The game in this video is called Super Monster Bros By Adventure Time Pocket Free Games. Yep, that’s the entire title. Bodes well, doesn’t it? I bet you’re itching to play it. Sadly, though, you can’t. Apple’s already yanked it from the App Store. You probably didn’t want to play it anyway, though: it has to be the most shamelessly abusive examples of in-app purchases that mortal mind can comprehend.
The game itself is just a lame Super Mario Bros. shovelware clone, that bizarrely appropriates Pokemon characters and sounds from the Mario series.
From that standard alone, then, this game would violate Apple’s policies because of blatant IP theft… but then check out how literally every time you tap the screen, you get a pop-up asking you if you’d like to drop $99.99 on a new character, or $49.99 on some more shots from your weapon.
I mean, look at this game. It’s entirely possible that you could run up a $500 bill on the first screen alone… and that’s before you even start playing! Wow.
The amazing thing here isn’t that Apple banned it, it’s that they didn’t catch any of this to begin with! Especially considering the fact that the developer, Mario Casas, seems to reupload this exact same game to Apple — with the exact same in-app purchase scheme — every couple of months with a new name and new graphics, scamming players until he’s caught. And thus the cycle starts anew.
- Source IGN