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Old 16 September 2009, 03:28   #1
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Crop Circles & Shoot Em ups...

Swiv was one of the best shooters I had played on the good ‘ol Amiga back in the day. I loved its detailed & varied levels, the numerous enemy waves and the imposing laser beams of the bosses.
However, what I found very noticeable & interesting, were the Crop Circles left behind by an indestructible weird looking ship, as it flew away at the waste-lands in level 2.
This ship was completely different to any other you encounter in the game and its Alien-look & orientation is evident, leaving a direct innuendo of the “origins” of the crop-circles on earth.







Interestingly it looked very similar to the actual crop-circles scattered around the world:

The following look ideal for shoot em ups...
This one in particular looks similar to the one in Swiv:



This looks exactly like the ship sprite from Crisis Zone on the NES!





And doesn’t this remind you of the enemy waves in Project X on the AMIGA?







So it would seem that many Shoot Em Up artists were influenced by the crop-circles and their mysterious sci-fi themes after all!
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Old 17 September 2009, 00:15   #2
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Maybe Shmup artists made crop circles ..... {trust noone} shhhhh
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Shmup artists/developers are from another planet
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Old 17 September 2009, 01:20   #4
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I think shoot-em-ups are a form of secret government training for the masses to prepare us for the impending interplanetary war...
...that way we're ready to kick some alien but without the mass-panic that would ensue if 'they' came clean.

That's why they look similar:
Crop circles ARE to do with alien visitations
Games designed to train us modelled on 'ET' WILL have close resemblances.

The Last Star Fighter was a documentary you know...




...wibble.
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Old 17 September 2009, 01:22   #5
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I think shoot-em-ups are a form of secret government training for the masses to prepare us for the impending interplanetary war...
...that way we're ready to kick some alien but without the mass-panic that would ensue if 'they' came clean.

That's why they look similar:
Crop circles ARE to do with alien visitations
Games designed to train us modelled on 'ET' WILL have close resemblances.

The Last Star Fighter was a documentary you know...




...wibble.
and Wing Commander is really a military training sim disguised as a game
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Old 17 September 2009, 13:20   #6
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Would explain the shit acting
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And Elite Taught us how to make money out of aliens
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