'Super Mario Run' Release Date, News & Update: Shigeru Miyamoto Reveals Why Nintendo Chose iOS Platform! Game Banned From Android?

By LA Zamora , Updated Sep 12, 2016 06:52 AM EDT

The launch of Apple's iPhone 7 has sparked a lot of things, including wireless earphones, but joining its launch is the 90's favorite little guy, Super Mario.  Nintendo has recently released "Super Mario Run," a much-awaited revival of the classic game.

The mobile gaming world is largely dominated by iOs and Android software, but "Super Mario Run" is premiering exclusively on iOs platforms.  Individuals who own iOs powered gadgets are surely delighted for the arrival of "Super Mario Run."  As of now, there's still no update from Nintendo if they intend to make an Android version of "Super Mario Run."

Unlike the well-loved console game that millions of users have played with, "Super Mario Run" will be simpler and more kid-friendly.  It patterns after mobile "running" games such as "Temple Run" or "Minions." The main plot of the game features Mario (or another "Super Mario Run" character) running and catching coins and game goodies along the way.  The game is mainly navigated by simply tapping on the screen.

We are not sure yet on why Nintendo made this risky move of launching a game outside of their usual gaming platform.  Perhaps their upcoming launch of "Super Mario Run" is their way of testing the waters for mobile gaming.  The success or failure of "Super Mario Run" might be a pivotal decision for the company's venture in mobile gaming.

Shigeru Miyamoto, the creative director of Nintendo, shared in an interview with Time the reason why they specifically chose iOs platform for "Super Mario Run."  According to Miyamoto, they chose iOs platforms for its simplicity and known compatibility with other devices.  Aside from being very streamlined, Miyamoto believes that iOs has elemental designs which are very similar to Nintendo.

As of now, the launch of "Super Mario Run" has no specific date yet but it is scheduled to be launched by Dec.  Stay tuned to GamenGuide for more "Super Mario Run" news and updates.  


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