TV shows you didn’t know were based on video games: Why limit creativity to one medium when there are so many possibilities to explore? That’s the logic behind the creation of quality shows based on popular video games. Cater to a fanboy’s nostalgia, and see the dollars come raking in.
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Watching the video game characters, who fans have grown to love, talk and interact in their world can be awe-inspiring. Young fans rush home after school or wake up early on Saturday morning to catch their gaming heroes in action. Who wouldn’t want to see Mario and Luigi save the Mushroom Kingdom in front of their television screens? What about watching Mega Man kick robot butt without having to lose hundreds of lives?
Adapting a videogame into a TV show is not an easy thing to do. Many are the programs that failed to capitalise on a game’s popularity, usually because they were unfaithful to their source material while offering lackluster talent both in front and behind the camera.
The following are the best of the best of the pleasing intersection between gaming and television. Quality and faithfulness to the source material were key factors in the rankings. One show per franchise was chosen as to offer a more diverse selection while narrowing down the field. The ‘80s and the ‘90s have a strong presence on the list, as that time period corresponds to the video game boom initiated by Nintendo.
10.Kirby Right Back At Ya!
This is a fun little show starring everyone’s favorite pink Star Warrior. The child-like Kirby is capable of acquiring special abilities when sucking up other beings. He uses this power, both in the show and in the video games, to stop the evil King Dedede, the ruler of Dream Land.
“Right Back at Ya!” sees Kirby crash land on the planet Pop Star, where he befriends brother-sister duo Tiff and Tuff. Jealous of this new arrival, King Dedede plots to take down Kirby with help from his slimy servant Escargoon. A greater danger looms over Pop Star, however, as an evil entity known as Nightmare beckons…
Offering awesome action and an undeniable sense of fun, “Kirby Right Back at Ya!” contains many elements from the gaming series that translate well to the television medium. Fans were excited to see the accurate portrayal of their favorite characters, from the innocent but tough Kirby to the mysterious Meta Knight.