Super Bros. lives on, sort off.
Back in May, we told you about an interesting clone of the classic Super Mario Bros. game from Nintendo. Not surprisingly named Super Bros., the game featured a virtual retro controller and a ton of 8-bit gaming fun.
Along with a protagonist that beared more than a passing resemblance to Mario, the game even offered a soundtrack that definitely mimicked the original.
And, to no one’s surprise, Nintendo apparently took notice and the app was removed from the store. But there’s a second chance for pretty much everything this day and age, and the game has made a return with a new name – Pixel World.
Unfortunately while the game has been updated with a number of improvements like full landscape support, it is a lot less like taking a stroll through the Mushroom Kingdom. There are new sounds, game graphics, and even a new hero that looks like a miniature Santa.
Here’s a quick gameplay video to show you what to expect. Click here if you can’t see it.
Pixel World is a universal app designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini. It can be downloaded now on the App Store for $1.99.
While I enjoyed playing through the first few levels of Pixel World, I wouldn’t exactly recommend paying for the game. As for me, I’ll be heading back to my Wii U and counting the days until the Nintendo and DeNA partnership is more than just a press release.
For other app news today, see: All hail the mayor in a new Swarm by Foursquare update, Travel to historic London with Timeline Trip for iOS, and Angry Sleeper will make sure you go to sleep on time, maybe.