Have you ever wondered what Home Alone would look like if it were a next generation shooter video game? Probably not, but since we’re in the middle of the holidays, and we’ve certainly seen the famous film with little Kevin McCallister for the billionth time as usual, it’s time to fantasize a bit.
Don’t squeeze your brains too much though, because someone has already done it for you. The developer Simon Brewer, who also took part in the development team of Batman Arkham Night, has created a concept art of a possible shooter game of Home Alone. There is everything: from the operator (Kevin, of course) to the weapons of the film, through the locations and the bandits Harry and Marv.
Tributes to the film produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus they even waste themselves in the title, which is a clear reference to Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, a popular video game from Ubisoft.
I loved and hated the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive Home Alone game when I was a kid, and I wanted to make something quick and fun for the holidays! so…
What if Home Alone got the modern day video game treatment?
— Simon Brewer (@bunny_ballball) December 21, 2022
The real Home Alone video game exists: it came out in 1991
Actually Home Alone – this is the original name of the film – was really a video game released in 1991 for Nintendo NES, SNES and SEGA Megadrive. Brewer himself writes in the tweet: “I loved and hated that game when I was little. So I came up with my own modern version for the holidays.”
In the game it was possible to play the character of Kevin in an attempt to prevent burglars from entering the house. To do this, the player had to place traps, in order to convince Marv and Harry to leave the McCallister home in peace.
Mother, I missed the plane is obviously present in our list of Christmas movies to watch absolutely in streaming. The film is in fact included, along with its sequel, in the Disney + catalog.