English Amiga Board


Go Back   English Amiga Board > Main > Retrogaming General Discussion

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 10 November 2003, 16:01   #1
JudasEZT
Registered User
JudasEZT's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: mercury
Posts: 541
Games similarities

Look at these two screeshots
both plays and looks similar,..


JudasEZT is offline  
Old 10 November 2003, 16:34   #2
Akira
Registered User

Akira's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 19,265
RIPOFF!
Akira is offline  
Old 10 November 2003, 16:57   #3
7-Zark-7
Zone Friend
7-Zark-7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Brisbane/Australia
Posts: 1,241
"The One" said as much in their review in slating the game as a poor man's GODS wannabe clone.

Still, given Codemasters tendency for crap budget games, I hardly think the Bitmaps were that worried, how times change with Colin Macrae Rally etc.,Codemasters are a long way from their Dizzy inspired origins nowadays!
7-Zark-7 is offline  
Old 10 November 2003, 17:37   #4
Drake1009
Registered User
Drake1009's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Denmark
Posts: 2,284
I liked the dizzy games though. I spent hours on end on my C64 playing Magic land dizzy and was really annoyed when I lost the disk with it on as well as Puzznic.
Drake1009 is offline  
Old 10 November 2003, 17:57   #5
JudasEZT
Registered User
JudasEZT's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: mercury
Posts: 541
this RobinHood plays nice, those pigs-enemy looks very funny.
Moreover it plays slighly different,.. character has a strange inertia that conbining with crouching makes you can pass trought little passages..

I played just a little bit and its funny.
I find nice these clone games becoz,.. If you likes Gods but never pass certain stage (thats my case) its good to find another game similar, even if itsnt as good. its like an expansion disk =)

btw, another Codemaster "ripoff" is SkyHighStuntman over SWIV. pretty similar.
JudasEZT is offline  
Old 10 November 2003, 18:56   #6
BippyM
Registered User

BippyM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Nottingham, UK
Age: 43
Posts: 8,720
Deliverance looks similar also!!!
BippyM is offline  
Old 11 November 2003, 01:28   #7
Overdoc
Commodore Collector
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Austria
Age: 48
Posts: 833
I think there is quite a lot of these, like:

Lotus Turbo Challenge / Jaguar XJ220
Pang / Ooops Up
Shadow of the Best / Wrath of the Demon

and:

All RPGs in Dungeon Master style like Eye of the Beholder, Abandoned Places, .....

Nevertheless, just because a game is similar to another one doesn't mean it's bad ! Sometimes the copies play even better than the other, more well known 'originals' !
Overdoc is offline  
Old 11 November 2003, 13:53   #8
pcGTW_Webmaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Germany
Posts: 925
Quote:
Originally posted by Overdoc
Lotus Turbo Challenge / Jaguar XJ220
Both are racing games, but that's the only similarity...
pcGTW_Webmaster is offline  
Old 11 November 2003, 14:09   #9
Akira
Registered User

Akira's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 19,265
Yup, I think what Judas is pointing at here is these near-ripoff games. This robin Hood thing is indeed a pooh-man's Gods ;D

How about Cyberzerk? Pooh-man's Alien Breed:




How about renaming the thread to "Pooh-Man's Games Inc."?
Akira is offline  
Old 12 November 2003, 00:45   #10
Overdoc
Commodore Collector
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Austria
Age: 48
Posts: 833
Quote:
Originally posted by WindowsKiller
Both are racing games, but that's the only similarity...
Häh ?
These 2 are so identical it couldn't be more !
Both have split screen for 2 player mode, both play the same, look the same with the same effects like night, fog, rain, snow and so on. I cannot remember in every detail, but I know Jaguar was little bit easier to complete.
Overdoc is offline  
Old 12 November 2003, 03:41   #11
killergorilla
Lesser Talent
killergorilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: UK
Age: 37
Posts: 7,924
I have to say that Jag and Lotus are entirely different.

Lotus was all about checkpoints and finishing, whereas Jag was all about getting decent positions and not running out of fuel.

Just because they are driving games, they are not really similar at all. Why not include outrun, moonshine racer at al?
killergorilla is offline  
Old 12 November 2003, 03:55   #12
JudasEZT
Registered User
JudasEZT's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: mercury
Posts: 541
Yeah Akira, you capted it (interesting this Cyberzerk)

Lotus & Jaguar?? I guess Jaguar has its own personlality,.. its not exactly the case, although its clearly inspired.

