Super Mario Run is now available on the App Store

Super Mario Run is now available on the App Store


As its name clearly implies, Super Mario Run is all about forward momentum. It’s a simple matter of physics — you can’t stop a Mario brother, you can only hope to temporary contain him with a well-placed pause block. As such, it should come as no surprise that the portly plumber jumped the gun a bit in the App Store.

Nintendo’s long-awaited title was slated for a 10AM PT release today, but managed to sneak out a bit early. The one-handed platformer is now available for download on the iPhone and iPad. As previously announced, the title comes with a decidedly lofty $10 price tag, though Nintendo will be making a trio of levels available as a sneak peek of an end-of-world castle available for free.

The game marks a key shift for the company, which had long avoided the mobile platform in favor of its own hardware. In September, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto hit the stage at the iPhone 7 event in San Francisco to announce the character’s smartphone debut, following in the wake of the massive surprise success of the Niantic-designed Pokemon Go.

The game offers an interesting take on the classic format, designed to play with a single hand in portrait mode. You can check out our early hands-on with the title, along with an interview with Nintendo of America president, Reggie Fils-Aimé.

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