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Developer plays a joke on Apple with Super Meat Boy Handheld

Releases pointless app in withdrawal protest

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Product: Super Meat Boy Handheld | Genre: Platform
For: iPhone   Also on: iPad
 
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After having his iPhone game taken off the App Store due to a rant at Apple's expense at GDC 2010, developer Tommy Refenes is having the last laugh.

Tommy is part of Team Meat, the devs behind upcoming XBLA and WiiWare title Super Meat Boy.

In his GDC rant, Tommy laid into the App Store, explaining to a packed audience exactly why he hated it.

A week later, Apple removed his game Zits n' Giggles from the App Store with no real explanation given to Refenes.

Now Tommy Refenes along with his partner in crime Edmund McMillen has created what the pair call a "Tiger Handheld" version of Super Meat Boy for iPhone and iPad.

Initially meant to be an April Fool's joke, the game was a little late in reaching the store - it's just gone live.

Refenes says, "Super Meat Boy Handheld is all the branding of Super Meat Boy, without the actual gameplay or art from Super Meat Boy...and all for ONLY A DOLLAR."

Apparently there are two games modes on offer, a mute button, and "a button that when pressed shows you a high score (not your high score, just the highest score you can get)".

For anyone wanting to get in on the joke, Super Meat Boy Handheld is now available to buy from the App Store for 59p/99c.
 

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Mike Rose 4 April 2010
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Anonymous | 16:32 - 8 April 2010
know your place sweaty nerd! and yea how is ripping people off hard earned money any kind of joke. stupid tw*t!
Anonymous | 20:49 - 5 April 2010
I agree, what an a-hole. What if a little kid bought this with their spending money? Its not funny in the least.
Anonymous | 14:29 - 5 April 2010
yeah, but the dick has proven his point so far, according to other sources
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