There have been two video game adaptations of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.The Rocky Horror Show, released in 1985 for the Apple II, Commodore 64, Commodore 128, ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC created by the CRL Group PLC.
And the Rocky Interactive Horror Show was released for the PC in 1999. Unlike the older computer game, its gameplay was more puzzle-oriented, and benefited from the added detail, graphics, and live video sequences that the PC could provide. Despite this, it was criticised for a clumsy user interface and for using two-dimensional graphics, at a time when most games were using 2.5D.
Both games have you play as either Brad or Janet and collecting pieces of the Medusa machine scattered around the castle, in order to free your partner from stone and escape the castle before it blasts off.
The games provide examples of:
- Adaptational Villainy: Riff Raff and Eddie weren't exactly heroes in the movie but will now try to kill Brad and Janet with a Death Ray and motorcycle respectively.
- Creator Cameo: Richard O'Brien appears onscreen to occasionally taunt the player.
- Distressed Damsel: Janet if you play as Brad.
- Distressed Dude: Brad if you play as Janet.
- The Problem with Licensed Games: Generally hated by gamers and Rocky Horror fans alike.
- Rule-Abiding Rebel: It's possible to stop Eddie in his tracks for a few seconds by waving a speeding ticket in his face.
- Taken for Granite: If you play as Brad, Janet will have been turned to stone and you have to rescue her and vice versa.
- Unwinnable by Mistake: The bad guys can take your clothes off you and you can't climb ladders while you're naked. At one point you have to climb a ladder in order to switch off a laser. If you're naked and your clothes have spawned above the ladder, then you can't complete it.