[Community Showcase] Fake Mario Kart being sold on the App Store
A new game called Mole Kart is now available in the Apple app store for the iPhone and iPad. Originally called Mo Er Kart, the title is suspiciously similar to Mario Kart. But there’s more to it.
Mole Kart is practically identical to Mario Kart, just with cheesy mole characters. The stages and overall gameplay are pretty much direct rips. Check Out This Trailer
Shanghai Taomee Network Technology, the developers, didn’t put much effort into being discreet with this blatant copy. Since Nintendo has no plans of releasing any iOS games, Mole Kart will sell fairly well as a substitute since a knockoff is better than nothing is for those who want something cheap and similar.
Nintendo, on the other hand, won’t be too happy with this or with Apple for approving the app, and are probably already filing a lawsuit and will see that they win the case.
Why do I feel that Nintendo and Apple would not get along...
My god, all the stages in this trailer are clones of stages from Mario Kart Wii. This is a gigantic insult to the series, and I absolutely hate how Apple approved this.
damn thats awful
You seem to forget that:
1) Actually using the same assets as the original game is a criminal offense, and it obviously is using the assets of Mario Kart.
2) Gameloft actually licenses the games they develop.
no buttons no win
How is this Mole Kart when there is clearly a polar bear as a playable racer?
cut these guys at least a little slack, making a new ip is insanely hard and it is vastly more easy to re-skin an established one, you are already playing into an established fan base and publishers like to hear that, I mean gameloft has made a company out of doing just that, just check this http://www.gottabemobile.com/2011/07/05/10-best-gameloft-games-for-ios-a... I am not saying it is right or wrong I am saying it is a bussiness choice that some developer can choose to make and it can be very profitable
This is the kind of stuff that only respectless, cold hearted monsters would do. Plus the frame rate is just terrible. If Nintendo dosen't sue, I will.
Cause their approval process boils down to "will it make us money? Yes? Okay, approved"
putting the hate aside they actauly did seem to put some effort into reskinning mario kart, you can't fault the art team who actauly did a good job, the programmers can suck it on the other hand, it's funny if you actauly go to the app store page for it you only get like ttwo real screen shots and they don't show how much of a clone it is
on the other hand it's kinda cool having a nintendo game on my iphone, i kinda wish the ACTAUL nintendo would man up and do it themselves though
They could have at least tried to make the levels and items look different. Bouncy mushrooms? Thunderbolts? Really?
I'll get to work on Super Mole Bros then
lol, i find this kinda funny. There are gonna be stupid people in the apple store reviews being like "This game is great! Like mario kart, but better! LAWL!"
wow, its just like mario kart :D .....exept it sucks
From zero to lawsuit in ten. Seconds. Flat.
It couldn't get any more blatant as a rip-off. FFS.
...Why? "Hey, Nintendo! WE got MAri- I mean Mole Kart! What now!? Oh, a class-action lawsuit that we'll never win... Well.... Shit."
Peach Beach, Bowser's Castle 3, Mushroom Gorge, Moo Moo Meadows, Peach Gardens, Sherbet Land... a Lightning Bolt that shrinks enemies as a weapon, rainbow boxes with a ? dropping items...
This has to be the most rip-off ANYTHING that I've seen in my 19 years of life (at least to this day). It's just sad.
There's a 1984 ad joke in here somewhere, but I can't quite find it
This is one of the saddest things I've ever seen. It doesn't even look fun. The animation is crap, and they seriously did a Copy/Paste with all the tracks from MKWii?
All right! I'm making Mole 64 and Mole Galaxy now~