With its worldwide popularity, its no surprise that many have tried to emulate and recreate the massive appeal of the Pokemon series in their own videogames – with some attempts looking a little too similar for comfort. We’ve already seen this in spades for the Legend of Zelda and Super Mario franchises, and now here’s a peek at how some developers/publishers took way too much inspiration from the popular monster-collecting games!
Did You Know Gaming has released a new video that examines various rip-offs and bootlegs that followed very closely in the footsteps of the Pokemon franchise. These include classic Japanese titles such as Robopon, various Chinese clones of Pokemon GO, and even more egregious cases!
Check it out below:
“We take a look at some BOLD cases of plagiarism that rip-off the Pokemon franchise. We cover everything from competing Game Boy games, books, and of course, foreign bootlegs.”