Back to the Future? Not Without My DeLorean DMC-12!

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Between 1981 and 1983 a guy named John DeLorean and his DeLorean Motor Company manufactured a sports car that was to become a legend. Even today, when it comes to time machines, nothing can beat the DeLorean DMC-12!

In October 1976 an American automotive chief engineer named William T. Collins had developed the first prototype for this car that today people refer to simply as „the DeLorean“. The 1980s models were the only ones ever produced by the company and their famous gull-wing doors became widely known. The car is espscially famous for its iconic appearance as a „modified time machine“ in Back to the Future, 30 years ago.

It was probably the car’s innovative fiberglass chassis and underbody structure, along with a brushed stainless steel body that made it especially suitable for time travel. Or maybe it was just its spacey and stylish aero dynamic form?

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Cult car: the DeLorean Time Machine in Telltale’s „Back to the Future – The Game“! © telltale games

During the back-to-theFuture production six DeLorean chassis were used a seventh one was especially manufactured out of fiberglass. It was used for those scenes, in which a a full-size DeLorean was needed to „fly“ on-screen.

Today three of these cars still exist and Universal Studios owns two of them. The third one is part of a private collection. And did you know: After the movie a number of production DeLoreans even were modified into Back To The Future time machine replicas to mirror the appearance and functions of the film cars! You can rent one of those at Bob’s Propshop: http://www.bobspropshop.com/bttf.html (you can rent other models there as well like from Knight Rider and A-Team). But beware: Trips to the future might cost you a bunch!

Well you could come cheaper with the Back to the Future video games, like th one released by Telltale in 2010 (telltalegames.com)!

Back to the Future computer and video games:

  • Back to the Future – Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum
  • Back to the Future – MSX; released by Pony Canyon
  • Back to the Future Adventure (Japanese) – MSX2; released by Pony Canyon
  • Back to the Future II – Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum
  • Back to the Future III – Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX Spectrum
  • Back to the Future: Blitz Through Time – Facebook
  • Back to the Future: The Game – Telltale Games announced on June 9, 2010, that they had acquired rights to produce episodic video games based on the franchise for multiple platforms: the iPad, Mac, Windows, PlayStation 3, and Wii. The game was released as five episodes,[5] with Christopher Lloyd reprising his role as Doc Brown, Claudia Wells reprising as Jennifer, and Michael J. Fox making two cameo appearances. AJ Locascio provided the voice for Marty McFly and Bob Gale assisted with the script. (This is the first of two Universal titles to receive an episodic game adaptation from Telltale, to be followed by Jurassic Park.)
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They are expected any minute now: Wednesday, October 21 2015 is THE day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to in Back to the Future Part II. © telltale games

And what makes Wednesday, October 21 2015 so special? Well, according to the official website it marks the long-awaited day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to in Back to the Future Part II.

And now please follow us Back to the Future: http://www.backtothefuture.com


More console games

  • Back to the Future (1989) – NES; released by LJN; a poorly received game with multiple modes of play
  • Back to the Future Part II & III (1990) – NES; released by LJN; a side-scrolling adventure game that allowed traveling back and forth between the different time periods from the trilogy as Marty attempts to correct the timeline and get back to the real 1985
  • Super Back to the Future II (1993) – Super Famicom (Japan-only release); a side-scroller that allowed the player to control Marty on the hoverboard while he battled enemies
  • Back to the Future II – Sega Master System; released by Arena Entertainment
  • Back to the Future III – Sega Genesis/Sega Master System; released by Arena Entertainment
  • Universal Studios Theme Park Adventure – Nintendo GameCube; released by Kemco, featured a Back to the Future: The Ride minigame as a level

Back to the Future on Pinball machine

  • Back to the Future: The Pinball (1990) – released by Data East Pinball (now Stern Pinball), designed by Joe Kaminkow and Ed Cebula, with music by Brian L. Schmidt; a pinball game based on the trilogy that features three songs that were featured in the movies: „Back in Time“ and „Power of Love“ (originally performed by Huey Lewis and the News), and „Doubleback“ (originally performed by ZZ Top).

Video Slot machine

  • Back to the Future Video Slots (2006) – released by International Game Technology, designed by Joe Kaminkow, written and directed by Bob Gale, and starring Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown

Mobile

  • On March 7, 2013 Back to the Future: The Game was released for iPhone 4 devices and up, and iPad.

(The game lists are published at Wikipedia is under the CC-license: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Back_to_the_Future_video_games)

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