Super Mario Run Launches Early On Android
Mario makes his Android debut.
A day ahead of its expected release on Android devices, Super Mario Run is out now.
Originally released in December for iOS devices, Nintendo finally announced an Android release date of March 23 last week. It's instead now available for download from Google Play, at least in the US.
This is version 2.0.0 of the game, which is also now out on iOS. It adds new Yoshi colors, allows more of the game to be played for free, and introduces new buildings, among other things.
Super Mario Run is, in Nintendo's parlance, a free-to-start game. You're able to play a limited selection of content for free before being asked to fork over $10, which unlocks the full game. As of December, Nintendo had no plans to release additional paid content.
Beyond that $10 price, there are no microtransactions, as is the case with Nintendo's other mobile game, Fire Emblem Heroes, which employs a more traditional free-to-play model.
If you're on Android, you'll need to be running at least version 4.2 to play Super Mario Run. For an idea of what to expect, check out GameSpot's review.