Super Mario Run Is Out, Get It Now

Super Mario Run is finally here. Announced in September, it is the first time that Nintendo's most famous character will have a game on smartphones, and it's exclusive to the iPhone and iPad.

You can go download Super Mario Run right now from the App Store. The game itself is a scrolling platform game, in which Mario perpetually runs from left to right. Players tap on the screen to help Mario avoid obstacles and collect coins, just like the old games. The best part of this version, however, is that you only need one hand to play. The only catch is that you have to be online.

There's also a competitive mode that lets you battle against other players. The competition revolves around who can collect the most coins during their run and also who can "impress" the most turtles by performing death-defying stunts and other huge combos as you kill enemies and dodge pitfalls.

Super Mario Run is free to download, but you'll only get access to two levels. To unlock all of the game's features requires a $14 in-app purchase — which is a lo of cheese for an iOS game but also super cheap for a Nintendo game. This is an interesting experiment in just how well Nintendo franchises will do on smartphones, but given the success of Pok√©mon Go earlier this year, we wouldn't be surprised if this thing takes off.

Go download Super Mario Run.


Comments

    ... also who can "impress" the most turtles... the game needs more turtles!

    Honestly, it's their first REAL foray into smartphone/smartdevice market. Nintendo make BRILLIANT handheld games. So, I am going to download and buy it, not because I think THIS game will be good (it's a Mario game, it will keep me mildly entertained for the most part), but because I want Nintendo to break away from console exclusivity. Effectively, I am voting with my money to get Nintendo to open up to the smart device market.

      Noble effort, but the philosophy behind everything Nintendo does is directly opposed to breaking away from console exclusivity.

      It's like the superhero movies, you're not meant to go and see just one....

    I've been playing it today on my work phone. It's okay but I just can't jive with mobile gaming. It's truly the epitome of time wasting.

    Does everybody remember the pokemon go craze? Yeah. That was good use of your time!

    Kind of funny I just went to access the Apps store and its all timing out/erroring right now. (and was working fine yesterday)

    Crashes on both my iPad and iPhone. Can't even get past the splash screen...

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