Super Mario Run is now live on the App Store — buy it yourself for $9.99. The much-anticipated game is Nintendo’s first real attempt to puts its storied back catalogue of video game characters to use in the mobile world. Super Mario Run is a take on the endless runner type of game, letting players control Mario in a traditional side-scrolling platformer environment, but with just one control: tap to jump.
Initial thoughts – The game is great. It’s a Mario game through and through. Nintendo still has a bit of work to do around the rest of the app though. The sign up process isn’t that great. Nintendo are still using the rubbish numbers based Player ID system for gamer tags.