Well worth $10
It’s Mario, on mobile, with almost infinite replayability, with controls that are the perfect fix of challenge and simplicity, with many goals to work towards, with updates coming out about every month, with the whole gang of Mario characters (except Wario and Waluigi Nintendo please add them), with so many amazing ideas played out so well, with the best payment system of one time pay and no other in app purchases, with graphics that look exactly like Mario, with gameplay that feels exactly how one button Mario would be like, with a beautiful Kingdom builder, and with the perfect blend of frustration and fun to fill you with happiness whenever you finish a difficult level and get that last set of coins.
I personally do not think there are any cons to this game. Nintendo made a risky move of publishing on the mobile market and it payed off. Instead of buying a $40 Mario game, you can get Super Mario Run. A game that you can take with you everywhere and play everywhere. Good luck trying to bring your Nintendo Switch somewhere and not getting weird looks (no offense the switch is actually a great system). With the mobile gaming market expanding further and further, Nintendo made an amazing game to go with it.
You don’t have to take my opinion by any mean. I’m just here to help you decide if you do want to buy this game or not.
Love the game. You get to sample for free so you can play a couple levels and the rally for free. After that you have to pay. I got it at a discount on MARIO day (Mar 10). So well worth 5$. 10$ is a steep price but it’s MARIO. They continue to support and add much more. So you get more then just the 6 levels. Also has a remix now that you do 10 short levels all at once. And advance on a game board. Also the 6 levels have goals to complete as well. Like each level has 3 sets of 5 coins. You start out having to get all 5 pink coins that are in certain spots. Then have to get 5 green or whatever color coins etc. over all fun to play and hours of fun. And if complete, still fun to play. Can do time runs etc.
The reason I give a 3 star. Can’t play it offline. Granted most of the time you probably are at a spot with service. But still. I work at a place that don’t always have service. Just something I feel they should have allowed. Even if can’t save progress. It’s a single player game and should have had a way to play offline. I am also not a fan that in order to get some things you have to link to other Nintendo products. I think those things should be unlock able regardless. Just maybe instant if you link. But still a way of not.
But outside that I do enjoy the game. And glad to see it continue to get updates.
Paid a lot to be frustrated
I was excited to download this game when I finally realized I could play Mario on my phone, until a couple levels in and I realized I had to fork over 10 bucks just to unlock six worlds total. SIX. Not to mention a whole boatload of my data. Oh, and then the star worlds, which don’t unlock until you complete a series of near impossible challenges. Seriously, I gave up on unlocking certain star worlds when I was about to smash my phone. The rally is maddening because this app’s ability to maintain a connection is meager at best, and if you disconnect for a second you lose your ticket and toads, thus setting you even further back. After multiple disconnects in that I finally learned to stay away from it. The remix ten is fun in theory, even though it’s really just the same six worlds shortened and recycled over and over again, but some of the levels have the bonus medals set in places where it is truly impossible to collect every single one. Or ridiculous obstacles are set up, like running straight into a turning blade because there is no way to stop yourself but no way to get the medal with just letting it hit you. If they could be slightly less stingy with the pause buttons throughout the levels and WAY less rigid in the ridiculously challenging nature of certain levels, this game might’ve earned a few more stars. For now, this data destroyer has been removed from my phone.
Amazing game, well thought out, and has one of the most defining characteristics of Mario games: frustration. This game truly represents Nintendo’s Mario games in that the frustration in trying to get all the medals resembles that of completing a level on the Wii. The graphics and sounds are amazing. I do keep hearing complaints that the game is offered at $10 but the price seems reasonable for me, as they keep adding more options for members. I actually have the free version and I still find the game incredibly entertaining. Remix 10 was a very intelligent move on Nintendo’s part as it gives free users insight on what paid users get. It can get frustrating (a central mario theme!!!) when you don’t collect all the bonus medals, but it is so fun and addicting. This is literally the only game I own and I don’t regret any time I spent on it. My only concern (and the reason I gave 4 stars) is that Remix 10 has been lagging when lots of coins appear. This is an entirely new issue and it might have something to do with my phone, since I don’t see this issue reported anywhere else, but I do hope that in the next update it can be fixed. Other than that, I strongly encourage all to try the game out because even the free version gives incredibly opportunities.
