Van Damme in Videogames

There are some game-characters based on Van Damme. A wellknown game is Mortal Komat. The main character of this videogame is Johnny Cage (same initials: JC). The character was supposed to be a remake of Van Damme, but Jean-Claude dit not want to cooperate with the game creaters.Originally, creators Ed Boon and John Tobias wanted to create a video game starring Jean-Claude Van Damme with a digitized version of the action star fighting villains. Unfortunately, Van Damme was already in negotiations with another video game company (that game was never realized either) so that plan was scrapped. They decided instead to create a game loosely based on Enter the Dragon (1973). Van Damme's likeness is still clearly seen in the character of Johnny Cage: a Caucasian martial arts movie star whose signature move is leg-split. Ironically, Van Damme would make his digitized video game debut in Street Fighter: The Movie (1994/II) (VG) Also the main character of the famous game 'Metal Gear Solid' is based on Van Damme. Solid snake got also Van Damme's famous 360 degrees spin kick! According to an interview with Hideo Kojima, Solid Snake was designed after Christopher Walken's face with Jean-Claude Van-Damme's physique.
 
For the Super Nintendo two games were available with Van Damme: Universal Soldier and Timecop.

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