Mario makes iOS debut

Nintendo has decided to maintain the trend of taking an original game straight from the childhood of many and developing it into a mobile application. Soon, the creators of Super Mario Bros. will release the application “Super Mario Run,” making it available for iOS.

During the Apple Special Event Sept. 7, Shigeru Miyamoto, video game designer and producer for Nintendo, announced the future release of “Super Mario Run” set for this December.

In a press release from Nintendo, the gaming company revealed that iOS users will be able to download and enjoy a portion of “Super Mario Run” for free and will be able to enjoy all of the game content available in the release after paying a set purchase price. The game has been developed with Miyamoto as lead creator.

The mobile app will have three modes. The first one includes running through courses tapping the phone screen to jump. The second mode allows users to compete against each other. The third lets players create and customize their own Mushroom Kingdoms.

Kayla Ruiz, junior accounting major and president of California Baptist University’s Mario Kart Klub, is hopeful for the success of the game.

“I expect to see people running around playing ‘Super Mario,’” Ruiz said. “Hopefully, it will drive up interest and membership in Mario Kart Klub.”

For people who grew up playing “Super Mario Bros., they are expecting to have the same nostalgic feeling that “Pokémon GO” brought them.

“Growing up I always played ‘Super Mario’ with my dad no matter what game console it was,” said Arlene Rodriguez, senior communication disorders major. “I believe this will probably trump the craziness of ‘Pokemon Go.’”

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