Here’s how to try and play Nintendo’s Super Mario Run for iOS early right now ahead of the title’s release next week.
Nintendo’s highly-anticipated Super Mario Run title may be coming to App Stores worldwide on December 15th, but that doesn’t mean you actually need to wait that long to get a first hands-on experience of the title. Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo America, has used an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to not only show off and promote Nintendo’s new Switch console, but to also tell the world that Apple Stores in the United States and elsewhere will have Super Mario Run demonstrations running from today.
This isn’t going to be full version of Nintendo’s new game though, and it also requires interested individuals to physically get out and take themselves to a local Apple Store in order to try the game early.
Still, this is an excellent opportunity to see exactly what type of visuals, gameplay and overall experience Nintendo is looking to introduce with the creation of Super Mario Run for the iOS platform. This is actually the first time the iconic little Italian plumber has been brought to mobile devices in an official capacity so it needs to be executed properly.
Super Mario Run for iOS may feature Nintendo’s most iconic character, and the environment may look very similar to what Super Mario Bros fans are used to, but there’s a whole different experience happening with this title. This one-handed title will see Mario accelerating through a gorgeous and continuous environment, with the user being responsible for tapping at the right times to ensure that Mario not only collects all of the goodies and power-ups available throughout, but also avoids dangers and enemies.
Come next week, Nintendo will be offering the title as a free-of-charge download to all iOS users, and will also have an optional in-app purchase of around the $10 mark in order to unlock all of the available content. If you want to see what that $10 will get you, then you can head over to an Apple Store near you to check out the demo.
This particular release is expected to be a huge money-maker for Nintendo, with the appeal and worldwide pull of Mario expected to generate literally millions in revenue for the Japanese company. Demos aside, you’ll be able to get your hands on the full title this coming December 15th.
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