Rovio’s Angry Birds titles are one of the most popular franchises in the App Store. The same can be said for Halfbrick Studio’s Fruit Ninja titles. As such, there are quite a few clone apps out there that attempt to duplicate both company’s success. However, in the case of Cut the Birds, the line between replicating a concept and creating a rip-off that could be illegal seems to have been crossed.
Created by SolverLabs, Cut the Birds includes characters that look like Rovio created them. In fact, one look at the app’s logo could cause quite a few unsuspecting customers to believe the app is part of the Angry Birds franchise. Sadly, it is not.
While we’re flabbergasted that Apple even approved this app, we’re thrilled to know that many visitors to the App Store figured out Cut the Birds is a rip-off. Check out some of the comments:
Sniff sniff i smell a lawsuit. Get b4 Apple takes it away. Sound turns off by itself sometimes; games laggy.
They ripped off Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, and Cut The Rope.
Rip off of angry birds (angry bird-looking birds) and fruit ninja (cutting sounds from fruit ninja). I think legal action would be valid…
Surprising, SolverLabs doesn’t even advertise the game via its website. Could Cut the Birds soon be pulled from the App Store? Who knows, but in our opinion it should be.
What do you think? Is Cut the Birds too close to the Angry Birds concept? Let us know by using the comments below.