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* ''VideoGame/AgeOfMythology'' = ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires'' [-[[TheTimeOfMyths WITH MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES]]-]!
* ''VideoGame/AlienSwarm'' is ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' [-WITH ALIENS!-] Since the game was also made by some of the people who developed Left 4 Dead, the similarites are not surprising.
* ''VideoGame/{{Angband}}'' has dozens of variants - it has been recycled in [-[[http://angband.oook.cz/steamband/steamband.html A STEAMPUNK FUTURE]]-], [-[[http://code.google.com/p/hellband/ HELL]]-], [-[[http://www.visi.com/~thornley/david/cthangband/ LOVECRAFT UNIVERSE]]-] as well with variants [-[[http://hengband.sourceforge.jp/en/ WITH NINJAS]]-] or [-[[http://code.google.com/p/skills-angband/ NEW SKILL SYSTEMS]]-]!
* ''AngryBirds'' is ''Crush The Castle'' [-WITH BIRDS AND PIGS-]!
** On top of that, there are three Angry Birds sequels which are respectively holiday themes, based on the film {{RIO}}, and [-IN SPACE-]!
*** And now there's Angry Birds Star Wars, which is Angry Birds Space [-WITH A [[StarWars STAR WARS]] THEME-]!
* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' is ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' [-[[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries IN AMERICA!]]-]
* ''[[AssaultSuitsValken Cybernator]]'' is ''{{Contra}}'' [-WITH {{MINI MECHA}}!-]
* ''Backyard Football 2006'' is ''[[BackyardSports Backyard Football]]''... [-ON AN ISLAND-]!
* ''BarkleyShutUpAndJamGaiden'' is ''Charles Barkley: Shut Up and Jam'' [-AS A JPRG-]! And sometimes [-IN SPACE-]! [-IN CANON-]!
* ''VideoGame/BarnyardBlast'' is ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' [-ON A FARM-]!
* ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'' is ''MetroidPrime'' [-WITH BATMAN-]! It's "Metroidvania" gameplay with a renowned crimefighter who must collect upgrades to his suit and stop the spread of a PsychoSerum
** ''Videogame/BatmanArkhamCity'' is ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork'' [-WITH BATMAN-]!
* ''VideoGame/BioShock1'' is ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' [-NOT IN SPACE-]!
** ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' is ''Franchise/BioShock'' [-[[FloatingContinent NOT QUITE IN SPACE!]]-]
* ''Blood Bros.'' is ''VideoGame/{{Cabal}}'' [-IN THE WILD WEST-]!
* ''Bonze Adventure'' is ''VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins'' [-IN A BUDDHIST FANTASY WORLD!-]
* Ironically, ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty 4'' itself was ''Call of Duty'' [-IN [[NextSundayAD NEXT SUNDAY AD]]-]!
** Now taken to the [[http://news.softpedia.com/news/Rumor-Mill-2011-Call-of-Duty-Might-Have-Marines-in-Space-166053.shtml next level.]] VideoGame/CallOfDuty literally [-IN SPACE!-]
* The ''Carnivores'' trilogy of hunting games is ''Deer Hunter'' [-WITH DINOSAURS!-] (and [-IN SPACE!-], with the justification for this being that apparently dinosaurs originated on a distant planet where they still exist to this day)
* ''CatacombApocalypse'' is the two previous parts of the trilogy [-IN THE FUTURE!-]
* ''[[VideoGame/ChzoMythos 7 Days a Skeptic]]'' is [[VideoGame/ChzoMythos 5 Days a Stranger]] but [-JUST WANTED TO GO INTO SPAACE!-]
* ''Cisco Heat'' is ''Big Run'' [-IN SAN FRANCISCO-]!
* The original ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'' is ''DuneII'' [-ON EARTH!-]
** ''Red Alert'' was pretty transparently [=CnC=] [-VERSUS STALIN!-]
* The DolledUpInstallment ''Contra Force'' could easily be considered "''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' [-IN THE PRESENT-]!" if it weren't for the fact that the localizations of the early games already changed the setting of the series from the future to the present.
* VideoGame/CriticalDepth is TwistedMetal [-UNDER THE SEA!-]
* ''VideoGame/DarkRift'' is ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Edge]]'' [-AS A [[DarkerAndEdgier DARK AND EDGY]] NINTENDO64 GAME-]!
* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' is ''StreetFighter'' [-WITH MONSTERS-]!
