Super Mario Run Coming To iOS In December

At Apple’s iPhone 7 Press Conference yesterday, Shigeru Miyamoto joined with Apple on stage to announce, Super Mario Run for mobile devices. Super Mario Run is an endless runner game featuring everyone’s favorite mustachioed plumber. The game can be played with one hand as it is a smart phone game and marks the first mobile game that Nintendo has released starring Mario, who is arguably the most popular and well recognized gaming mascot in the world.
Developed exclusively for iOS as part of Nintendo’s agreement with DeNA, Super Mario Run sees Mario running from left to right automatically, but features the series’ signature 2D level design. The game will also heavily feature a similar aesthetic to the New Super Mario Bros. series on the 3DS and Wii consoles. The game will also feature Toad Rally, a multiplayer mode where players compete againstĀ  friends for the high score, which is earned by collecting coins while impressing Toads by doing daring moves as players progress though the levels. Players can then use these rewards to build their own Mushroom Kingdom.
As of now, the game is available for pre-download on iOS where players can schedule the App Store to alert them when the game is available for download later this year in December. The game will be free to download, however a one-time in-app purchase will be required to unlock all of the game’s content.
What do you think of this announcement? Are you looking forward to the first game produced from Nintendo’s partnership with mobile gaming giant, DeNA? Let us know in the comments.

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Damien Chambers

Before I became a Geek Under Grace I was a student of Journalism and have always aspired to write for a gaming and geek culture publication. I am truly blessed to have found an outlet to reach not only thousands of fans, but those who may not have yet found Christ. My favorite genre of games is third-person/sandbox games. I like the freedom that they allow both in gameplay and in scale and they just seem less bland and limited than more linear titles. I still have a soft spot for RPG games but I now enjoy JRPGs far less than I did as a child because they are still basically the exact same as they always were, with a few exceptions of course. I also enjoy playing more tactical third-person multiplayer shooters or first-person shooters that try to shake things up. I absolutely hate games based on WWII or Vietnam as those settings and those types of gameplay have been done to death. Though I am not opposed to a future Assassin's Creed title being set during one of these wars. I also typically tend to stay away from MOBA's as they are notorious for abusive, and generally unsavory online communities. My favorite game of all time is Chrono Trigger, which ironically enough is a JRPG but its one that I consider untouchable in quality. The runner-up for my favorite game of all time would be Star Fox 64.

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