Mario Parody Game Kill the Plumber Rejected on iOS App Store
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The developers of the Super Mario Bros. parody game Kill the Plumber announced on the Touch Arcade forums on Wednesday that Apple has rejected the game for distribution on the iOS App Store.
Developer Bari Silvestre noted that Apple rejected the game because the game "includes content or features that resemble a well-known third-party material, Super Mario Bros., without the necessary authorization."
Silvestre appealed the rejection of the game, but claimed that Apple called him to say that the developers would "have to change everything, from the appearance to the functionality" for the game to be approved.
Many games in the iOS App Store already feature visual and gameplay elements reminiscent or derivative of other game properties, either intentionally or unintentionally.
The Kill the Plumber game allows players to control creatures to stop a plumber, reminiscent of Nintendo character Mario, from advancing through a level.
The game is still scheduled to be available on Android devices through the Google Play Store on July 23, and also on the PC through Steam in the future.