By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi
Last updated : Friday, December 16, 2016 - 15:59
As of now, the game is only available for iOS devices but it is expected to make its way to Android soon.
With the launch of Super Mario Run, Nintendo has now officially kickstarted its journey in the mobile game development. Although the company previously came up with the concept of an augmented-reality based mobile game like Pokemon Go, it had no role to play in the development of the game. Nevertheless, Super Mario is currently available to download on iOS devices including iPhone, iPads and iPod Touch and is soon expected to make its way to Android Platform. To recall, Super Mario Run was earlier announced during the September 7 Apple event alongside iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
The game is free to download, however, offers limited access to different modes and users have to pay Rs 620 in order to purchase the full game. Briefing about the gameplay, Super Mario Run is a game about an Italian plumber who is on a journey to rescue the princess Peach from Bowser's clutches. There are basically three modes: World Tour, Tod Rally and Kingdom Builder. The gameplay resembles a lot to the traditional Mario from 1980's with an inspiration from most of the endless runners available in the market such as Subway Surfers, where you have to run and jump in order to navigate.
Starting with the World Tour mode, you come across 6 different worlds with 24 new levels but the game restricts you to only 3 levels on the Free version. In this mode, you travel through plains, caverns, ghost houses, airships, castles, and more.
In Toad Rally, you compete against your friends and challenge people from around the globe, collect coins and Toads in each game. Participating in each race requires tickets, which can be acquired in a variety of ways, such as clearing worlds or through bonus games in your kingdom.
And lastly, in Kingdom Builder, you gather coins and Toads in the Toad Rally to build your own kingdom with buildings and decorations.
To curb the game's piracy, you need an internet connection throughout, as claimed by developers.Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario, speaking with Mashable said, "For consumers who are purchasing the game, we want to make sure that we're able to offer it to them in a way that the software is secure, and that they're able to play it in a stable environment."