Super Mario Brothers Clone Appears on iOS App Store
This won’t last long. A blatant rip-off of Super Mario Brothers has appeared for sale on the iOS App Store. Other than having slightly renamed characters, the game (called 莫尼诺拯救总动员 which translates roughly to “The Save Monino Story”), is practically identical to Super Mario Brothers. Here’s the ridiculous description:
The protagonist of this game named Monino, in the story of this game, Monino’s brother was captured by a monster named Bowler, he is on the road to Bowler’s castle to rescue his brother, a lot of monsters in different levels are waiting for him, would you like to join Monino’s rescue action? Go!
Monino? Bowler? The graphics? The gameplay? How did this get approved? I’m guessing this will disappear quick. Apple is usually very strict on this kind of thing, but somehow this one slipped through the cracks.
Mario Clone “Monino” is $0.99 and won’t last long (iTunes Store link)
Clearly there is an interest in retro NES and SNES games on the iOS platform, but it seems unlikely that Nintendo is going to jump onto iTunes anytime soon when they’re busy with their own competing gaming hardware. The only other option requires a jailbreak and using an SNES emulator for iPad or iPhone.
Apple must not even look at some of the items they approve.