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10th Sep 2016

Nintendo is making a Mario game for smartphones and it looks fab

Super Mario Run is coming to smartphone this December

Carl Anka

Sorry folks, all that talk about headphones means we almost forgot about this.

Mario is coming to smartphones. Just in time for Christmas.

Announced as part of the the Apple event on Wednesday, Super Mario Run will see the gaming’s most iconic hero make his way to iPhone and iPad this December.

A fun spin on the “endless runner” genre of mobile games, Super Mario Run will Mario automatically run across levels, while your taps allow him to jump and pull off all manner of nifty maneuvers in what looks like a modern update of classic Mario Bros gameplay.

As Shortlist reports, the game will have a number of distinct modes to prolong gameplay. Along with the main storyline there will be a cool ‘challenge’ mode that sees you try and beat other players’ scores by “collecting coins and impressing Toads with daring moves”.

Sounds like a fun way to give Mario on the move a fun multiplayer element.

Added to that, there will be a creator mode, that allows you to build your own Mushroom Kingdom using the coins and Toads collected by playing the first two game modes.

Now that is something we cannot wait for.

Despite being announced at an Apple event, Android users shouldn’t fret – as we understand it a version of the game will be available at a later date.

And best of all, Super Mario Run is promising ton provide its basic experience for free, with some “additional” content available to purchase later.

Oh Nintendo, you are spoiling us this winter.