movies that got turned into kid games. Decide for yourself if they were on target or not.



Game: Blues Brothers (1993) - SNES
Movie: Blues Brothers (1980)

The Movie: The first things we think of when we hear "Blues Brothers" are car chases, beer and blues. Aside from the blues, those aren't really the kinds of things that make good kid games. What people tend to forget is that the brothers, Elwood and Jake, are on a mission to reunite the Blues Brothers band and raise $5,000 to save their old Roman Catholic orphanage. Without all the beer bottles being thrown at the band, the movie has a fairly PG premise.

The Game: Rather than traveling through seedy bars playing music and getting into fights, the Blues Brothers for SNES ditches most of the movie's plot and has the brothers running through lovely pastoral levels throwing records - presumably blues records - at stumpy-looking animated foes. There are mushrooms to bounce on, snails to eviscerate with vinyl and, if the brothers take damage, their jackets fall off. Under their shirts are enormously muscled physiques that Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi could only have had if they'd replaced beer with steroids. What does any of this have to do with the movie? At the end of the game, they do actually reach the big concert. That's the only connection.

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21 comments

  • Gman2486 - July 18, 2009 6:14 a.m.

    Man Die Hard I played that game on the Arcade like crazy even though I never saw the Movie when I was kid > <
  • LokiRising - July 5, 2009 12:58 a.m.

    Sick article. But everyone, EVERYONE, always forgets the NES Nightmare on Elm Street game which was actually pretty 'effin decent for the time (I think). Hey, you got to punch Freddy to death and turn into a ninja, so it's automatically better than about 1/2 the movies. Damn good soundtrack too.
  • eldemoncactus - June 3, 2009 4:31 p.m.

    i would have loved to play as the terminator i hate robo cop
  • Tomsta666 - April 16, 2009 12:57 p.m.

    LoL @ Blues Brothers!! When that game first came out, I entered a magazine competition to win a copy of said game. I didn't win, but I got the runners up prize. A VHS of the film... I was 10 in 1993! A bit too young to see an R rated, (it was rated 15 here in the UK) movie. But because of that, to this day Blues Brothers remains one of my all time favourite films! :D
  • industriedude - April 12, 2009 4:17 p.m.

    Die Hard:Vendetta for xbox wasn't a half bad game in its day. They should remake it.
  • Nyax6919 - February 26, 2009 9:37 p.m.

    I noticed that one of my favorite games wasn't on that list. I loved playing "Nightmare on Elm St." It was awesome!!! Complete with various powers to be used.
  • killemall - February 18, 2009 8:10 p.m.

    when did blues brothers start to = fake ass sonic?
  • JimmySmurf - February 16, 2009 11:12 p.m.

    The arcade version of Alien Vs Predator was so damn amazing!
  • noobeater - February 4, 2009 7:14 p.m.

    lol predator is awesome film your point about the creatures dieing= lots of laughs lol classic GR
  • SandroTheMaster - February 3, 2009 7:48 p.m.

    Fuck! Die Hard sure has reason to have little in common with the movie, IT WASN'T BASED ON THE MOVIE! That game's real name is Dynamite Cop 1 (the second came for dreamcast as well, if I'm not mistaken, but was just named Dynamite Cop here in the west). They only renamed it Die Hard to try to take in in the movie's fame. I don't even know if copyright was ever involved (those were weird times)...
  • jdog2491 - February 3, 2009 2:55 a.m.

    man i could remember friday the 13th pretty fun game for awhile
  • ugthecaveman - February 2, 2009 11:48 p.m.

    darn it almost 1st 2nd!
  • import2nr1000 - April 21, 2009 6:41 p.m.

    robocops gun is insane!! it's like a fully automatic grenade launcher that insta-kills/vaporizes everone
  • wardoggy - March 26, 2009 12:11 p.m.

    i remember playing die hard as a 3 year old...i couldnt get past the first level but it was soooo fun
  • milliman24 - February 19, 2009 2:07 a.m.

    that friday teh 13th was hard at teh end but cool! lolz!
  • lolerz - February 15, 2009 5:41 p.m.

    omg i have the rom for alien vs predator!
  • lolerz - February 15, 2009 5:39 p.m.

    thats fucking contra right there
  • scruffy117 - February 7, 2009 9:15 a.m.

    that friday 13th looked really bad all he did was dodge the guy
  • NanoElite666 - February 3, 2009 4:29 a.m.

    Ha ha, I remember playing that Die Hard game a ton in an arcade years ago. Also, wasn't there also a more recent Blues Brothers game on the Nintendo 64 or something? I seem to remember seeing a preview or review or something of it in a magazine years back.
  • ZombiePirate215 - February 3, 2009 3:41 a.m.

    I know I'm going to sound like a dick here and I don't want to but the first Friday the 13th was about Jason's Mother, Jason himself didn't come in until the second movie.

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