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Old 12-28-2015, 11:32 AM   #1
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Question Crystal Caves Clone
Here's a game called Little Willy from 1993 or 1994.

How many similarities to Crystal Caves can we find?
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Old 12-29-2015, 12:20 AM   #2
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It plays awfully :|
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Old 12-31-2015, 11:59 PM   #3
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Oh dear.
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Old 01-01-2016, 06:50 AM   #4
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Little Willy style.
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Old 01-01-2016, 10:46 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 01-11-2016, 08:05 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 01-11-2016, 08:09 PM   #7
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The file formats are different I believe.
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Old 01-12-2016, 03:49 PM   #8
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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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