The Super Mario Run App was released on December 15, 2017, only for the iOS Store and is already beating download records. This is the first time Nintendo is making a bet on online games after being so any years on the sidelines.
If you’re a Mario fan, you’ll have no problems recognizing the gameplay and all the characters of the New Super Mario Bros. With different play modes, it’s worth to see what Nintendo has come up with with the New Mario App game.
Despite there are already some heavy critics to the Super Mario Run App, you’ve got to see all that it has to offer.
Super Mario Run Review:
The Super Mario Run App has got the attention of millions of people, and not only old-school Mario fans. This was a huge bet not only on the Nintendo side that is entering the mobile games for the first time, as on the Apple side who has been promoting this game, creating an enormous buzz around it since this is exclusive to the Apple App Store.
With powerful graphics and all the characters that are present in the Super Mario games, there’s nothing you’ll be missing. However, there’s a catch. You’ll need to pay a fee if you want to play the complete game.
App Interface / Usability:
The Super Mario Run App has three different playing modes. Two of them – the World Tour and Toad Rally, can be played using only one hand. According to the developers, this allows the gamers to keep playing Mario while they’re eating a hamburger.
This is a huge step for Nintendo since when you’re playing on a Wii controller, you actually need the two hands and have multiple buttons to use. However, when playing the Super Mario Run App, you just need to tap to jump, which makes it very easy to play. You can also decide on how higher you want to jump and, for this, all you need to do is to make a longer press. Besides, the button is most of the screen so you won’t miss it.
Despite most App games with one single button to jump are usually bad, this isn’t the case of the Super Mario Run App. And this is because this game has a lot of feels. Mario has different flips and jumps, and he can also slide down vertical blocks. Besides, different mechanisms to reverse, halt and stall were added to the game with bubbles to take you backward, backflip blocks, stop blocks, special wraparound levels, and even doors on ghost levels.
When playing the Super Mario Run App you’ll also have a timer that will kill you if it runs out.
The Super Mario Run App game is divided into three different modes, despite the World Tour clearly dominates the game:
#1: World Tour
The World Tour is divided into different worlds. When you reach the end of each world, you’ll get the Bowzer’s castle boss, as a typical Mario game.
#2: Toad Rally
This is a more social and unconventional game mode. When you’re playing the Toad Rally, your goal is to beat other players’ performances. You’ll see the ghost of the other player when you’re playing and you’ll need to get more coins and outperform your rival, within the time required.
#3: Kingdom Builder
In this mode, you have the chance to build your own kingdom by spending the rewards you won on the two previous modes. You can start by building your kingdom and you can also get new buildings as well as different decorations. Some of the buildings can offer you some goodies. And if you manage to make some Toads impressed with your kingdom, they will live in your kingdom. This wouldn’t be much but if you manage to get the same color ones, you’ll be able to unlock other stuff.
When you download the Super Mario Run App, you’ll have a limited version of the app. You’ll only access the three first levels of the World Tour. In order to get the complete game, you’ll need to pay $9.99.
The Super Mario Run App has gathered both applauses and critics. In what concerns the applauses they come from both old and new Mario fans who just feel the game is highly intuitive and addictive. They just can’t stop playing it, and there’s always so much to do. On the critic’s side, we get the price that you need to pay – $10 – for the full version of the game and the fact that you just can’t play it when you don’t have a Wi-Fi connection.
Overall, the Super Mario Run App is a great game that you’ll enjoy playing. With their simple controls that only require one hand on two of the modes, the ability to conquer new worlds, build your kingdom and play against your friends and beat their records, this is a great bet on the Nintendo side. Despite $10 may be considered a bit expensive for many players since this is a mobile game, the fact is that it’s totally worth it. The designers work on the game is exceptional and they managed to transport the real Mario to the mobile devices. The only huge disadvantage is really the fact that you can only play the game when you’re online. And when you’re playing a mobile game, this is absolutely frustrating.