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Piracy Triumphs: Demake of Resident Evil

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Pirating video games is nothing new, but this is the first I’ve heard of someone making an unofficial demake in order to sell the content.

A large section of gamers in China still play NES games, and they don’t appear to be hurting for new ones. Popular titles that appeared well after the run of the 8-bit era are being remade to meet this demand, such as Diablo 2, Final Fantasy 7, and Tomb Raider.

Given my passion for Resident Evil and all things retro, I couldn’t help but track down some more info on the Chinese version of Biohazard

Although clunky, seemingly soundless, and a bit bland color-wise, this is a surprisingly impressive version of the original Resident Evil. The first-person zombie fights are reminiscent of Resident Evil: Deadly Silence for the DS.

If you’re curious, the demake of Resident Evil is available to play here. The game’s in Chinese, so you might not enjoy the experience.

You can find more of these demakes on GameSniped, along with images of the bootleg cartridges and box art.


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