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In the last few days of scouring the iOS App Store for more junk to download to my iPhone, I’ve come across some very worrying copies of top-selling video games. Now, of course I know that plagarism and piracy is not a new thing in the land of video games but I am concerned that they made it onto iOS.
The first I think I found was a rip-off Pokemon called ‘Little Masters- The Masters of Monsters’. The description shows that you can collect and battle monsters against each other and level them. Sound a whole lot like the Pokemon we know and love? Yeah, I thought so too. Was there any kind of a reaction from Nintendo? Nope. Of course, Nintendo is not the only company out there to have dealt with this in the past with blatant copies of games such as Angry Birds or The Sims appearing from various companies.
Other titles I’ve seen on the App Store are ’3D Cartoon Land: Safari’ which is almost identical to Super Mario Land 3D, right down to the little character in the red overalls. And Mole Kart I which is a nasty copy of Mario Kart Wii, right down to the custom tracks.
So, as people will probably bash me for giving these copies publicity, I feel that the more publicity given then the faster Nintendo can get these horrible games yanked from the markets. Good riddance to bad rubbish.