Nintendo Announces Release Date for Android Version of Super Mario Run
Mario’s dashing to the Google Play Store very soon.
It’s about time. Android users will be able to get their hands on Nintendo’s debut mobile title Super Mario Run from March 23 – but for those who are super eager, there’s also the ability to pre-register right now.
Super Mario Run originally released for iOS devices last December. It quickly went on to break App Store records and earn the title of second most downloaded app of 2016 worldwide. Even though Super Mario Run didn’t strictly adhere to the free to play model, requiring players to dish out $9.99 USD in order to experience the whole shebang, Nintendo still managed to bring home $30 million USD.
Nintendo argued that it was necessary to delay the release of the Android version until now due to stability reasons. This decision arguably gave rise to copycat APK files, and even a fake Super Mario Run game called Super Plumber Run.
Super Mario Run comes with three different game modes:
- World Tour
Run and jump with style to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser’s clutches!Travel through plains, caverns, Ghost Houses, airships, castles, and more…Clear 6 worlds filled with 24 brand-new courses designed for one-handed play!*Access to all 6 Worlds subject to purchase.
- Toad Rally
Show off Mario’s stylish moves, compete against your friends and challenge people from all over the world.A challenge mode where the competition differs each time you play.Compete against the stylish moves of other players for the highest score as you gather coins and get cheered on by a crowd of Toads. If you’re impressive enough, the Toads may even come live in your kingdom.You can also perform stylish moves to fill up your gauge and launch into Coin Rush!
*In order to play Toad Rally, you will need Rally Tickets that you can acquire in a variety of ways, such as clearing worlds or through bonus games in your kingdom.
- Kingdom Builder
Gather coins and Toads to build your very own kingdom.Create your unique kingdom with buildings and decorations that you acquire with the help of Toads gathered in Toad Rally.There are over 100 kinds of items in the Kingdom Builder feature!