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Miss Doronjo
August 19th, 2013, 12:20 PM
This is a Nintendo DS:
http://www.computerlaboristano.com/wp-content/gallery/console/nintendods.jpg

And this is the Neo Double:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/19/Neo_Double_Games.JPG/800px-Neo_Double_Games.JPG

Notice the similarities? The Neo Double is an unofficial handheld game console cloning of a Nintendo DS that feature LED games.

Now, from that, this topic is about "Video Game Clones". According to wiki:

A video game clone is either a video game (or series) which is very similar to or heavily inspired by a previous popular game or series. It also applies to a third-party remake of a video game console.

Thinking about that.. have you ever played a "Video Game Clone" before? What did you think about it, compared to the original? For example, I played two games: Super Noah's Arc 3D and WOLFENSTIEN:

http://levelmais.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Super-Noahs-Ark-3D-wolfenstein-3d-comparison-neogamer.jpg

The similarities are apparent; as Super Noah's Ark 3D was a "clone" of Wolfenstien. It was sort of weird playing a totally different game.. with the same features, but, it was an interesting experience, I suppose.

How about you? Feel free to share your thoughts/ stories!

Apple Juice
August 19th, 2013, 01:06 PM
I've came across this multiple times, but only for the GBA and Color. Way back when that Pokemon Diamond game could be found on a cartridge, I played it and was extremely confused as to why there were no pokemon, haha. Other than that, I've bought a Mario Kart game that wasn't made by Nintendo, and it wasn't half bad! If I remember correctly, there was also a MLB game for GBA that I bought and it wasn't legit either. I didn't mind it too much, as the games weren't that expensive at the time and not complete busts.

I've actually never come across a clone of the console itself, though. That's new! It's not necessarily a bad thing, although I would probably refrain from getting one if I ever came across it in stores. I had honestly thought clones like these had died out over the years, as I remember they were more prominent when ROM hacks on GBA cartridges ran rampant.

Peitharchia
August 19th, 2013, 01:08 PM
Every time I play Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, I'm reminded of CoD. The only thing that's different about this game is that instead of guns and vehicles, you have shields, armors, and swords. Everything else about this game screams Call of Duty. PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale is not really a clone of Super Smash Brothers, but it does have a lot of similarities to it. Some of these similarities are that they both have 2D graphics, they both offer characters from their respective company's game titles, and they both allow a maximum of four players in a match.