reader comments 22 Share this story Alleged footage from an emulated version of Tokyo 41. The game industry isn’t a stranger to accusations that a new game is just a lightly reskinned clone of another title. But there’s that, and then there’s the “cloning” debate surrounding Tokyo 42 and its alleged inspiration, a 30-year-old ZX Spectrum and PC game called Tokyo 41.
As manufactured controversies go, this one leaves a lot to be skeptical of. As clever marketing plans go, though, it’s an interesting public performance that touches on some real issues in modern gaming.
The first mention of a game called Tokyo 41 anywhere on the Internet seems to have come from a Twitter account belonging to alleged developer Mark Followill. On the same day the account was created, Followill replied to Tokyo 42 publisher Mode 7 Games with a couple of CGA-style screenshots of Tokyo
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