First Pokemon came to the smartphone and now Mario will, too, in the form of Super Mario Run. If you’ve got bad knees, don’t worry — unlike Pokemon Go, it doesn’t require you to run or actually do any physical activity. Instead, this platformer has Mario constantly moving forward through worlds, overcoming obstacles and enemies with various jumps triggered by timing your screen taps in different ways. There’s a single player mode where you gather coins, a challenge mode that pits you against other players’ records, and a third creative mode that lets you blow accumulated loot to build your own Mushroom Kingdom to your liking. For now it’s coming to iOS in December and Android at some point after that. What these recent games entail for Nintendo’s hardware in the long run is unknown, but all we know is Pokemon Go made us want to bust out our Game Boy Color and play some old school Blue.
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