Last edited by JudasEZT; 20 January 2018 at 20:24.
JudasEZT is offline  
Old 12 November 2003, 06:01   #13
Akira
Registered User

Akira's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 19,265
Quote:
Originally posted by JudasEZT
Yeah Akira, you capted it (interesting this Cyberzerk)
Yup, I copied it back then, and deleted it in a few hours it's really pooh-man's alien breed.

I will look for some more ripoffs
Akira is offline  
Old 12 November 2003, 06:38   #14
7-Zark-7
Zone Friend
7-Zark-7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Brisbane/Australia
Posts: 1,241
Question

I always thought Silkworm/SWIV were an interesting comparison.

Yes I know one was horizontal,the other vertical etc. Its just that as Silkworm was an arcade conversion, SWIV (albeit in Vertical scrolling fashion),borrows a lot of ideas from the original & yet not be a sequel-I wonder if the Sales Curve/Storm made any arrangements with the arcade maker of Silkworm to ensure there were no legal entanglements?
7-Zark-7 is offline  
Old 12 November 2003, 12:04   #15
killergorilla
Lesser Talent
killergorilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: UK
Age: 37
Posts: 7,924
I had a dream last night that I completed Alien Breed.

That is strange

I'm going to drink some coffee and talk to some people.
killergorilla is offline  
Old 12 November 2003, 14:51   #16
pcGTW_Webmaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Germany
Posts: 925
@Overdoc:

Okay, both have split screen for 2 player mode. But this is something that you cannot use as an argue to say that the games are identical...

Quote:
<...> with the same effects like night, fog, rain, snow and so on.
These "effects" are called weather conditions.

You should really take a deeper look at Jaguar XJ220. You can (and have to) repair your car after a race and damaged parts make the car more badly to drive. You can make your own tracks. etc...

Game play is also very different. In Jaguar XJ220 it's all about money. You have to make good positions to earn enough money. If you run out of money, you cannot repair your car and the game is over. Especially this makes Jaguar XJ220 very unique.

The tracks are also very different, not always the same like in Lotus 1. (not sure if you were talking about part 1 only)

Really, the only similarity is that both are racing games...

Last edited by pcGTW_Webmaster; 12 November 2003 at 15:08.
pcGTW_Webmaster is offline  
Old 12 November 2003, 15:07   #17
killergorilla
Lesser Talent
killergorilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: UK
Age: 37
Posts: 7,924
The both have a U in their names.

Jaguar

Lotus

See! :hoo
killergorilla is offline  
Old 12 November 2003, 15:12   #18
pcGTW_Webmaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Germany
Posts: 925
hehe. Good point.
pcGTW_Webmaster is offline  
Old 12 November 2003, 15:38   #19
JudasEZT
Registered User
JudasEZT's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: mercury
Posts: 541
here are SWIV and SkyHighStuntman. In screens maybe do not appreciatte but SkyHigh is clearly a ripoff.. altought its sounds are likes LethalXcess.


JudasEZT is offline  
Old 12 November 2003, 15:44   #20
JudasEZT
Registered User
JudasEZT's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: mercury
Posts: 541
Elf sprite is really suspicious with Willow coinop from Capcom. same as Warzone from Coredesign and Mercs, also from Capcom.
JudasEZT is offline  
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LTTF: Amiga CD32 Games ~ HFT: Old School & Import Games mobiusclimber Swapshop 3 08 December 2015 01:35
F/S Amiga Games, big lot Unboxed but Complete with Manuals (77 Disks/21 Games!) fitzsteve MarketPlace 5 19 October 2013 19:32
Cirrus Logic based Z2/Z3 RTG board similarities Toni Wilen Amiga scene 4 19 July 2013 01:19
More boxed Amiga games and cd32 games! Also coverdisks and unboxed games! Smiley MarketPlace 12 20 July 2005 23:39
For Sale: Boxed Amiga games (still with receipts) and a metal A500+ case! (30+ games) Smiley MarketPlace 5 05 July 2005 00:03

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 19:54.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Page generated in 0.09916 seconds with 14 queries