Oh, snap – Mario parody gets ripped off before it can even get to the App Store
No word has gone out on whether Nintendo is feeling insulted over the parody or not, but Keybol is certainly getting a taste of its own medicine... well – sort of. A game, called “Kill the Maliao" has been spotted over at the Amazon App store, and it creams "shameless ripoff" from the get-go – the developer used the very same graphics, to the comics that represent the game's story, and, of course, the whole gameplay concept. The latter title still tries to cash-in on copying someone else's work, as it still costs $0.99 to download.
Now, while some may say that Kill the Plumber leans a bit on copyright infringement, it's more of a tongue-in-cheek humorous tribute to a classic arcade game. All of the in-game content has been built exclusively by Keybol, including the rather original gameplay concept. It costs $2.99 on the Google Play Store, and, assuming you've been thinking about buying it, you may feel inclined to download the $1 copy, but let us suggest that supporting such a rip-off is in no one's best interest.
Kill the Plumber on Google Play ($2.99)