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You won’t believe how bad this freemium iOS game is

Freemium games – games that are initially free but cost money if you want to upgrade parts of the game – have been an issue for years now, on multiple platforms. Apple has ended up in the news on multiple occasions, after children playing such games have spent thousands of dollars on in-game items without them or their parents realizing. Still, Apple keeps approving them and letting them into the iTunes store.

When you see the video above, however, you’ll see just how bad things have gotten. The constant spam to spend money is in itself just ridiculous, and that’s even before you count in the ads, characters stolen from Pokémon, and sounds and gameplay stolen from Mario games.

The game is called Super Monster Bros by Adventure Time Pocket Free Games, and seems to be only one of who knows how many practically identical games, as I managed to find another one called Super Robin Hood: Monster Hunt Bros in the app store as well. I don’t know why on Earth this game was let into the App Store, or why it hasn’t been kicked out yet since becoming an internet phenomenon, but it truly shows how useless Apple is at filtering the apps that should be filtered out of iTunes.

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Andreas Ødegård

Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets. His day job as a teacher keeps him interested in education tech and takes up most of his time.

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5 thoughts on “You won’t believe how bad this freemium iOS game is

  • I saw this video on IGN a little while back and I still can’t believe it. Imagine purchasing this game for your kid’s iPad and coming back to a grands worth of add-ons being purchased. Yikes!

    Games like this make me sick… not only a blatant rip off of original content, but a con game in the process.

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  • Avatar of JRDemaskus

    Remember when we were kids and the thing was to rack up our parents phone bill with $5+ per/min “900” numbers?
    Karma is a Bitch!

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    • My mom worked for the phone company and just blocked all access to 900 numbers. ;-)

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  • not available anymore. i wonder if any games from that “company” are still in the store…

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  • This is why having a Jailbroken iDevice is a good substitute for the Apple’s mistakes that they have left behind.. Using iAPFree for example, although most games have patched this method, It’s a great improvize

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