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Mole Kart could be a great game, but these copycats choose not to.

04-20-2012, 10:47 AM
#1
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 361
Mole Kart could be a great game, but these copycats choose not to.

I don't care if it's a copy or not.
IMO,Mole Kart is better than anything in this cartoon racing genre in the appstore.
It's controls are good, their maps are better than sega sonic racing too. Obviously they have the ability to make a good game, why there is no online multiplayer mode and so few characters and maps?
Taomee is so selfish to make a complete game they could, may they only want to make a quick money.
I can't help to think if it's a complete game...OMG, then I can get so much fun from it.
04-20-2012, 10:56 AM
#2
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,484
Quote:
Originally Posted by klarence View Post
I don't care if it's a copy or not.
IMO,Mole Kart is better than anything in this cartoon racing genre in the appstore.
It's controls are good, their maps are better than sega sonic racing too. Obviously they have the ability to make a good game, why there is no online multiplayer mode and so few characters and maps?
Taomee is so selfish to make a complete game they could, may they only want to make a quick money.
I can't help to think if it's a complete game...OMG, then I can get so much fun from it.
The app was pulled from the store a while back, which is not a shock given that it was a blatant ripoff of Mario Kart Wii. So, yeah, of course it was a quick cash grab.

04-20-2012, 11:17 AM
#3
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: whiterun
Posts: 174
Quote:
Originally Posted by crunc View Post
The app was pulled from the store a while back, which is not a shock given that it was a blatant ripoff of Mario Kart Wii. So, yeah, of course it was a quick cash grab.
It's still on the store
04-20-2012, 11:22 AM
#4
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,656
Yeah its still there.

I really like it, my favourite 'mario kart' game on the app store. Just wish there was a championship/league you could do as it would be excellent.

Nice little game, dont know why it gets tons of hate, theres plenty of other apps out there which are copycats (or based on) classic videogames
04-20-2012, 11:31 AM
#5
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,484
It is? I just searched for it "Mole Kart" and it's not showing up. Not in iTunes and not in appshopper.com either.

Ah, and here it is on appshopper (found via google search, not via appshopper search itself), but marked as removed from site and from the app store:

http://appshopper.com/games/mole-kart

I'm in the US. Is it still available in some other countries?

Last edited by crunc; 04-20-2012 at 11:33 AM.
04-20-2012, 11:38 AM
#6
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 361
Quote:
Originally Posted by crunc View Post
The app was pulled from the store a while back, which is not a shock given that it was a blatant ripoff of Mario Kart Wii. So, yeah, of course it was a quick cash grab.
I don't care it's ripoff or not.
In fact I support ripoff if they can make it a good game. There're tons of games copy others but they're so failed even none care about them.
It seems Mole Kart is even better than Mario Kart in some aspects.
04-20-2012, 12:02 PM
#7
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 4,484
Quote:
Originally Posted by klarence View Post
I don't care it's ripoff or not.
In fact I support ripoff if they can make it a good game. There're tons of games copy others but they're so failed even none care about them.
It seems Mole Kart is even better than Mario Kart in some aspects.
There's a difference between making a similar game, and making one that copies the assets of a game and just changes how they look a litte. The courses are exact duplicates of the courses in Mario Kart Wii. They could have taken the concept and made their own courses, but they didn't do that. They duplicated them to ridiculous degree. And there's no way they weren't expecting it to be pulled. Or they sure should have expected it. Thus it was clearly a cash grab.
04-20-2012, 12:56 PM
#8
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 551
What crunc said
04-20-2012, 01:38 PM
#9
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,227
Never the less it's a cash grab that I still enjoy playing months after release. They nailed the controls once you get used to them !

Playing : Dragon Quest 8 / Battleheart:Legacy / Monster Hunter Potrable 2G / Wayward Souls
04-20-2012, 07:12 PM
#10
What country is it still available in?