** ''VideoGame/RivalSchools'' is ''StreetFighter'' [-IN HIGH SCHOOL-]!
** ''[[VideoGame/SaturdayNightSlamMasters Ring of Destruction: Slam Masters II]]'' is ''StreetFighter'' [-IN A WRESTLING RING!-]
** ''VideoGame/StarGladiator'' is ''Franchise/StarWars'', [-[[{{Expy}} BUT WITH SIMILAR CAST]]-]!
* ''Desert Breaker'' is ''[[VideoGame/{{Commando}} Mercs]]'' [-IN {{QURAC}}-]!
* ''VideoGame/DinoCrisis'' is ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' [-WITH DINOSAURS-]!
** ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'' is ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' [-IN SPACE-]!
*** Videogame/DeadSpace3 is Film/TheThing1982 [-IN SPACE-]!
** ''DinoCrisis3'' is literally ''VideoGame/DinoCrisis'' [-IN SPACE-]!
** On the same vein, ''{{Onimusha}}'' is ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' [-IN [[JidaiGeki JIDAI GEKI]]!-]
* ''DynastyWarriorsGundam'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin... the classic ''DynastyWarriors'' HackAndSlash format, recycled [-WITH [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters LOADS AND LOADS]] OF Franchise/{{GUNDAM}} CHARACTERS-]... AND (Occasionally) IN SPACE!
** Similarly, ''SamuraiWarriors'' is the ''Dynasty Warriors'' format [[JidaiGeki IN SENGOKU ERA JAPAN]]! [-WITH {{ODA NOBUNAGA}}-]!
** Both franchises eventually got their own crossover with ''WarriorsOrochi'', which is ''Dynasty Warriors'' meets ''Samurai Warriors'' [-IN ANOTHER DIMENSION-]! (They were [[AWizardDidIt summoned there]] by an {{Orochi}} that's crossed the BishounenLine.)
** And now we have ''Dynasty Warriors'' [-[[FistOfTheNorthStar IN A POST-APOCALYPTIC MARTIAL ARTS SETTING]]-]! (''Hokuto Musou.'')
** But wait, there's more...''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'' is, as one would probably expect, ''Dynasty Warriors'' [-IN [[VideoGame/LegendOfZelda HYRULE]]-]!
* ''EliteBeatAgents'' is ''OsuTatakaeOuendan'' [-WITH [[AnimeHair FUNNY-HAIRED]] [[AutobotsRockOut DANCING]] [[TheMenInBlack MEN IN BLACK]]-]!
* ''Enduro Racer'' is ''Hang-On'' [-ON A DIRT BIKE-]!
* ''Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters'' is ''VideoGame/{{Gauntlet}}'' [-IN SPACE!-]
* ''Cyber Police VideoGame/{{ESWAT}}'' is the arcade version of ''VideoGame/{{Shinobi}}'' [-WITH A COP IN [[PoweredArmor POWERED ARMOR]]!-]
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' is ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' [-[[CaptainObvious IN VEGAS]]-]!
** And ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' is ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' [-WITH GUNS-]!
* On the subject of ''VideoGame/FinalFight'', we have:
** ''VideoGame/CaptainCommando'': Final Fight [-[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture IN THE FUTURE!]]-]
** ''VideoGame/TheKingOfDragons'': [-IN MEDIEVAL TIMES-]!
** ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheRound'': Same as The King of Dragons, but this time [-WITH [[KingArthur KING ARTHUR]]-]!
** ''VideoGame/ArmoredWarriors'': [-[[HumongousMecha WITH HUGE MECHA!]]-]
*** While ''VideoGame/{{Cyberbots}}'' is Armored Warriors [-AS A FIGHTING GAME-]!
** ''BattleCircuit'': [-IN THE FUTURE AGAIN-]! [[note]]Alternatively, PowerRangers [-AS A CAPCOM GAME-]![[/note]]
** ''Final Fight Revenge'': Final Fight [-AS A FIGHTING GAME-]!
* ''Final Zone II'' is ''VideoGame/LastAlert'' [-IN THE FUTURE!-]
* Speaking of ''Battlefield'', ''FrontlinesFuelOfWar'' and ''Battlefield 2142'' are ''Battlefield'' TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture!
* ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_Tilt!_Pinball#3D_Pinball_for_Windows:_Space_Cadet 3D Pinball for Windows]]'' is pinball [-IN SPACE-]!... for [-WINDOWS XP-]!... or 2000, ME, 98, 95, NT, Vista and '''7'''!
