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What's the best Mario-a-like on the app store?

11-28-2009, 02:05 AM
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What's the best Mario-a-like on the app store?

I'm playing through Soosiz and really enjoying it, but it's more like a 2D version of Super Mario Galaxy than a traditional Mario platformer (although it absolutely nails the 2D platforming control scheme). Are there any games out there in the wild blue yonder of the app store that are similar to the classic Mario games (and done well)?
11-28-2009, 02:06 AM
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Only one I can think of right now is Spy Bot Chronicles.

11-28-2009, 02:09 AM
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Castle of Magic maybe?

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11-28-2009, 02:10 AM
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True, forgot about CoS. Guess because I didn't really like it, but I think it's only a buck right now so it might be worth the risk.
11-28-2009, 02:28 AM
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Wel Ricky is a Mario clone not as good as Mario but the closest you can get
11-28-2009, 04:07 AM
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Castle of Magic for sure, but the controls are weak. I liked Bounce On which is a lot like Mario. The first world is a little weak, but after that it's great. World 4 is full of lots of mario features, secret passages, cool power ups, etc.

Last edited by galaxygrrl; 11-28-2009 at 04:31 AM.
11-28-2009, 12:03 PM
Check out "Bounce On." Very similar in style to classic Mario, and an excellent game -- one of my favorites.
11-28-2009, 12:06 PM
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I liked Bob's Dream (aka Jumpman). It's kinda like Mario, graphics are a little meh, but it's still fun. There's a lite version, so you could always give it a try.

EDIT: It looks like this game is no longer on the US store... sorry about that.
11-28-2009, 12:08 PM
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I liked Castle Of Magic

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11-28-2009, 12:09 PM
OP you mean Super Mario Bros right? 'Cause this is what classic mario looks like:

Edited: smaller pic