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Old 16 January 2006, 00:34   #1
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Bitmap Bros Games 'Look-a-likes'?

The Bitmaps have made some pretty unique games but what games do you think are similar in either looks or gameplay to classic Bitmap Brother titles?

Some examples of the type of thing Im looking for are

Cadaver - Darkmere

Chaos Engine - Alien Breed

You get the idea

Please post your suggestions and maybe give a short description of why you think they are similar.
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Old 16 January 2006, 04:16   #2
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Didn't alien breed come first?
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Old 16 January 2006, 09:38   #3
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Yeah by a couple of years, I always thought Future Basketball had a Speedball kind of look to it (but not done as well)
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Old 16 January 2006, 10:49   #4
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Didn't alien breed come first?
Doesnt matter. This isnt about 'who has copied the Bitmaps' its about 'if you like this game then you might like this game'.
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Old 16 January 2006, 10:51   #5
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Sorry when you said look-a-likes I took that literally and was thinking of games that looked like bros games LOL

Superfrog -- Any of 3 million other platformers :O
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Old 16 January 2006, 10:58   #6
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Sorry when you said look-a-likes I took that literally and was thinking of games that looked like bros games LOL
That IS what I meant but whether they came out before or after doesnt matter.

It also means games that play a like too

e.g

Cadaver - Knightlore - Darkmere
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Old 23 January 2006, 00:08   #7
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Old 23 January 2006, 00:19   #8
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Syndicate - Cannon Fodder

Speedball II - Empire Soccer '94 - Brutal Sports Football
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Old 23 January 2006, 00:21   #9
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Sorry when you said look-a-likes I took that literally and was thinking of games that looked like bros games LOL

Superfrog -- Any of 3 million other platformers :O
You need at least ONE Bitmap Brothers game though. Superfrog isn't.

And they copied themself almost: Gods - Magic Pockets
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Old 23 January 2006, 08:48   #10
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Chaos Engine 1 - Banshee
Despite being different type of games, both share a similar graphics style.
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Old 23 January 2006, 10:39   #11
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Gods - Deep Core
Id forgot about this one.

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Syndicate - Cannon Fodder

Speedball II - Empire Soccer '94 - Brutal Sports Football
Great stuff guys. Keep em coming
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Old 23 January 2006, 12:41   #12
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You need at least ONE Bitmap Brothers game though. Superfrog isn't.

And they copied themself almost: Gods - Magic Pockets
yes this is true...

so er..

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Bullfrog -- Sensible Software
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Old 23 January 2006, 23:19   #13
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Oops, didn't think quite clearly there
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Old 24 January 2006, 04:58   #14
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Gods and Deliverance have always felt very similar to me
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On the subject of what looks alike, I always thought that the graphics style in Simon the sorcerer looked a lot like the style of Magic pockets. Not that the characters were big and round, but the way that even though they were (compared to today's standards) fairly low res figures they still managed to somehow look blocky and great at the same time.. Guess that doesn't make sense.

Playing Robin hood legend quest sort of reminded me of a bad version of Gods though...yeah I've been known to make very loose associations noone else can follow.
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Old 15 February 2006, 15:58   #17
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Gods and Super Robin Hood - obviously "influenced"
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Old 15 February 2006, 16:53   #18
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Gods and Deliverance have always felt very similar to me
Yup, to me too.
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Gods and Super Robin Hood - obviously "influenced"
Did you mean Robin Hood Legend Quest?

http://hol.abime.net/1257

Otherwise:

gods/magic pockets - robin hood legend quest
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