Medal of Honour: Allied Assault uses Saving Private Ryan's best scene
We don’t really need to use them fancy words thingies to explain this one to you, do we? Probably the most famous example of a game mimicking a well-known movie scene, the Omaha beach landing in both film and game is still hugely disquieting.
Lylat Wars/Starfox 64 copies the ships from Independence Day
Prolific German helmer Roland Emmerich has given us loads of enduring cinematic images. Hairy men spearing even hairier elephants in 10, 000 BC. Jake Gyllenhaal freezing his knackers and miserable face off in The Day After Tomorrow. But nothing is quite as iconic as one of Independence Day’s massive, city-spanning ships looming menacingly over Manhattan. Nintendo obviously loved it too, quickly stuffing a ship into their beloved shooter that looked like it had been photocopied from the film. The subsequent battle and the manner in which you shoot the craft’s core are also ripped straight from ID’s final fight scene.
ObsCure makers see the Faculty, then make a completely original game
Above: Pah. ObsCure’s Stan Jones looks nothing like Josh Hartnett … and we’re definitely not being held at gunpoint by the game’s lawyers while typing this <gulp>
If imitation is the greatest form of flattery, then the folk who made ObsCure, the semi rubbish 2004 survival horror, absolutely love the Faculty. Honestly, the makers of the kinda alright 1998 horror film should look into taking a restraining order out against them. Every part of the game has been shamelessly lifted from the movie. The high school setting, students being infected by monsters, hell, it even copied all of the characters. A nerdy lead who writes for the school paper, a cool stoner kid with nothing to lose, a cute cheerleader-type wearing a t-shirt four sizes too small for her; all ripped straight from the Faculty’s still beating celluloid.