Fun at a price
Super MARIO Run has gotten negative feedback because it is $10. While the price tag may look steep considering that there are only 24 levels and requires a stable internet connection, I think that the price is (somewhat) worth it. You’re given hours of entertainment without the need to spend extra on micro transactions, the price you pay is final no extra purchases after. This game has gotten several updates that add new levels and even characters, and Nintendo still seems like they are still supporting the game. I feel the downside of the game is the required internet connection as mentioned earlier. You cannot play Super MARIO Run in places with poor internet or no internet. Which may turn off some people, including myself. The price can also wade people off from this game, there are much better apps that cost LESS than this game. I thankfully paid for the discount price of $5 but I don’t understand why Nintendo didn’t just make this a permanent price drop. It would be wise to do so as the install base for this game has dropped once users saw the hefty price tag. With a few updates in the future I feel that the price tag may become worth it, but as of right now I think you’re better off avoiding this one if you’re not a Mario fan.
I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed
I was REALLY enjoying this game! Like yes! Mario on my phone! I was worried about the controls but they’re excellent and it’s a well-made game. But then I finished World 1 and was told I had to pay to continue on to the other worlds. At first I figured it was fine there was probably a way to unlock the other worlds. But nope. Gotta pay or else you’re just stuck doing the rallies over and over again. I don’t care if apps want people to pay, and that’s fine for the people who are impatient/just want to get through everything, but to not have the ability to grind through everything available and unlock the rest is very very disappointing. From reading other reviews, I personally feel like $10 is a rip off for what you get in return for this being a mobile app. I could buy three or four full games for PC at the same price and get hours more entertainment out of it, considering it took me all of maybe 20 minutes to clear through the basic levels of this app. So I guess if you’re fine paying extra for probably less than you expect, I would say heck yeah go for it, it’s an entertaining game! But otherwise, I’d steer clear. I’d love to keep playing but I’m adamantly not willing to pay for rewards and levels I could easily and happily farm for instead.
Lots of fun in its first iteration, new update isn't as feel-good
I love all things MARIO, and had lots of fun with the original levels and Rally. However, there are some big issues with the Remix-10 game. First, you can't choose your character like you can in the other levels and rally. Second, you can just re-start a mini-level, if you want to re-start, you have to start back at 1, and then they are all different every time. You can't improve or overcome certain challenges this way, and it makes the game less fun and not feel good to play. Also, while you are playing, a star could unexpectedly descend on you in a bubble, and even though it can potentially cause you to miss the rainbow coins by messing up your game play, there is no way to stop the star from activating. Very frustrating when you have to bounce off of some Koopas to get the coins, but you can't because if a star you didn't want.
Also, for those of us who collected a lot of coins and purchased lots of decor and buildings for our kingdom already, the prizes given for Remix-10 are underwhelming and not much of a goal.
A fun, solid yet blemished first attempt
What Nintendo has been able to do with just a single tap is pretty impressive, and should be commended. The levels are fun and offer different paths that encourage replayability as well as allows for some really satisfying moves while playing. The lack of annoying microtransactions is also quite refreshing. I would rather pay upfront than parse out the actual price of the game and slow my momentum. It’s a very satisfying feeling game to play, a testament to the perfect marriage of simple but effective controls and smart level design that incorporates it. But the town segment feels incredibly tacked on and pointless, and they really need to add new levels to the “offline” segments. Offline is in quotations because you still need an internet connection to play which in my opinion ruins the point of a MOBILE game. The anti piracy excuse is flimsy at best seeing how it doesn’t actually effect those who know what they are doing. It really casts a dark cloud over an otherwise solid game. The good news is, these are not unsolvable problems, and the devs at Nintendo are pretty smart people.
Fix Toad Rally
Mechanically this game is amazing and the single player mode is great. The problem is with the asynchronous multiplayer mode, Toad Rally. In it you are pitted against another player’s character that is controlled by AI. When you win a Toad Rally you win Toads of various colors based on what your opponent has to offer in the opponent selection screen. These toads are used to unlock items and other characters you can play as. Unfortunately, if you aren’t amazing at this game, or your phone dies, or the app crashes, or you lose your connection and can’t re-establish it in a reasonable amount of time you lose toads. This makes it near impossible to collect the high number of rarer colored toads that are required for the character unlocks. Until this is changed few people will be able to experience the full breadth of this game since all of the characters were smartly designed to control differently so some characters are better at some things than others. Nintendo, please either set it so that we no longer lose toads or reduce the number of toads required for unlocks.
