Rich, I like the guy, but he's wrong here.
Watch the video, maybe even just the first 3 minutes. He goes on to say that Nintendo is wrong for taking down the game, calling Nintendo old for claiming all IP. He goes on to say he's only a fan, doing it for the sake of fandom, not making money for his effort, Nintendo could have hired him to make them actual money. Basically Rich says Nintendo is the horrible company that took down a fanboy amateur's (stolen)game.
Then I look at the youtube comments, basically broils down to, "I agree, Nintendo is mean, I side with rich, blah blah blah."
Well I don't see it that way. Nintendo whether they have the law on their side or not(I'm not going to look up the rules on this) I don't care, they can, they did, and I agree with Nintendo on this as a company. Try taking the Nike logo and sticking it to your vans and post it online and see what you get from Nike(The real big N.)
I point to Mario Maker. They took a game like that down as well, and eventually we got Mario Maker and Mario Maker 2. I'm so glad they took that fake fan made mario maker down because we ended up with the real mario maker. And for those that think Nintendo stole those ideas. Well they aren't new. Nintendo has had ideas for games since the games came out. Whenever Nintendo wants to make that kind of game, they'll do it when they see fit. That's the problem the commenters don't understand. Oh, nintendo is mean, well don't take their stuff. There's ways to make games without taking Assets and IP from other companies. Do you think that DCMA royal would be as famous as it was without Mario being the headliner? No. F-NO! Same with you pokemon fan game creators. Stop making them if you know Nintendo is going to take you down. You're making them sound like they're the bad guys here when you knew the rules. Its not so much that they made the game, but some of them are angry for it. You know what, I'm going to eat a whole cake everyday for a whole week, then be angry that I gained 80 pounds.
Rich also states that Nintendo could have hired the guy to help them make the Mario Battle royale game. To that I say, Nintendo doesn't need his help to make that game. Nintendo is a Company employees first. That is the reason why a lot of Nintendo employees never leave the company. Nintendo isn't going to go to this guy to make a battle royal for them. In fact, why would they? This guy took their art, their style, their design, then went ahead and acted like he was such a grateful fan. You know what happened? He changed the name to "DMCA battle Royal," because he already had one ready, and because he wanted to stick it to Nintendo for shutting him down, something he already knew was going to happen, making his initial entrance of the game nothing but a tied-to a mario game advertisement. It was no great fan love, it was riding on the back of a game, to get the notoriety(which he got). Because it is a good idea for a game, only problem was he used Nintendo assets and IP. You know what game makers do when they make games? They make their own games and don't rely on other video games to garner attention. How do I know he's just trying to get attention? Follow the site below and you see the sour grapes from this guys mouth just foaming at Nintendo for something he knew was already going to happen.
They refused to give me specifics (I asked multiple times) but it would seem that either the level design or general mechanics are still too close to the original game.
As a result I can't just blindly change the game and leave it up. Doing so would put me at risk of further legal action.
I'll likely talk in detail about the game and it's short lifespan on my youtube channel in the coming weeks.
I'm sorry about this guys. It was fun while it lasted."