Television Programs Turned Into Arcade Game: Dallas

Television Programs Turned Into Arcade Game: Dallas

One popular show television show that was turned into an arcade game is "Dallas". This television show aired at night and told the story of the most important family within Dallas, Texas. The show was on television between 1978 and 1991. The main Dallas family within this show where the Ewings with John Ross Ewing being one of the central figures within the television show.

The family is involved in oil and cattle and J.R. Ewing is notorious for his greedy dealings. During the show's lifetime the phrase, "Who shot J.R.?" was on the lips of many fans. This television programs is considered by many to be a evening soap opera, and the show was very well-watched during the time it aired on CBS.

Based on how well "Dallas" did, it is understandable that there would be an arcade game created to harness the popularity of the television show. Dallas Quest was released in 1984 by the manufacturer Datasoft. This game really had nothing to do the plot of the actual television program other than using the character names.

In the game, the player must discover where Jock Ewing has told his family the mysterious map is hidden to find the location of oil in South America. The player uses a series of clues that really don't help. J.R. Ewing sets on the quest, but his wife who is hoping to leave him wants to find the oil for herself and then divorce J.R. Overall the graphics are quite poor and the game play is not enough to keep everyone entertained.