'Super Mario Run' Is Finally Available For Android Devices: App Set To Launch On March 23
Finally, Android users will now be able to play "Super Mario Run." Nintendo USA tweeted the announcement and said that the game will be available on March 23.
The tweet reveals that "Super Mario Run" will, at last, be part of the Android universe. In the same post, Nintendo urged players to pre-register to get the game on time.
Many observers have all guaranteed that servers will be crowded during the launch. The news ends the game's iOS exclusivity in a deal that's coming to an end. According to Express, the game was first announced during the iPhone 7 launch last year. Up until now, the game was only available for iOS users. Now, owners of Android devices can now share the fun brought by the world's most famous plumber.
The game is an endless running game copied from the concept of "Temple Run." The map is full of obstacles in which players must avoid by tapping the screen.
Recently, the game just added a new battle mode. The mode allows players to go against different gamers around the world.
"Super Mario Run" has already reached 50 million downloads as of writing. With the addition of new Android OS players, that number can double anytime soon.
The app reached 40 million downloads four days after its release. To celebrate the worldwide achievement, Nintendo decided to give fans a treat. The company gave 10 Rally Tickets for the Toad mode. A recent update added a new "Friendly Run" game mode that lets you race against ghosts of friends in the Toad Rally.
The game, however, does suffer some criticism despite its caveats. First iOS users have complained that the game is quite expensive. It costs about $10 to play the game.
The other problem is the game needs a constant internet connection for players to play. Sadly, without the internet, having a running session with the Mario is impossible.
Despite the minor issues, the game is overall a great time killer and app. It's still unclear if Nintendo plans to address this issue on the Android version.