Pokémon Yellow scam hits iTunes App Store
Published on February 20th, 2012

It would appear that a Pokémon Yellow scam has made its way onto the iTunes App Store.

Uploaded by Daniel Burford under the company ‘Home of Anime’, it’s priced at $0.99 and promises players the full Pokemon Yellow experience, yet, if copyright wasn’t enough of an issue, users are reporting that the application crashes.

At the time of writing, there are 1275 customer ratings with the majority of users spouting their rage at the fact the application doesn’t load past the main screen, rather than pointing out that it shouldn’t even be on Apple’s service in the first place.

Whilst Nintendo will surely be soon on the case, it’s a further sign that Apple must be more vigilant in their approval process to ensure only legitimate applications are added to their service.

The iTunes App Store has long been the home to poor ports seemingly providing iOS users with Nintendo’s classic franchises, Super Mario Bros. being that most victimised.

About the author

Alex's early adoration for Nintendo began with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land. This developed over the years, later peaking when he hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Nowadays, his enthusiasm is shared through Nintendo Insider, a place in which he can document his thoughts regarding the big N.

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