Super Mario Run Reaches 40 Million Downloads in 4 Days

Putting its properties on mobile devices is something that Nintendo, in the past, has denied that it would ever do, yet Super Mario Run now follows two other mobile games released this year - Miitomo and Niantic's Pokemon Go as the company that Mario built expands its gaming efforts into the mobile sphere. So short that in fact we've had people in our office rescue the princess in just half an hour. That would be quite the annoying experience and to help you better imagine it all, Pocket Gamer has hand-crafted a couple of screenshots to illustrate. The game is touted to be among the top 10 paid apps across hundreds of App Stores worldwide while also topping the charts for free App Store games in 140 countries. So if you are playing it over cellular data you might want to keep an eye on the amount you are using with the game. Users have to control Mario's jumping, which is enabled by the touchscreen.

Regardless of the lackluster reviews, "Run" is already poised to become the most popular Mario game in the franchise's history, at least with respect to the number of official copies in circulation, analog or digital. However, it is not the most challenging parts of the game, what is challenging is actually collecting the black coins which are very rare and very hard to locate making fans of the game wonder where it can be found. Now, there is a Friendly Run mode featured in the game which allows users to play quick races versus friends, based on their in-game friends list. However, instead of the 90s generation - who originally played the game on Nintendo consoles - the newer generation is splurging on trying their hands at sending some turtles spinning.

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Today, we learned that things are pretty straight forward for Super Mario Run as the game won't be receiving any expansions or additional contents at all. I don't mind paying but the fee is a bit big.

Shares dropped 3.8% in Tokyo, with the firm's stock pushed to a six-week low today. Till then, Super Mario is what the gamers need to be happy with. Nintendo has done a good job translating Mario's classic, side-scrolling world to a mobile screen.

  • Regina Walsh