Yoshi's Unlicensed Adventure Available On Android -- For Now

If you're a Hungarian Android developer looking to cut game design corners by co-opting an existing character, you might want to go a little more obscure than one of Nintendo's most beloved characters.

Spotted by the keen eyes over at NeoGAF, Era's Adventures is a real game you can purchase on Google Play for $1.99. It's the story of a young female fire-breathing dragon that finds herself trapped in a strange place, forced to hunt for the keys to her freedom as an arbitrary timer counts down to... doom, I guess? It's not all that clear.

Andev doesn't seem to be going out of its way to hide the co-opting of Mario's ride. The game's website proudly features the Yoshi look-alike. The Facebook page nonchalantly announces new language options for the game — now you can play as not-Yoshi in Spanish, German and Hungarian.

Who knows, maybe Nintendo's lawyers will be completely fooled by the name and the sex change. Perhaps they'll just let this one slide.

The game is doomed.


Comments

    That is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO not Yoshi at all

    At least they will be able to tell the story of "The time Nintendo sued us back into the 14th Century" at the bar and get free drinks

    Looks like crap, and is mainly just insulting to Yoshi.

      Yes I bet Yoshi is seething right now. In the Mushroom Kingdom. Where he lives. Because he's real.

    Haha! I like the way it says "founded keys" in the top right corner. :)

    They are actually selling this, and their Facebook page has a "Piracy" warning message urging people to buy it. Any negative comments about how they're using Nintendo's character gets deleted quickly. What makes people get up in the morning and say "I'm going to use a well known widely popular character, recognised by gamers and non gamers alike in my product". The mind boggles.

    Hopefully Nintendo's lawyers will be too busy suing these guys to notice my upcoming 2D platformer featuring two electricians titled "Super Dario Cousins".

    Last edited 01/03/13 5:33 pm

    *FINALLY* a crap, unlicensed shit running game featuring Nintendo's beloved dinosaur. Does life get any better or news-worthy than this?

    Facebook page was taken down, hopefully by Nintendo Ninjas riding velociraptors.

    Sex change? Yoshi lays eggs. She was always female.

    If you're going to rip something off, at least do it good. That gameplay looked horrible.

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