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While there are video games based on movies and comic books, sometime video game developers look to classic literature for inspiration. Here are 9 video games based on books.
- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Released in 1988 for Nintendo, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is considered one of the worst video games in history. The premise is Dr. Jekyll is on his way to a wedding in London, while the city’s people get in his way. He gets so angry that he turns into Mr. Hyde. Sounds like fun!
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Released in 1989 for the Nintendo, the video game is a platformer like Super Mario Bros. Tom Sawyer has to save Becky Thatcher. “Injun Joe” kidnaps her.
- Dante’s Inferno. Dante’s Divine Comedy was released for the Xbox 360 in 2010. It’s a role playing game to get out of Hell.
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide To the Galaxy. It was released in 1984 for the Commodore 64 and Apple Macintosh. The video game was text based and required your imagination.
- Fahrenheit 451. It’s another text based video game for the Commodore 64 and Apple Macintosh. The video game was actually developed with Ray Bradbury.
- Super Robin Hood. Released in 1985, Super Robin Hood was a platformer for the original Nintendo.
- Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Released in 1993 for the Nintendo, Bram Stoker’s Dracula was a platformer and a movie tie-in for the Francis Ford Coppola movie of the same name.
- The Great Gatsby. I think this is the strangest novel to receive a video game. You play as Nick Carraway and you’re trying to find Gatsby. It’s not an original release for the Nintendo. It was released in 2011 as a fan video game.
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. It’s also known as American McGee’s Alice and was released for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows, and Mac in the year 2000. The video game is part platformer and part role playing game, but overall, it’s all fun!!