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craigmond
05-04-2011, 05:08 PM
I was wondering, as always. What are the different levels like. I mean similarities between levels and (Movies, other games .ect.) All I can think of is Avalon reminding me a bit of Tron, because they both have a futuristic look.

roux-
05-04-2011, 07:20 PM
My understanding is that they took design elements from concepts, not specific movies. I would venture to guess that most of the similarities are just coincidence (except for specific things like Clive (?) saying "In space, no one can hear you grumble" a reference to Alien). And IMHO Avalonia looks nothing like Tron whatsoever.

Number7Million
05-04-2011, 08:27 PM
There was an earlier thread saying something about Victoria's being like Tim Burton's style of work. I personally thought the first level of Cosmos was remniscent of the Magic School Bus -- although that's probably just me.

Jakest123
05-04-2011, 08:42 PM
Fight Of The Bumblebees is a play on R-Type, I reckon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQrWLmkAj_Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxToNKD6t1M

roux-
05-04-2011, 09:11 PM
There was an earlier thread saying something about Victoria's being like Tim Burton's style of work.

To clarify, I think that means the player found it reminiscent. I don't think Mm's design brief was intentionally burton-esque.


Fight Of The Bumblebees is a play on R-Type, I reckon.

Or every single side-scrolling shooter that ever existed. You're probably too young to remember the 80's; this was every other game out there.

craigmond
05-05-2011, 06:00 PM
Yeah roux is right. Also it reminds me of Tron purly because of the futuristic look about it.

Jakest123
05-05-2011, 06:20 PM
Or every single side-scrolling shooter that ever existed.
R-type is the only one I've heard of. I'm not much of a side-scroll shooter person myself.


You're probably too young to remember the 80'
Yep, the mid 90s is more my era. (PS1)

craigmond
05-05-2011, 06:44 PM
Mine was the end of the 90s so ive never know about "Retro" games but I know what they look and sound like.

roux-
05-05-2011, 07:55 PM
Mine was the end of the 90s so ive never know about "Retro" games but I know what they look and sound like.

80's is retro now?!?!?!?!

oh God I feel old....

Mr_Fusion
05-06-2011, 02:49 AM
80's is retro now?!?!?!?!

oh God I feel old....

Run. Stop. Run. Now those were the days. No PSN down time/information theft - the worst thing to happen was needing to rewind a tape and it getting chewed up.

Design choices of the garbage world stuff had me thinking of the Planet of Junk, and I was expecting some Junkions to pop out at any time.

roux-
05-06-2011, 02:55 AM
load *.*

heeeeee

Blue Helmet
05-06-2011, 07:06 PM
I like all the references in the level titles. Things like "Where in the World is Avalon Centrifuge" and "Kling Klong". I don't get what "Full Metal Rabbit" refers to, though...

craigmond
05-06-2011, 08:52 PM
Mabye it refers to that funny bunny simpsons advert. Unfortunitaly though the bunny dies.

Cronos Dage
05-06-2011, 09:01 PM
Or every single side-scrolling shooter that ever existed. You're probably too young to remember the 80's; this was every other game out there.

My thoughts exactly...

Radishlord
05-06-2011, 09:30 PM
I like all the references in the level titles. Things like "Where in the World is Avalon Centrifuge" and "Kling Klong". I don't get what "Full Metal Rabbit" refers to, though...

Full Metal Jacket (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_Metal_Jacket)

roux-
05-07-2011, 12:26 AM
I like all the references in the level titles. Things like "Where in the World is Avalon Centrifuge" and "Kling Klong". I don't get what "Full Metal Rabbit" refers to, though...

Have you got any idea how old you just made me feel? :P