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  • Summary: A new kind of Mario game that you can play with one hand. In this game, Mario constantly moves forward through the courses while you use a variety of jumps to navigate. Mario will behave differently depending on the timing of your taps, so it's up to you to show off particularly smoothA new kind of Mario game that you can play with one hand. In this game, Mario constantly moves forward through the courses while you use a variety of jumps to navigate. Mario will behave differently depending on the timing of your taps, so it's up to you to show off particularly smooth moves, gather coins, and reach the goal. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 59
  2. Negative: 1 out of 59
  1. Dec 16, 2016
    100
    We had our eyebrow ready to raise at how the D-pad-focused plumber would translate to smartphone taps, but we needn't have – this oozes that classic Nintendo charm, the soundtrack is familiarly strong and the visuals are slick with tonnes of variety.
  2. Dec 15, 2016
    90
    Super Mario Run is not only a great game but accessible, innovative and original in the Super Mario series; providing a lot of levels, secrets, multiplayer and a good taste for designing.
  3. Dec 15, 2016
    80
    Super Mario Run is an excellent and smart step into mobile gaming for Nintendo, but difficulty spikes might frustrate casual players.
  4. Dec 16, 2016
    80
    Super Mario Run is an excellent Runner, and the Mario universe is of course adding a lot to the formula. But with its huge qualities comes a big flaw: a permanent connection is required to play, which can be a shame for a mobile game.
  5. Jan 30, 2017
    80
    Super Mario Run isn’t breaking the mold for App Store games, but it does have a certain Nintendo quality, charm and polish that is frankly unmistakable. A unique twist on the Mario formula, Nintendo has been able to substantively add to the genre in a meaningful way. Everyone with an iPhone should go ahead and try the title – even if they don’t end up investing in the $10 entry fee.
  6. Dec 27, 2016
    70
    Super Mario Run is great in its own right, but the high price and lack of offline play options are not to be overlooked. The game is mainly recommended for Mario fans and casual gamers, but don't expect to play it for days on end.
  7. CD-Action
    Feb 13, 2017
    40
    Super Mario Run looks and sounds like New Super Mario Bros., but unfortunately it does not play like it. It’s a runner that constantly annoyed me with its lack of precise controls I enjoyed so much in real Mario games. [02/2017, p.36]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 72
  2. Negative: 26 out of 72
  1. Dec 15, 2016
    10
    Fun game for all ages! Everyone should check out this game - Nintendo has done it again! Starts out easy, but the challenge ramps up nearFun game for all ages! Everyone should check out this game - Nintendo has done it again! Starts out easy, but the challenge ramps up near the end. Keep the mobile games coming, Nintendo! 10/10 Expand
  2. Dec 27, 2016
    10
    Fantastic Game with the polished and deep gameplay we know and love from Nintendo! In the beginning it seems too easy and fast to appreciateFantastic Game with the polished and deep gameplay we know and love from Nintendo! In the beginning it seems too easy and fast to appreciate the levels of the campagne. But when you start the Rallys, build your kingdom and unlock the characters the real genius of this game unravels. So keep playing and forget your first impressions...there is a huge payoff. Expand
  3. Jan 6, 2017
    9
    An almost perfect mobile Mario game. The coin collecting was addicting for me. I still have about 20 black coins to get to complete thatAn almost perfect mobile Mario game. The coin collecting was addicting for me. I still have about 20 black coins to get to complete that challenge. Toad Rally is so much fun but frustrating too when you make a crucial mistake to lose a race. I was afraid I would run out of toad bucks to keep playing Rally but building my kingdom has helped immensely with that. Th Kingdom builder part of the game is alright but for me it isn't much fun even though I have killed a couple hours getting my kingdom to look a specific way on 3 different occasions. Unlocking items for the kingdom is dependent on how well you play in Rally so I probably won't get everything unlocked in the foreseeable future. But even with only about 3500 Toads, I have already unlocked most of the items.

    People complaining about the price of the game have a right to not like having to pay so much for a mobile game but for me I have gotten my $10 worth already and I still plan on playing it at least 30 more hours (on top of the 40 hrs I have already spent on it). That being said, Nintendo should have priced it lower to get more people purchasing the whole game...or maybe sell worlds individually to satisfy people that couldn't/wouldn't fork out $10 in one transaction.

    If you love Mario it's a must buy. If you want a game that can be played in short or llong bursts this is your game. If you have tons of friends on twitter or Facebook playing that is even more incentive to play this game.
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  4. Apr 10, 2017
    6
    I made a review on this game recently but I have changed my mind. Yes this may not be a masterpiece in anyway shape or form but for a mobileI made a review on this game recently but I have changed my mind. Yes this may not be a masterpiece in anyway shape or form but for a mobile title it's not THAT bad. With 3 modes it is worth the 10 bucks but I don't believe that it should have costed 10 dollars. I think the campaign mode could have been 5 bucks and the two other modes could be packaged together for another 5 dollars so people that wanted to do one or the other didn't have to pay for something they didn't want. But with semi good and fun mechanics this game is alright but if you aren't a platformer fan you most likely won't like this title. Expand
  5. Dec 26, 2016
    5
    Honestly, I enjoy this game. It is fun to play when you have nothing to do and the game actually has some pretty cool features. What sucksHonestly, I enjoy this game. It is fun to play when you have nothing to do and the game actually has some pretty cool features. What sucks though is the fact that it costs £7.99 to go further than level 3 on world 1. I am aware that a purchase is mentioned in the description of the game, but 1, there are those who usually don't check the descriptions of games (I happen to be one of them) and 2, the actual price isn't shown in the description. I'll be generous and give the game a 5/10. I would give more but there is a lot of lost potential. Expand
  6. Dec 15, 2016
    2
    A runner that costs 10 dollars.
    For that price, you actually pay the Mario Intellectual Property for a mediocre game.
    Shame on both
    A runner that costs 10 dollars.
    For that price, you actually pay the Mario Intellectual Property for a mediocre game.

    Shame on both Nintendo and Apple.
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  7. Dec 26, 2016
    0
    Trash .... It's a robbery ... 10 dollars for a game is an armed robbery ... it's rubbish, a lot of smoke, pure hype ... all very nice but tooTrash .... It's a robbery ... 10 dollars for a game is an armed robbery ... it's rubbish, a lot of smoke, pure hype ... all very nice but too expensive ... Expand

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