Capcom blatantly copied a game created by Twisted Pixel. Capcom created a game called MaXpolosion that looks very similar to Twisted Pixel’s Splosion Man. “We’re definitely not going to pursue legal action,” stated Twisted Pixel CEO Michael Wilford in an interview with Joystiq. “While I think the similarities are pretty nauseating, we’re too small to take on a company like Capcom. That, and we owe them one for inventing Mega Man, so we’ll let them slide.”
Wilford said that his company needs to keep their heads down so that Capcom has something to steal again next year. Wilford also sent out a tweet that said that the “best part” is that Twisted Pixel originally pitched the idea of Splosion Man to Capcom, but the game publisher passed on them.