Super Mario Run Review and Everything You Need To Know
Have you ever wished that you could play a Mario game your smartphone? Well, we have some great news for you! Super Mario Run has been released for IOS , and this game is definitely going to be a hit. In this article we will explain everything you need to know about Nintendo’s newest mobile game.
Super Mario Run is a new type of Mario game that you can play with one hand. In this game, Mario runs automatically, you no longer have to hold down other buttons to make your character move! Since Mario is constantly moving, you cannot stop which is one of the few downsides to the game. A great feature they added is when you get to an obstacle that you have to time perfectly, they have added a block that pauses your character. A really tricky, but fun part of the game is timing everything perfectly so you don’t lose a life, and gathering as many coins as possible and of course, reaching the goal of the level.
Super Mario Run launched on December 15, 2016. The game is currently free to download. When starting the game you can only play a few missions unless you buy the full game for $9.99. You can download it in the IOS App Store for Iphones, Ipods, and Ipads. Android users can start joining the fun in 2017 on the Google Play Store.
Different Game Modes
The game features three different game modes. You have to earn in-game currency in the first two modes, to unlock the last mode. The last thing you have to do to unlock the last mode is unlock five other characters. If you’d like to see a description of each game mode coming straight from Nintendo, check below.
“Run and jump with style to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser’s clutches. Travel through plains, caverns, ghost houses, airships, castles, and more. Clear 6 new worlds filled with 24 brand-new course designed for one-handed play!”
So pretty much you’re goal for this game mode is to get to from the start to the finish of the level, yes it’s as simple as that! Be sure to collect as many coins as you can get!
“Show off Mario’s stylish moves, compete against your friends who also have the game 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. You can also perform stylish moves to fill up your gauge and launch into Coin Rush.”
In this mode you have to race against toads, while being as stylish as possible, and you get to pick your opponent. It’s a really fun game mode if you like being super stylish.
“Gather coins and Toads to build your very own kingdom. Create your unique kingdom with buildings and decorations that you acquire with coins collected in World Tour and Toad Rally challenges. Get the friendly Toads who cheered you on in Toad Rally to help make your kingdom bigger and better. There are over 100 items in the Kingdom Builder feature.”
In this mode you get to build your own village , it’s as straight forward as it can get! You have to spend coins to buy different buildings or decorations for your kingdom.
The courses are really fast, but the game still feels great. One of the few problems with the game is how fast-paced it is, like mentioned previously you can’t stop multiple times during the middle of a course. Mario is continuously running no matter what, he even jumps over small blocks and even small enemies. The game was really short and hopefully we can see some add-ons to it.
You have to be connected to WiFi, or have mobile data. Just like most other mobile games such as Pokemon Go, the game will not work unless connected to some sort of connection. This is a huge downside to the game, hopefully in the future we can see offline support added.
You can pick who your characters. That’s right, this game actually gives you the option between six different playable characters. You can play as Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, Toad and Toadette. The best part about this game is they allow different choices for everyone. Each character has their own style of running, jumping, speed and more.
Six worlds and 24 courses are available to be played. Each world has four different courses for you to play, these courses vary from multiple scenes. After you beat three of the courses on each world you have to go to the boss fight! Each world has at least one boss fight, a few have two.
For a mobile game, the graphics are honestly really good, and somehow the game still has the old school console Mario game we all know and love. Part of that is because the look of the game, it’s 2.5D styled game. But just because it’s a 2.5D game doesn’t mean it’s completely different, it still has the great movement, amazingly designed worlds and fun gameplay.
Is the game worth it / Should you buy it ?
While the game is short, it is very fun. It feels almost just like any other Mario game that I have played. Should you buy it? I think yes, if you are a huge Mario fan or a huge gamer you should definitely try Super Mario Run. I had fun playing throughout every different world and every different course! Let us know if you will be trying out Super Mario Run , and be sure to leave feedback about the game in the comments.