Thursday, 24 April 2014

Hearing the same, seeing different - Crack 2

Alligator and Alligata


The said album is also a 1980 film as a very convincing beast enjoys devouring several humans before going boom.

8 bit developer and publisher.
The 13th Floor and The Thirteenth Floor



Vampire Knight and Vampire Night


Originally released for arcades in 2000.
Death Watch and Deathwatch



God Hand and Godhand


Square indulged with Final Fantasy VII fighting spin-off - Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring.
It was ported to PS1 in 1999.
School Daze and Skool Daze


The 1984 sequel to this absolute classic was Back to Skool.
 Tokyo and Tokio

The Tokyo Skytree in Japan's capital.
A char from Sega's 1995 arcade Fighting Vipers.
F.E.A.R. and Fear


A decent enough thriller but probably consigned to Mark Wahlberg obscurity.
Kronos, Cronos and Chronos



A solid 1987 shmup with Tim Follin at the musical helm. 
Cronos in God of War III.
Zombie and Zombi


This famous survival horror of sorts was first released in 1986 and its futuristic remake (ZombiU) were inspired by a certain horror set in a shopping mall...
Compare the above to poster artwork for a striking resemblance.


Dead Rising covered its undead back by using this disclaimer.

"This game was not developed, approved or licensed by the owners or creators of George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead."

The famous tagline is made by Ken Foree, (repeated in the 2004 remake) and refers to something his voodoo priest grandaddy in Trinidad used to tell him.

I've just had a thought.  Was Tom Savini's biker char Sex Machine in cult vampire horror From Dusk Till Dawn a purposeful tribute by Robert Rodriguez?

It's certainly a possibility.

Creatures and C.R.E.A.T.U.R.E.S

In 1996, 'artificial life' was born.
In comparison, it's a shame Torture Trouble sort of sucked ass.
Underworld and Underwurlde

The stunning Kate Beckinsale as Selene in the marmite tasting franchise.
Flip-screen shenanigans from 1984.
Stryker and Striker

Made his debut in Mortal Kombat 3.

SNK took a gamble by introducing the 'striker' system in The King of Fighters '99.
Danny Huston as Colonel William Stryker in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Gopher and Gofer


Gofer was merely a small portion of Bacterion in Gradius II.
Ken-Go and Kengo series

Although unconfirmed, I'd confidently suggest that this 1991 effort from Irem serves as a pseudo sequel to Ninja Spirit.

 Tommy Gunn and Tommy Gun


The late Tommy Morrison appeared in Rocky V.

This Charming Man chose a sensible weapon to handle.


Kabal and Cabal

Another debutant from Mortal Kombat 3.

Adapted for the screen as Nightbreed in 1990, the imagination of Midian deserved more recognition.
Hell-Hound and Hellhound

'Select your machine' in Yumekobo's (formerly Aicom) 1998 sequel to Neo Geo smash Pulstar.  Piloted again by Kaoru Y. original craft Dino 246 reappeared.
Asayuki definitely got the bum deal with Peplos.
There was a spate of Mortal Kombat wannabes and Bloodstorm favoured sprite over digitised violence.
Tom and Jerry and Tom & Gerri


The third episode from Inside No. 9 explored mental illness.
Cashier No. 9 is also a band.  Yeah, I can't help myself.  Ha ha.

Sub-Zero and Subzero



The first stalker to bite the dust in entertaining Schwarzenegger popcorn The Running Man was Sub Zero (the late Professor Toru Tanaka).
Appropriately, the incredible ice man is actually introduced by Phil Hilton as 'Professor' Sub Zero.
Brake and Break



Fevre Dream and Fever Dream



Knowing I'd eventually use it, I took a snap of this very, very odd coincidence in The Last of Us.


Madder than a hatter, right?

Jack Krauser and Wolfgang Krauzer

Villains usually assume a monstrous transformation in Umbrella land and Leon's nemesis Krauser is no exception to the rule in Resident Evil 4.
Krauzer made his first appearance as the final challenge in Fatal Fury 2.
Appreciate the proverbial tank in the superb Real Bout Fatal Fury Special.
Vasquez and Vazquez

Jenette Goldstein scored lesser roles but her claim to kick ass fame was Aliens.
Although nothing to do with James Cameron, vampire vehicle Near Dark ironically reunited her with fellow xenomorphic stars Lance Henriksen and Bill Paxton.
A minor char from Assassin's Creed III: Liberation.
Looper and Luper


A flying mushroom thing from Sega's Space Harrier.
Cable and Kable

Gerard Butler portrayed the ultimate warrior in the unsuccessful pick up and play film Gamer.
As the name fitted...
Edi.E and Eddy



Captain Commando also featured boss Dolg who could easily be a relative of Abigail from Street Fighter '89, sorry Final Fight.
'Ere lads, on the ed will yer'?  Thanks.

Eddie Dombrowski (Silent Hill 2)
Eddy Gordo (Tekken series)
 Sheeva and Sheva

Another debut from Mortal Kombat 3.
Chris's irritating sidekick in the extremely disappointing Resident Evil 5. 
K, K' and Kei


Who's the dude behind the shades in The King of Fighters '99?
Oh yeah, Kyo is still pissed off at been deselected in three-on-three mayhem.
She was unimpressed at the sight of Kaneda dropping his pants.
Okay Manuel, did you get all that?

"Que?"
Of course not.  He's from Barcelona.

Ma-ma and Mama

Madeline 'Ma-ma' Madrigal (Lena Heady) in Dredd.
HEY ASSHOLE, I SAID NO PICTURES.
Despite its supernatural angle, Mama tells the tragic tale of a mother's desperation. 
Mama was a boss in Silent Hill: The Arcade.
Boss bitch Scarlet in Silent Hill: Homecoming rings a slight bell with the above.
Presenting the Mannequin Monster, as seen in Silent Hill: Revelation.
Your patience is appreciated while the final part is prepared...
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