Super Mario Run is coming to Android after all. After shying away initially from the platform stating piracy issues, Nintendo has finally come around. The game which released amidst much fanfare for iOS on December is Nintendo’s debut venture into the smartphone space with its nostalgic video game character.
Spotted by 9to5Google, the game is now listed for pre-register on Google Play Store. Once you sign up, you will be alerted when the game is ready for download.
The game has been designed to be played using one hand. It is a one-tap 2D platformer where Mario automatically runs through worlds. Players have to press the screen to avoid enemies, jump onto ledges and collect coins and mushrooms and the usual goodies.
The game has three modes- World Tour, Toad Rally and Kingdom Builder.
World Tour: Run and jump with style to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser’s clutches! Travel through plains, caverns, Ghost Houses, airships, castles, and more.
Toad Rally: 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. If you’re impressive enough, the Toads may even come live in your kingdom.
Kingdom Builder: Gather coins and Toads to build your very own kingdom. Create your unique kingdom with buildings and decorations that you acquire with the help of Toads gathered in Toad Rally.
Like the iOS version, one is free to try out the modes till a certain point after which the player needs to make a one-time payment to unlock all the levels. For iOS, the price is Rs 620. It is highly likely that the same price will be maintained for Android for as well.
While the exact date of release has not been mentioned in the listing, it is now certain that the game is indeed coming to Android sooner.