Number of copies of Resident Evil 4 sold?
According to Capcom's Platinum Series Report for January 17th 2007, to date there have been
1.600.000 copies of the GameCube version sold and 2.000.000 copies of the PS2 version, respectively.
A homage to Donkey Kong in Resident Evil 4?
In episode 4.4 of Resident Evil 4, Leon must infiltrate
Salazar's tower in order to save Ashley, who is being held hostage at the
very top of the tower. To reach the top, the American agent must climb a big spiral staircase.
However, enemies at the top activate a mechanism that releases several barrels that roll down
the staircase, in sequence. Leon then has to run pass the barrels and avoid being
crushed by them.
Now, all that plays as a homage to the classic arcade game, Donkey Kong. In that game,
Jumpman (a.k.a. Mario) must climb several levels from a building in order to
rescue Pauline, his girlfriend, who is being held captive by a gorilla named Donkey
To stop Jumpman from reaching the top of the building, Donkey Kong drops
several barrels, that begin rolling downward in sequence.
A homage to the Resident Evil movie in RE4?
Think what you may about Paul W. S. Anderson's Resident Evil movie, but it seems
that it had an impact on the creators of RE4.
So much so, that they included a small section where Leon must deal with a laser grid
trap that is identical to the one featured in the movie.
Yoshiki Okamoto, the ex-General Manager of Capcom once made this comment about
that very part of the movie:
"(The) scene with the laser trap... It's unfortunate that the characters in the (R.E.) games
can't jump. So we can't use that in a (Resident Evil) game."
Heh! heh! Well, thanks to RE4... now they can jump!
Any info on the Resident Evil 4 GameCube Pak?
Just this... In Europe they sold a special GCN (PAL) bundle that included the following items:
The console had a face plate and controller with the RE4 logo on them.
What's the deal with the RE4 chainsaw controller?
Well, Nuby Tech came up with this chainsaw controller for use with a GameCube
(is compatible with the Wii) and it's based on Dr. Salvador's infamous chainsaw.
Truth be told, this is merely a collector's device. It's not very good as a controller to use
in actual gameplay.
However, it's very detailed and looks pretty awesome. The chainsaw even has Leon's
face on it, depicted with (fake) blood.
If you can get a hold of one and like to collect this sort of stuff, buy it. Last time
I checked it was selling for about $49.99
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