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Frenkel 12-28-2015 11:32 AM

Crystal Caves Clone
Here's a game called Little Willy from 1993 or 1994.

How many similarities to Crystal Caves can we find?

Lunick Fiore 12-29-2015 12:20 AM

Re: Crystal Caves Clone
It plays awfully :|

Joe Siegler 12-31-2015 11:59 PM

Re: Crystal Caves Clone
Oh dear.

X-Vector 01-01-2016 06:50 AM

Re: Crystal Caves Clone

Little Willy style.

Frenkel 01-01-2016 10:46 AM

Re: Crystal Caves Clone
Some similarities:
- Little Willy himself looks like the hero of Crystal Caves with his gray skin and yellow hair.
- The gameplay is similar in that you have to grab all items before you can exit the level.
- You shoot rockets.
- The title screen moves the same.
- You choose which level you want to play in the same way.

Flaose 01-11-2016 08:05 PM

Re: Crystal Caves Clone
Was the engine perhaps licensed to the developer to create the game? Was it reverse engineered? It seems way too close to be anything less.

Lunick Fiore 01-11-2016 08:09 PM

Re: Crystal Caves Clone
The file formats are different I believe.

Frenkel 01-12-2016 03:49 PM

Re: Crystal Caves Clone
The creator of Secret Agent, Peder Jungck, did license his graphics routines as the ProGraphx Toolbox to other developers. The toolbox is used in the Apogee games Crystal Caves, Dark Ages and Duke Nukem 1. It's also used in FBI Fred.

I was looking for other games that might use the ProGraphx Toolbox by searching for games that have data files with a size of 8064 bytes, when I found Little Willy. But alas, the file formats are different.

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