* ''GalacticCivilizations'' is also ''Civilization'' [-IN SPACE-] (literrally)!
* ''[[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/cowboykid/cowboykid.htm Cowboy Kid]]'' is ''VideoGame/GanbareGoemon 2'' [-IN THE WILD WEST-]!
* ''VideoGame/GrandiaXtreme'' is ''Franchise/{{Grandia}}'' [-[[http://www.audioatrocities.com/games/grandiax/index.html WITH MARK HAMILL]]-]! (and [-[[XtremeKoolLetterz XTREME]]-]!)
* ''Gun.Smoke'' is ''VideoGame/{{Commando}}'' [-IN THE WILD WEST-]!
* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' (Combat Evolved) is ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' meets ''Film/DieHard'' [-IN SPACE!-]
* ''{{Heretic}}'' is ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' [-IN A [[DarkFantasy DARK FANTASY]] SETTING-]! (The game engine was even the same.)
** ''VideoGame/ChexQuest'' is ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' [-IN CEREAL-]!
** ''VideoGame/{{Quake}} 1'' is ''{{VideoGame/Doom}}'' [-IN FULL 3D-]!
* ''InfiniteSpace'', according to some, is ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' [-IN SPACE!-]
* ''Into the Eagle's Nest'' is ''VideoGame/{{Gauntlet}}'' [-WITH NAZIS!-]
* ''[[{{VideoGame/Intrusion2}} Intrusion 2]]'' is ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}''...[-WITH A PHYSICS ENGINE CODED IN FLASH!-]
* ''Jak II: Renegade'' is ''JakAndDaxter'' [-[[DarkerAndEdgier IN THE GRIM DARKNESS]] [[BadFuture OF THE FAR FUTURE]]-]! [-AND WITH A {{SUPERPOWERED EVIL SIDE}}-]!
* ''{{VideoGame/Jazzpunk}}'' is ''VideoGame/GravityBone''...[-[[PlayedForLaughs PLAYED FOR LAUGHS!]]-]
* ''VideoGame/{{Jetpack}}'' is ''VideoGame/LodeRunner'' [-WITH A JETPACK!-]
* ''Kato-Chan & Ken-Chan'' is ''VideoGame/AdventureIsland'' [-WITH JAPANESE COMEDIANS AND TOILET HUMOR!-]
* ''VideoGame/{{Kenseiden}}'' is ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' [-IN {{FEUDAL JAPAN}}!-]
* ''KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror'' is KirbysAdventure[[note]]Remade as Kirby Nightmare In Dream Land on the Game Boy Advance.[[/note]] [-PART TWO-]!
** ''KirbysReturnToDreamLand'' is also known as ''[-KIRBY'S ADVENTURE WII-]'' [[MarketBasedTitle in Europe]].
* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' was ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' [-AN EVEN ''LONGER'' TIME AGO IN A GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY-]!
** ''Franchise/MassEffect'' has also been described as simply "''[=KotOR=]'' [-IN SPACE-]!", which is stupidly funny. On a ''slightly'' more serious note, ''Franchise/MassEffect'' is often described as ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' [-WITHOUT JEDI AND LIGHTSABERS-]!
** And ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic II'' is sometimes referred to as ''PlanescapeTorment'' [-IN A GALAXY FAR FAR AWAY-]!
* ''VideoGame/JadeEmpire'' is ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' [-IN [[ImperialChina IMPERIAL CHINA]]!-] The story borrow lots of elements from ''Hordes of The Underdark'', an ExpansionPack of ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights''.
* ''[[KunioKun Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki Dayo Zenin Shuugou!]]'' is ''VideoGame/RiverCityRansom'' [-IN [[JidaiGeki FEUDAL JAPAN]]!-]
* ''VideoGame/LANoire'' is ''TrueCrimeStreetsOfLA'' [-IN THE 50's!-]
** ''TrueCrimeStreetsOfLA'' is ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' [-AS A COP-]!
* ''VideoGame/TheLastBlade'' is basically ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'', [-[[AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent ONLY DIFFERENT]]-].
* The eight game by AlLowe in the ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' series would have been subtitled ''Lust [-IN SPACE!-]'', but it never came to be.
* ''Lethal Enforcers II'' is ''VideoGame/LethalEnforcers'' [-IN THE WILD WEST-]!
