Nintendo is finally coming to smartphones and it is coming first on iOS. The first game is called Super Mario Run. The game has been designed specifically for smartphones and Mario would run towards the right. For the very first time, you would be able to play the game with one hand. Also Read - Apple Watch SE GPS for Rs 24,900 until tonight: How to quickly avail this deal
The game involves collecting as many coins as possible and reach the flag pole. Instead of dodging enemies, there will be spaces that Mario needs to avoid. To make Mario jump you will have to press the screen and the longer you press the higher Mario would jump. Higher levels will also include blocks that change Mario’s direction. Also Read - iPhone 13 series leak roundup: From 25W charger to autofocus ultra-wide camera and more
Nintendo is also bringing a multiplayer competitive mode called Toad Rally where you can compete with others. The winner is the one who collects the most coins and “toads”. Mario Run will be a paid game and will be launched in time for Holidays this year. Nintendo is also launching Mario stickers for iMessage along with iOS 10 launch. Also Read - Face ID to reach Macs, all iPhones and iPads in a couple of years
Tim Cook also announced that games are the largest category in the App Store and there are over half-a-million games on the App Store. He also announced that app downloads have witnessed a 106 percent annual growth rate in July and August. Cook also said that 140 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store so far and it has twice the revenue globally than its closest competitor, which would be Android.