Super Mario Run for iOS Announced


Nintendo has announced a new mobile game coming to iOS called Super Mario Run. The game was announced today at Apples iPhone 7 reveal. The game will be an auto runner where Mario automatically sprints from left to right, and players will need to tap the screen to make him jump and collect coins.

The main goal will be to get to the flagpole as quickly as possible, with power-ups collected along the way to change the in-game mechanics.

“For the past 30 years every time Mario has encountered a new platform he has evolved and continued running towards a new goal. Now Mario is running towards his next goal: iPhone,” said Miyamoto.

Along with the standard left to right game mode, a new Battle Mode called “Toad Rally” was also announced for the game, where players pick an opponent to compete against. There is no flagpole in this game mode, you simply run til you run out of time. You’ll be able to play against friends, or people around the world.

“We have created Super Mario Run to be perfect for playing on your iPhone,” Miyamoto said in a press release published after the game’s announcement. “For the first time ever, players will be able to enjoy a full-fledged Super Mario game with just one hand, giving them the freedom to play while riding the subway or my favorite, eating a hamburger.”

The game will launch in the iOS App Store in December, with pricing yet to be announced. However, an App Store listing has already appeared for the game, further explaining what the game is.

“In this game, you constantly move forward through the courses while using a variety of jumps to navigate. Your character will behave differently depending on the timing of your taps, so it’s up to you to show off particularly smooth moves, gather coins, and reach the goal.”

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