Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Most will be familiar with these two pictures. They're always brought up when someone questions Hideo Kojima's originality, to feed the argument that he's just ripping off american movies most of the time. Stuff like that was actually a somewhat common practice among video game cover/poster artists in the 80s.
Well if you think that is hilarious, wait till you see...
... this ad for the Korean MSX game Devil Zone. It is clearly recognizable as stealing from the Metal Gear cover and not Terminator itself. The game has actually little else in common with Metal Gear, it's a sidescrolling action game with little actual level design, like a more elaborate variant on the NES Kung Fu.