Perfect Strangers is now the subject of a browser-based Flash game. I wasn't aware that pop culture nostalgia had reached the point of embracing the odd-yet-strangely sweet adventures of the Chicago-dwelling Larry Appleton and his recently arrived distant cousin, Balki Bartokomous. It has though, and that loving embrace has given birth to a bizarre little Flash game set to the sounds of the show's opening theme.
You'll guide a running and flying Balki through a series of worlds as you collect stars and try to make your dream -- which you write out before you play -- come true. I nabbed all the stars and am still waiting for my BILLION DOLLARS to arrive, so I'm not sure the game really delivers on the dream promise. It delivers on every other front though, so go play it and get a taste of what watching '80s TV felt like.
Now bring on the Family Matters-inspired sequel, please. As long as it involves doing something terrible to Urkel, it wins.