A must have on mobile
Hot diggety dog, this is probably one of the best mobile games I’ve played.
For those of you complaining about the price of the game, which is 10 dollars, geez, there’s no other purchases in the WHOLE game!
Compared to most free games (as a lot of us like to call “freemium”), the price is worth it. Whereas in these free games, they have currency that’s worth about 5 times as much! And the only thing that would do is just give you an unfair advantage over others or just get you a SLIGHTLY better high score. And those games can possibly be glitchy and really broken. This game is super smooth, and personally I haven’t seen a single glitch. Props to that.
The gameplay is also great. getting all of the medals is a nice challenge, and playing the new remix 10 mode is a pleasure, especially when you find a secret level. Unlocking all the characters and trying out their unique abilities is nice, and collecting toads in toad rally to get new buildings is also cool, even if it’s something super hard to get like peach’s tent.
I prefer games that you need to pay to PLAY the game, but not “free” games that are pay to WIN the game for even more.
So if you don’t like the 10 dollar price tag, then stop paying 800 dollars for a new iPhone with one of the only differences being a glass back. If you can pay 800 dollars for that, or even 1000 for the x, then you can certainly pay 10 for a fantastic game.
I purchased this game the day it was released I had patiently been waiting on it. I’ve been playing it since and I still love it. It’s a 1 time payment of $10 but it’s totally worth it in my opinion. It’s fun, some levels are easy, some are challenging but that’s what makes it so fun. The controls are simple, my 3 year old niece LOVES it, it keeps her busy while cooking dinner, cleaning up, etc. and she is able to play this game with no problems (on the easier levels of course) so it’s a great game to keep your kids occupied while getting things done around the house and they love it! It always has things to look forward too, and play towards to continue to unlock new features while giving yourself a challenge! It’s just an all around good, fun, family friendly game. Worth every penny spent, and I’ll continue to play this for a long time. I give it 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and 6 if I could!!
Pls read Nintendo⬇️
By The TAC
Don’t get me wrong. I love Nintendo, have been a fan for so long, and the Mario franchise is my all time favorite, but there is one problem with Mario Run (the reason why i only gave 4 stars). Mario Run requires internet connection, not only for Toad Ralley, but for the entire game. And some parts of the game, specifically the Mario Tour levels, it doesn’t make sense for it to require internet. We can’t connect to the internet at the school we go to, and my mom keeps taking cellular data off my phone, so that means I can’t play Mario Run that much. (Let me mention i play this game more often then any other game on this phone.) At least let players play the Mario Tour level offline. And if not, well I can’t do anything. I know you put a lot of effort and time into this game, because it is amazing, but please let us play offline on some parts of the game.
I will always be a fan of Nintendo, whether I have a Nintendo Switch or not.
Yours truly, TheTAC (Tyler Collins)
Amazing Game but needs more Characters
I enjoy playing this game. It is a nice way to relax just taping the screen to make MARIO jump. If only there were more characters though. I want Rosalina, Wario, Waluigi, and maybe some other characters. Maybe there can be new power ups from the game that have a time limit. It would also be nice to have a mode to look back on history and information about past games. It would be a nice way to get new players into the other games. Maybe the characters can be unlocked in a hard way or using My Nintendo as a way to make people sign up to play the game with there favorite characters. My last request is a mode to get music from MARIO games like Galaxy or Mario 64 or even Odyssey. You can charge players $3 to let them listen to old music from past games while they play. It would only be a great way to make a great game better.
Thank you for reading.(if you are)
Ps Just add Rosalina !!!!!!!!!
I love your game!!!!
Hey there. I love your game very much. I own everything in the game except the big tent, the black tube, and the star tube/trophy. And I have 20,000 toads. I’m writing this review today to ask you a big favor. I love the remix feature you added!!! Super fun and honestly I feel will never get old. My favorite part especially are the remix courses inside the levels. They don’t try to make it hard, they make it fun!! And it’s so satisfying to run through. I am currently level 110 and I was hoping when I got to level 100 there would be a special reward like a whole level of just remix courses. Again, I’m writing this review to ask something, and that is if you will please read this and consider something like this. If anything, I hope maybe it brings inspiration to a great alternative. Thank you very much for your never ending commitment to this game!!!
