It’s finally here! Nintendo’s highly anticipated mobile game for iOS, Super Mario Run, is now available for download from Apple’s App Store.
Super Mario Run was announced back in September alongside Apple’s new iPhones finally sees its official release to the App Store. Unlike previous Super Mario games, this new mobile game for iOS adopts a more smartphone friendly control scheme. Instead of giving you full control of your movement, Super Mario Run only needs you to tap on the screen to jump — the running is done for you.
Alongside this new running mechanic, Mario is also now apparently proficient in parkour…which is amazing. The game is divided into different levels when you have different obstacles to navigate and collect coins. Since you can’t turn around and go backwards anymore, the game instead introduces these ‘pause tiles’ that will stop Mario and let you plan how to tackle complex puzzles in a level.
From our brief run, the game seems really fun because you actually have quests and levels to play through, rather than just being an infinite running sim like Flappy Bird. The graphics look pretty good too which just adds to the fun. And the music, I don’t think I need to tell you how awesome the music is.
The game is free for downloads on the App Store, however, you do have the option for in-game purchases. If you’re interested in downloading it, you can hit up this link — it’ll take about 205MB of space.
Now excuse us as we take our new Italian Plumber for a spin.