Super Mario Run is finally available on Android, three months late since it came out on iOS back in December 2016 – but, better late than never!
The highly popular mobile game which is Nintendo’s first Mario game for smartphones, arrived on the Google Play Store on 22 March, even though the release date was originally announced to be on 23 March.
Along with arriving on a new platform, the app also received a massive update on iOS which added new content for both free and paid players.
Like the iOS version, Super Mario Run on Android shares the same pricing model as the iOS release – it is free to try, but accessing the whole game will require a one-time purchase of USD9.99.
Though Super Mario Run received generally positive review by critics, it is also often criticised for its comparatively high price in the mobile market, as well as its required connectivity to the internet.
Despite the criticism, the game became the fastest-growing app in iOS history, having been downloaded more than 50 million times during its first week of release.
After just over a month, its iOS version had raked in USD53 million worldwide.