“Super Mario Run — Nintendo’s first Mario game for smartphones — is now available on Android, following its launch on iOS last year, in a surprise launch ahead of the originally announced March 23rd release date.”
Super Mario Run is Nintendo’s second smartphone game, the first being Miitomo. The company no doubt annoyed some Android users when it announced Super Mario Run at the iPhone 7 launch event, only promising that the game would be available for Android at some point. Now the game has finally arrived on the Play Store.
Super Mario Run Pricing
Like the iOS version, Super Mario Run on Android is a free download that comes with a trial of the World Tour, Toad Rally, and Kingdom Builder modes, with courses courses 1-1 to 1-4 included for free. The full game is available through a single in-app purchase of $9.99, and unlike Fire Emblem: Heroes, there are no micro-transactions.
New things in android release
This release of game gives free players more to do before they hit the paywall. If you have the free version of the game, you can now complete one of Bowser’s challenges to unlock course 1-4, which happens to be the game’s first castle stage, in which you will face off against Bowser himself.
If you can beat course 1-4, you will also gain access to new courses in the Toad Rally mode, allowing you to collect green and blue Toads as well as the red Toads that were previously available to free players.
■New playable characters added!
You can now get different colored Yoshis to join! Play Toad Rally with a Yoshi of a particular color to get more Toads of that color!
■More of the game is now available to play for free!
・ Bowser’s Challenges are now available!
By completing one of Bowser’s challenges you can unlock the previously locked course 1-4, where you can do battle with Bowser!
You can check the details of Bowser’s challenges by tapping 1-4.
If you clear course 1-4…
・ You will get new courses to play in Toad Rally! On the newly playable courses, red Toads will also be joined by blue and green ones to cheer you on!
・ You will be able to get buildings from the Shop that you previously couldn’t using those blue and green Toads. Among the buildings you can get is the Blue Yoshi’s House, which lets Blue Yoshi join your adventure!
■New buildings to be added.
Look forward to the new buildings that will be added in an upcoming event!
■Easier to get Rally Tickets in the Bonus Game House.
You can use the Rally Tickets you get to play Toad Rally!
■Easy Mode can now be selected at the entrance of World Tour courses.
You’ll now be able to clear those trickier courses using Easy Mode!
■The appearance rates of different colored Toads in Toad Rally has been adjusted.
You’ll be able to get lots of Toads and use them to get more buildings!
■Adjustments have been made to the tutorial to make it easier to understand.
The tutorial will appear upon launching the game for the first time. Or, you can access it any time by tapping the How to Play button on the lower-right corner of the World Tour screen.
Learn all about Mario’s special actions, pink coins, and more!
■Ease of play has been improved.
・ Adjusted the number of Rally Tickets that you get from the ? Block.
・ Adjusted the requirements to get some buildings in the Shop.
■Other changes and improvements.