The game is actually some kind of homage to Hollywood Monsters
, an early game of Péndulo Studios
. Both adventure games feature a similar theme, some comparable twists in the plot, a protagonist tag team and lots of movie monsters. Though The Next Big Thing
is neither a remake, nor a sequel of Hollywood Monsters
. Still the popularity of the latter in Péndulo's home country led the Spain based publisher FX Interactive
to take Hollywood Monsters 2
as title for the new game.