Playable Demos of 'Super Mario Run' in Apple Stores From Today

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    iOS devices in brick-and-mortar Apple Stores around the world are running playable demos of Nintendo's highly anticipated Super Mario Run from today, December 7, for those eager to get an early taster of the new game.

    The announcement was made by Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime on Wednesday evening's The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, during which a playable version of the company's upcoming Switch console was also shown.


    Super Mario Run is Nintendo's first major attempt to crack mobile gaming and is the first of many titles planned for the platform. Driven by its iconic character, the game is expected to generate millions of dollars in revenue for the company. Engadget has posted a remarkably positive hands-on of the free runner title for anyone interested to learn more.

    Super Mario Run is set to debut on the App Store on December 15 for iPhone and iPad. The game will be a free download with a $10 in-app purchase required to unlock the full content.

    Article Link: Playable Demos of 'Super Mario Run' in Apple Stores From Today
  2. RDowson, Dec 8, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2016
  3. itsmilo macrumors 68020


    Sep 15, 2016
    A link after all this text would have been nice ...
  4. Telos101 macrumors regular


    Apr 29, 2016
    Apple Stores, like, in the street. Not the App Store!
  5. Douglas B macrumors regular

    Douglas B

    Feb 25, 2010
    Your profile face palm suits your post perfectly. :)

    Aside: I'm not a huge Mario fan but I'll buy this game as an encouragement for Nintendo to put more games on iOS.
  6. DEXTERITY macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2004
    About time Nintendo - Reggie should have pushed this agenda long time ago
  7. Nimrad macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2010
    Wonder if this will sell more than the Wii U.
  8. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
  9. LatestOne macrumors member


    Mar 16, 2016
    The game will be coming exclusively to iOS, at least at first, playable on the iPhone and iPad. However, according to a Kotaku report, Nintendo may be planning an Android release in 2017. But Windows users will likely never see the game on the platform.
  10. Kaibelf Suspended


    Apr 29, 2009
    Silicon Valley, CA
    Normally I do t like runners but Nintendo usually has really good gameplay so I might try this one.
  11. djeeyore25 macrumors 6502


    Dec 23, 2014
    New York City
  12. Bearxor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2007
    Is anyone really excited about this? There are plenty of "run" games with overly-simplified controls available right now on the App Store... I guess I just can't get it up over something like this ESPECIALLY for $10.
  13. dumastudetto macrumors 68030

    Aug 28, 2013
    I am excited because this is a real Nintendo made game utilising IP they are very protective of.
  14. smacrumon macrumors 68030


    Jan 15, 2016
  15. rosalindavenue, Dec 8, 2016
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    rosalindavenue macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2003
    Virginia, USA
    Seems odd that the screenshots are in portrait and not landscape.

    EDIT: Ah nevermind the game is made to be played in portrait, per the verge (sidebar)
  16. smacrumon, Dec 8, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2016

    smacrumon macrumors 68030


    Jan 15, 2016
    Super Mario is what games should be like on iOS.

    Currently iOS is filled with half baked dough that's aimed to pick pocket iTunes user's wallets. So much trash games, trash casino rubbish, trash gems, trash be a celebrity rubbish etc on iOS. Super Mario will usher in a higher level of game quality. Let's hope more developers embrace the spirit of Shigeru Minamoto in their work as well.

    Steve Jobs would have loved Nintendo coming to iOS.

    Nintendo thinks about
    DESIGN. They experiment and try things. Sometimes they miss the mark, but sometimes, they really get it right, so right on. Nintendo markets their new ideas, and thankfully they don't let the market develop their ideas like a lot of companies do. That's what I love about Nintendo. They go with the gut.
  17. Speedy Dingo macrumors regular

    Speedy Dingo

    Jun 4, 2010
    Unfortunately it most probably will. Shame really, as the Wii U is a very underrated console. Lots of great Mario games on it, ironically.

    Nintendo always said the game was coming to iOS "first" in time for holiday season in 2016. An android version will probably debut early 2017.

    It's funny how people complain now about paying $10 for a game that will probably be quite fun to play, and knowing Nintendo will have hidden depth to it to master. Nintendo isn't going to make a simple endless runner where all you do is swipe up and down and repeat. Yes the premise of the game controls are simple swipe gestures, but if you've ever played a Mario game or Nintendo game in general, you'll know there'll be hidden secrets and fun things to discover. And best of all it's $10 with no IAP. Or would you rather keep buying life packs of 5 for $3.99 or wait 9hrs before your lives are back?
  18. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    I think most of you assume we are all gamers. A lot of us are just casual gamers. So no $10 is not going to break my bank. But, $10 for a game in which the novelty of it being a Mario game will where off in a few weeks?

    I think those of us who are casual gamers might think it is cool to be playing Mario on an IOS device. But after a few weeks it would just be another game you downloaded that you don't really play that often. Does that make sense?
  19. BreadofWonder macrumors member


    Feb 2, 2016
    Oh, I agree. I just couldn't possibly justify spending $10 on software for my $850 phone. Money doesn't grow on trees, you know. /s

    In all honesty, if this is truly a quality game, I welcome the price (any iPhone owner can definitely afford it). If it does well, it could encourage other big name developers to really invest in making great games for smartphones and not just boring cash grabs that you'll only play once and then forget about.
  20. Speedy Dingo macrumors regular

    Speedy Dingo

    Jun 4, 2010
    Yeah I understand what you're saying, and in that case if you're a casual gamer who enjoys the freemium or 99c games that get played a few times and then deleted, $10 for Mario might seem excessive. Still, from my understanding the game will actually be free to download and it's $10 to unlock all the features of the game, so casual gamers can try it out without buying anything.
  21. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    The Wii U's hardware is great, but it never had the software to justify the purchase. I did buy it, and I think I regret it.

    I bought it assuming that it'd get a main series 3D Mario and Zelda. Mario never came at all. The Zelda got delayed until it became a simultaneous release on both Wii U and Switch.

    Running through the list of games that I got for it... Yoshi, Star Fox (Guard is vastly better than Zero, just BTW), Rayman Legends, Kirby, Pikmin, and Toad.

    I tried the demos for Mario Maker, 3D Mario Land, Splatoon, and Hyrule Warriors. None of them were appealing - I didn't waste my money on the full games.

    The best games I got for it were probably the Metroid Prime trilogy (just $10 - I'd already played all three when each was new, but the series is so great and $10 was such a bargin) and Fire Emblem. Kind of sad that best games on it were just downloadable virtual console titles.

    I'm hopeful that Nintendo knocks it off with having two platforms (Wii U and 3DS) and puts all of their developers to work making titles for the Switch. Hopefully they won't have another console that only gets 1-2 good games per year like they had with the Wii U.
  22. Bearxor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2007
    Sure, everyone with an iPhone coughed up $850+ for our phones at one time. /s

    I'm just not convinced from the footage shown that it's going to be this amazing experience that we have to play.

    Sure, I'll download it and try it out and see what's what but it's going to have to win me over. I'm just not that excited for it.
  23. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Anything will sell more than that thing. Even a repackaged non upgradable NES...
  24. deckard666 macrumors 6502


    Jan 16, 2007
    So is this going to be most profitable mobile game in history with over 20 million signed up to be emailed about it. Here in the UK its 7 quid so well over a hundred million from a mobile game ? Wow
  25. Sylvan macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2008

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