This topic was on my mind yet again since we brought it up on lunchbreak today at work. Another great game I’d love to make (but would never be possible anyone to make, due to all kinds of licensing/trademark/copyright issues) would be…for lack of a better title-- ACTION HERO DEATH SQUAD. This would be a side-scrolling/2.5d beatemup/shootemup game with as many legendary movie/tv action heroes as possible. This is basically Streets of Rage on steroids. Imagine, player 1 gets to be John Matrix from Commando, and perhaps player 2 is Kurt Russell in “Snake Plissken” form, while players 3 and 4 could be anyone from John Rambo to Stallone’s “Cobra” character. Here’s the roster that was thrown out for discussion…some guys would have alternate character options of course…
Stallone, Schwarzeneggar, Dolph Lundren, Carl “Action Jackson” Weathers (*should just throw in that whole squad from Predator) Chuck Norris, Steven Segal, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Harrison Ford(Indiana Jones, of course…classic “Indy” outfit everyone knows; alternate outfit could be the smooth white blazer outfit from the beginning of Temple of Doom when Lou Che tried to have him killed), Jason Statham, Daniel Craig, Jack Bauer(*maybe even with The Curtis?), Tango & Cash, Riggs & Murtaugh, Wesley Snipes as Blade, Simon Phoenix or Nino Brown, Mark Wahlberg(perhaps the Funky Bunch could be a surprise anti-air or Ground Assist?)…Christian Bale as the Equilibrium guy(alternate option: American Psycho) or if you really want to go obscure, throw in Jeff The Perfect Weapon Speakman. China O’Brien could be the token female character, I suppose…maybe throw in Michelle Yeoh as well. Oh…and of course you must put in Jean Claude in Guile character…complete with the beret…he could yell out "kick that sonofabitch’ ass SO HORD! during a special attack.
-just like the good ol’ days…you regain some health by finding a whole baked chicken or turkey on a plate under a random trash can or some boxes out on the street.
The amount of machismo radiating from this game would be just too much for some people to handle. Discuss.