So, the time has finally come. Who could have guessed that we’d be one day playing a Mario game on an iPhone. Super Mario Run is here and whilst it seems incredibly barebones and shallow on the surface, this wonderful fresh version of Super Mario, is so much more.
The core game consists of Mario automatically running towards the right. A tap on the screen will make Mario jump with the height depending on how long you hold your finger/thumb down for. Mario will automatically vault over smaller enemies such as Goombas and small gaps, which makes things a little bit less hectic and allows you to play ahead.
Whilst this sounds incredibly simple, Nintendo has thrown in mechanics to change it up. Platforms that make you jump backwards, boosters which boost you into the air and P switches which turn blocks into coins are all present and help to bring a familiarity to the game.