Nintendo has been making a push into “smart devices” for a little while now, with its first attempt being the social app, Miitomo.
You can have fun with plenty of games on Apple TV with the Siri Remote, but serious gamers should consider buying a compatible game controller. In fact some of the more intense games for Apple TV require that you have one. They’re relatively inexpensive and can successfully turn your Apple TV set-top box into a step below, but still delightfully affordable video game console.
While it’s true Super Mario Run might be the most straightforward game Nintendo has launched for the franchise, it’s still confusing at times. The game doesn’t always adequately explain some of the features or gameplay aspects. That’s especially true of features like the friend system, My Nintendo points, and even the final boss stage.
If you’ve been playing Super Mario Run, you might be familiar with the two main forms of currency: coins and toad rally tickets. However, there is a hidden and dare I say superior third currency built into the game. It’s My Nintendo points. I say they’re superior because they let you buy both tickets and coins if you need them, plus other rewards too.
If you’ve checked out reviews for Super Mario Run lately, you might notice they’ve been rather lukewarm for such a hyped up game. Many complaints revolve around the price — that the game is simply not worth $10 for what you get.
Super Mario Run has been out for only about a week and it’s already drawn plenty of mixed criticism. Some feel the game isn’t worth $10 and that Nintendo messed up. While I do understand some concerns, I’m a fan. I’ve been playing the game every day since it came out, even replaying multiple levels of the tour several times. I can’t say that Super Mario Run isn’t generally difficult, but some levels do get frustrating to beat.
Back in September, Nintendo made waves by announcing its first major video game entry for mobile devices, an iOS-exclusive in Super Mario Run.
After several months of waiting since Apple and Nintendo made the joint announcement, Super Mario has landed on iOS for the first time in the form of Super Mario Run. It’s the side-scrolling adventure you might expect as Mario goes on a mission to save Princess Peach from the evil Bowser.
Arguably the most anticipated iOS game of the year, Super Mario Run will debut in just a few days on December 15. However, Apple Stores have gotten the game preloaded ahead of time on their iPhones and iPads. Excited, I ran down to my local Apple Store to explore the game ahead of time and give you an early preview.
After entertaining us for decades on consoles and hand held devices, Mario, everyone’s favorite plumber is coming to the iPhone. Super Mario Run is Nintendo’s first officially entry to the smartphones via Apple’s App Store. And let me tell you, it’s is not all hype. It’s also not a simple clone of Subway Surfers with Mario as the title character. As you’d expect from Nintendo, they’ve done is properly.