Su­per Mario com­ing to the iPhone

Su­per Mario Run to let you play one-handed against other play­ers around the world. Gor­don Mah Ung re­ports

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One of the first big an­nounce­ments to come out of Ap­ple’s Septem­ber prod­uct re­veal was the news that Nin­tendo will re­lease its first smart­phone game on the iPhone.

Ap­ple CEO Tim Cook an­nounced the game, Su­per Mario Run, be­fore be­ing joined by Mario cre­ator Shigeru Miyamoto who pro­vided de­tails about the game.

The game­play has Mario al­ways run­ning to the right and jump­ing when the screen is pressed. A longer press causes Mario to jump higher. Miyamoto said the game can eas­ily be played with one hand, al­low­ing game­play while si­mul­ta­ne­ously rid­ing the subway, say, or eat­ing a ham­burger.

A mul­ti­player mode called ‘Toad Rally’ lets you play against oth­ers in a time trial mode, where the other player is rep­re­sented by a ghosted im­age while you col­lect coins and jump over en­emy tur­tles. Win­ning in the Toad Rally al­lows you to col­lect ‘toad peo­ple’, which you can use to cus­tomise your mush­room king­dom.

Nin­tendo has never made a smart­phone game be­fore, so its se­lec­tion of iOS for this de­but gives Ap­ple’s app store a sig­nif­i­cant ad­van­tage over the com­pe­ti­tion, at least while the game re­mains ex­clu­sive to that plat­form.

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