You may not know; Super Mario Run is the first mobile device game that Nintendo developed. It is a harmonious combination between old classic gameplay and some modern features today.
At the beginning of the development of this application, Nintendo had to improve and edit a lot of times for players to experience comfortably on the touch screen. Super Mario Run is not only Nintendo’s new title, but it is also the first game developed by the famous developer on touch devices.
I highly appreciate this because Nintendo was originally a company that made handheld games. They have researched to create an adaptation for today’s players. Although Super Mario Run has both merits and drawbacks, it is not wrong to say that this game is very attractive to players.
At first, when I first came into the game interface, I thought that Super Mario Run was a normal horizontal game. But Nintendo has let Mario run automatically, similar to the familiar Temple Run. Mario will keep running to the right of the screen continuously, obstacles and monsters will appear accordingly.
What you need to do is control him so that he does not hit obstacles to run as far as possible. However, Super Mario Run is not merely running and dodging. There are some differences, for example, to jump quickly, the player must interact with the screen.
If you want to dance longer, you have to hold your hand. Although these are only basic support changes, Nintendo can still give players an exciting experience.
How to play Super Mario Run is very simple, with just one thumb, you can control this guy. But, when playing this game, what I received was not only entertainment but also familiar memories from childhood.
Similar to other games, Super Mario Run also has unique features that can satisfy any game player. Let me point out a few interesting things about this game:
Not Only Running and Dodging
Not only do the “advanced” techniques such as wall jumping, but they are also very easy to make, giving a very satisfying feeling to the player. Super Mario Run even has a haunted house, with puzzle elements like trying to avoid Boos or figuring out which door is real, and which one is a trap.
It is a pity that the familiar traditional mechanics of shooting flowers and special outfits are absent in Super Mario Run. They require the second button. But the consolation is that we still have stars to become “unmatched” in a given period.
Notably, characters Luigi and Toad can unlock for players to control, with skills that are a little different from Mario. The normal game screen ends when you control the character to jump into the familiar flagpole.
Particularly, the last stage of each world will be a competition with Bowser or a “traveling” on the same aircraft in Super Mario Bros. 3.
Highly Challenging with Increasing Difficulty
Initially, the gameplay was easy, styled for players to be familiar with the gameplay mechanism. But the more, the higher the difficulty increases the process of playing through each level will take more time.
Not to mention, each game screen has the challenge of collecting five pink coins, requiring the player’s skill level to be at a higher level.
Therefore, it is likely that it will take you less than a few hours to complete all the levels and challenges in Super Mario Run, even the level of the game. Although the iPhone version supports playing with one hand, I prefer playing on the iPad.
The experience on these two devices is different in that you press the screen with your thumb instead of tapping your finger.
Diverse Game Modes to Try
In addition to the main World Tour game mode, Super Mario Run also has a game with a city-building simulation called Kingdom Builder.
This game is like a simplified version of Animal Crossing. You use coins to buy buildings and decorate as you like, luring into the Toad kids, after impressing them in the third game: Toad Rally.
Toad Rally is a game mode in the form of a point-based attack, in which the player must find a way to surpass the highest score of friends. First, you must earn a Rally Ticket from the main game to experience Toad Rally.
If you have played the World Tour, the number of Rally Tickets is quite plentiful, so this isn’t a big deal. Besides, Nintendo has promised not to sell virtual items in the game, so do not worry about having to pay real money to buy a “ticket” here.
Whether Super Mario Run has become a new phenomenon or not, I’m not sure. But the game is quite good and is one of the few potential games I have ever played on smartphones. At least, it is well designed and innovative as other New Super Mario Bros. games.
In general, Super Mario Run also has a simple way to play and run like some popular games like Banana Kong. But Nintendo did not just make it so simple. Additional elements and interesting challenges are sure to interest you. Discover it now!