Unworking Pokemon copies show up on iTunes
A sneaky app publisher by the name of Daniel Burford as part of the “Home of Anime” has released a copy of Pokemon Yellow on the iTunes app store, though according to reviews, its a complete unplayable fake.
While the description of the “game” looks like a review, with five stars being given and a quote of “Just like the original. Love it,” the real reviews are far from as complimentary. “I want my money back if I don’t get it I’m going to sue the person who made this application this just a rip off lying to us of what it contains!!!!!!!” is followed by, “Shoulda read the bottom comments before purchasing, this is a scam. Crashes after main screen.”
Images from the original Pokemon yellow have been used to make things look as legitemate as possible, but this just seems like another instance where a fake game has snuck through Apple’s system.
Funnily enough, the Apple iTunes page also provides a support link. This takes you through to a simple wordpress site with only a single page. It features an “about” section that says, “If you are experiencing issues with Pokémon Yellow, we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience. Thanks for your patience while we thoroughly investigate this issue.”
It also promises that the developers are Qeab are working on a new version and that it should be completed soon. Somehow that seems unlikely.
It does however seem quite possible that the person behind this scam isn’t a native English speaker, since under the “Who is Qeab?” heading, you get: “Qeab is fast becoming world class leader in developing apps to inform, education and entertain users.”