So there I was, wanting to pick a retro game to review that would be based on something Christmassy but not obviously so.
I’d already reviewed the likes of The Die Hard Trilogy, Batman Returns and Gremlins 2: The New Batch so my mind, for some reason, instantly went to Lethal Weapon, a movie I had re-watched very recently and which was set around Christmas.
Imagine my surprise, then, when I started playing Lethal Weapon on NES and realised that, not only was it not Christmas-themed, like, at all, but it wasn’t even Lethal Weapon!
It took me a while to realise what the heck was going on and it was only until I tried Lethal Weapon on the SNES that it all clicked:
Lethal Weapon is Lethal Weapon 3.
Because THAT’s the Lethal Weapon movie everybody loves… right?
For some reason, both the NES and the SNES games chose to not call themselves what they actually were instead going by the franchise’s name.
Can you imagine playing a game just called The Bourne Identity and, for some reason, your main character looks like Jeremy Renner?