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Philip_J_Reed

Just for the sake of argument, would anybody be opposed to Capcom changing some sprites and re-releasing "anonymous" versions of their licensed classics?

Duck Tales, Rescue Rangers, Darkwing Duck, Little Nemo...

If Capcom replaced all of the sprites of actual characters with some nondescript substitutes (and eliminated theme songs and whatever else) and renamed the games...would you still be interested in buying them on the VC? Capcom still owns the rights to the gameplay elements, after all...it's just the characters (or, to put it a better way, the franchises) that they are no longer allowed to use.

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Adam

By the way, Little Nemo isn't a Disney movie, I don't think, but it still applies to the whole "delicensing" idea.

They were all fun games, but none so absolutely amazing that I think all this effort would be justified when Capcom still has plenty other games they could be releasing. I don't think it'd really be legal anyway to have some nondescript character running around a world that has already clearly been described as Nemo's dream land. Obviously, if the game never had been Little Nemo before, they could have just said, "But it could be anyone's dream!" and gotten away with it, but now couldn't Nemo's lawyers say with more authority that they are using the world of their movie? Even if Capcom would win such a case, court is expensive, and I think the other side could make a case for it.

I don't know anything about law though, just speculation. If it were possible, I'd probably play Nemo or Duck Tales, but I don't think any of them would be as fun without the theme that allows the player to fill in the lack of detail with memories of cartoons. Who knows though!

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Philip_J_Reed

Good call on the Nemo stuff...I've played the game, but not for a very long time, and I had no idea how much of that world was "obviously" Nemo's.

Things like Ducktales or Darkwing Duck could be anything if you just swap the characters out and rename some places. (Ducktales would seem a lot more like the platforming half of Henry Hatsworth, and Darkwing Duck would seem a lot more like Mega Man.) In those cases I think they'd have a better case. The level designs and the non-character-enemies don't belong to Disney, so there's no reason they can't stay...

"I don't think any of them would be as fun without the theme that allows the player to fill in the lack of detail with memories of cartoons."

Yeah, that's kind of what I was wondering about with people. I don't even know what my own answer would be. I remember these games being lots of fun, but what if I was controlling some nameless panda bear instead of Scrooge McDuck? Would it be AS fun? I really don't know...

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Adam

Or a nameless chicken and penguin duo, perhaps with their cowboy friend. Now that I would play.

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Or a nameless chicken and penguin duo, perhaps with their cowboy friend. Now that I would play.

Are you listening, Capcom?

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Knux

I want to see World of Illusion for the Sega Genesis on the VC! That game was awesome!

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Super_Flip

The Disney Feel of said games just made them special,

It wouldn't be the same, nor as Fun without the original content, I wouldn't buy em unless they were the real games, Unchanged.

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Djungelurban

Seeing as DuckTales after all was built on the Mega Man engine, how about palette swapping it for MegaMan riding on that pogo stick from MegaMan II, Sakugarne. Would actually make that thing useful for once.

madgear

I have to say I prefer Sega's Disney games to Capcom's. Castle of Illusion, Quackshot and World of Illusion are absolutely amazing games. I'd even go as far to say they're some of the best games on the Megadrive - they definately need a VC release more than most games I can think of.

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madgear wrote:

I have to say I prefer Sega's Disney games to Capcom's. Castle of Illusion, Quackshot and World of Illusion are absolutely amazing games. I'd even go as far to say they're some of the best games on the Megadrive - they definately need a VC release more than most games I can think of.

Yeah I had a blast with Quackshot growing up!

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KingMike

Nemo is old enough that the characters/story are public domain (from a comic strip in the early 1900s).
However, the specific depiction of the characters is not (from an anime movie from 1989). So Capcom could get away with it by just redrawing the copyrighted characters.

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Happy_Mask

... why is this forum of Disney less?

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Ryno

No, I wouldn't want to play a generic "Disney" Capcom game. An updated HD remake of a game is one thing but I would not buy a game that just changed it's sprites when I should have an original copy anyway That reminds me, I need Darkwing Duck.

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