'Super Mario Run' jumps to Android in March
MANILA, Philippines – Rejoice, Android users. Super Mario Run – the gaming icon's first appearance on smartphones – officially comes to Android users in March.
Nintendo of America made the announcement on Twitter early Friday morning, January 20.
The hit game broke App Store records when it first launched on iOS back in December 2016, reaching 40 million downloads in a matter of days. It was a sign that the digital plumber's popularity had not waned since the '80s – proving as much even on a new platform.
Since late December, Android users have been able to pre-register for the game, with the promise of being notified when it's finally available for download. Today, gamers finally have a specific month to look forward to.
Super Mario Run is a mobile-friendly take on the franchise's signature 2D platforming gameplay. Mario runs automatically, with the player tapping on the screen to make him jump. The iOS version retailed for $9.99, a price tag that Nintendo faced some criticism for. No word yet on whether the Android version will retail for the same price or less. – Rappler.com