iPad Thumb Wars?! - Rip Off, or Original?

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by Chumbake, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. Chumbake

    Chumbake Well-Known Member

    I don't even know what to think about GameLabs new game, Thumb Wars, a New Dope.

    The characters are a straight rip-off of Steve Oedekerk's short series of parody films. Check out this link for some clips from those short films.

    As far as game play, it looks like you just play some small mini-games against someone else.

    What are your guys' thoughts?
     
  2. coconutbowling

    coconutbowling Well-Known Member

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    All I could think of first was the bonus feature from Kung Pow.
     
  3. Chumbake

    Chumbake Well-Known Member

    Steve Oedekerk is the main actor and director of Kung Pow
     
  4. coconutbowling

    coconutbowling Well-Known Member

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    Well that makes sense then.
     
  5. Palfince

    Palfince Well-Known Member

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    So, just out of interest, do they have anything else in common except thumbs with faces drawn on them? I used to draw faces on my thumbs when I was about 7 was I ripping off Steve Oedekerk?

    I don't know how original his shorts are though or whether this is a direct copy or not... I'm just posting some points.
     
  6. Chumbake

    Chumbake Well-Known Member

    They are not the same characters, just the same style. I guess it would be like having a guy in a brown cloak holding a lightsaber and calling it Star Wars. But then saying it's not Obi Wan so it's original.

    I don't think it's copyrighting, but it's just not original.

    Has anyone tried the game? I was thinking of TOFTTing this, but didn't want to cause if the lack of creativity on their part.
     
  7. Palfince

    Palfince Well-Known Member

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    Fair enough, their idea wasn't particularly original but it seems like a reasonably good game. If you are thinking of buying it don't get just Thumb Wars get PIXEL (the new version of Game Lab) because at the moment it is only $0.99 and it contains Thumb Wars plus some other games.
     
  8. Chumbake

    Chumbake Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the tip. Now, pixel, that's an original idea!! I like that.
     
  9. Palfince

    Palfince Well-Known Member

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    Just thought I'd say that I went ahead and bought PIXEL and it's definitely worth the 59p (99c). Thumb wars is a really fun game and so are the others. It's worth it even if it doesn't get updated again.
     

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