Super Mario Run
By Nintendo Co., Ltd.
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A New Kind of Mario game you can play with one hand.
Mario constantly runs forward, while you time your taps to pull off stylish jumps and moves to gather coins and reach the goal!
Super Mario Run can be downloaded for free letting you sample all of the game modes and after you purchase the game, you will be able to fully play all the modes with no additional payment required. The game modes include; “World Tour” where you clear 24 brand-new courses to save Princess Peach, “Toad Rally” where you compete with friends and players around the world where courses change each time you play and “Kingdom Builder” where you can create your own kingdom.
*Internet connectivity required to play. Data charges may apply.
Run and jump with style to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser's clutches!
Travel through plains, caverns, Ghost Houses, airships, castles, and more …
To reach Bowser’s Castle, clear 6 worlds filled with 24 brand-new courses designed for game play on the iPhone and iPad. There are many ways to enjoy the new courses, such as collecting the 3 different types of colored coins per level or by competing for the highest score against your friends.
You can try courses 1-1 to 1-3 for free, and after purchase, you gain access to play all 24 courses.
Show off Mario's stylish moves, compete against your friends and challenge people from all over the world.
A challenge mode where the competition changes 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. Fill the gauge with stylish moves to enter “Coin Rush Mode” to get even more coins. If you win the rally, the cheering Toads will come live in your kingdom. Rally tickets are necessary to play “Toad Rally”. You can get rally tickets in "World Tour" as well as in "Kingdom Builder" from bonus games and ? Block.
Gather coins and Toads to build your very own kingdom.
Create your unique kingdom by using coins to acquire buildings and decorations that you unlock with the help of different colored Toads gathered in “Toad Rally”. There are over 100 kinds of items in the Kingdom Builder mode. There are even buildings that add playable characters in World Tour and Toad Rally.
What's New in Version 1.0.2
Implemented feature improvements.
Not-so-super Mario Run
I adore Crash Bandicoot and find Sonic games on the whole to be a lot of fun and while I have enjoyed some Mario games in the past, I don't have a sense of nostalgia towards the series like so many others do. In this case, whether or not I like the game is based on two things: Is the game fun and is the game worth the asking price of $15 AUD? The main 'Tour' mode is indeed enjoyable with predicatble and tight controls and adequate level design that feels enjoyable to run through. Once you've beaten the Tour mode, however, what else is there left to do? Aside from racing against the ghosts of other players across randomly selected, repetitive and re-arranged sections of levels you've already played in order to accumulate a bunch of Toads to unlock predominently cosmetic setpieces for the half-backed kingdom builder feature, there's little else here. Add to this the anti-consumer always online DRM-styled requirement of the game coupled with the inability to restore past in-app purchases (i.e. the full game) so that you can play simultaneously on multiple devices you own equates to a rather poor long lasting impression of the game. For these reasons, the $15 AUD asking price is outrageous and a complete waste of money. Enjoy the first three levels for free and then look elsewhere for a cohesive, longer lasting and ultimately more satisfying gaming experience. If you need Mario on the go, get New Super Mario Bros. 2 for the 3DS.
First of all, $15 though seemingly a lot, is much less than anything else Nintendo has released, especially for the quality we get for it.
Secondly, for all the low reviews that say you have to pay to go up levels, is simply untrue. They probably haven't figured out the game yet, as once you get certain items in the game, it will be very difficult to run out of rally tickets.
Thirdly, it's a little different to the regular Mario games, in fact, I feel the rally game mode is what makes it more unique and keeps you entertained for longer - being able to switch between the two game modes.
Fourthly, don't complain that it's not all free - it was a trial run courtesy of Nintendo so people could decide for themselves if the $15 was worth Their Interests; it wasn't supposed to be anything sneaky - many of the good games on iOS allow a trial of a few levels before asking for payment to unlock the rest of the game. If you don't like the game, that's fine, but complaining that it's not free is stupid, especially for a well known brand like Nintendo, there's no way they're going to pay their workers nothing - gotta be give and take.
So much nostalgia...
When I heard that Nintendo was making this game, and especially that the initial download was free, I just had to have it. After weeks of waiting in anticipation, I can finally play this classic platform game on my iPad, and can't help but recall the fond memories of Nintendo games in the '90s. So much of this game is straight from the original Mario titles, modernised with crisp graphics and a few spiffy new features like the ability to compete with other players' best performances.
There have been an awful lot of complaints about the fact that it's really just a demo, that the full game unlock costs $15 which is eye-watering for an iOS game. But a little perspective is in order - it may be very costly for an app, but it's dirt-cheap for a Nintendo game, and more importantly you don't need a Nintendo console to enjoy it. My first Mario game cost four times more than this app, and I didn't find it nearly as much fun. With that in mind, I am going to pay the $15 to unlock the full game - and judging by what I've seen so far, I'm not going to regret it.
- Category: Games
- Updated: 30 December 2016
- Version: 1.0.2
- Size: 206 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
- © 2016 Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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