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Re: Celebrities in games

Post by ivortheinjun » Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:47 pm

Endorsements aren"t really the same thing - there's billions of those.

Is my memory playing tricks with me, or does Mikhail Gorbachev pop up in one of the Street Fighter IIs?
Either him or a very, very close imitation anyway. Must be a cut-scene related to Zangief.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:47 am

ivortheinjun wrote:does Mikhail Gorbachev pop up in one of the Street Fighter IIs?
He and Reagan are both in Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
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Re: Celebrities in games

Post by sscott » Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:01 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:
ivortheinjun wrote:does Mikhail Gorbachev pop up in one of the Street Fighter IIs?
He and Reagan are both in Frankie Goes to Hollywood.
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Post by Liamh1982 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:20 am

^ It's not Gorbachev in the Two Tribes video, it's Chernenko.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:35 am

Liamh1982 wrote:^ It's not Gorbachev in the Two Tribes video, it's Chernenko.
Nobody mentioned the video, the game came much later so its Gorbachev.

Violet Berlin is in Micro Machines 2.
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Re: Celebrities in games

Post by thebear » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:38 am

Black Ridge wrote:
IronMaidenRule wrote:Bruce Willis feature in his own game, Apocalypse now on the PS1.
I loved that game.

Vin Diesel was cool in Chronicles of Riddick Escapce From Butcher Bay. Was better than the film (Pitch Black was awesome though). Never played The Wheelman though but heard good things.

Willis game was just called Apocalypse surely?

Would have got their asses sued off otherwise
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Post by the_hawk » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:48 am

Loads of Music ones.

The Thompson Twins Adventure http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseek ... id=0007104
The Shaky Game (Shakin' Stevens) http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseek ... id=0004437
The Power Factory featuring C + C Music Factory http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_Fact ... ic_Factory
Revolution X (Aerosmith) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolution_X
Wham! The Music Box http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseek ... id=0008965
Ed Hunter (Iron Maiden) http://maiden-world.com/edhunter.html
The Black Eyed Peas in "The Urbz" *shudder*
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Re: Celebrities in games

Post by Grizzly » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:27 am

IronMaidenRule wrote:Just thought of another one, Christopher Lloyd, Doc Brown from Back To The Future.

He featured in Toonstuck, that point and click adventure game on the PC.
He also voiced himself in the back to the future game recently released by telltale.

And yes Michael Jackson was in space channel 5 volume 2 as space Michael!

Rik mayal did the voice over in hogs of war as well
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Re: Celebrities in games

Post by IronMaidenRule » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:31 am

thebear wrote:
Black Ridge wrote:
IronMaidenRule wrote:Bruce Willis feature in his own game, Apocalypse now on the PS1.
I loved that game.

Vin Diesel was cool in Chronicles of Riddick Escapce From Butcher Bay. Was better than the film (Pitch Black was awesome though). Never played The Wheelman though but heard good things.

Willis game was just called Apocalypse surely?

Would have got their asses sued off otherwise
Indeed it was, :lol: , forgive my confusion was a weird day I was having yesterday.

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Re: Celebrities in games

Post by slacey1070 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:50 am

Johan Barrington?!?! Ok... not much of a celeb but...

Emlyn Hughes...?
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Post by The Laird » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:54 am

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The first ever video game to be officially endorsed by and licensed from a celebrity!!! 8)

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Re: Celebrities in games

Post by psj3809 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:59 am

slacey1070 wrote:Johan Barrington?!?! Ok... not much of a celeb but...
Gotta love the 'speech' in that Speccy version !

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Re: Celebrities in games

Post by joefish » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:02 am

Grizzly wrote:Rik mayal did the voice over in hogs of war as well
You also got to play him in the game based on his book, How To Be a Complete B*st*rd.

And then there was the little chibi bearded Richard Branson in the game of his speedboat record attempt Virgin Atlantic Challenge Game.
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Re: Celebrities in games

Post by djcarlos » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:30 pm

the_hawk wrote: Was there a beat em up that featured Lemmy from Motörhead as well or did I dream that?
It was real alright (and great) http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/details.php?id=765
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Re: Celebrities in games

Post by Son_of_Shinobi » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:14 pm

I'm just waiting for John Madden to pass over to the next level. With the amount of John Madden games I have on my trusty old megadrive - I'll be minted.

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