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| July 24, 2012
MineKart 64 Looks Promising But Doesn’t Deliver The Goods
Over the years, the App Store has been trolled by a good share of apps and games that attempt to replicate popular titles. Sometimes they are legitimate, but mostly the apps end up being a scam or a shameless copy. MineKart 64 is one of those apps you should definitely avoid downloading. At first glance, the title sounds amazing. What's not to like about a MarioKart 64 and Minecraft hybrid? But be warned, this new app isn’t even a copycat, it’s a downright scam. According to MineKart 64’s description, the game seems promising:
Original version includes the move to 3D Computer Graphics and the inclusion of Four-Player Support. 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.Even the screenshots make the game seem worth the $1.99 price tag. [caption id="attachment_322851" align="aligncenter" width="518"] Looks pretty legit right?[/caption] Sadly, once you open the app you’ll more than likely be disappointed. In fact, this app looks absolutely nothing like the screenshots in the App Store. [caption id="attachment_322852" align="aligncenter" width="553"] If this is "3D Computer Graphics," I need an eye exam.[/caption] There’s nothing even close to “3D computer graphics,” in this game. While it may still actually be a game, It's nowhere near what the description or screenshots promise. I’m not sure how this app slipped past Apple’s approval team, but take note and avoid this app. Source: AppShopper Via: Cult of Mac