The Nintendo nostalgia machine is strong here

Apparently, Nintendo couldn't wait to launch Super Mario Run for Android and decided to go ahead and surprise all those waiting for March 23, the previously announced launch date on Android, by rolling out the game a day early.

While most folks know Super Mario Run debuted on iOS three months ago, Android users will be pleased to know that the Android release has the benefit of coming in at v2.0, meaning that a lot of the launch bugs have been addressed. The details that are keeping in line with the iOS version, however, are how the game works and well, how much it costs.

Super Mario Run can be downloaded for free and after you purchase the game ($9.99), you will be able to play all the modes with no additional payment required. You can try out all three modes before purchase: World Tour, Toad Rally, and Kingdom Builder.

  • World Tour - Run and jump with style to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser's clutches! Travel through plains, caverns, ghost houses, airships, castles, and more. To reach Bowser's Castle, clear the 24 courses located across 6 worlds. There are many ways to enjoy the courses, such as collecting the 3 different types of colored coins or by competing for the highest score against your friends. You can try courses 1-1 to 1-4 for free.

  • Toad Rally - Show off Mario's stylish moves, compete against your friends, and challenge people from all over the world. A challenge mode where the competition differs each time you play. Compete against the stylish moves of other players for the highest score as you gather coins and get cheered on by a crowd of Toads. Fill the gauge with stylish moves to enter Coin Rush Mode to get more coins. If you win the rally, the cheering Toads will come live in your kingdom, and your kingdom will grow.

  • Kingdom Builder - Gather coins and Toads to build your very own kingdom. Combine different buildings and decorations to create your own unique kingdom. There are over 100 kinds of items in the Kingdom Builder mode. If you get more Toads in Toad Rally, the number of buildings and decorations available will increase. With the help of the friendly Toads you can gradually build up your kingdom.

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Download Super Mario Run from Google Play