Dingo Pictures PlayStation games
|Dingo Pictures PlayStation games|
Developer: The Code Monkeys
This game has hidden development-related text.
Dingo Pictures were a Germany-based animation company infamous for its extremely low-quality mockbuster films. Originally releasing their films on VHS, Dingo Pictures took on the unusual publishing route of appearing on "games". These "same core on different shells" games are a front for housing Dingo's films. These games have slowly garnered infamy on the internet over time for the crude quality of their contents, especially by YouTube reviewers.
Not helping matters is that Dingo's final batch of games were published by Phoenix Games, an arguably just as infamous studio responsible for minigame compilations notoriously attempting to mimic famous Disney movies, such as Snow White and the 7 Clever Boys. To add insult to injury, not only were all 20(!) of these actually sold in stores for real money, they were officially licensed by Sony.
Common - Development-Related Text
In every game, starting from offset 0xD6A800 of GAMEDATA.BIN is a .doc file which contains information about the games' filesystem. Analysing the metadata, it was last edited by Colin Cuthbert, who is credited as a programmer in several games by The Code Monkeys.
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File: mosesprinceofegypt-text.zip (9.62 KB) (info)
Midas Interactive-published Titles
Consists of the following:
- Goldie (September 1)
- Moses Prince of Egypt (September 1)
- Nice Cats (September 1)
- The Dalmatians (September 1)
- Anastasia (April 6)
- Lion and the King (April 13)
- Lord of the Jungle (April 12)
- The Sword of Camelot (April 12)
- Hunchback of Notredame (April 12)
- Legend of Pocahontas (April 12)
Lion and the King
Though the game cannot be played in Dutch, graphics in this language still exist within GAMEDATA.BIN.
Hunchback of Notredame
Much like Lion and the King, this game cannot be played in Dutch, though graphics in this language still exist.
Legend of Pocahontas
Unlike the previous two releases, while a Dutch language option is available, this one cannot be played in French, though graphics in this language still exist.
While all of the other Dingo Pictures games use stills from the included movies for their jigsaw puzzle "minigames", Lion and the King bizarrely uses stills from the 1966 anime Jungle Taitei: Susume Leo! (the sequel to the 1965 Kimba the White Lion anime) instead. Given the franchise's long and infamous history of being compared to The Lion King, it's possible that The Code Monkeys mistook the anime series for the mockbuster during the still gathering process and didn't realize until it was too late. How Midas Interactive managed to get away with this is anyone's guess, but it's safe to say that Tezuka Production wouldn't have been too happy had they found out.
Phoenix Games-published Titles
Consists of the following, all published in 2003:
- Animal Football (June 27)
- Atlantis: The Lost Continent
- Dalmatians 2 (March 28)
- Detective Mouse
- Dinosaurs (March 28)
- Legend of Mulan
- Lion and the King 2
- Winky the Little Bear (June 27)
NOTE: While Herkules and Legend of Mulan are not based on Dingo Pictures' productions (Pure Magic's Hercules and Django Studios' The Legend of Mulan, respectively), they share the same codebase as the other Dingo Pictures games, and thus are listed here.
Leftovers from Dingo's Anastasia game can be found scattered through GAMEDATA.BIN:
While the game cannot be played in French, graphics in this language still exist within GAMEDATA.BIN.
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