Video Game Characters That Look Like Celebrities.



Game designers are creative people...but sometimes, they get lazy. That's when we start seeing video game characters who look just like celebrities.

What do you think? Does the second guy in your family in Family Feud on the Genesis look like Chuck Norris [wiki]?

You can read the piece here. Found at Digg.

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Also, Balrog was definitely based on Mike Tyson. His name in the Japanese version is "M. Bison". In Japan, M. Bison is Vega, Vega is Balrog, and Balrog is M. Bison. They wanted to avoid getting sued when they released it in the US.
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Max Payne's face is actually a guy from the developer studio AFAIK :-)

There are a lot of cases like these (especially in 8/16-bit games), but these ones are bad examples... Many games in the eighties featured complete movie poster ripoffs as their title/loading screens for example :-)
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Brittney Spears from PS2's Rygar game:
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