Apple's New Warren Buffett Game Pulled From App Store Outside of United States

Monday May 13, 2019 11:33 AM PDT by Joe Rossignol

Just one week after Apple surprised us all with its first iPhone game since 2008, starring billionaire investor Warren Buffett, the game has been pulled from the App Store outside of the United States with no confirmed reason.


Warren Buffett's Paper Wizard is a simple game that tasks players with flinging newspapers to collect Warren Bucks. The game gradually increases in difficulty as players make their way from Buffett's native Omaha, Nebraska to Apple's hometown of Cupertino, California, including a visit to Apple Park.

Buffett was a childhood newspaper carrier who for years held newspaper-tossing contests during Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholders meeting.


Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the game during a surprise appearance at the annual meeting earlier this month. While the game's developer is listed as Wildlife Designs on the ‌App Store‌, the app is copyrighted, maintained, and operated by Apple, making this its first iPhone game since Texas Hold'em back in 2008.

Cook makes a brief appearance in the game himself, welcoming players to Cupertino, referred to as the home of Apple.


Given that Warren Buffett's Paper Wizard only takes minutes to complete, and that Buffett's high score of 15,350 is seemingly unbreakable, the game appears to be little more than a short-lived novelty. As such, it is not all that surprising that the game has already been pulled internationally.

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12 months ago
Apple is wasting their time making stupid games like this instead of investing in new Apple watch band colors...SMH
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12 months ago
This just made me nostalgic for Paperboy! A buddy of mine had the actual arcade machine. Which was about the coolest thing imaginable to an 80s kid.:cool:

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12 months ago

Why was it pulled?

It duplicates the core functionality of the News app which is delivering the news.
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12 months ago

Maybe it didnt meet the App Store standards.

but only for outside of the US? This article creates more questions than it answers.
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12 months ago

Maybe it’s time to release a Lehman Brothers arcade game instead.

Or a Carl Icahn whack-a-mole game. I'd buy that.
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12 months ago
SMH oh Apple. A game based on a billionaire? Can you sink any lower? I have already left MacOS... this is just laughable.
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