Hey, it’s pretty good
Let me fanboy out here before I actually get to my problems with the game.
This game is a great mario game, and one of the best mobile games out there. There is only one purchase for EVERYTHING in the game, and that purchase removes all wait times, which are usually a pain in the behind. There are no ads and the “Lootboxes” are easily earned and not available for purchase. Most of the level designs are great, and the additional modes and coins add much needed replayability.
Now the problems (if you are still here), there aren’t enough level variations, and the same levels with slightly different enemies or blocks take up most of the “Tour” game mode. The toad rally is kind of useless because the rarer toads (yellow and purple) are almost impossible to get. The newer remix 10 mode is ok, but gets tedious after a while due to the same level snippets being repeated over and over again. You should also be able to get rally tickets in other ways than the minigame and tour mode because they are needed for toad rally and remix 10. Finally you should be able to make friends In-game and not involving e-mail or message, and maybe have a weekly “top ten kingdoms” list or something so you have a reason to upgrade and customize your kingdom (in which you get tickets for winning).
This game is good in my opinion, judge it for yourself.
Some recommendations for improving Remix 10
I also agree with some of the reviews here that it is impossible to collect all the bonus medals at every stage. First of all, the mario at first stage is small and some stage requires normal size mario to obtain bonus medals. I’m assuming the stages are assigned randomly each time but starting out with normal size mario or always provide the red mushroom at the beginning should solve this frustrating issue of “restarting repeatedly until a proper stage that a small mario can also get all the bonus medals appears”
Also the sudden appearance of yellow star did destroyed quite a lot of opportunities to get bonus coin using vaulting jump. Yellow star is definitely useful to help collect coins and I really like using it but for those who want to get all bonus coins throughout 10 stages, such issue can be frustrating as well.
I also hope that players can choose different characters for remix 10 in the future :)
Great.. But Ouch the price!
This game is great don’t get me wrong. But the one thing that bothers me and makes me disappointed is that you have to pay $10 to unlock everything. I was hoping for FREE but if not then maybe just $3? People are saying “They keep on adding on things for the members so it’s worth $10”. Yes, I get that, but at the same time this is $10 we are talking about for a mobile game. I know they need money to add on more, and I LOVE Nintendo it’s just I can’t use $10 that I could use on food or maybe a shirt or pants that I like. $5 isn’t that bad but then $10. The deal with getting Luigi for free is really good but it still doesn’t convince me to pay $10. Also, if all of the sudden my WiFi goes out and my data decides to stop working that means I can’t play. If the price is shortened down to $2 $3 or $4 then I will buy it straight away and give this game a 5 star rating. Thanks!
Great, But also typical.
I love the aesthetics of the game, and all of the levels that went with it! And I’ve loved Mario Bros since I was a kid, and I jumped at the fact that this app came out. Although, you’re only limited to only a few levels, that is due to the in-app purchase to where you must pay to move on from that point. I’d honestly disregard that payment completely, because if you’re only limited to a certain amount of levels, the game sort of gets boring, because you’re able to thoroughly complete them, rather than just run through them all. But since we’re limited to a slim variety of levels, due to payment, I would doubt that the app would have anyone pay for it, because Mario Bros is such a populous game. Well this is my assumption, because of publicity you put the in-app purchases for advancement to the next parts. It’s a nice way for earning money, but it’s not very fun for people who aren’t able to buy it.
Some minor glitches
Why does my kingdom builder keep changing? I set it up the way I like and then the next thing I know, it’s all different. Fix it!!
The recent addition of the Remix 10 is awesome, but I have some thoughts on things to improve. In some of the courses it isn’t possible to get all of the medals if you don’t have a star. Other courses it isn’t possible to get all of the metals if you DO have a star (when needing to jump on an enemy to get higher or to hit a block). It would be nice to either be able to jump on enemies with a star or have some intuitive measure to only activate those courses when the timing is right, if that makes sense.
Second, there is one course that you have to be big to get the first medal (I think it’s slope to success with the springboard and the blocks) but there is no mushroom available; and I get this course first a lot of the time. This can be fixed simply by providing a mushroom the very beginning of that course.
Thirdly, I’d like to be able to use Luigi primarily on Remix 10. Really I think it would be nice to have a choice of character for the Remix10. You can keep the one switch on level 5 but each character brings something a little different to the table so I’d like to have a choice.
