What the hell is up with the cover?

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#1 Edited by tastyhouse (130 posts) -

I've played this game dozens of times when I had my nintendo but never really noticed until just now...I count no less than 3 blatant ripoffs of IP on the cover of this game.  To the left you have schwarzenegger in the predator, in the middle you have the alien from....well....alien and on the right you have a rambo wannabe.  Somebody obviously didn't put too much thought into this cover.  He probably looked at the movies that were out that week and slapped them on the box.   

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#2 Posted by carlthenimrod (1638 posts) -

At least it is better than the Metal Gear box-art for NES.

 Metal Gear / Kyle Reese (Terminator)
 Metal Gear / Kyle Reese (Terminator)
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#3 Edited by tastyhouse (130 posts) -

hmmm touche... 

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#4 Posted by IceColdGamer (700 posts) -

Ha, I've never noticed the Predator reference, but yea, that totally is Arny's bod from the cover.

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#5 Posted by HotSauceMagik (277 posts) -

Ha!  At first glance, there doesn't even look like anything is wrong! 

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#6 Posted by august (4082 posts) -

It was the 80s. And also: Japan.

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#7 Posted by Natesaint (148 posts) -

I think that's what they were going for, big burly men resembling action heroes of the time. Besides, who else could save the galaxy from Red Falcon?
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#8 Posted by MikeGosot (3237 posts) -
@tastyhouse said:
hmmm touche... 

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I swear to god that i thought that was the original cover. I just noticed that something was wrong because of the Alien.
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#9 Posted by ArchScabby (5877 posts) -

lol, I looked at the cover before I read what you said was being ripped off, and I matched what you said exactly.

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#10 Posted by TheLastNeo (508 posts) -

@tastyhouse said:

hmmm touche...

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Well done sir, well done. lol

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#11 Posted by Sportsplosion (32 posts) -

I feel like copyright wasn't as worried about back then because:

1. Not a totally litigious society yet in the 80s

2. Japan, which doesn't have such strict copyright laws as the US

3. Video games may have been popular, but not to the level they are now where they outsell everything.

Now everybody go play the first two Call of Duty games and count the number of movies each level rips off.

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