Published on October 17th, 2017 | by hashtagnoen2
Clone Wars: The Mobile Menace
For 9 years, the App Store has been under attack. The attack has been so bad that Apple has looked the other way most of the time. Sometimes it’s better to ignore it than fight. The enemy’s strength relies on its numbers. Some weeks it’s hard to make out the true heroes of the App Store due to the endless onslaught.
The enemy that we are up against is The Clones. Yes, you heard me correctly. I’m talking about the blatant ripoffs, the quick cash-grabs, the scams, the copycats. The ones that want to make money off of others hard work. The ones that don’t have any passion for the industry and is only out for one thing……your money.
We battled it out all of last year and some of this year with “Attack of the Clones”. We thought we had them beat, but they only came back stronger and in larger numbers.
So, we are heading back to the battlefield once again for the sequel and calling them out anytime we see them. We will be prepared this time around. The SNAPP Family has also grown in numbers. So, if you ever run across the enemy while you’re in the App Store, I urge you to make contact and to let us know immediately.
So, anytime we find one of these “games”, we will post them right here where they belong. So check back regularly.
The struggle is real. This is, “Clone Wars: The Mobile Menace”.
Lets start off with this little diddy that I found yesterday (at the time of this writing). This one is just sad. Everyone knows cars don’t belong in the jungle! Also, this game doesn’t belong on the App Store.
This one seems to be heavily “inspired” by Zeptolab’s, Cut the Rope series. They could have changes things up a little so it didn’t look that blatant. You know, replace the candy with pork chops or something….anything.
This one is a little ridiculous. They just copy/pasted screenshots of Damp Gnat’s game, Wunderputt and called it a day. Job well done guys. Job well done.
This one is pretty gross. It’s basically a generic slots game, but instead of putting in just a little bit of work and thinking up a title for it, they just smashed together two well known mobile game titles (MMX Hill Climb and Crossy Road) and put the word, “SLOTS” at the end. Unfortunately, this is a common practice by scammers.
I almost wasn’t going to put this one in at first. It’s tough at times determining whether a game is a clone or just a bad game. I don’t want to put people’s honest work down. But after digging a little further, it’s just a Pac-Man ripoff. Not to mention the use of the word “Clash” in the title. Gotta get them keywords in!!
Next up, we have yet ANOTHER Bowmasters clone. I posted some of these in Attack of the Clones. This is the first one I’ve seen in awhile though. The gameplay seems different from Bomasters, but the artwork is a definite copy. SHAME SHAME!
This one made me laugh. It’s not a clone! The character’s name is “Bonic”! That’s original right?? RIGHT?? Let’s just not mention the artwork and assets that were completely ripped from SEGA. Nothing to see here! It’s just a legit racing game about Bonic the Pledgehog.
(This is an ongoing article. So, check back regularly.)