Top 10 TV Shows Based On Video Games

The Top Ten
1 Pokemon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets. It was first broadcast in Japan on April 1, 1997, in the United States... read more

I liked it up until the 4Kids voice actors left. I didn't like the change in voice actors. It started getting better eventually, but Team Rocket still has terrible voice actors (especially Meowth. His voice is so irritating).

Black and White was awful, but X & Y managed to bring me back to the show. Then the Alolan stuff happened, and I hated everything about it. I don't like any of the characters from that region. I miss Ash's old companions, except for Iris and Cilan.

2 Kirby Right Back At Ya Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, known in Japan as Hoshi no Kirby, is a Japanese anime series created by Warpstar, Inc.

So many memories of watching this show. It also had some really good life lessons for kids, and was still action-packed and funny.

Hopefully, all of the episodes get released on DVD someday.

I liked it, but it's not nearly as good as the games. Plus, a lot of the characters are portrayed inaccurately, especially King Dedede, since he's an absolute sadist in this show.

I didn't watch this when it was still running, but I watched a lot on YouTube.

3 Earthworm Jim

Possibly the most underrated cartoon of all time.

4 Sonic Sat AM
5 The Super Mario Bros. Super Show The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! is an American television series, conceived by Andy Heyward, produced by DIC Animation City, and distributed by Viacom Enterprises in association with Nintendo, airing during 1989 from 4 September to 1 December.
6 Castlevania
7 Super Mario World Super Mario World is an American animated musical comedy television series loosely based on the Super NES video game of the same name.

I watched this show, and it was actually entertainingly mediocre. I could watch this all day!

Very lighthearted and funny. The best episode is Mama Luigi.

One of the first video game-based shows. Still one of the best.

8 Megaman
9 Sonic X Sonic X is a Japanese anime television series created by TMS Entertainment and based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series published by Sega.

Aside from Chris and Cream, it was a great show. I'd like to see a reboot with Silver, Blaze, and Mighty in it.

Such an underrated show. Pure nostalgia for me.

Great show. It needs a game and a reboot.

10 F-Zero: GP Legend Airing in Japan in 2003, F-Zero: GP Legend is an anime series based on Nintendo's racing video game franchise of the same name. The show centers around futuristic racing competitions on various planets. Though it was adapted for international audiences, the series was not as successful as its video... read more

I only watch anime dubs, so I'm hoping there's another dub coming because there's no way I'm watching the 4Kids dub.

The Contenders
11 Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, also known as Pac-World, is an American/Japanese/Canadian computer-animated comedy-adventure television series featuring Namco's classic video game character Pac-Man.
12 Donkey Kong Country Donkey Kong Country is a Canadian/French computer-animated television series. It is based on the Nintendo franchise Donkey Kong as portrayed in the Donkey Kong Country video game series by Nintendo and Rare.
13 The Adventures of Super Mario Bros 3

This one is better than SMBSS and Super Mario World. Great storylines, great songs, and everything. Oh, and Ludwig has the most iconic laugh in the Mario franchise.

14 The Legend Of Zelda

Pretty decent show. Sure, it's a bit cheesy but still can be humorous. One of people's biggest criticisms of this show is Link being able to talk (and being sarcastic), but I think the people who made this show did it fairly well.

I do give props to Jonathan Potts. He was a good voice actor for Link.

15 Sonic Boom Sonic Boom is a computer-animated television series, produced by Sega of America, Inc. and Technicolor Animation Productions in collaboration with Lagardère Thématiques and Jeunesse TV, respectively for Cartoon Network, Canal J, and Gulli.

This has got to be my favorite video game-based TV show. It's charming, funny, and has some genuinely smart satirical moments at times.

Sure, not every episode is a hit, but there's more than enough to recommend here.

16 Viva Pinata
17 Bubsy Cartoon
18 The Adventures Of Sonic The Hedgehog Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, usually abbreviated AoStH, is an animated series that was based on the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series.
19 Saturday Supercade

The show was divided into cartoon segments (Donkey Kong, Q*Bert, Frogger, Pitfall, and Donkey Kong Junior). By the time season 2 aired, Donkey Kong and Q*Bert were joined by Space Ace (created by famed animator Don Bluth) and Kangaroo.

Sadly, Saturday Supercade was canceled due to the video game crash in 1983. Several years later, Mario came back to television alongside his brother Luigi in the Super Mario Bros. Super Show, but Donkey Kong had his own cartoon: Donkey Kong Country, based on a Super Nintendo game of the same name.

20 Chaos Head
21 Pac-Man (1982) Pac-Man is an American/Japanese animated television series based on the popular arcade game and produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and DIC Entertainment. It aired from 1982 to 1984 on ABC.
22 Red vs Blue
23 Skylanders Academy
24 Final Fantasy: Unlimited
25 Arcane
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