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Super Mario Run for iOS

By Nintendo Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Dec 15, 2016

Super Mario Run brings Nintendo's classic Super Mario Bros. video game to iOS, with an Android version to come in 2017. In this endless runner and jumper, there are six worlds (and 24 levels) to traverse, but only World 1 (levels 1-3) is free. All six worlds will run you a hefty $9.99.

Pros

Engrossing story: Super Mario Run has a backstory that's easy to lose yourself in and hard to leave. Whether or not you're familiar with the game's history, you'll understand your goal. Bowser, your archenemy and leader of a race of evil turtles, has kidnapped your beloved Princess Peach and wrecked her castle. You must run and jump your way across six worlds to rescue her. Just make sure you don't trip or fall prey to Piranha Plants and flying Koopas (turtles).

Three unique modes: You can choose from three modes: Tour has 24 90-second courses to traverse; Rally lets you compete against friends and randoms in 60-second challenges; and Build tasks you with redecorating a destroyed Mushroom Kingdom with flowers, trees, and bridges, which you purchase with coins and unlock by collecting Toad followers. With so many options, you won't soon grow bored with Super Mario Run.

Easy gameplay: Super Mario Run can be played with easy one-handed swiping, tapping, and holding, which makes it a great game to play on the go. During testing, we found the game highly responsive to our touch.

Unlimited retries: No matter how many times you mess up, you can get back into the game.

Informative introduction: Super Mario Run provides an informative intro, which explains that Mario's running and vaulting over obstacles and small enemies is automatic. Tapping or pressing on the screen enables you to jump onto higher platforms and pull off some cool moves, such as kick-jumping and spin-jumping. Should you make a mistake, you'll pop into a bubble and get to try again. Once you stop spinning, just tap the screen to break the bubble open, and you'll be back in the game.

Friendly competition: Add friends in Super Mario Run, just to leave them in your dust.

Cons

Pay to play: You only get to play one-sixth of the game in the free version. To purchase all six worlds, you'll need to cough up $9.99, which is a lot for a mobile game. However, you'll also get 3,000 coins; one Question Block, containing a special prize or superpower; and 20 Rally Tickets, which you can use to compete in a Toad Rally, a special coin-gathering moves challenge against players from all over the world.

Internet connection required: Many mobile games today don't require a connection to work, so it's discouraging that you can't play Super Mario Run offline.

Bottom Line

Super Mario Run packs all the excitement of Nintendo's old-school Super Mario Bros. video game into a lightweight app that you can play with one hand on the go.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.1.1

�¦ Fixed issue in Ver. 1.1.1 and prior, where the support code 804-3400 keeps being displayed and the game will not start.

General

Release October 9, 2017
Date Added October 9, 2017
Version 2.1.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74

Popularity

Total Downloads 9,810
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

A new kind of Mario game that you can play with one hand. You control Mario by tapping as he constantly runs forward. You time your taps to pull off stylish jumps, midair spins, and wall jumps to gather coins and reach the goal. Super Mario Run can be downloaded for free and after you purchase the game, you will be able to play all the modes with no additional payment required. You can try out all three modes before purchase: World Tour, Toad Rally, and Kingdom Builder. 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. To reach Bowser's Castle, clear the 24 courses located across 6 worlds. There are many ways to enjoy the courses, such as collecting the 3 different types of colored coins or by competing for the highest score against your friends. You can try courses 1-1 to 1-4 for free. 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. Fill the gauge with stylish moves to enter Coin Rush Mode to get more coins. If you win the rally, the cheering Toads will come live in your kingdom, and your kingdom will grow.

Kingdom Builder. Gather coins and Toads to build your very own kingdom. Combine different buildings and decorations to create your own unique kingdom. There are over 100 kinds of items in the Kingdom Builder mode. If you get more Toads in Toad Rally, the number of buildings and decorations available will increase. With the help of the friendly Toads you can gradually build up your kingdom. What You Can Do After Purchasing All Worlds. All courses in World Tour are playable. You can play all 24 courses over all 6 worlds. Why not try out the bigger challenges and thrills available in all courses? More playable characters. If you complete course 6-4 to rescue Peach, and build homes for Luigi, Yoshi, and Toadette in Kingdom Builder, you can get them to join your adventures as playable characters. They play differently to Mario, so why not put their special characteristics to good use in World Tour and Toad Rally? More courses in Toad Rally. the types of courses available in Toad Rally will increase to seven different types of courses, expanding the fun. In the new additions, Purple and Yellow Toads may also come to cheer for you. More buildings and decorations in Kingdom Builder. the types of building available will increase, so you'll be able to make your kingdom even more lively. You can also place Rainbow Bridges to expand your kingdom. Internet connectivity required to play. Data charges may apply.