* Inverted with ''Life Force'' / ''Salamander'', which is ''VideoGame/{{Gradius}}'' [-IN ONE BIG [[WombLevel WOMB LEVEL]]-]!
* ''Lords of the Rising Sun'' is ''VideoGame/DefenderOfTheCrown'' [-IN JAPAN!-]
* ''VideoGame/MafiaII'' is ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' [-IN THE 50'S-]!
* ''MagiciansQuestMysteriousTimes'' is ''AnimalCrossing'' [-AT {{WIZARDING SCHOOL}}-]!
* ''MegaManStarForce'' is ''MegaManBattleNetwork'' [-IN SPACE!-]
** ''MegaManBattleNetwork'' is ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' [-IN CYBERSPACE!-]
* ''VideoGame/MenOfValor'' is ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor: Allied Assault'' [-IN [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar VIETNAM]]-]!
* ''VideoGame/MicrosoftFlightSimulator'' is ''VideoGame/GranTurismo'' [-WITH PLANES!-] and sometimes, also [-IN SPACE!-]
* [[http://mole.61.com/main Mole Zhuangyuan]] is ''VideoGame/ClubPenguin'' [-WITH MOLES!-]
* ''VideoGame/MonsterWorldIV'' is ''VideoGame/WonderBoyInMonsterWorld'' with an ActionGirl hero [-IN {{ANCIENT ARABIA}}!-]
* On the subject of ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', we have:
** ''VideoGame/TimeKillers'' is ''Mortal Kombat'' [-AS TIME TRAVELLERS AND WITH WEAPONS-]!
** ''VideoGame/PrimalRage'' is ''Mortal Kombat'' [-WITH [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs DINOSAURS]] AND [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys GIANT GORILLAS!]]-]
** ''VideoGame/BloodStorm'' is ''Time Killers'' [-IN A POST-APOCALYPTIC SETTING-]!
** ''VideoGame/WarGods'' is a 3D version of ''VideoGame/MortalKombat3'' [-WITH 3D MOVEMENT AND LAME CHARACTER DESIGNS-]!
** ''VideoGame/MaceTheDarkAge'' is ''[[VideoGame/SoulSeries Soul Edge]]'' [-BUT [[DarkerAndEdgier DARKER AND EDGIER]]-]!
** ''VideoGame/BioFreaks'' is ''Time Killers'' and ''Blood Storm'' [-WITH GUNS AND IN [[TwentyMinutesInTheFuture THE NEAR FUTURE]]-]!
* The ''MysticalNinja''/''GanbareGoemon'' games stars the Japanese folk hero Ishikawa Goemon [-IN A {{SCHIZO TECH}} EDO!-] Ishikawa Goemon, in turn, is [-ROBIN HOOD IN FEUDAL JAPAN-]! All oddness and cultural differences aside, they're actually pretty good.
* ''{{Neptunia}}'' is ''ConsoleWars'' [-[[RecursiveReality FOR CONSOLES!]]-]
* ''North and South'' is ''VideoGame/DefenderOfTheCrown'' [-IN AMERICA!-]
* ''{{Nostalgia}}'' is ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' [-IN THE 19TH CENTURY!-]
* ''Off-Road Thunder'' is HydroThunder [-WITH DUNE BUGGIES-]!
** ''Arctic Thunder'' is ''Hydro Thunder'' [-WITH SNOWMOBILES!-]
* ''VideoGame/OrcsMustDie'' is ''VideoGame/{{Deception}}'' [-WITH ORCS AND A GOOFY MAIN CHARACTER!-]
* ''Order Up!'' is ''VideoGame/CookingMama'' [-IN A FAST FOOD RESTAURANT!-]
* ''Penguin Land''[='s=] Japanese title is ''Doki Doki Penguin Land: Uchuu Daibouken'', which means "Doki Doki Penguin Land: Outer Space Adventure." That's right: the game is literally ''Doki Doki Penguin Land'' [-IN SPACE!-]
* ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' is ''VideoGame/GoldenEye1997'' [-IN THE FUTURE-]!
