Mario – one of Nintendo’s biggest video game franchises has finally appeared on Play Store. This is Super Mario Run, the first ever Mario game to see a smartphone release. The Super game was available on iOS for 3 months before but now it has marched towards a Play Store release for your Android device.

Super Mario Run on Android comes with the same free-to-play model that it used for iOS. The game only features the first four levels or “worlds” in the free version, to unlock the rest you have to pay $9.99.

78 Million Downloads on Android

It was downloaded more than 78 million times on Android with 5 percent of those 78 million buying the premium version. The game retains its side-scrolling nature from the original but introduces an auto-running feature which lowers the learning curve for new users.

Super Mario Run 2.0 hits iOS

Nintendo has also released the second version of the game on iOS – Super Mario Run 2.0. The update brings more characters as well as free content for users to play.

The locked courses 1-4 can be opened by clearing Bowser’s challenge, and clearing those will get you new courses on Toad Rally. There will be different colored Yoshis as well as new buildings. It will also features revamps for the Easy Mode and Tutorial.

Lastly, there will be bug fixes for the game. Version 2.0’s features will be available to Android users instantly while iOS users will need to download the version 2.0 again.

Download Super Mario Run

The game can be downloaded from Google Play Store now if you hadn’t pre-ordered it already.

You can also download Super Mario Run version 2.0 for iOS from here.