Over the past few years since the success of the first iPhone, we’ve seen pundits and critics alike calling for Nintendo to go mobile. It’s a call that the Kyoto-based company has mostly resisted, even for critical things like a Miiverse app. Despite this, that hasn’t stopped Redbull from mocking up several game concepts featuring several of Nintendo’s properties. These mockups are an interesting look at what could happen if Nintendo gave in and joined the dark side.
Redbull’s first mockup is Angry Kong, a Donkey Kong Classic mockup that features the gameplay mechanics of Angry Birds. Players throw barrels at the rebar and platform contraption, trying to ruin Mario and Pauline’s day. We’ll pass on this one, Redbull.
Super Luigi Jump
This one takes the mechanics from games like Super Doodle Jump and gives the graphics a fresh makeover, SNES style. Of course the game stars Luigi, who is the most prolific jumper in the Mushroom Kingdom. Despite all this, jumping games are just as hollow and empty as those giant chocolate rabbits you get for Easter. No thanks.
We don’t want to write about all the ill-conceived games Redbull has thought up and shamelessly ripped off in order to finally show the world what Nintendo games on a mobile device could be like, but lets just say some of them are pretty terrible. You wouldn’t want to play The Legend of Zelda: Water Temple Run, would you? Check out the rest of the gallery below and see the explanation for all the games at Redbull’s website.
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