Game art copied from elsewhere

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Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:21 am

Satan (Dinamic, 1989):

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Strong resemblance with Charlton Heston in 'The Ten Commandments':

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049833/me ... 1050655488
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Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

Post by Rorthron » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:24 am

Good spot! That's definitely the source.
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Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

Post by Rorthron » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:31 am

It's a pretty ironic choice of image, given the title!
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Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

Post by Ralf » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:19 am

It's a pretty ironic choice of image, given the title!
Really? The game is called Satan but you don't play as Satan. You play as a hero who has to defeat Satan. And the inlay shows this hero.

He's even wearing the Jewish star of David ;)

One thing is not obvious to me. Do we have one hero or two heroes here? If it's one hero then does it mean that he can transform magically from a warrior to a mage? :?:
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Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:16 am

Ralf wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:19 am
It's a pretty ironic choice of image, given the title!
One thing is not obvious to me. Do we have one hero or two heroes here? If it's one hero then does it mean that he can transform magically from a warrior to a mage? :?:
According to the instructions, "the forces of evil have taken over the world blah blah blah... only a warrior can stop this nightmare but he must first turn into a mage as the mission of destroying the evil forces are only reserved to a mage". I don't remember there was two characters in the game and the instructions doesn't say anything about it. It seems he starts the game as a warrior mage.

I'd have prefered a ninja mage instead of a warrior mage, definitely. It'd have been cooler! ;)
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Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

Post by Rorthron » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:23 am

I've never played the game. From a quick look at the instructions, it seems you are a warrior granted magical powers. I suppose that is what the cover represents.

BTW I expect the swordsman figure is copied from somewhere, too. It looks familiar.
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Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

Post by Ralf » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:38 pm

Actually this game has two parts, loaded in separate loads. I suppose in the first part you play the warrior and in the second one you play the mage.

And I looked at the magazine reviews. It looks that yes, it's supposed to be the same person.
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Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:38 am

We must not forget this obvious case...

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Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

Post by R-Tape » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:21 pm

Rorthron wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:23 am
BTW I expect the swordsman figure is copied from somewhere, too. It looks familiar.
It's a default warrior stance, but I'm sure I've seen the source somewhere too. It's not a million miles away from Camelot Warriors, does anyone know the source for that?
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Re: Game art copied from elsewhere

Post by Wall_Axe » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:59 am

Does anyone know how they copied an image off the TV in the 80's?

Did they simply put tracing paper directly on the TV?

I think at some point you could get an amiga and print a paused video tape, but not sure when that was possible.

A lot of the images could be copied from the video cover and back, and pictures from the TV guide.

Actually, thinking about it, it was probably mostly copies from movie enthusiast magazines.
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