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Super Mario Run review: Can an old plumber learn new tricks?

December 16, 2016 7:16 AM
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Super Mario Run review: Can an old plumber learn new tricks?

Super Mario Run is finally here – Nintendo's first real foray into mobile gaming has landed on the Apple App Store today and we are taking it for a spin!

If you haven't heard by now, Super Mario Run is an automatic runner game that takes the core concept of Mario titles of yore – which is running and jumping – and simplifies it even further by taking the burden directional movement out of the equation. In other words, Mario runs on his own from left ...

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Mjf1285

December 16, 2016 7:22 AM

Eh.... it's not as fun as I thought it would be even after paying the $10. Oh well.

Tizo101

December 16, 2016 7:22 AM

hehehe, people are regretting the buy

EC112987

December 16, 2016 7:21 AM

Close the app store it should work

azuleyez

December 16, 2016 7:21 AM

It's not available yet. Still says "Notify" in the App Store.

Nine1Sickness

December 16, 2016 7:21 AM

So much hype for such a poorly thought out game. Anyone can beat this game with their eyes closed using the tip of their thingy while slapping a monkey.

Rydsmith

December 16, 2016 7:20 AM

Still pissed about WW2?

Valdomero

December 16, 2016 7:19 AM

Good it doesn't have in-app purchases

Settings

December 16, 2016 7:19 AM

The moment in mobile gaming when Sonic Jumps and Mario Runs. What's happening to Nintendo?

xq10xa

December 16, 2016 7:18 AM

So is PA going to rate all games or just this one for Apple?

AlikMalix

December 16, 2016 7:17 AM

Wish all the games were like this!!! I think this game is overhyped, but I still want to play it - and regardless if I continue playing it after the trial they gonna get my money because of the no feemium model.

Luuthian

December 16, 2016 7:17 AM

Not feeling it... the game is pretty weak and controls are a tad awkward. The three Rayman games are much better runners and an enth of the price.

Subie

December 16, 2016 7:17 AM

Once again - trolling another Japanese company... Yup it's Hallyu!

Hallyu

December 16, 2016 7:17 AM

It's such an useless and disgusting game ever. I don't understand why the hype? Plus there was a rumor (very likely) that the Nintendo chief is a pervert and got sued from his ex employees for sexual abuse. The thing to consider is that: don't follow the crowd you don't really know what you're doing.

Zylam

December 16, 2016 7:17 AM

Great review, the screenshots and such, you put a lot of hard work went into it. Really incredible. I tried the game, haven't played a Nintendo game in ages, I've just moved on, not too bad I guess for the mega Mario fan, but maybe a little closer to the core Mario experience with the controls might have been better. Probably won't be picking this up or playing it more than a day or two.

xondk

December 16, 2016 7:17 AM

They are trying to find their place, in a market that has shifted from gameplay focus to graphic focus (though there are signs of it finally shifting back again) as well as a rising mobile app market.

ibend

December 16, 2016 7:16 AM

pervert chief doesn't have anything to do with this game's quality :-/