If it's any consolation, you can just forget for a moment that Apple decided to kill the headphone jack on their iPhone 7 and 7 Plus handsets, because Nintendo has finally announced full details on the release of Super Mario Run, the first ever Mario game to be featured in an Apple device.
Nintendo announced their partnership with Apple during the tech giants keynote event last September.
Now, you might want to consider buying yourself this new iPhone game so you could focus on something during the holidays. But if you're still not sure whether you should get it or not, you might want to take a look at all the details Nintendo released about the game:
1) Who will get it?
For now, the game can be played on iOS and downloaded exclusively by iPhone and iPad users. However, Nintendo previously announced that it will also be released on Android possibly in 2017, so other smartphone users have to wait for a bit before they actually play the game. As for Windows phones, it seems that Nintendo has no plans on featuring it on that specific platform.
2) When will it come out?
Super Mario Run will be released simultaneously in 151 countries on December 15. It will include some free teaser levels so that players can have a sort of warm-up before playing the actual game.
3) How much will it cost?
The full game will be worth $9.99 which is around P500. It sounds like it costs a lot but Nintendo promises that there will be no price increase in the future.
4) What would the gameplay be like?
In Apple's keynote event last September, Nintendo CEO Shigeru Miyamoto demonstrated to the public that Super Mario Run can be played just like any other games found in touchscreen phones. No need for controllers. As for the graphics, check out the latest teaser video that was released this November:
In our opinion, the game is similar to Flappy Bird, where you just have to tap the screen to make the plumber jump and get coins. There are also two ways to play this game, a single and multiplayer mode. The single player mode is called World Tour. Basically, you just have to run into as many coins as possible before you run out of time.
The multiplayer mode is named Toad Rally, where you can challenge other players who are online. You have to battle with someone through a race, collecting toads along the way. The player with the most number of Toads wins.