It won't be surprising if Nintendo decides a hefty part of Flappy Bird's income belongs to them. But should they?
Nintendo can't sue. But they did take everything from them. Does nobody else see Nintendo's Balloon Fight in this either lol.
no pipes and colours dont belong to anyone
The attorneys in America are salivating. You can get sued for farting in public here.
Because of what? Green pipes? That's as bad as that Candy and Saga junk.
It's all a blantant rip-off from mario. It's the main gimmick. Look at these fish: https://www.google.com/sear... Saying otherwise is just naive.
Why did the flappy bird people even use the green pipes? They could have used anything, why green Mario pipes?
You just answered your own question ;)
You may also note the character is reminiscent of Opa-Opa from Fantasy Zone..
I would say it looks more like the fish from mario without the tail and fins.
Flappy bird does seem like it could have been hidden level in super mario bros. Only thing missing is the theme song.
This is dumb. I suppose I should get sued by Konami for having MGS artwork tattooed on me.
Actually yes you can http://www.p4rgaming.com/mi...
I'm sure they won them all. You'll never win a trial like this, that doesn't involve profit from the use of copyright.
what's flappy bird?
It's not a rip off. It's an homage. That would be really petty if they did. It's not costing Nintendo anything. If anything it might make a few gamers nostalgic to play Mario.
Not to defend Nintendo here, but: But you are using Nintendo's work in some way to make money. That's why they would feel compelled to sue. ( Which I doubt Nintendo would do ). It's money someone else is making because of their property. There is a reason why there is such a thing as copyright. Otherwise everyone would be making money off everyone else's work. Unless there is like a 80%-90% difference it's unlikely to sue. But honestly though, flappy looks like a fish from the mario world and the pipes are a direct rip-off ( hell even those clouds). Obviously it's the gimmick to attract people. Anyone else remember this one: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
If anything, Halfbrick should sue for the design and mechanics.
They changed the look in an update. Looks like they got nervous lol
This developer makes $50k a day from the in-app ads in this game. Insane. This game could be made in flash in a day.
yep just read that the other day
lol I think Ninty won't waste their time just for this matter.. Although this IP is good, they might just buy it since it's a casual game.. Then again, I may be wrong
When I first saw it, I thought it was a variation of a Mario game for the IOS. Maybe Nintendo is a silent partner? I'm sure a penance deal will be worked out. This kind of blatant rip-off is not right by any standard.
I mean it honestly looks like Mario with a goofy looking fish (not a bird) thrown in.
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Wow I think nintendo shouldnt sue flappy bird because flappy bird didn't use there artwork.the bird looks a little like a cheep cheep from mario but it isn't exactly alike. its supposed to be a bird and cheep cheep is a fish with fins and a fish tail flappybird has wings and no tail,just because it is pixely doesn't mean it's copying Mario. Also the tubes could easily be replaced with bricks or something. The background for Mario doesn't have buildings and you can't sue someone for putting clouds in a game it's not like it has any actual mini that mayo has or anything so it shouldn't be sued.
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