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Ultra Dario World for Android – A Mario Ripoff That Isn’t Half Bad

There are a billion Mario wannabe games on Google Play. In fact, as we all know, it’s not just Google Play. It’s every console, ever. Today, I stumbled on one that doesn’t actually make me run for the hills. It’s called Ultra Dario World. Yeah, it’s a lame name, but the gameplay is pretty wicked. It’s just like Mario and I don’t think I have to go into great detail what that game is like.

Check it out and let me know what you think. And pro tip, it uses notification advertisements, so go turn those off immediately once you download it.

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  • slimjim

    it will not let me play i like it better on phones…

  • pop-pop

    tarnishing your brand big time, droid life.

  • Tyler

    Tim- Please vet these things before you post. We trust you, and tend to install your suggestions w/o much doubt. This one was a nightmare. GTA radio was somewhat of a bad app, too. Thanks!

  • Gunt

    There goes Droid Life again, supporting crooked developers. Is there anything these guys won’t do for money?

  • Droidro

    Downloaded, played to about 15 seconds, quit.

    Woke up today to about 5 notification ads when I hadn’t even played it in close to 12 hours. Uninstalled.

  • Tim Swann

    If you really want to play Mario on your phone, go download a Game Boy emulator from the Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bslapps1.gbc) and find the ROM somewhere online. There are actually a lot of Game Boy game ROMs for classics like MGS, zelda and more!

    • Anthony Tarantino

      You do realize that that is illegal right? Nintendo owns the copyrights to Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, Pokemon, etc. Downloading their games through ROM/emulator sites is the same thing as piracy.

      Would you drive off from an auto dealership without purchasing the car?

  • Ilya

    Thank you, previous posters. Avoiding this like the plague.

  • JoshGroff

    I think I’ll stick to Super Mario 3D Land. 😉

    • Anthony Tarantino

      Why was this downvoted? Just because it’s on an actual handheld game system?

      Oh today’s youth. They don’t understand the joys of gaming with actual buttons and carts. Must be the nostalgia in me.

  • brando56894

    I’ll stick to Snesoid and Mario ROMs, thank you 😀

    • picaso86


    • Anthony Tarantino

      I’ll still to obtaining my games legally from Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, etc.

  • Thanks for recommending such trash Droid Life

  • Executor

    It’s pretty ‘meh’, just like pretty much* every other Mario clone ever. The controls are dodgy, and the physics and hitboxes just feel off. The only things it really has going for it at all are the art style and the nostalgic use of a NES controller overlay for the controls, but that doesn’t make up for everything else, especially the most egregious abuse of ads I’ve ever seen in a mobile game. Uninstalled.

    *The only ones I’ve ever actually enjoyed are Super Mario Bros Crossover, Mario XP, and one whose name escapes me at the moment but had Halo weapons and enemies in some levels. All of them were able to capture the feel of a Mario game while also adding their own things.

  • Looks like Nintendo is gonna jump on the mobile lawsuit bandwagon now too!

  • This was the best Mario ripoff I’ve played on Android. It still sucked.

  • WARNING: I installed, then un-installed this in about 30 seconds. The little disclaimer at the beginning said that they use air-push and may send information like your email address and phone number and list of installed apps to third parties!

    I mean, I’m thankful to them for disclosing this information, but playing this game for a few minutes is NOT worth giving up my PHONE NUMBER and primary EMAIL ADDRESS to third parties…specifically advertisers! My goodness. I’m surprised no one has mentioned this yet.

    So be warned.

    By the way, within the first 10 seconds of launching the game, I got a pop-up that said “do you want the iPhone 5?” Seriously? They’re going to give me pop-up ads and collect information from me before I even start the game? That’s when I uninstalled it. I don’t mind an ad in the corner, but this is over the top. No thanks 🙁

    • John Huie

      I was scared too. Anybody do the Air push opt out?

      • michael arazan

        My push ad notified me a “Thank you for all your personal information for downloading this game, thanks to your private information, we have secured $100,000 in loans and are able to sell your information for $1000 per each illegal immigrant to come over using your identity, have a nice day”

        • picaso86

          No way!.. I hope you are joking!

    • EvanTheGamer

      Thank you for the heads up. I wasn’t thinking about installing this Super Mario rip-off anyways, but now I definitely won’t be.

      I hope they get sued.

    • bitpimpin

      +1000 this thing is horrible

    • Webroot’s SecureAnywhere warned me that this app was malicious. I uninstalled it IMMEDIATELY.

  • moew

    Location info needed where it’s not needed, not downloading.

  • CheeseMcGee

    So psyched to have a decent rip-off. Was just reading
    Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America today and was jonesing for some Mario awesomeness!

  • Work on the Nexus 10, Tim?

  • El_Big_CHRIS

    Keeps crashing on VZW GNex AOKP JB M1. Shame really, uninstalled it.

  • EvanTheGamer

    We need Braid for Android already damnit! Someone make it happen!

    And Limbo.

    • Limbo is the bomb.

      • EvanTheGamer


        • Is braid good? I’ve read about it, I just don’t feel like I could get into it.

          • EvanTheGamer

            Well, Braid is probably one of the greatest puzzle/platformer games I have ever played.

            But be warned, Braid is not for the lighthearted. It’s a very, very tough game. Although it is easy in the beginning, it gets very challenging later on.

            The gameplay and the art style is the best I’ve seen in any puzzle/platformer game to date. And the music is memorizing.

            Braid is $9.99 on Steam right now, but it sees deals every now and again though, just gotta keep a look out. 🙂

            Highly recommended though…if you like puzzle and platformer games!

          • What is your steam, sir?

          • EvanTheGamer

            EvanTheGamer 🙂 What’s yours?

          • kimir. Hah.
            I’d you type kimirfish it takes you right to me though. 😛

          • EvanTheGamer

            Haha, awesome man.

  • JustTrollin69

    Just tested two levels. As one of the biggest Super Mario fans in the world, not too shabby.

  • kselby

    Doesn’t work on my GN running Mmuzzy’s Android 4.2. Crashes every time.

    • kfath1978

      How is mumzzys 4.2 running for you? been thinking about giving it a try…running pure 4.2 and it has some bugs.

      • CheeseMcGee

        Mmuzzy’s is the best one out there so far. Very stable and great battery life so far!

      • kselby

        It is really good, smooth, and clean…the added options for the quick settings in it are so useful! The battery life is good, considering it is a Galaxy Nexus.

        • kfath1978

          Yea mumzzys is much better… Thanks for the tip!

  • It isn’t half good either?

  • I’m a fan of the graphics, just based on that screenshot.