"300 Heroes" is a blatant ripoff of "League of Legends," the popular MOBA strategy game developed by Riot Games. Where was "300 Heroes" made? Reportedly, "300 Heroes" is a Chinese game.
In the video below, the narrator observes that "300 Heroes" rips off the Summoner's Rift map from "League of Legends," even going so far as to keep much of the color scheme, tilesets, interface and much more. But that's not the worst of it.
"300 Heroes" also rips off Shrek, and Wall-E, both of which appear in the game as playable characters. One of Shrek's abilities allows him to throw Donkey, using him as a projectile. It's one thing to rip off a video game company but ... major Hollywood studios? Movie stars like Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy? That is one empire that you don't want to mess with. Dreamworks and Pixar, please start drafting "Cease and Desist" letters ASAP. After all, do you really want to upset a guy who is brave enough to wear this?
There's more, though. "300 Heroes" also steals from Naruto and Angry Birds. One playable champion allows you to toss Angry Birds, which make the same exact sounds that the birds do in the actual game! Shameless.
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It's important to note that "League of Legends" itself is a spin on DOTA, which was a custom "Warcraft 3" map. However, there is a huge difference between a variation on a theme and ... whatever "300 Heroes" claims to be. It's also important to note that ripoffs in games are nothing new. Multiple songs in the classic "Doom" series of FPS games developed by id Software were blatantly stolen from heavy metal artists include Black Sabbath, Pantera and Slayer. The difference in that instance is that id Software's music composer, Bobby Prince, was a lawyer by trade. Prince knew the exact limits of the law, which allowed him to avoid lawsuits and still create music that remained within the comfy confines of legality.
Check out the Doom music ripoffs below, courtesy of YouTube.
Check out video of League of..err, "300 Heroes" below, courtesy of YouTube.
What do you think of "300 Heroes?" How do you feel about it ripping off "League of Legends" as well as other intellectual properties? Sound off in the comment belows.