Super Mario Run

Super Mario Run adds new ‘Easy Mode’

Super Mario Run adds new ‘Easy Mode’

Super Mario Run fans now have access to a new 'Easy Mode' that, obviously, makes it easier to play the game's courses 'pressure-free.' The new mode is a welcomed addition for kids, those unfamiliar with the nature of mobile games, and anyone who wants to waste some time without feeling the pressure. According to Nintendo, this new mode, among other things, gets rid of the time constraint.

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Super Mario Run hits 78m downloads, but only a small number of users paid

Super Mario Run hits 78m downloads, but only a small number of users paid

Nintendo's recent round of earnings were bolstered by its efforts in the mobile space, led by Super Mario Run. Launched back in December for iOS, Super Mario Run got off to an excellent start, hitting 50 million downloads in just about a week's time. Today we're getting updated download numbers from Nintendo, along with a better idea of how many people actually paid to continue playing.

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Super Mario Run will sprint into Android in March

Super Mario Run will sprint into Android in March

Android faithful, fear not! Nintendo has neither forgotten nor abandoned you. While it may seem that way as it has been more than a month since Super Mario Run landed on iOS, the feisty Italian plumber will be searching for his princess on Google’s platform really soon now. And by “soon”, we mean “in two months. Nintendo has teased on Twitter that Super Mario Run will be coming to Android some time in March. This year, of course. Provided there aren’t any more delays.

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iOS App Store kicks off 2017 with record-setting New Year’s Day

iOS App Store kicks off 2017 with record-setting New Year’s Day

It looks like the iOS App Store is off to a strong start to 2017, with Apple announcing today that New Year's Day was a record-setting one for the digital storefront. On top of that, Apple also announced that 2016 was a "record-shattering year," for the App Store. It seems that now is a good time to be an Apple developer, assuming you can claw your way into the top grossing and most popular charts.

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Nintendo sees mobile dollar signs, plans two or three games per year

Nintendo sees mobile dollar signs, plans two or three games per year

Hot on the heels of Super Mario Run's launch, Nintendo is further committing to more mobile games in the future. Of course, we already knew that Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing mobile games are planned, but in a recent interview with Kyoto NP, Nintendo President Takeshi Kimishima got a little more specific about what to expect on the mobile front in the future. In short: don't expect Nintendo to just release a handful of games on mobile and then go back to developing exclusively on consoles.

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Super Mario Run nets 50 million downloads, free Toad Rally tickets incoming

Super Mario Run nets 50 million downloads, free Toad Rally tickets incoming

Just a few days after Nintendo announced that Super Mario Run had hit 40 million downloads, it's back with another milestone announcement. Super Mario Run has crossed 50 million downloads worldwide, and as a result, Nintendo is going to hand out some free in-game goodies. It would seem that Super Mario Run's app store dominance continues on, at least for the time being.

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Super Mario Run cost survey: Nintendo reconsiders

Super Mario Run cost survey: Nintendo reconsiders

It looks like the controversy surrounding Super Mario Run's $9.99 price tag has prompted a response from Nintendo. The mobile gaming newcomer has sent out a survey to some Super Mario Run players, asking them a variety of questions about their feelings on the game. One question asks how much players think is a fair price to pay for it.

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Super Mario Run: 10 tips to master the game

Super Mario Run: 10 tips to master the game

Unless you’re a gamer hiding under a rock, you have probably heard about Nintendo’s real first mobile game. And unless you have a phobia of Italian plumbers in jumpers, you’ve probably already tried Super Mario run for a short while or are just about to. The game’s deceptive simplicity belies the somewhat non-trivial mechanics operating behind the scenes. Whether you’re a complete novice, a returning player, or a stumped regular, these tips could help you gain an edge and populate your self-established kingdoms with psychedelic and inappropriately named mushroom people.

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Super Mario Run’s $10 price is still making gamers furious

Super Mario Run’s $10 price is still making gamers furious

Nintendo's $10 price tag for Super Mario Run is still sending some gamers into paroxysms of rage, not to mention forcing down the company's share price. Negative reviews of the endless-runner game continue to crop up on the App Store, as players voice their frustration about having to pay more than the usual few bucks - or, indeed, pay at all - for the well-hyped title. That's not doing great things for Nintendo's overall performance.

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Super Mario Run tops 40 million downloads in just four days

Super Mario Run tops 40 million downloads in just four days

It's hard to imagine anything beating the success of Pokemon GO, but Super Mario Run might just be it. Nintendo announced this morning that Super Mario Run has enjoyed 40 million downloads around the world. That's pretty impressive, especially considering it only took four days to get there.

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Super Mario Run gains new friendly run mode

Super Mario Run gains new friendly run mode

The problem with a lot of mobile games is that they all require energy or something in the game to allow you to keep playing. In the case of Super Mario Run (check out our review here) you need Rally Tickets to play in the normal mode of the game. A new game mode has been added to the game called Friendly Run that allows you to play with your friends without having to shell out any Rally Tickets.

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Super Mario Run DLC isn’t planned, so don’t hold your breath

Super Mario Run DLC isn’t planned, so don’t hold your breath

Super Mario Run is a few days old and, unfortunately, not terribly exciting. Early reviews are lower than hoped for, with a glut of one-star reviews dragging down the game's overall App Store rating. The disappointment has resulted in Nintendo's shares falling, and now there's some bad news for those who did enjoy the game: there's no Super Mario Run DLC planned, so what you see is what you get.

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