The exclusivity is over! iOS users have had 3 months of Mario time on their mobile devices but now the wait is over for Mario Android fans.
The 23rd of March 2017 is when Android users can finally get their fingers tapping as Mario faces the dangers in the Super Mario Run.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 18, 2017
If you are impatient and want to make sure you are one of the first Android users to download the game, then click here to pre-register on the Google Play store and you will be notified as soon as it is available.
While there is no word on the cost of the game, a free version is going to be available which allows you to try all three of these modes before purchasing the game:
Run and jump with style to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser’s clutches!
Travel through plains, caverns, ghost houses, airships, castles, and more…
To reach Bowser’s Castle, clear the 24 courses located across 6 worlds. There are many ways to enjoy the courses, such as collecting the 3 different types of colored coins or by competing for the highest score against your friends. You can try courses 1-1 to 1-4 for free.
Show off Mario’s stylish moves, compete against your friends, and challenge people from all over the world.
A challenge mode where the competition differs each time you play.
Compete against the stylish moves of other players for the highest score as you gather coins and get cheered on by a crowd of Toads. Fill the gauge with stylish moves to enter Coin Rush Mode to get more coins. If you win the rally, the cheering Toads will come live in your kingdom, and your kingdom will grow.
Gather coins and Toads to build your very own kingdom.
Combine different buildings and decorations to create your own unique kingdom. There are over 100 kinds of items in the Kingdom Builder mode. If you get more Toads in Toad Rally, the number of buildings and decorations available will increase. With the help of the friendly Toads you can gradually build up your kingdom.
What do you get when you purchase the game ?
- All courses in World Tour are playable – You can play all 24 courses over all 6 worlds.
- More playable characters – If you complete course 6-4 to rescue Peach, and build homes for Luigi, Yoshi, and Toadette in Kingdom Builder, you can get them to join your adventures as playable characters. They play differently to Mario, so you can try them out and put their special characteristics to good use in World Tour and Toad Rally
- More courses in Toad Rally – The types of courses available in Toad Rally will increase to seven different types of courses, expanding the fun! In the new additions, Purple and Yellow Toads may also come to cheer for you.
More buildings and decorations in Kingdom Builder – The types of buildings available will increase, so you’ll be able to make your kingdom even more lively. You can also place Rainbow Bridges to expand your kingdom.
It will be interesting to see how the Android community will react to the paid-for version as typically, Android users look for freebies and are not accustomed to spending money on apps like our Apple iOS friends who are forced to pay for virtually everything on their chosen operating system.
The Verge reported that “Nintendo launched the game in December exclusively on the iPhone, where it’s been downloaded 78 million times. Android users will get version 2.0.0 upon release, while iPhone users will get an update to the version on the same day. The update will add some new playable characters to the game.”
Mario has been part of my gaming collection forever where he and his buddies are constantly on my various Nintendo DS consoles. I am excited to have the mushroom eating plumber on my Android phone too.