Listen, if you’d told me that Mario was coming to a mobile platform, I would’ve exiled you to the depths of Hades for such a ridiculous statement, but that’s not the case here…
Nintendo’s very own Shigeru Miyamoto took to the stage at the Apple keynote to announce the Super Mario Run, an endless runner. The game will be available first on the iphone and iPad and eventually on the Android phones too.
According to its description,
In this game, Mario constantly moves forward through the courses while you use a variety of jumps to navigate. Mario will behave differently depending on the timing of your taps, so it’s up to you to show off particularly smooth moves, gather coins, and reach the goal.
There are three different game modes to play. The first mode features challenging courses for you to complete while collecting coins. The second mode has you challenge the play data of other players to show who can beat a course with the most style to impress Toads into joining you. In the third mode, you get to create your own Mushroom Kingdom using the coins and Toads collected by playing the first two game modes.
This will be the first time Mario has left his comfy home at Nintendo and ventured out into new territories. It’s also a step in the right direction for Nintendo and could hold great promises in the future.
Check out the trailer & gameplay here and witness history in the making.