Television Programs As Arcade Games: ALF

Television Programs As Arcade Games: ALF

One television show that many people would remember watching, but not remember that an arcade game was created for it is ALF. This television show aired during the mid-1980’s for a short four year season. The plot of the show involved an alien from the planet Melmac who had become stranded on Earth when his spacecraft crashes. He is discovered by the Tanner family and is taken in to live with them. Through the series the alien ALF is played by a puppet.
 
The arcade version of this television show is a little like Pac-Man. ALF is in a maze and he must avoid the neighbors to avoid being killed. There are also other areas within the maze and these can result in death also. As ALF moves around the maze he eats or collects pizza pies. The maze that ALF has to navigate through will contain other great things such as parts to his spacecraft.
The game has three levels and it gets more complicated as the levels go up. The maze that ALF navigates through is his neighborhood, and in this neighborhood is a pawn shop. In one of the television episodes, ALF sells parts of his spaceship to buy his Earth mother an automobile. So in this arcade game, the gamer can sell the spaceship parts found for things that can be used to navigate the maze. Keep in mind that even though it was created in 1994, the look of the game seems primitive even for that time.