Sky Troopers: Air Strike’s Chinese clone

Newsfeed 898 via

There was a time when clones or bootlegs in the arcade industry were very common. They still are out there to some degree and today we have a shining example of a blatant rip-off. If you take a look on this Chinese game distribution website, there’s a new game on that page which the translator calls Air Raid 2010 but the cabinet says Sky Troopers 2010. It’s a vertically scrolling helicopter game with a yoke controller, a motion base and it oddly has an infrared sensor net around the monitor that you only see on LCD light-gun games. There appear to be two cabinet designs for this as on the same webpage that shows the image above has some live pictures of a different cabinet under the same name. As you look at these other pictures, Sky Troopers looks like an exact replica of Tsunami’s Air Strike(2002), perhaps with some enhancements to the graphics for the monitor in use. I’m sure that Tsunami might be interested to know about this clone – at least the creators of Sky Troopers went to the length to create a new controller for the game but that still doesn’t change the actual game to avoid possible legal issues in doing such a thing since the software itself appears to have not been changed.

It’s too bad really as a new helicopter game with a yoke controller like the one seen above could be exciting.

Explore posts in the same categories: Arcade Games

Tags: , , , , ,

You can comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.

2 Comments on “Sky Troopers: Air Strike’s Chinese clone”

  1. Bowlplex Says:

    That’s a Tokyo Cop back end, so it’s either a photoshop or they’ve copied/licensed the motion technology.


  2. [...] these games were found at but the game in the center might look familiar – it’s the Air Strike bootleg we covered a short time ago. As for the other games, I can’t make out enough details to [...]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 28 other followers

%d bloggers like this: