App Store WTF of the Week (App Store Link)

New iPhone game named “Mariolife”, featuring Mario. What makes it a WTF is that the game is clearly neither from nor licensed by Nintendo. It boggles the mind that this made it into the App Store.

Can’t wait for the sequel starring Mickey Mouse. (Via Brian Ford.)

Update: Ends up the App Store review team simply doesn’t deal with copyright and trademark verification (with the exception of enforcing Apple’s own trademarks, of course). Any beef Nintendo has (and trust me, they’re going to have a beef with this app) is between Nintendo and Mariolife’s developer. Makes sense.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009