Apple fans of Nintendo’s most intrepid plumber have had the opportunity to swipe, jump, and run their way through more levels, saving the princess, and collecting mushrooms since mid December. However, Android fans have been forced to wait for the popular app to hit Google Play. And, while a release date hasn’t been announced, Android users have a light at the end of the tunnel. Recently, the Super Mario Run app showed up on Google Play, not with a download button, but with a pre-register button. Clicking on the button brings a pop-up that lets you know you’ll be notified when the app will be available for download.
Since its release on Apple, Super Mario Run has received warm reviews, more than 90 million downloads, and a bit of grumbles for the $10 price tag required to unlock the full game. It’s unclear just yet whether Nintendo’s first big foray into the mobile world will really be a success, and until the company releases the app for Android users (which made up around 80% of mobile users in 2016) the release feels more like a soft open than a true launch. Personally, while I love the Mario games, I’m not sure that I’ll want to actually pay $10 for the app. And, as it turns out, more than 90% of iOS users who downloaded the app also didn’t pay to unlock the full experience. Be sure to check back, as I’ll be reviewing the game when it’s finally released and I’ll let you know if it’s something that is worth the money. So, are you gonna download it when it comes out? Leave me a note and let me know!]]>