There have been many video games based on films and comic books, but why not novels or fiction-based work? In this exclusive Old School Gamer list, we share five books that could have made amazing retro games.
The Stand: Stephen King’s classic found have easily been Fallout- before it ever existed. Whether on the PC or even a console like the Super NES, there were plenty of ways to make the post-apocalyptic tale come to life in video game form.
The Counter of Monte Cristo: This is one of the greatest adventures in literature history. Add in the Castlevania engine and it practically plays itself.
The Rocking Horse Winner: A financial managerial sim/horse racer? It would be weirder than the short story, but you’d love it.
The Odd Couple: Imagine Neil Simon’s play come to life in a Leisure Suit Larry kind of way. Could be awesome.
Romeo and Juliet: What?! Stealth gameplay as Juliet and a Beat-Em-Up for Romeo? Sign us up!