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Nintendo opens Super Mario Run pre-registration for Android users

Super MarioAfter launching the Super Mario Run for iOS devices earlier this month, Nintendo is now gearing up to launch the Android version.

Nintendo, on its American Twitter handle, announced that it has started taking pre-registrations for the Android version of the game on Google Play, and users will be notified when it becomes available for download.

The listing of the game comes shortly after Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima reassured fans that Super Mario Run for Android will be available next year.

The free-running Super Mario is Nintendo’s first foray into mobile gaming, and was launched exclusively for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch (iOS 8.0 users and later) in November this year.

The Super Mario Run app comes with free trial access to each mode and a one-time fee of $9.99 to unlock the full game after the trial period ends.

Unlocking all the levels on Super Mario Run for iOS costs Rs 620 in India and $10 in the US, which is likely to be the standard for the game’s Android version as well.

Split into three modes, the game will allow players to experience the traditional Mario format, but fitted with a twist. The main mode, called World Tour, consists of 24 levels where Mario is constantly running, leaving the player to tap in different intervals to help the plumber collect coins, traverse tricky obstacles, and tackle iconic enemies, including Goombas, Koopas, and Bowser himself.

The second mode, Kingdom Builder mode, lets users to customise their own Mushroom Kingdom using staples from the Mario franchise. End stage flagpoles, mystery blocks, green pipes and even Peach’s Castle are just a few of the landmarks that bring back the nostalgia.

The final mode, Toad Rally, pits players against one another in a time trial battle, finally settling who can dominate a stage the fastest.

The game was launched in 151 countries and regions, which includes India. Super Mario Run supports English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Russian, and traditional Chinese language options.

Nintendo has collaborated with Japanese mobile app company DeNA in developing Super Mario Run under the direction of Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto.