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    Nintendo shoots down Duck Hunt iPhone app, but alternatives still fly

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    latimes.com: Lawl Mart, an independent iPhone application developer, recently learned a valuable lesson in trademark infringement: Turns out you can't replicate a company's game and sell it as your own. Who knew?

    The developer released Duck Hunt early last month on the iPhone App Store. The game was a carbon copy of Nintendo's 1980s classic of the same name, in which players shoot at small ducks flying around the screen. The graphics, the sound, the signature taunting dog and even the name were all identical. Ah, nostalgia.

    The sole difference was that players used their fingers, instead of the old-school plastic gun, to snipe digital ducks. (Apple just needs to manufacture a white, postmodern-looking plastic pistol, and we're golden.)

    Not surprisingly, the game was removed from the App Store last week at Nintendo's request -- after having initially passed Apple's software vetting process, as reported by Macworld.

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    I remember playing this as a lil kid. lol No you can't clone a classic like this. Whats up with all the cloners' these days? Come up with your own ideas already

    I use to marvel at how the gun and tv worked together to calculate aim.

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    WOW!

    Maybe Nintendo should use this and release on for the iphone and Itouch. I loved playing Duck Hunt when I was young. I would love to play it again on my Itouch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hayden View Post
    I remember playing this as a lil kid. lol No you can't clone a classic like this. Whats up with all the cloners' these days? Come up with your own ideas already

    I use to marvel at how the gun and tv worked together to calculate aim.

    You know something Hayden; Nintendo always had that down packed. Look at them now, they have a system that only works that way. They should remake Duck Hunt for the Wii.
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    Quote Originally Posted by planneau View Post
    You know something Hayden; Nintendo always had that down packed. Look at them now, they have a system that only works that way. They should remake Duck Hunt for the Wii.
    i LOVE the shooting games on the wii! i would totally buy it!

    Quote Originally Posted by hayden View Post
    Whats up with all the cloners' these days? Come up with your own ideas already
    agree. but i see this everywhere. is originality really gone? you see this from reality tv to movies to games. "we can't come up with our own ideas, so let's just piggyback off someone else. let's make PREquels instead "

    my favorite nintendo game "back then" was donkey kong

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    Quote Originally Posted by hayden View Post
    I learn something new everyday.. Thanks.

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    ~via smartphone~ Lol! What's next? Super Mario Bros? Let's get the Ghostbusters game from the C64 on the iPhone/iTouch! My sis in law would never see her phone again!

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    ^^ super mario 3

    i would never put it down! my fav all time game ever!!!

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    Yeah duck hunt was kewl, but am with Cherri, gimme some Super Mario Bros.
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    i feel smarter now...thanks for the link
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