DUBAI – The wait for Android users is finally over. Thanks to Nintendo for finally bringing the best childhood game into Android recently.
The first Super Mario Run was released on December to iOS users only and after 99 days, it has finally arrived to Android.
One can play the Mario game using one hand and control him by tapping as he constantly runs forward.
The newly arrived app can be downloaded for free and play the three worlds: World Tour, Toad Rally, and Kingdom Builder.
One has to shell out at least $10 (AED 36) to play all six remaining worlds.
In this stage, one should run and jump with style to save Princess Peach from Bowser’s clutches. Mario will travel through plains, caverns, ghost houses, airships, castles, among others.
This level, on the other hand, is a game changer.
Mario competes against one’s friends, and challenges other people from all over the world. Mario gets to be cheered by a crowd of Toads while garnering scores and coins. If Mario wins, the cheering Toads will come live in his kingdom and will grow afterwards.
In order to build a kingdom, Mario should gather more coins and Toads. He’ll combine different buildings and decorations to create his own unique kingdom.
Android users hail Super Mario run
Positive reactions are being given by some people on the internet to the developers of the game.
One of them is actor and comedian Nick Mundy where he took to Twitter to express his thoughts about the game: “I’ve played Super Mario Run more than I’ve played any video game in the last 10 years.”
Ben Gilbert of businessinsider.com said in his article that the game “is really, really good.”
“So, should you spend $10 on “Super Mario Run?” I think you should, yes,” he urged users.
Meanwhile, not everyone on Twitter is impressed by the new game on Android: “Come on, you can do better than this jumpy, glitch mess on Super Mario Run for Android. Bunch of freezing, not very fun,” @g_cmobile90 stated.
Four days after it’s airing on Google Play, it has already 461,658 downloads as of this writing.
An asia.nikkei.com report quoted Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima that revenue from the game “did not meet our expectations.”