* ''PortRoyale'' is ''[[VideoGame/{{Patrician}} The Patrician]]'' [-IN THE CARIBBEAN!-]
* ''VideoGame/PuzzleQuest: Galactrix''. It's ''VideoGame/PuzzleQuest''... [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''RatchetDeadlocked'' is ''Film/TheRunningMan'' [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' is, in spite of being a "sequel" to a Western-themed level-based third-person shooter, ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' [-IN [[TheWildWest THE WILD WEST]]!-]
** Alternatively, ''[[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Grand Theft HORSE IV]]''.
** Its prequel, ''RedDeadRevolver'', is ''Max Payne'' [-IN [[TheWildWest THE WILD WEST]]!-]
* ''RuneFactory'' is ''HarvestMoon'' [-WITH COMBAT!-]
* ''San Francisco Rush 2049'' is ''San Francisco Rush'' [-[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 40 YEARS FROM NOW]]-]!
* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' is ShinMegamiTensei [-[[MysteriousAntarctica IN ANTARCTICA.]]-] IN HELL. IN SPACE!
* ''VideoGame/{{Shinobi}}'' itself is ''RollingThunder'' [-WITH NINJAS!-]
* ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' is more of an aversion (and even an inversion), since, while sharing the basic mechanics of Meier's previous ''{{VideoGame/Civlization}}'' series, the game introduces a lot of new concepts that simply weren't present in the previous two instalments of the ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' series, but '''were''' included in later versions - borders and advanced social policies just to mention two. The fact that the game spends more time on another planet than in space adds to this.
** From a story standpoint, it makes sense, since game lore hints that the rocket launch victory in ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' ends up being the ''UNS Unity'', the colony ship from ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri''.
* ''{{Singularity}}'' is ''Franchise/{{Bioshock}}'' [-IN SOVIET RUSSIA, WITH TIME TRAVEL!-]
* ''VideoGame/SnowBros'' is ''VideoGame/BubbleBobble'' [-WITH SNOWMEN!-] (One Korean bootleg of ''Snow Bros.'' was titled ''The Winter Bobble''.)
* ''SonicTheHedgehog'': ''SonicAndTheSecretRings'' is ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' [-IN ARABIA-]!
** Likewise, ''SonicAndTheBlackKnight'' is ''SonicAndTheSecretRings'' [-IN MEDIEVAL TIMES-]! [-AND WITH SWORDFIGHTING-]!
** Both ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'' games parody this trope with posters for movies called ''Chao in Space'' and ''Chao in Space 2''. ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' (Xbox 360/PS3) later continues this with ''Chao in Space 3''.
** Look at the architecture for the Death Egg in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2''. It is quite literally ''Chemical Plant'' [-IN SPACE-]!
** ''VideoGame/SonicColors'' is ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' (minus the Werehog) and ''VideoGame/{{Sonic Rush|Series}}'' [-IN SPACE (FOR THE WII AND DS, RESPECTIVELY)-]! It works out pretty well, though.
** ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' seems to be going the route of ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' and ''VideoGame/{{Sonic Rush|Series}}'', but [-IN OLD SONIC LEVELS (FOR THE PS3 / 360 AND 3DS RESPECTIVELY) PLUS SOME CLASSIC-STYLE PLATFORMING FOR BOTH VERSIONS!-]
** The current formula for Sonic levels introduced with ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' Day levels is arguably ''VideoGame/{{Sonic Rush|Series}}'' [-IN 3D-][[note]]But it doesn't really count as a VideoGame3DLeap[[/note]]!
* ''VideoGame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'' is ''VideoGame/PaperMario''...[-IN THE [[{{WesternAnimation/SouthPark}} SOUTH PARK]] UNIVERSE!-]
* ''VideoGame/SpaceAce'' is ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' [-IN SPACE!-]
* VideoGame/SpaceQuest is the [[DeadpanSnarker snarkier]], slightly raunchier, and somewhat DarkerAndEdgier little brother of VideoGame/KingsQuest.
* ''Space Siege'' ''is DungeonSiege'' [-IN SPACE WITH CYBERNETICS-]!
* ''VideoGame/{{Starbound}}'' is ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' [-IN SPACE!-] and shares some of the same staff, though Starbound has a much larger team than its predecessor.
** ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' is ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' [-IN 2D!-]
** ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' is ''VideoGame/{{Dwarf Fortress}}'' [-IN 3D!-]
* ''{{Starcraft}}'' is "''[[DefiedTrope not]]'' ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'' [-IN SPACE-]! [[MemeticMutation It's]] [[StopPokingMe much more sophisticated]]!" However, many elements introduced in ''{{Starcraft}}'' were reused in ''Warcraft 3'', along with further refinements -- such as the Undead, who are essentially the Zerg [-NOT IN SPACE-]!
* ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' became ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' [-IN SPACE-]! (it even had the same you-just-solved-a-puzzle music) when [[ExecutiveMeddling Nintendo replaced the setting]] with ''VideoGame/StarFox'' characters and also made it a game that didn't please the fans of the series at all. Before that, it was more like ''Zelda'' [-WITH FURRIES-]!, something Rare has done quite a few times with more success (''Mario 64''-> ''Banjo-Kazooie'', ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' -> ''Diddy Kong Racing'', not to mention the older ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' games).
* ''Star General'' is ''VideoGame/PanzerGeneral'' [-IN SPACE!-]
* ''VideoGame/{{Starhawk}}'' is ''VideoGame/{{Warhawk}}'' [-IN SPACE!-]
* ''VideoGame/StarshipTitanic'' is Titanic [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''VideoGame/StarWarsGalacticBattlegrounds'' is ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires'' [-A LONG TIME AGO IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY!-]
* ''StreetsOfRage'' is ''GoldenAxe'' [-IN THE CITY-]!
* ''SunsetRiders'' is ''{{Contra}}'' [-IN THE WILD WEST-]!
** While ''VideoGame/MysticWarriors'' is ''Sunset Riders'' [-WITH NINJAS-]!
* ''Super Cobra'' is ''VideoGame/{{Scramble}}'' [-WITH A HELICOPTER!-]
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' is ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' [-IN SPACE, AND IN LINEAR LEVELS-]! [[TropesAreTools Although it works out pretty well]].
** On a similar note, ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' is ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' [-ON A TROPICAL ISLAND-]!
** ''SuperMario3DLand'' is ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'' [-ON THE GROUND-]!
*** ''SuperMario3DWorld'' is ''SuperMario3DLand'' [-IN ANOTHER KINGDOM-]!
* ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' is ''UltimaUnderworld'' [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''TetrisTheGrandMaster 3'' is ''Tetris: The Grand Master'' [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''{{VideoGame/Titanfall}}'' is ''CallOfDuty'' meets ''{{VideoGame/Brink}}'' [-WITH [[HumongousMecha HUMONGOUS MECHAS]]!-]
* ''VideoGame/TitanQuest'' is ''{{VideoGame/Diablo}}''...[-AS DIRECTED BY RAY HARRYHAUSEN!-]
* Each ''TotalWar'' games realeased after 2001 is ''Shogun: Total War'' [-IN WESTERN MEDIEVAL-]! [-IN ANCIENT ROMAN ERA-]! [-IN INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION PERIOD-]!
* ''Tourist Trophy'' is ''GranTurismo'' [-ON MOTORBIKES!-]
* ''{{Truxton}}'' is ''FireShark'' [-IN SPACE!-]
* ''VideoGame/{{Vanquish}}'' is ''{{Halo}}'' meets ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' [-IN SPACE!-]
* ''Victory Road'', the sequel to ''Ikari Warriors'', is ''VideoGame/IkariWarriors'' [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''Vindicators'' is ''VideoGame/{{Gauntlet}}'' [-WITH TANKS!-]
* ''Viper Phase 1'' is ''Raiden'' [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''WingCommander'' is WW2 Pacific theater [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''Worms: A Space Oddity'' is ''VideoGame/{{Worms}}'' [-IN SPACE-]! [-ON THE WII-]!
** ''VideoGame/{{Worms}}'' is ''VideoGame/TankWars''/''VideoGame/ScorchedEarth'' [-WITH CARTOON WORMS-]!
* ''VideoGame/WurmOnline'' is ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' [-THE MMORPG!-]
* ''{{X-COM}}: Terror from the Deep'' is a sequel that is the first game [-UNDERWATER-]!! And [-[[NintendoHard EVEN HARDER]]-]!
* ''VideoGame/{{Zaxxon}}'' and ''Congo Bongo'' are ''VideoGame/{{Scramble}}'' and ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' [-IN {{ISOMETRIC PROJECTION}}!-]
* [[VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors 999]] is ''{{Ever17}}'' [-ON A BOAT!-]
* ''1941: Counter Attack'' is ''1943'' [-IN EUROPE-]!
* ''19XX: The War Against Destiny'' is ''1941'' [-ALL OVER THE WORLD-]! And the FinalBoss is [-IN SPACE-]!
* ''2020 Super Baseball'' is ''Baseball Stars'' [-IN THE FUTURE-]!
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