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This fake Super Mario Run game is a terrible Flappy Bird cloneFake Android versions of Nintendo's hit iOS game have been spotted in the Google Play Store. But be careful -- some knockoffs could be malware.
Watch our Android users, fake Super Mario run games are trying to fool you and some are making it on the Google Play Store. One of the first fakes we found was called Mario Run Jumper. And it was just a terrible Flappy Bird clone. Phone with this sad Mario icon awkwardly spinning upward every time you tap until you hit something. Nintendo's Super Mario Run is the hottest game right now in Apple's app store. Within hours of it launching, the game ranked at number one on the chart's, under free and top grossing. The game is free, but it cost $10 to unlock all the levels. It's not available on android phones yet but some developers are trying to take advantage of the hype by pushing up fake Mario games and this one made into Google official app store, even ripping of Nintendos iconic music. After reaching out to Google for comment, a spokesman said the app has been suspended. This particular one may had not been harmful but many fake android games Tend to be malware in the skies. Android users should also be careful not to fall for any scammers offering downloads of the game outside of the official Google Play Store. There is no version of Super Mario Run on Android anywhere so if someone has posting a download of the APK file or Android application package. It's bogus and likely malware. Android folks just have to wait or borrow a friend's Apple device. I'm Bridget Kerry, get a jump on all the hottest tech news at cnet.com.