We’re all fans of Mario Kart and many of Nintendo’s classic titles. But as much as we’d love to see them arrive on iOS, we don’t care much for shameless clones. We’ve seen countless Super Mario clones in the App Store, but Mole Kart is a Mario Kart ripoff that shares more than just a few similarities.
While Mole Kart’s characters aren’t all that recognizable, its soundtrack, gameplay mechanics, and even track designs seem to have been lifted straight from Nintendo’s popular title. If you’re a Mario Kart fan, many of the things you see in the Mole Kart trailer above will be very familiar to you.
But don’t expect it to be as good as Mario Kart. It’s lacking a championship game mode and different engine sizes, for a start, and it hopes to rip you off. In addition to the initial $1.99 fee to purchase the game, you’ll also have to splash out on in-app purchases to enjoy the full game with all its tracks and karts.
I really don’t understand why Mole Kart’s developers have chosen to rip off a classic title so blatantly. I mean, they’ve clearly put a lot of effort into their game, so why not make it a unique kart racer that would receive more respect?
There’s a chance Mole Kart will be pulled from the App Store in the near future, but I think you’ll agree that’s what it deserves.
[via Joystick Mobile]