9/4/08

Google Receives the Morph Ball Upgrade

I think Google may have ripped off one of Nintendo's greatest gaming characters special abilities and put it in logo form. Behold the incredible similarities.

      


And for those of you that don't recognize the ball on the left, it is from the Metroid series of games starting on the NES and most recently on the Wii. She upgrades her Morph Ball throughout the games to different abilities and colors.

It does make me wonder though, if Google is as powerful a company as it is and it's just now getting the Morph Ball upgrade, what happens when it gets the Power Suit or Varia Suit upgrades? Only time will tell.

6 comments:

mndrix said...

Ha ha. Great observation.

JJ Hendricks said...

Those do look very similar. Microsoft better watch out for Varia Suit Google.

Ash said...

Being a former Pokemon master, I was beginning to think the Chrome ball looked like a Pokeball. Maybe the morph ball is closer, but both are still Nintendo properties.

Anonymous said...

Looks like XBOX copied it too.

Gantz said...

1986
Guyver Unit
http://img397.imageshack.us/img397/5218/gunitqs5.jpg

2002
Metroid Prime and the first 3D version of the morph-ball

2008
Google Chrome's Logo

Obinice said...

Looks way more like Simon to me, than a ball from Metroid, or from Pokemon.