What Happens When You Combine 3 Of The Best iOS Games?
Well, in theory you should get something pretty amazing but that’s not how reality works. It’s even worse in the gaming industry because the standard and fairly logical formula of [Awesome Thing A] x [Awesome Thing B] = Awesome² does not prove true for all values of A or B.
Why the Maths lesson? Well, I have to write 4 Maths papers on 4 consecutive school days and decided that someone should share my pain but it’s also a roundabout way of introducing today’s shameless intellectual property cloning.
There’s a new free-to-download game called Cut the Birds available on Apple’s App Store for iPad and iPhone and by watching the above video of it, you might just feel the strong tug of deja vu. You’ll also question the integrity of the App Store’s approval process.
Now, that sounds like an unholy amalgamation of iOS heavyweights Cut the Rope and Angry Birds and funny enough, you’d be dead on the money for thinking so. Not only does it steal the names but it also combines the games somewhat and steals Angry Birds’ visual style completely.
The third in this unholy trifecta of itheft is Fruit Ninja from which Cut the Birds manages to steal the gameplay without blinking an eye.
So, to summarise: name from Cut the Rope/Angry Birds, visuals from Angry Birds, gameplay from Fruit Ninja. It’s actually starting to sound pretty decent.
The only thing keeping me from raging all over the developers of Cut the Birds is that the game is free so they’re not profiting from their little copy-paste escapade.
Sadly, I couldn’t find Cut the Birds on the SA App Store (I blame Telkom. Why? Because it is the root of all evil).