‘No Mario’s Sky’ Gets Nintendo’d, Returns In Even Snarkier Form

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chris-littlechild - September 7, 2016

  Our ol’ buddy Mario is so much more than just a video game character. He’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 him… everything that comes with being a worldwide fictional superstar. 

What else does it mean? Fan-made games that make Nintendo’s lawyers foam at the mouth and bay for blood, that’s what. Over the years, we’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, I’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-you’ll-wake-up-with-a-horse’s-scrote-in-your-bed orders to the makers of these games. The latest casualty was No Mario’s Sky, a 2d procedurally generated parody of No Man’s Sky.

Or, as it’s now known, the even snarkier DMCA’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.

‘"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,” EuroGamer reports.

Sure. That’ll fool everybody.

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