Mario fans, your wait is almost over. Nintendo has Tweeted that the long awaited Super Mario Run for Android will be released this coming Thursday, March 23rd. The endless runner style game has been exclusive to iOS since it was released in December last year with some 50 million downloads on that platform. With the release of the game on Android, that’s likely to easily double in just a few weeks time.
In the game, you are the ever popular Mario and you are doing what you do best: Collecting coins and progressing your way through six worlds in the game. The way gameplay works is that you can only move forward, up or down so no going back to get coins you missed for example. The object of the game is to collect as many coins as you can before get to the flagpole at the end of the level before time runs out. Sound familiar? Oh, and yes you still can save Princess Peach and defeat Bowser too. There are two other game play modes as well to keep you entertained.
As far as pricing goes, it is likely that for Android it will follow the same model it has on iOS. That is, the game and the first three levels are free and to unlock the remaining three levels, you have a one time in-app purchase of $9.99. This isn’t confirmed but it makes sense that they would keep the pricing structure the same for each platform.
One thing that you need to be aware of with Super Mario Run is that it does require that you have an active Internet connection to play.
To pre-register for the game, head over to the Play Store and sign up. Once the game is released on the 23rd, you will get notified, can download it and start working your way through the six worlds and 24 levels offered by the unlocked game.