pocket_all_starsWhen it comes to video games, it’s hard to truly create something completely unique. For example the FPS genre has games like Battlefield, Call of Duty, Overwatch, Quake, DOOM, and etc., with each game differing in its mechanics, graphics, story, characters, and so on, but ultimately at the end of the day they’re still more or less in the same vein.

However over in China, it seems that developers aren’t completely above ripping off other games. It wasn’t too long ago that we saw a Chinese version of Blizzard’s Overwatch, and now it looks like a local developer has decided to take on Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. franchise as well, which as you can see for yourself, looks like an almost direct copy.

Granted the way the game is played is slightly different as this looks more like a 2D side-scroller, but you can see that the developer did not even bother changing the graphics and it seems that they essentially used Nintendo’s assets and just changed a few things around. According to the translation, the game is a mobile title called Pocket All-Stars Smash Bros. Yup, even the name almost sounds like Super Smash Bros.

It is unclear if Nintendo plans on taking any action (they have DMCA-ed the gameplay video), although given the intellectual property laws in China, we’re pretty sure shutting one down will just result in more popping up in its place in the future.

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