Super Mario Run

Free to download, $10 to fully enjoy.

Nintendo is starting their dip into the Mario mobile gaming market soon with Super Mario Run. The platformer was originally announced by Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto at an Apple press event back in September.

In a press release, Nintendo announced that Super Mario Run will be available for download from the Apple App Store on December 15th, 2016. No word on when exactly it will hit Android, though Nintendo has said it will happen “at some point in the future.” The game will be free to download and play, but it’ll cost you $9.99 if you want the full experience of all of the three different play modes. Not a terrible price for a full-fledged Super Mario mobile game.

The newly released trailer shows a couple minutes of gameplay. Mario runs forward on the platform automatically but requires finger taps to jump to pick up coins, collect power-ups, and avoid enemies. The levels look like classic Super Mario Bros. worlds, from simple grassy terrain to dank caves to platforms in the clouds to Boo Houses to Bowser Castles. The objective remains the fun classic: get to the flagpole and don’t die.

At release, Super Mario Run will be available on iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches in 151 countries and regionsIt will support English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Russian, and traditional Chinese language options.

Visit the official Super Mario Run website for more information and video clips, as well as pre-registration for the game.

Here is some footage from Nintendo Mobile.

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