Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. We love Mario Kart as much as anyone, we grew up with it in various incarnations across all manner of devices, which is why this is even more maddening.

Mole Kart, available for download from Apple’s App Store right now, is what can best be described as a Mario Kart clone. That is, it’s basically Mario Kart, but without the buttery smooth animations and Nintendo charm. We are not talking about Mole Kart being similar in that it’s karts racing around a track, either. Mole Kart is so similar to Mario Kart that if you have played the Wii version of the game then you’ll already know the tracks involved in this iOS clone.

It’s that much of a rip-off…

We’d expect this to get pulled by Apple sooner rather than later, and if you check out this video you’ll know why. Even the animations are the same as Mario Kart except, well, they’re not quite as good!

As if to add insult to injury, the game only comes with a handful of tracks to race on, with the rest being available as in-app purchases. Clearly the initial $2.99 wasn’t enough money for these guys.

We suspect someone at Nintendo is sharpening their Red Shells right about now. If you’ into collecting ephemeral iOS apps, then get your hands on this one now, because it certainly won’t last long.

[Touch Arcade]

  • Anonymous

    I wonder how this made it through to the Itunes store in the first place, I remember there was also a mario rip off that was taken off as well…

    BTW, if you want to find out more rip offs, look at Gameloft’s products

    • Dan

      I’m not surprised, considering the stuff that’s been approved as of late,

  • i don’t care its a rip off. I’m pretty glad this even came to the app store

  • the faces from this game are such a direct rip off of the game “Booooly!” …incredible. they can’t even create their own characters??

  • Anonymous

    And that’s why there’s good old installous; as soon as its taken down I’m going there

  • Anonymous

    The thing is that, AppStore doesn’t have Mario Cart.

  • I’m surprised that they would take them time to make this knowing it would get taken down sooner rather than later. From the YouTube description:

    SNES Mario Kart running on the 301 motion platform. If we can do this, imagine what else we can do.

  • Kok Hean

    Cya, I’m going to illegally download this rip off.

  • airbreak

    This is bullshi-

    If they even dare remove this, we should remind them of Gameloft, they do it all the time and it’s pretty obvious. Popularity is no matter, be consequent, Apple.

  • Well, if it gets removed from the app store, you guys can download Bead Frenzy instead!