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  1. Wiley John Wright's Avatar


    App developer, FeiYingInfo today snuck through Monino, what is quite possibly the most blatant example of copyright infringement that you’re likely to see any time soon. Although Monino appears at first glance to be a genuine Nintendo game, featuring everyone’s favorite Italian plumber, it is in reality just a poor imitation of the beloved classic that we all grew up with as kids. Monino did, however, manage to reach number six on the list of top-selling paid apps in the App Store, before being pulled a few hours later. Not bad for a blatant rip-off with poor game play mechanics.

    But really, who wouldn’t want to play Mario on their iPhone? Everyone except Nintendo, that’s who. The fact that this game was approved at all is almost as amazing as the game itself. Whoever was responsible for approving this app obviously hasn’t played a video game in the last twenty years.

    The graphics in Monino look almost exactly the same as early Super Mario games, as does the sound effects and music. But, that’s where the similarities end. The game play is said to be quite awful and fails to capture the charm of the original title. Many App Store users only gave the game one star, with some wanting a refund of their $.99.

    Along with poor game play mechanics, the app also lacks that certain attention to detail that Nintendo is known for. The Goombas look terrible and Monino’s fireballs appear to be simple red circles. The game may look like Mario, but it doesn’t play like Mario.



    Hopefully, Nintendo will one day embrace Apple’s iOS and grace the system with their iconic plumber mascot. It will probably be a cold day in hell before this occurs, but stranger things have happened. With the demise of Sega consoles, their biggest mascot, Sonic has made the transition to just about every platform available today. Nintendo currently sees Apple as one of their biggest threats so I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting Mario games to arrive just yet. If you really want to see Mario and pals on your iPhone, simply Jailbreak your iDevice and install one of the many emulator apps readily available. Then you can play Mario to your heart content, just keep an eye out for Nintendo.



    Source: TUAW
    2011-04-29 12:55 AM
  2. The Man of Sand's Avatar
    Couldn't this have been posted before it was removed? We all missed it! *mod edit: removed useless comment here*
    Last edited by i.Annie; 2011-04-29 at 03:43 AM.
    2011-04-29 12:59 AM
  3. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
    Couldn't this have been posted before it was removed? We all missed it! (ps #1)
    Please don't quote paragraphs of writing to write two sentences. You can simply write your response...
    2011-04-29 01:07 AM
  4. Cer0's Avatar
    Not number 1, you are number 2(like everyone that posts on a news story)




    Since the gameplay is bad reviews I wouldn't want to try it.
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    2011-04-29 01:12 AM
  5. Simon's Avatar
    Couldn't this have been posted before it was removed? We all missed it! (ps #1)
    Dont worry, you arent missing anything. The game plays extremely slow and frustrating. Nothing like a real mario game.
    2011-04-29 01:14 AM
  6. se23's Avatar
    Dont know whats worse! the game or the video.
    2011-04-29 01:26 AM
  7. Lombardo Joe's Avatar
    I love stories like this. It's like the guy that breaks free from maximum security prison, knowing he will be hunted down on site... Yet everyone cheers him on, praying he'll get farther than the last guy.
    2011-04-29 01:37 AM
  8. XxSOMEJ3WxX's Avatar
    Tried looking for the ipa, but no one has it uploaded. lol
    I was actually kind of curious to see this and possibly play it.
    Oh well, back to the emulators. >:]
    2011-04-29 01:44 AM
  9. Italia411's Avatar
    Can't or couldn't you at one time play an emulator on your iPhone of all your Nintendo classics?
    2011-04-29 01:45 AM
  10. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
    Just play a Mario game on a Nintendo system.

    And why would anyone buy this piece of crap?
    Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
    2011-04-29 02:06 AM
  11. delusion950's Avatar
    Because ppl buy other cheap crap too and they prob thought it'd be just like mario.
    2011-04-29 02:15 AM
  12. Mr. Russian's Avatar
    I'm glad I didn't get it because now I know it sucked crap.


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    2011-04-29 02:18 AM
  13. steve-z17's Avatar
    Haha that's funny that someone let it through! I wonder if they thought it was a real Nintendo game?
    2011-04-29 02:45 AM
  14. PolishHacker's Avatar
    I don't know why you guys are complaining, if you want to play Mario just download the emulators from Cydia, the roms are pretty easy to find as well
    Last edited by PolishHacker; 2011-04-29 at 02:47 AM.
    2011-04-29 02:45 AM
  15. Simon's Avatar
    I don't know why you guys are complaining, if you want to play Mario just download the emulators from removed, they are pretty easy to find
    Please dont post names of places that have warez/ROMs as they are against forum rules.
    Thank you.
    2011-04-29 02:47 AM
  16. subywrex's Avatar
    May have sucked graphically but it brought back some memories and had a blast till i got here... lol
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    2011-04-29 02:48 AM
  17. PolishHacker's Avatar
    Please dont post names of places that have warez/ROMs as they are against forum rules.
    Thank you.
    Ok lol, I don't see what the big deal is
    2011-04-29 02:49 AM
  18. Simon's Avatar
    Ok lol, I don't see what the big deal is
    Not a big deal, just the forum rules. Thanks
    2011-04-29 02:51 AM
  19. PolishHacker's Avatar
    Not a big deal, just the forum rules. Thanks
    I Guess helping out other users on how to get emulators/roms is less important then the forum rules? Did you make them?
    2011-04-29 03:00 AM
  20. Cer0's Avatar
    I Guess helping out other users on how to get emulators/roms is less important then the forum rules? Did you make them?
    The owners did and it is called covering them from legal troubles. We do not allow piracy at all; doesn't matter if it is roms or applications.
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    2011-04-29 03:05 AM
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