chris-littlechild - September 7, 2016
Â Our olâ€™ buddy Mario is so much more than just a video game character. Heâ€™s a full-on, balls out, pop culture icon. And you know what that means. Merchandise out the wazzoo, fan art (usually of the distinctly pervtastic kind), nerdly nerds cosplaying as himâ€¦ everything that comes with being a worldwide fictional superstar.Â
What else does it mean? Fan-made games that make Nintendoâ€™s lawyers foam at the mouth and bay for blood, thatâ€™s what. Over the years, weâ€™ve seen all kinds of unofficial titles. Remember the one where Mario goes on a shotgun rampage around the Mushroom Kingdom, blasting seven shades of shit out of goombas? I do too, and our friends at the N did not approve.
Now, Iâ€™d have thought their army of winged lawyer-monkeys would have better things to do. But nope, this is how they fill their days: Sending cease-and-desist-or-youâ€™ll-wake-up-with-a-horseâ€™s-scrote-in-your-bed orders to the makers of these games. The latest casualty was No Marioâ€™s Sky, a 2d procedurally generated parody of No Manâ€™s Sky.
Or, as itâ€™s now known, the even snarkier DMCAâ€™s Sky (I see what you did there, guys, and I salute it). The original version may have been shut down after a week online, but this went straight back up in its place.
â€˜"Help Spaceman Finn search for Princess Mango in an infinite universe," the description for Digital Millennium Copyright Act's Sky reads. "Featuring crazy Moombas, an Infinite Universe, muscle, amazing physics and a radical space ship."
It stars a Mario-alike character in a slightly-different looking platform world with also slightly-different looking space sections,â€ EuroGamer reports.
Sure. Thatâ€™ll fool everybody.
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