Ever since Yo-kai Watch dawned on the world, it's been dogged of accusations of being a ripoff of Pokemon (Although back in the latter series' heyday, there was a Yo-kai-based game that ripped it off far worse.); a reputation it still hasn't shaken off in the West, where it hasn't supplanted Pokemon in pop-culture the way it had in Japan. This makes it rather ironic that now Yo-kai Watch, itself, has been ripped off by Taiwanese developer Werold, in a little Android app called Mokai Adventure--which some would argue means it's also ripping off Pokemon by extension.
|Like, I totally believe you pulled that number out of thin air!|
So how much more is this ripping off Yo-kai Watch? We'll start that examination by reading its "Story Plot":
|Granted; phones are more relevant than watches these days.|
|It seems to me that taping a paper encyclopedia to a tablet screen defeats the purpose of carrying a tablet.|
|Although I personally would have guessed "Pikachu-Daruma-Mike Wazowski Fusion".|
|So, a Yeti, basically? Because it would be simpler to call it Yeti. Note also, I have no idea why it has horns, nor why a creature supposedly living in cold climates has hairless hands and feet.|
|The Banshee is a rare Mokai whose design I think is great, who has a sensible and recognizable name, and who actually looks like what she's supposed to be.|
|Although to its credit, I don't remember whatever the Hell "Pudding Gems" are being in Yo-kai Watch.|
|Three active, three benched.|
Not convinced yet? Just watch footage of it in action!
Or alternately, you can download the app for free, if you own an Android. It also offers in-app purchases, or it will until the lawsuits start!