Saturday, 17 December 2016

Nintendo Releases Its First Android Games


Super Mario Run finally bounds on smartphones tonight after a long three-month wait since it was announced in the Autumn.

This classic endless runner game is the first time Nintendo has ventured away from its own platforms and released a title on mobile devices.

Super Mario Run is free to download and can be played in single or online multiplayer modes.

It works in similar way to Temple Run with players simply tapping the display to make Mario jump over obstacles that get in his way.

The game also includes a new battle mode which can be played against gamers across the world and will arrive later this year.

A full version of the game costs £7.99 although there's plenty of levels that can be played without paying a penny.

However, before you get too excited about playing this latest Mario caper there is a problem that will affect millions of Nintendo fans - the game is only available on Apple iPhones and iPads.

According to veteran designer Shigeru Miyamoto, security was a big reason for Apple's early exclusivity.

Speaking about the new game, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto, said: “We have created Super Mario Run to be perfect for playing on your iPhone,

“And the security element is one of the reasons that we decided to go with iPhone and iOS first.

“So this is just — based on the current development environment — a requirement that's been built into the game to support security and the fact that the three different modes are connecting to the network and interacting with one another.”

Sadly, there's currently no word on when an Android version will become available but it's unlikely to arrive anytime soon.

So, if you are desperate to play Super Mario Run, you'll currently need an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running iOS 8.0 or later.



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