Illegal Nintendo Clones Are Running Rampant On Windows Store
Posted by Damien McFerran
Fancy Mario Jump!, Bowser Town Defense, Pokemon Attack! or Yoshijump?
Games which illegally use Nintendo characters are flooding the Windows Store, according to a report by Develop.
Titles such as Mario Jump!, Bowser Town Defense, Pokemon Attack! are Yoshijump are all available now for download on Windows 8 devices — some of these games have been downloaded many times over, working their way to the top of the charts.
Microsoft claims to be taking copyright theft very seriously, but also says that it can't automatically decline new submissions. It says it has safeguards in place to ensure infringing apps are flagged, and that Nintendo should use these to bring offending titles to the company's attention:
Have you sampled any of these titles? Do you think Microsoft should be taking harsher action against copyright infringement? Let us know by posting a comment below.