Hello, all my lovely gamers. Welcome back! Today, I will bring you a game that you can only imagine by hearing the name – Super Mario Run. It’s undeniable that this cute Mario has become a precious friend in many people’s childhood.
Although Mario has a long life, this guy’s game is increasingly upgraded and improved. Previously, players could only take part in Mario’s adventures on the computer. Now, we are comfortable to experience it on smartphones. Feeling excited yet? Join me to learn the features and some advantages of this game!
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.
- Genre: Casual
- Graphics: 3D
- Mode: Single player, Online
- Age range: 4 years and older
- Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd
- Platform: Android 4.4 and above, iOS 8.0 and above
- Release Date: November 11, 2016
- Language: English
The first thing about Super Mario Run is that this is not an endless game like most other games of the same genre. With the revealed images, we can see the graphic style of the game is the same as the New Super Mario Bros. series.
Perhaps Nintendo intends to see this as a fresh game in this series. The most obvious difference is that it is converted to suit the touch screen control and display vertically of the phone.
Super Mario Run is divided carefully into multiple levels, with four levels in each world. And we have six worlds, corresponding to 24 levels. Like many games of the same genre, Mario automatically runs, and the player’s only action is to touch the screen to let the character jump.
Most levels have special blocks that will prevent Mario from running, or in other rare cases that will cause the character to turn. This allows you to have accurate time for the jumps, wait for the obstacles he moves off the road, and perform some complicated manipulations.
Depending on when and when you touch the screen, Mario will perform different jumps. Some of them are jumping over obstacles or running on walls to overcome enemies. The latter is new, as Mario has never run on the wall in his games.
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.
Some Tips to Know When Playing
To be the leader of any game, you need tricks. No need to worry about searching because I learned a few things after experiencing this game. Try some tips below!
Special Coins Are Not Just Challenges, They Change the Entire Game
In the first place, the game makes it clear to you whether there is a hidden pink coin or exactly the hardest to get at each level. And you should find a way to take it all. It was like a challenge to the player. But the game does not specify what will happen if you get all the pink coins.
Some information in the tips section of the game shows that coins will appear. The fact is that you unlock other levels of gameplay, with purple and black coins appearing during gameplay.
This is a genuine challenge for players to start. Because everyone can get through 24 levels of the game fast. So, getting all the pink, purple, and black coins along with unlocking the levels attached to them is the challenge of Super Mario Run.
There Are Many Things Mario Can Do That You Cannot See Right Away
The basic part of the game is very easy to grasp. Mario runs, Mario jumps, Mario pops the wall and shrugs at the enemy’s head. But if you only knew that, surely you will miss the hard coins and not impress the Toad kids in Toad Rally.
For example, after jumping, you can glide down Doraemon’s bamboo pinwheel by holding the jump “button”. This technique is wonderful to dodge enemies or “land” on an unstable surface.
You can also keep pressing jump while rolling to perform a reverse jump, climbing to perform climbing-jumping, and throwing enemies to perform a high jump.
These moves drive the Toad kids crazy and sometimes help you reach places you couldn’t get to before. You can see a more complete list if you go to Menu> Notebook> Tips and Tricks.
The Mushroom Kingdom Game Has More Than You Think
If you just glance at it, you cannot help but think that the Mushroom Kingdom is just an experience to beautify. But actually, this part is more than that. The tiny area you start can expand with the Rainbow Bridge.
This gives you access to unknown areas. This is something that is not clearly explained in the game. And through the building stuff, you will unlock new mini-games, playable characters, and sometimes secret levels.
Unfortunately, I do not know how to unlock the secret screen. But you know, there is usually a lot of stuff hidden in these building activities. So, if you think this game sounds faint, now you know it’s not just that. It is also worth it when you have to “plow” the Toad baby there.
Do Not Forget to Unlock Loads of Free Stuff with Nintendo Point
At the end of the game, I recommend that you “look over” MyNintendo. Although there are some “good goods” hidden in it, the process is quite confusing and confusing.
Nintendo ID will help you unlock everything in the web browser interface so you can track your Nintendo score. Make sure you have created your ID. Buying and breaking the Super Mario Run will reward you with 600 Nintendo Points.
The game has a lot of interesting things that you can do. But I think this is the best thing you will ever build. You can also exchange points for a free Toad character. You can also earn coins, building things, and more.
It is great because Super Mario Run does not sell virtual items in the game. The support tools are completely free. Meanwhile, you can easily earn a lot of points by completing super-easy “quests” in the game.
Pay Attention to Your Characters and Enemies
This is also something that is easily overlooked initially, even if it appears in one or two game instructions. The reason you have to try to kill the number of X characters is that they will start giving a lot of money if you play around.
And the game does not make it clear that you can change characters, as shown by hiding three menu layers. You go to Menu> Notebook> Characters to change the character. After completing the 24th screen, saving Princess Peach from Bowser, you can switch to playing this character.
Toad characters are free from MyNintendo as mentioned above. The characters Luigi, Yoshi, and Toadette, you need to build a new home. Some of these characters have different skills, for example, Peach is the ability to hover in midair, or Yoshi has a specific swaying dance move.
You can use these skills to get especially hard-to-reach coins in levels.
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!