Batman dressed in pink!? The Joker has green skin!? Wolverine only has two claws? Superman is hurt by bullets? The leader of the Gobots is incredibly smug!?
From the intro you may be wondering what the hell I’m talking about and I don’t blame you. All will become clear if you read a new book from Chris Baker entitled, “WRONG! Retro Games, You Messed Up Our Comic Book Heroes!”
Chris worked in gaming journalism for several years, primarily as editor of the Official US PlayStation Magazine. From there he moved on to work in the games industry itself under such companies as Lucasarts and Marvel.
With this kind of working knowledge and a love of comics he has created the first of what he hopes are several guides pointing out and the liberties that were taken with our beloved comic book heroes source material. This first volume covers the dawn of gaming, 1978, up to 1992.
Those games we loved as children (and still do!) where Wolverine can kick and punch but never use his claws. The Superman games where he couldn’t actually fly that far and many more.
This Ebook can be read in an afternoon but don’t let that put you off, there’s so much information and trivia packed into this book. Also included are screenshots from the offending games as well as copies of accompanying manuals that also made huge errors. Some games weren’t even written as comic book licensed games and were changed at the last minute to try and improve an average game and generate the company some money.
Its a great little book and I recommend giving it a read, its only a few quid/bucks (Delete as appropriate!)