Nintendo continues its pursuit of the mobile gaming market with its next release, Super Mario Run. This week, the company announced when the game would finally be released and the price of the game. Now, we don’t have too much longer to wait, if you use an iPhone or iPad that is.
Nintendo has finally announced that the game will be made available iOS platforms beginning on December 15, just in time for Christmas. They have even created a notification system to let you know exactly when the game is available for download from the App Store. It should be noted that currently the game will only be available on the iOS platform that includes iPhones and iPads. Nintendo does plan on releasing an Android version of the game as well, but don’t expect it until sometime in 2017. If you are a Windows user, don’t count on it ever coming to the Universal app store.
So what will the app cost? Depending upon where you live, the prices will vary. But in the United States, the app will run you $9.99. You will be able to download it for free to get an idea about what the game is about, but to access all the different areas and levels you must purchase the full version.
As far as gameplay is concerned, it will remind you of some of the class Mario games you have played in the past. The big difference is you won’t have any control over his movement. Mario will continue to run from left to right in the classic scrolling platform game and you will use your finger to touch the screen to have him jump and dodge enemies, collect coins and reach the end of the level.
To learn more about the game, have a look at the video below:
If you want to see more of the gameplay, check out this video:
On the heels of Pokemon Go, many investors are betting big on this release. While Pokemon Go didn’t make Nintendo a lot of money due to licensing issues, it was still considered a huge hit for them. Already, Super Mario Run has 20 million registered for the notification of the release so many are expecting this game to be a huge hit for the company.
This is something that Nintendo is definitely in need of, as sales of Wii games and 3DS consoles and games have begun to slip as more and more people shift to mobile games for their entertainment. If nothing else, this will be a good holiday hit for the company while we wait for the release of their next generation console, the Nintendo Switch.
Still, it is nice to see Nintendo embracing the mobile platforms for their games and we imagine that many of their licenses will fit nicely into the mobile platforming genre.
Will you be picking up this game for your iPad? Let me know your thoughts about the game in the comments below.