Plagiarised iPhone games sink to new low as developer practically begs Nintendo to sue him

So there's this game on the Apple app store . It's called Super Jump World. Its developer says that it's "inspired by a classic 2D game". For the life of me I can't possibly think which one the wily young scamp could possibly be referring to.

Ooh, ooh, ooh, I know! Is it Plok? Is it Dynamite Headdy? Is it Cannon Fodder? Is it Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero?

Oh I get it. Look at all of those blocks. It's Tetris.

You get four-leafed clovers out of some of those blocks. They turn you from a small leprechaun into a big leprechaun. Some might even say a "super" leprechaun. Maybe.

Oh for f*ck's sake.

Hey, a snow world! Super Mario Bros. never had one of those, right?

Oh wait. Yes. Yes it did.

In all seriousness, I now have Super Jump World on my iPhone and it's not actually bad at all, despite some slightly slippy controls and occasionally odd jumping physics. Though that latter feature was presumably just put in so as to not alienate Sonic fans amongst all of the flagrant Mario love. Sonic fans just love talking about that stuff.

It's a shameless game alright, but I sort of love it for its brazen caddishness. If you fancy giving it a try and are a bit cheap, act quickly. There's currently a free demo version available for a limited period. Though to be fair I'd guess that the full version will have a similarly finite lifespan, due to the the inevitability of Nintendo suing the developer into a coma any moment now. Yeah, you should probably get on it pretty quickly either way.

David Houghton
Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.