Super Mario Run Coming to Android March 23rd

Super Mario Run

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.

Will this be how Super Mario Run looks on Android?
Will this be how Super Mario Run looks on Android?

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.

Angry Birds 2 Gets A Big Pig-Popping Update

Angry Birds 2 New Home Screen

Rovio, the developer team behind the Angry Birds franchise, has pushed out a big update to Angry Birds 2 for Android.  The update brings 80 new levels to the game, Hamsterdam and Mississpiggy River chapters.  There are also improved treasures with bigger awards for players.  Perhaps the most noticeable change is the completely new home screen in the game.

The new home screen completely changes from the old, world map view that has been in the game since its initial release.  Now you see all of the birds in your flock in the center of the screen.  The world map, the arena and the daily quest are all large icons on the right side of the display.  It is a much cleaner and simpler design.

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