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    skull 8Man aped Forgotten Worlds

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    picture says it all

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    I wonder if 8man still has his metal slug water park.
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    Due to unforeseen circumstances, an "e" was moved to a lower line leaving LoneSag alone... anyway, I'd buy that for a Zenny.

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    This morning I had a longplay of Forgotten Worlds (Lost Worlds for all the shitos out there) going on in the background and then I put on a longplay of Eightman and was reminded by this blatant ripoff.

    Eightman is a real mess of a game but is pretty enjoyable, for me at least. It's like a B-movie in video game form.

    Bobak wrote a review of the game a long time ago, back when I was really getting into Neo-Geo seriously it really got my curiosity. Can't link it because the main website is still stuck in 2000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by max 330 mega View Post
    I wonder if 8man still has his metal slug water park.
    that didn't look anything like metal slug


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    Forgotten Worlds is a fantastic game. 8man, not so much.
    Whatcha gonna do?

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    Good catch. But why "circa 2019" when it definitely is 2019?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GohanX View Post
    Forgotten Worlds is a fantastic game. 8man, not so much.
    haha yeah he is so... Oh you meant the game...right yeah that game is terrible.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneSage View Post
    Eightman is a real mess of a game but is pretty enjoyable, for me at least. It's like a B-movie in video game form.
    No need to be modest, Eightman's a great game: it's a unique, early title with good production values. The backgrounds are very detailed, just look at all the cracks and bouldered concrete on the rooftop, where you fight Kozuma or the cool animation of the fallout wind blowing through the ruins after the initial explosions in the first stage. Our hero is also well drawn and animated for his size.

    Your B-movie comparison is excellent. I could imagine the CD version of Eightman being pepped up with FMV cutscenes like in Shinobi Legions. Hehe, full of amateur actors dressed in silly costumes giving exaggerated expressions like in silent movies. Missed opportunity. BTW, I could also imagine, that this rip-off was intentional. SNK enjoyed teasing Capcom like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oliverclaude View Post
    BTW, I could also imagine, that this rip-off was intentional. SNK enjoyed teasing Capcom like that.
    Are you insinuating it was an homage? I like when video games get inspiration from anime - example being the bugs in Crystalis inspired by the ones in Nausicaa, or Heidern being inspired by The Colonel from Fist of the North Star. They don't feel cheap and become their own thing. But it's off-putting here because it's so blatantly copying the design (right down to the color scheme) and fight pattern. It doesn't feel respectful. To me, this is far from being a tongue-in-cheek jab like Dan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneSage View Post
    Are you insinuating it was an homage?
    Hmm... can't say for sure: respectful homage or sassy parody? In my opinion it's part of a long lasting conversation between Capcom and SNK, which they held through their video games. I always feel reminded of the Lexus bonus stage in SFII while shredding the double-decker in MS2's Hong-Kong stage and... did somebody mention Bonus-kun? Isn't Ryo & Robert just another way to say Ryu & Ken? Well, maybe we should ask Dan Hibiki for answers? Anyway, I'm certain these are more than just rip-offs and what we know is only the tip of the iceberg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gusmoney View Post
    Good catch. But why "circa 2019" when it definitely is 2019?
    He doesn't know what the circa stands for, he just thought it sounded 'learned'

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    Forgotten worlds for the PCE CD is one of my favorite games from Capcom, right up there with Strider and it's weirdness.

    8men is for one guy with prison wishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Shroom View Post
    that didn't look anything like metal slug
    I mean it's no Tin-Tin statue.
    Hit detection...It's all about hit detection.

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    I'd much rather play Forgotten Worlds than 8 Man that's for sure.
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