MineKart 64 Promises Minecraft Meets Mario Kart, But It’s A Complete Scam


Don't be fooled into purchasing this scam.
Don't be fooled into purchasing this scam.

The App Store has had its fair share of apps and games that attempt to replicate a hit title that isn’t available on iOS — like the numerous Super Mario clones we’ve seen over the years. But MineKart 64 is a little different. It takes not just one, but two hit titles — Minecraft and Mario Kart — and fuses them together.

It’s literally Minecraft kart racing — what could be more enjoyable than that?

Only it’s not that at all. It’s actually a complete scam that you should avoid at all costs.

MineKart 64 promises “3D Computer Graphics” and support for up to four players, with more than 20 tracks, multiple game modes, power-ups and weapons.

Players take control of characters from the MineCrafter Universe, who race around a variety of tracks with items that can either harm opponents or aid the user. The move to three-dimensional graphics allows for track features not possible with the original game’s Mode 7 graphics (Version 1.0), such as changes in elevation, bridges, walls, and pits.

In its screenshots, it looks awesome. Here’s a few of them:

But once you’ve paid your $2 and opening the app up, you know you’ve been conned into purchasing a game that is nothing like its advertisement. Here’s what MineKart 64 actually looks like once you begin playing it:

It’s nothing like its App Store description, is it? When Golden Games, the app’s developer, submitted this title to Apple for approval, it obviously had an entirely different description and entirely different screenshots. Either that, or this is yet another scam that slipped through Apple’s net.

Whatever you do, avoid MineKart 64 at all costs.

Source: AppShopper

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  • Jonathan Ober

    I am waiting for Nintendo to sue because of the use of their obvious title, Bowser likeness etc in the screen shots never mind the game not being the one in the screen shots…

  • LaurencePitt

    I thought that Apple policed this stuff? This app is a scam, but look at every other app by Golden Games – they are ALL scams. Average star rating is <1. Come on Apple...

  • Neztech

    I find this quite funny, actually hilarious, as I happen to be the the person behind the Neztech alias on Minecraft Planet where the Minecraft map was originally released purely for fun and absolutely for free. I haven’t been in touch with the game at all recently, actually stopped playing more than a year ago, but I find it fascinating to come back and find this.

    I myself never intended for this to happen, it does seem a shame that somebody would use something myself and a few friends made for fun, and to share for free, as a point to make business. who knows how many have been hit by this scam? and the actual app doesn’t even look like the Minecraft map which makes it even worse!

    All I can say is thank you for this short but sweet review and outline of the app store scam, if there was anything I could do to warn people I would! but purely for the fact you made time to do a write up, i feel the need to reply and say thanks again.