Finally, I think your next addition should be some water levels!!
good but not great
After partially playing the game for
some time for free, a sale on the game popped up for half price. I personally feel that was a way more reasonable price for this particular game.
With that being said, I have fully unlocked the game and played pretty much all the levels, including the new remix to get Daisy. Again, it’s good but not great. For me at least, it is just under ten minutes playtime, get the daily reward (if I remembered to play), then off to do something else...
unlock all levels with single purchase. Never pay for any more DLC for this particular game. graphics quality on par to today’s tech. decent challenge level for children to adult.
The not so good:
levels feel too short at times. Once you get good at finishing a level, it gets repetitive. I have more coins than I can use. I have too many rally tickets than I can use. No offline mode. repetitive = boring.
Personally, after playing the full game for about a month after the sale, it is definitely worth it... at that discount price... I want to feel it is worth the full price, but in my personal opinion, it’s not.
After finishing all the levels, I only open the game when I have nothing better to do. Again, I wish there was an offline mode to play on a plane or on roaming dead spots; and as a bonus, offline reduces battery consumption.
This game is awesome! I love the simple one-touch controls, and the game is very addictive, but one thing: I hate how Nintendo made it so you could try the first few levels for free, then you have to pay for the rest. I personally think you should unlock the 2nd world for free after you get all purple coins on every level in world one, and so on. That would be so much more fair! And, if you wanna compete with SEGA, you might have to start making your games free like they do. Finally, I once paid for the game, then deleted it a week later because I was stuck on a level. Then a few months later, I redownloaded the game, and it said I had to buy the stuff again! I immediately deleted the game once again, then turned off my phone and went to sleep, very frustrated.
I hope this helped you Nintendo, and everyone reading these reviews before downloading. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
By Domo the Butterknight
In this review, I am going to state my opinion and if the $10 is worth it.
I first got Super MARIO run when it was released. About a week later I payed $10. After beating the initial game I quit. It was a, ‘meh’, game. I can also bet many others would have agreed.
But since I downloaded it again, I now see everything I looked down upon. First of all, I love the new Remix 10. It adds something to do with great chances at rare prizes. The levels are extremely replay-able. Very are also so many different game aspects. Such as, the Kingdom, where you can organize your own kingdom, build and buy new structures and decorations, and etc. The levels give a smooth action, chill aspect. And there are just so much more! The graphics are smooth, gameplay is simplistic, and Super MARIO Run is a must-have.
So, now to answer the question, ‘is the $10 worth it?’:
Definitely! Now, $10 may be slightly pricy to some, but hear me out. Playing a free game would probably eventually persuade you into making IAP. You would be spending much more money then $10 after a little while. Whereas Super Mario Run offers NO IAP. After the $10, no adds, and no IAPs. Unlike many other mobile games, Super Mario Run is NOT greedy. The $10 is so worth it!
It could be so much better.
A Mario style runner-platformer didn’t really click with me at first, but I still gave this game a try. And the bright side is the game plays very well, and looks great, too.
The biggest problem has to be the level design, though. The most important thing about platformers is this game’s biggest weakness. I lost count of how many times I took damage/died because of how many sudden traps come up. This is all impossible to see for many reasons: it could be a boo coming out of a block right in front of you, or it could be in the trajectory of your jump off screen so you can’t even see it coming. To top that off with the limited control given to the player since this is a runner, you’ll be facing many unfair obstacles your first time through.
This game was never worth $10. In fact, I bought this during the special Remix 10 deal for $5 and I still think I spent my money in the wrong place.
Best game, especially for fans of the classic NES!
I have never paid $10 for any game app on my phone, but decided to take a chance on this Mario game because I am such a huge fan of the original Super Mario game series. I was not disappointed. This game has everything. It is fun, challenging, and jam-packed with big and little details that make up the Super Mario universe. I love the Remix levels and the Toad Rallies where you play against other players online. I could (and I do) play them for hours! All in all this was a great buy and I have no regrets about splurging on this one game. I shouldn't be surprised though. Nintendo rarely disappoints. With all the serious shooting/war/post-apocalyptic games out there it is so nice to be able to retreat into a colorful, happy, and just plain fun world of Super Mario Run 😊🏃♂️🍄🌈⭐️