What you need to know
- Fall Guys is a huge deal right now.
- There's already a knock-off version on the App Store.
Fall Guys is a pretty big deal right now so it was perhaps only a matter of time before a clone, or knock-off if you're being less charitable, appeared in the App Store. Sure enough, it's happened. Say hello to Silly Race (opens in new tab).
Available for free from the App Store now, Silly Race is very much a knock-off of the excellent Fall Guys – available now on PC and PS4. It looks like it. Its games are the same. It's ... the same. Except it isn't, because it sucks.
Checking out the App Store entry for Silly Race is an interesting endeavor. Tapping the "Developer Website" link takes you to a feedback form that's generated by a service that offers free forms. So that's not a good start.
Both of those things are good reasons not to download and play Silly Race. But the main reason is simple – developers like this shouldn't be rewarded for stealing ideas and creating knock-off games.
Didn't take long for someone to put out a straight up knock-off of @FallGuysGame on iOS. pic.twitter.com/xE6Mx2HUP8Didn't take long for someone to put out a straight up knock-off of @FallGuysGame on iOS. pic.twitter.com/xE6Mx2HUP8— Peter Rojas (@peterrojas) August 17, 2020August 17, 2020
If that isn't enough to convince you, I'll leave you with this very eloquent review from the App Store.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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