But, I admit, I became curious, and I wanted to know more. I wanted to know why someone would want to do this. Why would a, seemingly real meat-and-bone person in this world, would want to take so many steps to steal someone else’s work?
Let’s take a look at the amount of legitimate theft that is taking place here:
1. Capcom’s sprite bases that are the basis of the game.
2. The artists who created the promo art being stolen for the game’s icon.
3. The background graphics are lifted directly from multiple KOF and SF games
3a. The music sounds incredibly familiar, but I’m not going to make the claim that it’s explicitly stolen.
Excluding the last nit-pick, that is a lot of work to do to make a mostly unoriginal derivative game that is uninspired in scope and broken in it’s execution. And that is coming from the guy who basically made a Double Dragon ripoff. I like to think I brought a bit more to the genre, and Crosstown Smash is a jumping off point for a franchise. I just need to find a good pixel artist first, because I am adamantly against stealing *Pats self on own back*.