Nintendo's Zelda lands on iPhone App Store. Er…wait a minute…

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Nintendo’s Zelda franchise hits the iPhone!

Well, sort of.

“Ultimate iZelda Climb”, developed by Audio Attack is the app in question.

Rather than being a swashbuckling adventure full of magic, dungeons and fair maidens however, Ultimate iZelda Climb is a DoodleJump clone. It’s as classy as it is likely to get official endorsement from old Ninty.

We’re pretty sure Nintendo President Satoru Iwata will be more than a bit miffed at this unauthorized app. Speaking to Japanese business daily Nikkei back in September, he stated that Nintendo gaming apps were “absolutely not under consideration,” despite relatively tough times for the company following the less-than-stellar response to the Nintendo 3DS.

“If we did this, Nintendo would cease to be Nintendo,” continued the Nintendo boss. “It’s probably the correct decision in the sense that the moment we started to release games on smartphones we’d make profits.

“However, I believe my responsibility is not to short term profits, but to Nintendo’s mid and long term competitive strength.”

What with Apple’s stringent app approval process, you can’t help but think the Cupertino team are having a bit of a laugh at Nintendo’s expense with this one.

If you’re interested, you can grab the app by clicking here. It costs 0.69p. Be quick though, this one will be pulled faster than you can say “bootleg Triforce”.

Gerald Lynch

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  • en they will complain that it sucks and wants a new one. Obviously they won’t say it sucks bjrt they change their mind and want something new. I’ve even had some just not pay and then go with my design. It’s god damn annoying..

  • en they will complain that it sucks and wants a new one. Obviously they won’t say it sucks bjrt they change their mind and want something new. I’ve even had some just not pay and then go with my design. It’s god damn annoying..

  • Oh man have I had this happen. It happens all the tiem with everything, clients will suggest what looks good in their head then they will complain that it sucks and wants a new one. Obviously they won’t say it sucks bjrt they change their mind and want something new. I’ve even had some just not pay and then go with my design. It’s god damn annoying..

  • How dare they make an app of the Legend of Zelda! Apple should be ashamed to even let this on the Iphone!

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