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iPhone games which are "copies" of other games

09-20-2009, 03:28 PM
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iPhone games which are "copies" of other games

A friend of mine is writing a small article for a games magazine and needs a couple (read; as many as possible) games which are copied, such as;

Car Jack Streets - Grand Theft Auto 1 & 2
Gangstar - Grand Theft Auto
Hero of Sparta - God of War
Guitar Rock Tour - Guitar Hero
Brain Challenge - Brain Training
Dungeon Hunter - Diablo
Blades of Fury - Soulcalibur
Modern Combat: Sandstorm - Call of Duty
Zenonia - Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Rise of Lost Empire - Warcraft 2 & 3

maybe these aswell;
Real Racing - Gran Turismo
Rolando - Loco Roco

I'm sure there's a lot of debate possible wether these games are completely original or majorly influenced or whatever, thats not what this topic is about, but feel free to discuss it anyways, just don't forget to bring new suggestions :P

Last edited by Mag; 09-20-2009 at 03:34 PM.
09-20-2009, 04:09 PM
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no...just no

they are in no way "copies" and you can arguably say that every game is a copy of another if you do think they are. Some of those games practically have no similarities to each other, they are just part of the same genre.

09-20-2009, 04:16 PM
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no...just no

they are in no way "copies" and you can arguably say that every game is a copy of another if you do think they are. Some of those games practically have no similarities to each other, they are just part of the same genre.
Operation Flashpoint and Quake Live are the same genre.
Car Jack Streets is pretty much an unofficial port of GTA2 to the iPhone (heck, some dev's even worked on both games).
09-20-2009, 04:35 PM
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Gameloft

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09-20-2009, 04:36 PM
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Gameloft
There's no game called Gameloft.

On a more serious note, which of Gameloft's games is still missing in my post and should I add?
09-20-2009, 04:59 PM
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DSDoubleSys, Duck Hunt, those Game & Watch games. And there's that one Advance Wars clone, can't remember it's name...
09-20-2009, 05:03 PM
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u forgot:

dj mix tour: dj hero
castle of magic: mario

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09-20-2009, 05:05 PM
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meteor blitz is a copy of super stardust

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JazX8Ij1yJg
09-20-2009, 05:08 PM
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the graphics might not be the best, but

payback:GTA

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09-20-2009, 05:09 PM
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iflighter control os an almost exact clone of flight control.

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