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Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

Post by redballoon » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:58 am

It does bear a resemblance to the cover of Gremiln’s Hercules Slayer of the Damned.
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Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

Post by Ralf » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:02 pm

I can't remember and find it but it reminds me an inlay of some very classic game from the 80s, probably not for Spectrum though.

It was RPG or text game. And on the inlay there was a very agressive looking warrior with a moustache raising sword to kill some frightened goblin. Actually it made you feel sorry for the goblin ;)

Anyone has any idea what it could be?
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Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:03 pm

redballoon wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:58 am
It does bear a resemblance to the cover of Gremiln’s Hercules Slayer of the Damned.
That's it! ... or at least it was the first thing that came to my mind when I first saw it!

Hercules Slayer of the Damned cover

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Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

Post by Rorthron » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:23 pm

I think Hercules is actually copied from this picture by You Know Who:

Gilkarth's Odyssey (The Ax Man), by Boris Vallejo

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Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

Post by Rorthron » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:29 pm

And the is minotaur from this one (for the nth time):

The Magnificent, by Boris Vallejo

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Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

Post by Kweepa » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:53 pm

The red posing pouch image is dated 97, so Boris is probably reusing references or copying old pictures...
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Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

Post by Rorthron » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:44 am

Kweepa wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:53 pm
The red posing pouch image is dated 97, so Boris is probably reusing references or copying old pictures...
You're quite right. So it can't be that one. (Apparently it's called "Gilkarth's Odyssey (The Ax Man)" .)
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Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

Post by Rorthron » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:43 am

OK, this one is NOT Vallejo. I repeat: NOT Vallejo.

Ghostbusters movie poster

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Pulsoids cover

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(The pose is slightly different, so I suspect the artist may have copied a slightly different image from the one I have shown above. It seems less likely that the artist modified the pose, given how little else he or she seems to have changed.)
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Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

Post by Rorthron » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:45 am

And another one:

Rambo still

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Rapid Fire cover

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Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

Post by Rorthron » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:06 am

Rastan cover

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The figure on the right is copied from Earl Norem's cover to Savage Sword of Conan 24:

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I think the green creature on the left is based on the following Vallejo picture, reversed left to right, with slight modifications:

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