The wait is finally over as Nintendo officially declared a release date for their popular mobile title, Super Mario Run, for android. In a tweet made from Nintendo America, the company confirmed that the game is going to be available to android users on March 23. This can be in line with Nintendo’s previous announcement that the game would hit the Google Play store sometime in March.
Super Mario Run Available On Android From March 23
Previously, Super Mario Run was exclusive to Apple devices and ranked in over $53 million in revenue. It was launched in December in 151 countries, and has been downloaded 78 million times. However, the mobile title didn’t manage to reach the mega status the company initially hoped. Super Mario Run is a traditional two-dimensional game. The whole game is played in a portrait mode. All throughout the game, you’re tapping on the screen to move Mario forward to collect coins, jump off coins and step on enemies.
But even as Nintendo gears up to bring the game to the android platform, the question remains whether android users would be ready to pay $10 (or approx Rs 670) to play a side-scrolling endless runner style game. If are keen to play Super Mario Run on your android device. Then you need to register as of now to receive the notification of the download on March 23.
“Android version of #SuperMarioRun will be available on 3/23 with the Ver(sion).2.0.0 update!” @NintendoAmerica tweeted on Saturday.
Nintendo launched Super Mario Run in December 2016 for iPhone and has witnessed around 78 million downloads till date. “Android users can get version 2.0.0 upon release, while iPhone users can get an update to the version on the same day. The update can add some new playable characters to the game,” the Verge reported. The game features 3 modes — World Tour, toad Rally and Kingdom Builder — and is free to download. Although the game is free to download, but to play beyond the first 3 levels, one must pay a one-time $10 (or approx Rs 670) fee. Evidently a little over 5 per cent of Super Mario Run users have paid the price to unlock the full game. This is mainly due to its $10 price, if we consider the price of other most popular games from Google Play or App stores.