January 2012

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.

Television Programs As Arcade Games: Gilligan's Island

Here on Gilligan's Island...

One television show that was popular in the 1960s is "Gilligan's Island". It aired between 1964 and 1967. The show told the story of a group of people who go for a day trip and end up being stranded on a deserted island. The episodes show how they cope with life on the island and various attempts for them to leave. Quite a number of people are stranded on the end, but it always ends with the person not helping everyone leave the island.

The show had Bob Denver playing the role of Gilligan, Alan Hale, Jr, played the role of “The Skipper” and Jim Backus was  cast to play Thurston Howell, III. He is the rich millionaire that is stranded with his wife.

Television Shows Turned Arcade Games: The Fonz

Oh Happy Days!

"Happy Days" is one hit television show that many people will remember. It aired on ABC television from 1974 to 1984. The original series was the brain-child of Gary Marshall and it showed the perfect live in America during that time. 
 
The show was based in Wisconsin and the main focus of the show was the Cunningham family. The father Howard was acted by Tom Bosley. The mother Marion was acted by Marion Ross. The son Richie was acted by Ron Howard, with the younger sister Joanie, played by Erin Moran. Richie was also friends with Arthur “the Fonz” Fonzarelli, played by Henry Winkler. The show was quite popular during its run, so it would be natural that an arcade game would be created about it.