Sometimes licensing can inspire the makers of games. Other times - Cool Spot, MC Kids, Darkened Skye (a Skittles-based RPG) - the license is so weak and unsuitable as to profoundly confuse those tasked with making a game based upon it. Here are ten bizarre and obscure licensed video games along those lines what we have just mentioned.
Unfortunatlely, a consequence of being creepy and terrifying is that you tend to put people off their food. This means that BK couldn't just walk up to hungry people - identified by above-head burger icons; he had to hide in bushes or bins, or sneak up behind them...
Never before had the act of stalking been so precisely utilised to flog fast food to masses. It was basically the video game version of this:
Fact: the only Hooters in the UK is in Nottingham, proving that not all of the UK made a successful transition into the 21st Century.
Do this successfully, and you would be treated to a "performance" from the band, while controlling a bouncer whose job it was to keep fans from executing a potentially lethal stage invasion. Intriguingly, the arcade cabinet played the Billboard Top 100-topper "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" on a constant loop, via a concealed cassette tape player.
What did perhaps surprise fans of the band was this weird mix of mini games, murder mystery puzzle solving, and collect 'em up. Players were required to fill four attribute bars - sex, love, war and faith - in order to gain access to the Pleasuredome. Notable for being one of possibly only two ZX Spectrum games to feature some sperms.
The story later took an even more bizarre detour to South America, where the player encountered talking parrots, and adopted a whimsical cartoon monkey sidekick with a taste for chewing tobacco.
Players could "be" their favourite Neighbours characters (including Scott - making this the only game ever to feature a playable Jason Donovan), and speed around Ramsey Street avoiding obstacles such as cars, Bouncer the Dog, Mrs Mangle, and kangaroos (which, as any Neighbours fan and/or Australian can attest, are a regular hazard in most suburban neighbourhoods).
Which is hugely ironic, given that "AA" is where many of America's Army end up, following their participation in the country's countless wars of dubious morality and legality. Ooh, take that sick burn, Military-Industrial Complex.