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Same Name, Different Game
« on: May 25, 2014, 16:04:50 PM »
The guys from Game Sack have just posted a video that looks at games that share the same name but that are different types of games.  Have a look...

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Re: Same Name, Different Game
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2014, 17:37:29 PM »
I haven't gotten around to watching this just yet, I'll post my thoughts when I do so, but...

Real talk? Being serious here? I will fight anybody who says the Genesis/MD version of Aladdin is better than the SNES version. Oh, I mean, it's pretty, sure. It's beautiful. There's absolutely no denying that. But you can have your prettiness, oh yes. And I'll be sitting here playing games that have little things like collision detection and invicibility time that lasts longer than a nanosecond and bonus levels that aren't completely worthless.

Italics.

...OK, fine, it's not that bad, I just thought the Genesis/MD version always felt really... floaty, and kind of slippery, in terms of controls. Could be a nostalgia thing on my end, I dunno.

All right, I've taken a look. I'd mostly agree with them, except that I think they're a bit too harsh on the SNES version of Aladdin and the Genesis/MD version of Animaniacs. Other than that, yeah, they're pretty much spot on.

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Re: Same Name, Different Game
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2014, 17:40:23 PM »
I think you'll be fighting, then.  LOL

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Re: Same Name, Different Game
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2014, 20:12:44 PM »
MD Aladdin is definitely the better game!  :10:

I can think of loads of examples of these actually, but I also realised that the subject of this thread is actually very similar in many ways to this one!

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Re: Same Name, Different Game
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2014, 20:44:41 PM »
Quote from: "The Laird"
MD Aladdin is definitely the better game!  :109:, I played all version of Aladdin back in the day across the Snes, Amiga and the Mega-drive and althought the Megadrive was done first then ported to the Amiga, its not far in similarities and if you don't believe me, I suggest you play the Amiga version to see what I'm talking about.. I won't fault the graphics or animation in any of them, but Aladdin on the Snes in more in tune with Capcom's Arcade style gaming of its time and in the same style of it's arcade counter parts games of the same nature which makes it the most unique and therefore the better version of all formats and that alone elevates it way above the game-play and presentation of the Mega-drive version, you know I'll agree with you when you have it right, but your hat is smoking and needs putting out on this one. :36:

Game sack can be quite bias when it suits them from watching all their videos, I find a good few of them slightly off point and make it more there personally preferences rather than a technical or Universal one.

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Re: Same Name, Different Game
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2014, 21:13:16 PM »
People tend to take a look at the animation and graphics on the MD and tend not to look past that. Anyone who has actually played through both games wil tell you that the Snes is the better playing game.

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Re: Same Name, Different Game
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2014, 21:23:58 PM »
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People tend to take a look at the animation and graphics on the MD and tend not to look past that. Anyone who has actually played through both games wil tell you that the Snes is the better playing game.

I've completed both. I didn't really find either the SNES or MD version to be significantly better though - just that the SNES game is more SNES like and the Mega Drive game is more Mega Drive like.

The Amiga Aladdin though is just an unplayable version of the Mega Drive game due to the slowdown.

(The Master System/GG version is also different by the way).

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Re: Same Name, Different Game
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2014, 22:23:42 PM »
I've only played the Genesis/MD version, so I can't compare versions.  I do enjoy the Genesis version, though.

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Re: Same Name, Different Game
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2014, 14:29:15 PM »
Interesting that they did Batman Returns and mentioned the Lynx version but not any others, as there were loads. The Mega CD version is definitely the best of the lot though. Here are a few of the other Batman Returns games made, every version is pretty much unique:

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Re: Same Name, Different Game
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2014, 15:16:49 PM »
They said they had not played the Lynx version but, at least, they mentioned it. That is one game name that certainly has quite a number of versions. 

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Re: Same Name, Different Game
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2014, 16:39:36 PM »
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They said they had not played the Lynx version but, at least, they mentioned it. That is one game name that certainly has quite a number of versions.

Yep, they vary a lot in quality too from the awful ones like the Amiga and Mega Drive up to the good ones like the Lynx and Mega CD

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Re: Same Name, Different Game
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2014, 17:20:22 PM »
Batman Returns...I've played most of them but didn't really enjoy any. Pretty much all of the games were far too difficult & frustrating to be any fun. I've completed the Master System game, but it's very slow and awkward (rigid).

Batman (NES) is also different to Batman (Mega Drive), both of which I think are ace.

The Adventures of Batman & Robin (SNES/Mega CD/Mega Drive) are all different too. The SNES & MD games both play quite nicely but are so ridiculously hard that they may as well not exist.

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Re: Same Name, Different Game
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2014, 02:36:02 AM »
Just found a series of videos that look at this as well.  Here is one of them...'

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Re: Same Name, Different Game
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2014, 18:44:32 PM »
I have played the PC Engine version of Image Fight, it's pretty good. The NES version doesn't look so hot though.

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Re: Same Name, Different Game
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2014, 01:21:37 AM »
OK, so most of the videos are showing different versions of games of the same name in different systems.  How about the same name and the same system but entirely different games?  Here is a prime example:  Bram Stoker's Dracula for the Genesis/MD and Sega/Mega CD...

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