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Australian Animals in Games

Posted by souri on Tue, 18/11/03 - 12:52 AM

Probably not much discussion forseable for this, but I thought I'd mention it. Any of you realised how popular Australian animals are in games? I'll probably make an article on it later on.. The stories that revolve around these characters are interesting.

Ty - Tasmanian Tiger, by Krome of course
Knuckles - Achidna (You might know him from Sonic the hedgehog)
Crash Bandicoot
Croc 1 & 2 - Crocodile (mostly found in Australia)
[url="http://www.gamershell.com/news_BKaoTheKangaroo2BScreens.shtml"]Kao the Kangaroo[/url] 1 & 2 - Kangaroo, complete with boxing gloves
Tas - Tasmanian Devil, the Warber Bros cartoon character
Jak and Daxter - Daxter is some kind of marsupial

Anyone know any more?


Submitted by Kane on Tue, 18/11/03 - 1:14 AM Permalink

ummm...

a lot of sea critters in Finding Nemo are Australian!
could Slippy from Starfox be a Green Tree Frog?

Submitted by Kane on Tue, 18/11/03 - 1:22 AM Permalink

the Kremlings (from the Donkey Kong Country series) of course are crocodiles and lizards...i think

Submitted by CombatWombat on Tue, 18/11/03 - 1:58 AM Permalink

That's just silly using australian animal names in games!

Oh, wait a minute [;)]

Submitted by J I Styles on Tue, 18/11/03 - 2:25 AM Permalink

quote:Originally posted by CombatWombat
That's just silly using australian animal names in games!

Oh, wait a minute [;)]

So says the aggressively attacking stocky burrowing marsupial? [;)]

quote:Kao the Kangaroo 1 & 2 - Kangaroo, complete with boxing gloves

What suprised me to begin with, was that Krome wasn't developing it - but what -really- suprised me was it's being developed by a polish studio, Tate Interactive.

http://www.tate.pl

Submitted by unknownuser1 on Tue, 18/11/03 - 7:49 AM Permalink

Don't know if it counts, but Quake Rally had the final level where you had to kill lots of Duke Nukems and even a kangaroo.

Submitted by Major Clod on Tue, 18/11/03 - 10:22 AM Permalink

quote:Originally posted by Aven
Don't know if it counts, but Quake Rally had the final level where you had to kill lots of Duke Nukems and even a kangaroo.

Ahh, memories!

Submitted by JonathanKerr on Tue, 18/11/03 - 1:00 PM Permalink

I'd hardly say that crocodiles and lizards are 'Australian' animals. They exist in Australia but not exclusively. Obviously.

Submitted by Kane on Tue, 18/11/03 - 7:56 PM Permalink

well, at least they had a moment there in the spotlight