If you’ve been waiting for Super Mario Run to come to Android, that wait is almost over. Nintendo of America announced on Twitter the game would release next week, March 23. The launch will be worldwide, however, according to the competition’s official website the Android version will be available in fewer countries than its iOS counterpart. Super Mario Run has been available on iOS for quite some time now, but Android users have had to endure quite a painful wait for the Italian plumber’s debut smartphone adventure.
Super Mario Run coming to Android next week
You can already pre-register for it on the Google Play Store. An Android launch window of March confirmed some time ago, but the majority of the month has passed without any confirmed release date – until now, that is. Nintendo of America has just revealed that the game will launch on Google’s OS next week, and will be based on Ver.2.0.0
This will be the 2.0 version of the game, which will include new characters and the chance to unlock stage 1-4 in the free demo. Right now you can only play the first 20 seconds of this level. Unlocking the full game costs £9.99 / $9.99, but it’s a one-time purchase that lets you all content in the game.
We rather liked Mario’s mobile debut. “Super Mario Run’s not just ingenious and demanding and infuriating and delightful. It’s a game born of a deep understanding of its platform,” our Chris Donlan wrote in his Super Mario Run review.
After months of letting Android users pre-register to be notified when the game would be available to download, Nintendo has announced Super Mario Run’s Android release date: March 23.
As is the case on iOS, the game will be free for everyone to try and offer access to its first three levels. You can then buy the whole thing for $10. If you think that might be too much for a mobile game, make sure to check Kyle Hilliard’s review of the game, as well as our Test Chamber before buying.