Quantcast
Blatant Pushmo clone available on the Android marketplace - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Pushmo  



Blatant Pushmo clone available on the Android marketplace


9:00 AM on 08.04.2012



The never ending saga of mobile games ripping off other titles has found a new victim with Pushmo for the 3DS. The clone in this case is called BlockShift, and the developer behind the project has even stated in the comments section on GoNintendo that he "was inspired by everything Intelligent Systems and Nintendo make."

The person behind the Android game isn't charging BlockShift, so while he's not making a profit from it, he is still potentially harming Pushmo sales. The thing that really bothers me about this whole affair is that BlockShift can read and take QR codes designed for Pushmo, as demonstrated in the above video.

It's one thing to be "inspired," it's downright sleazy to blatantly steal a feature designed specifically for another product. 

BlockShift hits Android...looks very familiar [GoNintendo]
Another look at Pushmo clone BlockShift, allows you scan Pushmo QR codes [GoNintendo]








Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.





timeline following:
Pushmo



2:00 PM on 12.30.2011
Review: Pushmo

For those of us day-one 3DS owners especially, the build up to a solid library of games for the system hasn't been a particularly fast one. That said, we are getting there. Despite Nintendo's comparatively lacking push for di...more



2:45 PM on 12.08.2011
Nintendo Download: Pushmo, Paper Wars, and more

What's this? A promising-looking 3DS puzzle platformer developed by Intelligent Systems (Advance Wars, Fire Emblem) has found its way onto the eShop. We should probably consider support it! You get to pull on Link's blocky fa...more




3DS

8:30 AM on 04.18.2014
Persona Q: New battle system videos show Boost system

It's gotten to the point to where I'm checking my YouTube subscriptions first thing in the morning to see if there are any more videos from Atlus on their upcoming wares. Today we're in luck as a couple of new videos on Pers...more



8:00 AM on 04.18.2014
Watch the new Pokemon movie in Japan, get Diancie and Darkrai

Japan is holding a rather neat promotion for its newest Pokemon movie -- Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. If you go see the film in theaters on July 19th, you'll not only net the new titular Pokemon, but you'll also na...more



1:15 PM on 04.17.2014
Super Smash Bros screenshot extravaganza: 130 new screens

Here is a blowout gallery of 130 new screenshots from the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros., featuring new looks at new characters Zero Suit Samus, Yoshi, Sheik, Charizard, and Greninja. This comes hot off the Nintendo ...more



View all 3DS






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more