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.
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.
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.