Our favorite Italian plumber will make his way into the world of smartphones with the new game Super Mario Run. This happens a little earlier than the release time everybody was expected, as it is already available for Android in certain countries.
The game maintains the old structure Nintendo has gotten players used to. After downloading the game, players receive a trial of all three modes, which are World Tour, Toad Rally, and Kingdom Builder. Then, for only $9.99, they can unlock the rest of the game and enjoy the exciting gaming experience.
Super Mario Run, top popularity on iOS
Super Mario Run first came as an iOS version near the end of last year. It received immense popularity, as it registered 40 million downloads only during the first four days after the release. At the end of January, the game had already reached 78 million downloads. However, Nintendo did not receive what they have expected.
Like the new Android version, the iOS Super Mario Run offered only a trial for download, and players had to pay to continue with the rest of the game. Unfortunately for Nintendo, only 5 percent of those downloads turned into further paying customers.
Given the price of $10 for a full game, Nintendo might be struggling with the same problem with the Android version. Many users might find such a price a bit high for a mobile game, thus they might choose to enjoy the three modes in the trial and then give up on the game.
New strategy for Android
For the Android game, Nintendo embraced a new rollout strategy. There is another solution for those players who are tired of waiting and still cannot download the game from Google Play Store. They can download and sideload the game from APK Mirror, which hosts the APK file for Super Mario Run.
If you are an iOS user, Nintendo prepared some new features for you, too. The game was updated to v2.0. It contains some new characters that you can play with and some more content. What is great is that the updates come to the free tier.
For instance, completing one of Bowser’s challenges unlocks the course 1-4, where players can fight with Bowser himself. If you are brave enough to complete these courses, then you can receive new ones for the Toad Rally mode.
This spring looks like it will bring a lot of excitement for Super Mario enthusiasts, as their favorite game receives new features and comes to all mobile versions.
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