How Nintendo Games Would Look If They Were Made For iOS [Gallery]



The House That Mario Built isn’t any closer to bringing Zelda, Mario, Donkey Kong, and the others to iOS anytime soon, but what would Nintendo’s classic games look like if they were originally built for iOS?

Rather than waiting for Flappy Mario to hit the App Store, Red Bull decided to re imagine some of our favorite Nintendo games with a iOS twist that mashes up the likes of Donkey Kong with Angry Birds, Candy Crush Saga with Dr. Mario, and Nintendo’s own Temple Run knock-off starring Link.

Take a look:

Flappy Mario


Flappy Bird rose to stardom by ripping the pipes and background art straight from Super Mario Brothers, so it’s only fair that Mario gets his revenge in Flappy Mario. The world definitely doesn’t need another Flappy Bird clone, but we’d be willing to make an exception for this one.


Dr. Mario Saga



Matching games like Candy Crush, Bejeweled and Threes are some of the most popular iOS games, which makes Dr. Mario and Tetris perfect candidates to knock off King’s crown.

Super Luigi Jump



It’s been like three years since I played Doodle Jump, but if Nintendo remade it with Luigi we could get addicted all over again.

The Legend of Zelda: Water Temple Run


The Water Temple from Ocarina of Time would make a great background for Link to star in an endless runner. You’ve just defeated Morpha. Drop your Iron Boots, grab the Water Medallion and run!


Source: Red Bull


  • Marco Taviano

    Indeed, Nintendo should do ALL these games :)

  • Albert

    Nope. No no no. Not happening and it would definitely be an awful experience to play them on a phone. OMG just the thought of it makes me want to puke.

    • DigitalBeach

      Calm down.

      • Albert

        Just relaying to you Nintendo’s thoughts on this. Hope you keep on dreaming. The good news is you can play all the Nintendo titles right now. Just go out and purchase a WII U and a 3DS. And you will have almost every Nintendo game available for choosing.

      • DigitalBeach

        My mistake. Keep overreacting. Also I don’t dream of any of these games to become reality.

      • Albert

        True I understand you can always go and buy the Nintendo system. So dreaming is a bit much go ahead and make a reality, :D.

  • lucascott

    Or they wouldn’t bother with mashups and actually release the actual games. If they showed an interest they might be able to work directly with Apple to make iOS worthy of such games

  • E.V. Nestico

    The only game that MIGHT make it to iPhone from Nintendo is MAYBE a Doctor Mario game. But that’s extremely far fetched and more than likely will never happen.

  • Wirehedd

    If you were lucky back in 2011/12 you could have grabbed a game called Monino which is a full blown mario for IOS.

  • naniyattenda

    nobody here seems to know that smartphone games does not mean temple run or flappy bird, it can be like any normal console game. Just like Max Payne, Sonic Allstar Racing Transformed, Tomb Raider 1, Ravensword Shadowlands, and the list goes on.