Why is there no Super Mario game in the appstore?

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  1. mario4410

    mario4410 Active Member

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    Hi guys,
    I love Super Mario Bros. and I'd love a port of that game for the iphone, like super mega worm. But why is there no super mario game?
     
  2. semibored

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    Since they're directly owned by Nintendo, they're probably trying to keep exclusivity on their own devices and consoles.

    There are a few similar platformers that you should definitely check out.
     
  3. ninjackid

    ninjackid Well-Known Member

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    Me too I would just adore a Super Mario Bros game for the iPhone, but alas, I think that as Nintendo and Apple are two companies that are competing that may be one of the many reasons why there isn't.

    Just my guess...
     
  4. Aussie2

    Aussie2 Well-Known Member

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    Mario Hates the iPhone! But seriously Nintendo and Apple are sworn enemies so we will never see an app store port for mario
     
  5. spacecowgoesmoo

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    The same reason why there's no Halo games on the PS3.
     
  6. ninjackid

    ninjackid Well-Known Member

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    A legal, licensed one from Nintendo, that is.
     
  7. Beto_Machado

    Beto_Machado Well-Known Member

    What's next, someone will ask Microsoft to release Halo on PS3?
     
  8. Planetshooter

    Planetshooter Well-Known Member

    Well, Frogatto could be Yoshi. Same tongue attack anyway. Pizza Boy is just excellent, and becomes very challenging very quickly. He runs a bit like Mario.
     
  9. ninjackid

    ninjackid Well-Known Member

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    Yeah those are two great platformers for the iDevices
     
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  11. CygnetSeven

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    Are we really rehashing this again?
     
  12. Jack111

    Jack111 Well-Known Member

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    Giana Sisters is far more like Mario the Pizza Boy
     
  13. MidianGTX

    MidianGTX Well-Known Member

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    Mario the Pizza Boy? Racism! ;)
     
  14. Jack111

    Jack111 Well-Known Member

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    Funny how one missing letter can change everything :) :) :)
     
  15. mario4410

    mario4410 Active Member

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    I think Nintendo could make much profit with an iPhone mario game.
     
  16. wootbean

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    they'd be losing profit to Apple why on earth would they do that
     
  17. S.I.D. CrAzY

    S.I.D. CrAzY Well-Known Member

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    *sigh*

    There are emulators though, not very good ones, but they're there.

    Regarding an official Mario game, well people buy Nintendo hardware for Nintendo made games.

    Would they make money in the app store? Sure, but they'd end up losing in the long run as they'd give people one less reason to buy their hardware.

    Also why share the profit with Apple when Ninty is already selling their games and hardware like crazy all by themselves?

    I can't believe how many people ask this.
     
  18. ultimo

    ultimo Well-Known Member

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    You name SCREAMS that info! :D
    Hard luck m8, these guys lockd horns :(
     
  19. Cilo

    Cilo Well-Known Member

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    Itsa me ah MARIO! Woo , WooT, WAHOOOO!
     
  20. ninjackid

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    Emulators for Jailbroken iDevices though.
     

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