Nintendo's Legal Team Forces Mobile Dev To Make Lead Character Less Yoshi-Like
Posted by Damien McFerran
"We are cooperating with Nintendo about the changes required"
Smartphone clones of popular console titles are nothing new, but Android game Era's Adventure took shameless pillaging to an entirely new level; its lead character — by the developer's own admission — was Yoshi.
Unsurprisingly, Nintendo's lawyers have been in touch and Era's Adventure developer Botond Kopacz has revealed to Kotaku that he's complying with the suggestions made:
Yes, and they did with rightly since the original Era was Yoshi's character. The new Era is also similar to Yoshi but we are cooperating with Nintendo about the changes required by them but till that time the only thing that we could do is to re-color it, remove the carapace and some other parts and make some changes in "Eras" head shape.
Here's what Era's Adventure used to look like:
And here's what it looks like now:
It's amazing that the developers ever thought they could get away with using Yoshi's character model in a game. Does the new Era look enough like a unique creation for your liking, or — like us — do you still detect the faint yet unmistakable whiff of green dinosaur?