Super Mario Run
Nintendo's Super Mario characters are pictured at Tokyo Game Show 2016 in Chiba, east of Tokyo, Japan, September 15, 2016. Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon

“Super Mario Run” is out on iOS now and everybody is preparing for the weekend. Ever since Nintendo decided to bring the classic game to mobile phones, it has created a lot of buzz and Apple too promoted the game exclusively to draw as much attention as possible. The game needs an internet connection always and that could be a turn-off for many.

However, Nintendo has made “Super Mario Run” free for iOS users though they have to make a one-time payment of US$9.99 (AU$14) to unlock all features of the game. Players, before jumping right into the game, should first know certain things that can turn out to be helpful. Firstly, there are three game modes, World Tour, Tod Rally and Kingdom Builder, writes BGR.

The first one is main classic gameplay whereas the Toad Rally is a player vs player multiplayer mode, not in real time though. “Super Mario Run” players can build their own Mario kingdom using Kingdom Builder. Nintendo has made certain changes to the controls as players will now be able to automatically hop over enemies and obstacles. Players need to tap for a short jump and hold longer for a longer one, explains Techno Buffalo.

Parkour-style jumps are also possible now. Moreover, Nintendo has given players the “Pause” concept to devise successful strategies. As even a moment of carelessness may result in a disastrous outcome, players can make use of pause blocks in the World Tour mode. Tapping it stops Mario temporarily. It’s a huge change to the classic gameplay and “Super Mario Run” players should make clever use of this feature to cruise ahead.

Players can play different characters to achieve different goals as different characters have different jump options. Players are advised not to tap the “How to Play” button as it simply starts the intro video that players can’t stop. “Super Mario Run” players should not forget to register with a Nintendo account to keep the purchase. If someone accidentally deletes the game, he/she won’t have purchase again.