After months of eagerly awaiting it’s release, its finally here. Super Mario Run by Nintendo finally made it to Android phones and tablets. In order to run the game, you should be running at least Android version 4.2 or later
Initially unveiled for Apple’s iPhone 7 event held in September 2016, the game took a further 3 months to be launched for iOS across 151 countries as of the 15th of December 2016. This also meant that Android users would have to wait a total of 6 months from September in order for the game to be available for them. As a part of the official release, the iOS version now has more characters added and also has more levels added in the free trial.
Yes, you read that right. It’s a free trial. This essentially means that Super Mario Run is free to download from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Once downloaded and installed, you can test limited features in each of the game’s modes which total 3. In order to have unlimited access to the rest of the levels, you would need to make a one-time payment of £7.99, after which there will not by any more in-app purchases.
What exactly is Super Mario Run?
Super Mario Run is an endless runner. In it, Mario moves automatically with little to no interaction required. The only interaction required is to make Mario jump. A tap on the screen will make him hop, whilst pressing the screen will increase the jump distance , thus making Mario jump farther and longer. Timing is key here as you have to collect coins (much like in the original game), hit the brick boxes to unlock more items, jump over enemies and also perform wall jumps to get over those pesky pipes.
In addition, Super Mario Run also features two other modes. They are Kingdom Builder and Toad Rally. Kingdom Builder, as the name suggests, allows you to design your own Mushroom Kingdom using a number of objects and buildings found in the world of Mario.
Toad Rally on the other hand is a two-player mode in which you and your rival compete to collect the most number of coins in a given amount of time. Both games modes are connected as the coins you win in Toad Rally help you purchase more items in Kingdom Builder whilst Toads who are watching your race can come live in your kingdom.
Super Mario Run is the first Mario title that has been developed for Smartphones. It is also compatible iPad and iPod Touch running iOS 8.0 or later.
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