A day earlier than expected, Super Mario Run is now available to download and install on your Android devices. 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 follows 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.
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.
Head over to the Play Store to download and kill the rest of your Wednesday afternoon or evening.