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Yeah it's a genre defining work, like Sailor Moon, or Space Odyssey, or Super Mario.
Like they say; a work of media or art has a lot of parents. I think the difference is mainly of adding your own signature to those concepts in order for it not feeling cheap or blatant plagiarism. (Though that last one doesn't seem to affect videogames as much as other mediums at least going by the IOS or Steam influx of games).