'Super Mario Run' Update: Nintendo's Upcoming Mobile Game To Flip Its Way To Android Devices on March 23
After roughly three months of waiting, Nintendo has finally announced that Super Mario Run will be arriving on the Android Play Store on March 23, 2017. This has been a long time coming for Android users, since the Japanese company has already released the game on iOS back in December 2016.
Previously, Nintendo has confirmed that Super Mario Run would be coming to the Play Store in March 2017 without giving any specifics whatsoever. Courtesy to Nintendo nostalgia, Super Mario Run on iOS has quickly moved to the top of the most downloaded apps list with over 10 million downloads on its first day on the App Store, as per Crunchyroll.
Unfortunately, due to its high price tag, only 5 percent of the users who installed the game has paid for the $10 to unlock the entire game. To make things worse, Nintendo has also said that it has no plans to add any additional levels to the game in the future.
Some reports have also said that Nintendo wasn't making as much money off of the new game as they would have hoped for and that it wasn't living up to investors' expectations. Android users who would like to pre-register for the game can head over to the Google Play Store and pre-register on the official Super Mario Run so that when the game officially releases, a notification will be sent to alert whoever pre-registered that it is already available.
Additionally, just like on iOS, the first few levels are going to be free, but to unlock the entire game, the player will need to spend $10. According to 9to5Google, the real question now is whether Android users will even care about installing Super Mario Run after being forced to wait months to be able to play the side-scrolling, auto-running Nintendo game.