From Movies To The Computer Screen

With the help of lockdown, we are spending more and more on our devices and looking at screens. It’s easier than ever to watch your favourite movie, play the most popular computer game and enjoy the best slot games online, as everything can be done with a click of a few buttons and logging in only requires your fingerprint. In turn, we are now able to watch more movies, play more games and slots with ease.

Movies are enjoyed by a wide range of audiences around the world, as you take on an adventure, discover a mystery or get thrown into a romantic classic. Everyone has their favourite genre, actor/actress and film, which you either rush to the cinema to see or enjoy in the comfort of your own home, but today more and more of these popular movies are being turned into computer games and even slot games online, such as The Wizard of Oz. So, which of your favourites can now be played on the computer screen? Let’s take a closer look, below.

Austin Powers: Welcome To My Underground Lair!

This is a simulation of a computer of Dr. Evil, which includes mini games including a Pac-Man-style maze game, Mojo, a digital version of Rock-Paper-Scissors and a motorbike racing game, with a name that is a play on Evel Knievel. ‘Austin Powers: Welcome To My Underground Liar!’ features customisable themes, sounds backgrounds and screen savers, as well as a calculator and simulated internet that includes information about the Austin Powers films and the actors in the film.

Developed by Tarantula Studios and published by Rockstar Games in 2000, this game can be enjoyed in both single player and multiplayer, so Austin Powers fans can have hours of fun with their friends or aim for personal bests on the game!

Back To The Future

Despite the original work being released in 1985, Back to the Future is still a huge hit on both our computer and TV screens. The science fiction adventure comedy film series has been created into a number of video games, based off of Back to the Future, Back to the Future II and Back to the Future III.

The Back to the Future 1985 video game was released by Electric Dreams Software and is a side view arcade adventure. The aim is to George McFly to spend as much time with Lorraine Baines as possible; the more time spent together, the more chance they will fall in love, enabling more segments of the family photograph to be added together in the bottom right corner of the screen.


Developed by FireForge Games and published for PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows and Xbox One by Activision, the game is based on the events that take place after the 2016 film. Featuring four-player cooperative gameplay, players can control new Ghostbusters to defeat the energy ghosts. Set after the events of the 2016 film, the four protagonists are called away to Washington to save the president from ghost assassins. Therefore, the game focuses on a group of unnamed protagonists instead. They have to save New York from Rowan, who is the villain from the film that returns to create havoc.

Chicken Little

This 2005 action-adventure game was developed by Avalanche Software for Xbox, PlayStation 2, Windows and GameCube. The Chicken Little game is based on the 2005 film and was originally planned to be released on Nintendo DS, however this was cancelled. In 2006, there was a sequel released, Chicken Little: Ace In Action, which is similar to the game, Tak and the Power of Juju.

Following the same plot as the Chicken Little film, the game features original actors that reprise their roles in the game. Players take control of Chicken Little throughout the game and will need to collect five baseball cards in every level of the game, as these help to unlock bonus mini-games in multiplayer mode.

Batman: The Video Game

Over the years there have been a number of different games based on the renowned film, Batman. Although the games have the same title, every game is different. The NES version has been rated as one of the best of the Batman video games, containing five levels that culminate in a showdown with the Joker in the bell tower of Gotham Cathedral. Developed and published by Sunsoft, the Batman games have many different designers.

So, was your favourite on the list? It’s likely that a popular action-adventure film that you enjoy watching is either already a game or will be created into one, as we have already seen so many movies to computer screens.