Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 - The Video Game | Retro Wrap-Up: Movie Edition

As the holiday movie season approaches, we recall that many successful films receive video game adaptations. Typically, those games have a reputation of being not very good, although there have been some exceptions over the years.

Movie-based video games aren’t a new thing either. Some of the oldest examples date back to the early ’80s. Whether it’s a way to cross-promote two pieces of media or just a way to cash in on a blockbuster hit, it’s a practice that’s likely to continue into the foreseeable future.

So, this week, the oprainfall Retro Commercial Research Team–in other words, me–presents to you some classic TV moments for movie-licensed games. Let us know your favorites in the comments. Enjoy!

Here are the highlights from the past week:




Also, don’t forget to check out Operation Recap on our YouTube channel for an alternate take on this week’s news.

And, as always, if you have any ideas or suggestions for retro commercials, let us know either through Facebook, Twitter, or just leave a good old-fashioned comment below.

Eric Chetkauskas
Eric has been playing video games for longer than he can remember. His interests skew toward retro games with an emphasis on Japanese RPGs like Chrono Trigger and the Dragon Quest series.