Over the last few days, a new app has shot to the top 5 of the paid app charts on both iphone and Googleplay services. Minecraft 2 is here and ready for more block building action!! Except that it’s not. Not even close. Hopefully you aren’t one of the at this point tens of thousands of people who has downloaded this fake sequel to the incredibly popular game made by Mojang. If any of you out there were unlucky enough (and that’s a nice way of putting it) to actually download it, you were probably shocked and disappointed when you were greeted with this ridiculousness instead of the blocky builder that you know and love:
Seriously wtf is this? Scorpion fighting zombies on the NES?
The craziest part about all of this is that at this point it still hasn’t been pulled from either store despite it brazenly misleading it’s customers and ripping off both Minecraft logos and advertisements. They were smart enough to even price it the same as the Minecraft pocket edition so when it shows up in the store it actually looks very legit (even down to the bullshit 5 star only ratings). Alas people, especially young people with access to smartphones and with little inhibitions, seem to be buying this at a fairly consistent rate still, although that is probably going to come to a stop shortly. Mojang has been notified of the situation and is working with the stores to have the app pulled as soon as possible. So yeah, if old school scorpion vs the living dead action is your thing you better move fast because this is going to vanish real quick. For those of you out there who are wanting to play a LEGITIMATE sequel to the original Minecraft, well you are pretty much out of luck, at least for the time being. You know now that I think about it, how long do you think it’s gonna be before someone makes a copy of the ripoff game in Minecraft for real? Probably not very long.