Zynga, the popular video game developer for social platforms and mobile devices, has announced that its unabashed Pokemon clone called Montopia is now available to download on the App Store. The game casts you as a trainer battling other monsters which come in three elemental types – fire, wood and water. There’s a total of 400 of them to catch and enter into your Monstapedia. The game is available now on iOS and Android.

 

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      • Nintendo has EVERY right to sue them. It has nothing to do with whether you like it or not, this is a blatant rip-off. I mean, Playstation All-Stars whatever is a copy, but at least they respect Nintendo enough to alter it. But come on, this is a blatant rip-off.

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  1. The sad thing is it’ll be the people who shit all over pokemon on websites like this that will be first to download this. This is known as PASBRsyndrome.

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  2. Seriously? I think only the ones who’re going to download it are those who don’t realize it’s not Pokemon. And erase it after they realize there’s no Pikachu in it. Seriously, they should at least try to make it look different from Pokemon!

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  3. Don’t worry, this game looks really bad.
    Its nothing like pokemon at all. There is no real battle system. You just press a button and collect things.

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  4. Are people confusing this with that “Little Monsters” thing or whatever it was called? Because that game looked to be a way more blatant rip-off of Pokemon than this thing is. This looks different enough so that I’m like “eh, whatever,” but that other one had me going “WTF, sue them!” That other one WAS a blatant rip-off, this one just draws a lot of influence from Pokemon, I think there’s a fairly big difference between the two. But I haven’t personally played either, so who knows?

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  5. Where are Aeolus and sigfried van racist devils child, Nintendo is so innovative and great even ios and facebook game maker copy them # exposed

    Tomorrow Sony and Ms realise why Neo Geo, sega, turbographix 16, atari, commodore, pc, the funny apple console of the 90s, phones bow down to Nintendo when it comes to gaming.

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  6. This game looks like crap, but there is one way to save it. Port it to the Vectrex. There are great market opportunities with this game in the form of overlay variation. It would also allow such a great original concept to shine with the amazing graphics the Vectrex contains.

    Still not good enough for you collector nuts? Well have no fear, there would be hope for this game if the people at Tiger Electronics would port this the the game.com. I can guaranteeing you none of the crap released from the “big 3” (seriously, who are these guys) have a black and white color system with FOUR LEVELS OF GREY!!! For the collectors out there don’t forget about the Compete.com CABLE. I find it absolutely astonishing that I can’t run into my local gamestop and pick up one of those things, it’s the greatest thing since AOL email.

    Not only does it have a better touch screen than all of this mumbo jumbo crap being released today, it also has a cable accessory to connect to the internet. Screw that “4G” or “Wifi” crap, there’s nothing like being connected by ethernet to the internet on a handheld system.

    Too long; didn’t read? Allow me to sum it up for you:
    This game benefit greatly with a port to the Vectrex, and only glorified with the connection abilities of the game.com.

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  7. Apple, the same mother-fuckers who sued the shit out of Samsung for patent infringment, are being hypocritical douchbags and approving an obvious clone to a world-known game.

    Apple is nothing but a rich den of thieves.

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  8. 1) This is a NINTENDO NEWS SITE, so why are you giving Zynga, a shitty “game” company that copies other developers to push crap content onto casuals, free advertising? You put their terrible game on the front page of your TERRIBLE site. That’s FREE ADVERTISING.

    2) The game itself sucks. Yes, I downloaded it to see what its deal was, and it is totally trash. Just like you, SICKR. You fucking suck at this.

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    • Sorry My friend. This is not free advertising for the likes of Zynga.
      This is what is needed to shut Zynga’s Copy-write infringing pie-holes. This will likely help get this app removed, just like all the others that intentionally try to rip off developers.

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  9. Yeah I feel it’s best to download the zynga game (which is terrible by the way) to then give it one star and tell everybody to buy Pokemon black and white

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  10. pokemon clones have existed for a long time it’s just that they were biggest in pokemon’s prime in the GBC days and now that pokemon black/white has had a huge success they’re coming back in droves. if you want an actual decent pokemon clone look up robopon it came out way back on the GBC by hudson soft/atlus.

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  11. Wow man. At least take the most important element. THE BATTLING. Honestly what the crap. I wouldn’t say this is a ripoff but it ‘s like Pokemon with out it being Pokemon and to be totally honest it sucks. From a gameplay point of view I’d much rather take a Pokemon ripoff than a Pokemon wannabe.

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  12. I played this game, it is nothing like Pokemon, it has the exact same format of every “rpg, monster” app in the app store. You guys are barking up the wrong tree, there’s plently of other game apps that look exactly like Pokemon. I just don’t see why this app is different from the rest, to me it looks exactly the same as all the other “rpg, monster” apps.

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  13. I’ve played the game, and even though it is free, it’s not a good game. (My own opinion: so no hate.) I really don’t think this is going to do well, and it certainly cannot be compared to Pokemon which in itself is much better than any iOS clone-based game.

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