WATCH | "Super Mario Run," Nintendo's new mobile-platform game, drops today.
It's the first time Nintendo's mascot has been officially featured in a mobile game. The video game pioneer previously kept the Mario franchise exclusive to its console and hand-held devices.
The app was first announced in early September at Apple's annual iPhone event.
New life for a classic character
It is based heavily on the traditional side-scrolling platformers that dominated the "Super Mario" series early on. There are three different methods of gameplay:
- World Tour (the traditional adventure mode where players navigate through stages and collect coin)
- Toad Rally (the game's form of online competition)
- Kingdom Builder (where characters can construct a kingdom, and unlock prizes and additional content)
Sorry, Android users
Other characters can also be unlocked, including Luigi, Yoshi and Toad.
The game (free to demo, $9.99 for the full version) is available exclusively in the App Store for iOS devices.
An Android-compatible version is expected to be released sometime in 2017.
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