As Jeff Goldblum says in Jurassic Park, “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.” The same could be said for video game designers who create games based on literally any old movie or TV show they can think of. Problem is, many shows and movies (even great ones) simply aren’t video game material, leaving the resulting product equal parts awful and insane.
Here are some franchises that made for great viewing, but that invited nothing but head-scratches from confused gamers when attached to a controller.
12. Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit (SNES, 1994)
Home Improvement was a 90s sitcom starring Tim Allen as a supposed alpha-male raising a family, while hosting a local-access talk show about tools. Outside of maybe a table saw simulation, it shouldn’t be possible to turn that concept into a video game. And yet someone did, with Power Tool Pursuit barging uninvited onto the Super Nintendo in 1994.
The game’s “plot” is that Tim Taylor has lost a brand-new line of power tools, and needs to wander various TV studios to find them. For some reason, said studios are overrun with dangerous enemies like mummies, dinosaurs, ghosts, and robots. You fight them off with various power tools such as a nail gun, a blowtorch, and a chainsaw that shoots waves of energy. The only way any of this happens on the show is if you were to take mushrooms before watching it.
In the end, you beat the final boss (a giant, walking tank) and learn the whole thing was a big joke Al and the kids played on Tim. Remember, all those monsters Tim fought were real, meaning he risked his life time and again, for nothing. Amazingly, Tim resists the urge to immediately turn the blowtorch on the pranksters.http://crappy-games.wikia.com/wiki/Home_Improvement:_Power_Tool_Pursuit Source: Crappy Games Wiki