Unsurprisingly, Nintendo’s lawyers came calling after the copyright-violating browser game Mario Royale went viral last week.
But in a clever bit of when-life-gives-you-lemons, YouTuber and indie games developer InfernoPlus has rebranded his hit game to DMCA Royale.
The name refers to DMCA takedowns, which are notices sent by copyright holders to websites to remove material that is infringing on their copyright. Accordingly, the fresh coat of paint the game received covers up the explicit Mario references, if only barely.
Now the player sprite is named Infringio, and his underappreciated brother is named Copyright. They’re the Infringio Brothers, and they trounce around a world filled with green goombas, slimeballs and blue pipes. And don’t miss their invincibility-granting power-up with a catchy theme: the rainbow.
DMCA Royale joins The Great Giana Sisters and Flappy Bird in gaming’s proud tradition of just barely squeaking by Ninty’s legal death ray. You can play it right here.