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Mario jumps to Apple iOS with exclusive platformer

Nintendo's famous plumber jumps over to Apple's iOS platform in new smartphone exclusive

By Derek Strickland from Sep 7, 2016 @ 12:36 CDT

UPDATE: Super Mario Run will only be timed exclusive on Apple's App Store, and will eventually come to Android platforms at an unspecific time.

Nintendo has announced that its first-ever real smartphone game will be exclusive to Apple's iOS platform.


In a surprise move, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto took the stage at Apple's iPhone 7 event to reveal Super Mario Run, a light Mario Bros. platformer built around collecting coins, for iOS devices. Interestingly enough you can actually play Super Mario Run one-handed, and the game looks pretty spiffy from what we've seen so far. Sadly, Super Mario Run will feature in-app purchases, so that means microtransactions.

Super Mario Run offers three different game modes:

  1. The first mode features challenging courses for you to complete.
  2. In the second mode, you challenge the play data of other people's completed courses. You compete to see who can finish the course with the most style!
  3. In the third mode, you can create your own Muschroom Kingdom using coins collected by playing the first two game modes.

Super Mario Run will be a paid game, and it'll launch Holiday 2016 exclusively on Apple's iOS.

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