Let Us Never Forget The ‘Gremlins’ Video Game That Wasn’t


It appears as though a decade or so ago someone thought it’d be a great idea to turn Gremlins into a video game for PS2 and Gamecube systems. I suppose we shouldn’t really be surprised. But for whatever reasons, the game never came to fruition and all the work that was done on it was reportedly destroyed. Except that some of it wasn’t, apparently, since today a video has leaked onto the web showing an entire cut scene from the game. This follows a leak last year of a 3D rendering of Gizmo.

The synopsis for the game’s plot, via Movies.com, was as follows…

“Set 20 years after the movies, Gremlins allows you to play as either Gizmo or Stripe. The plot is centred around the idea that the town of Kingston Falls has gathered to pay belated respect to Gizmo and his owner Billy for saving the town over two decades ago. That night however, Gizmo gets splashed with water that causes him to spew out hoards of Gremlins. Which, obviously, you must track down and kill so the party can continue. Just pray that somebody doesn’t use this plot for a Gremlins 3 movie. Rather than creating a standard platform game, developers LSP have included a team-management element – similar to the one found in last year’s Conflict Desert Storm. You can control your troops using the trigger buttons, and also give them orders. There are eleven areas to explore including a bank and a school, each of which is filled with Gremlins dressed up as policemen, mafia types and so on.”

After watching the video below that hit the web today, along with the one below it that surfaced in 2010, perhaps you’ll agree with me that it’s a good thing this ugly baby was aborted in the womb.

(HT: Movieline)

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