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”.