Just recently Nintendo confirmed that Super Mario Run would be getting a big update this week with new content in addition to a notable discount on both iOS and Google. It was dated for 29th September but has already started to roll out.
We've been able to download the update from Google Play in the UK, so it's worth checking the store and seeing if it's already available in your territory. It was only a little over 30MB, but be warned that the game does a further data download when you open it, so ideally you should have plenty of download allocation left or wait until you get to a Wi-Fi spot.
The headline arrival is the Remix 10 area; these are batches of 10 randomly generated mini stages in which you try to grab Rainbow Coins. You don't need to own the game to play this, but you need to spend an in-game ticket for each round. You unlock various collectables for your town and it's made up of multiple zones; Daisy as an unlockable character looks to be the grand prize at the end. You can quit and save progress between rounds, thankfully.
Another addition for all players is the option to mute the music and play your own, with characters wearing headphones. If you own the game, the extra bonus is an additional world to play at the end of the main campaign.
The discount is already live - £4.99 / €5.49 in Europe - so if you're tempted to take the plunge now is as good a time as any; it'll go back to the full price on 12th October.
Let us know if you'll be giving this update a try.
Our thanks to Matt for the heads up!
Yay, still stinks that they are blocking rooted users.
Opened the app after 9 months
If the discount comes to the US I'll buy.
the remix 10 mode is super fun and quick!
Is the "purchase" still limited to 1 machine? I'm currently in the market for both a new phone and tablet, not going to buy it, even for $5, if a month from now I can't use it on any of my new devices.
I wonder if that could be part of the reason for keeping it off of Amazon's Fire tablets?
Purchase isn't limited to one machine on iOS, I wouldn't think it would be on Android either.
Played abit. Remix 10 music has the super mario land classic tune.
9 new levels. Quite a update
The new mode is fun! The music is a bit weird though xD
@yoshinatsu I'll try that some weekend. Never got it to work.
@MegaAdam Oh thanks, that's what I had read somewhere, maybe I'll pick it up then while it's on sale.
Downloaded and bought!
@rjejr Technically it's up to the app, but so far I haven't had any Play Store software or IAP that required me to rebuy it when switching.
Thanks for the heads up! Downloading the update now.
I update mines a while ago, I'll play it later on the commute home between stations.
I don't mind using the in-game tickets to play the Redux stages, with the way the game hands them out, I make more than I can burn.
I'm tempted to buy it while it's on sale, but the fact you have to be online to play it puts me off slightly.
@NEStalgia You know, that's what I would think, but I remember reading this game didn't work that way. Now I'll have to go see if I can find it. brb
Seems as if you are correct, and what I read was people complaining about not being able to play it on both iOS and Android w/ just one purchase, which is stupid b/c no game works like that on any set of platforms.
Guess I'll pick it up then once it goes on sale. I had the free demo part working on every thing I owned - well working once I set it to "low res" mode - but long since deleted as I was never paying $10 for any 1 device, which is what I thought at the time.
@PtM Now if I can only remember my NNID. Between Wii U, 3DS, Switch, Android and PS3, PS4, there's just way to many thing Is have to keep track of. Even writing them all down.
I’m playing the remix 10 mode and wow it’s actually incredibly addictive. Also paired with that kick ass music.
Got it in Canada, and finally purchased it. I felt it was too expensive before, but with the discount, done! The Remix 10 mode is soooo good...love the music, the format, everything. Awesome addition to the game...and can't wait to actually go through the rest of the levels now. Those first four levels, I've played them so many times, and have all the coins from each run...exciting!
I'll be playing this while waiting in line for a SNES mini.
@rjejr well if you stay on the same platform..... You can just re-download the game....(one apple, I downloaded the game for my sister and brother in law with my account... We all played at the same time)
If your switching from iOS to Android (like me) you will still have everything you did, but won't be able to play the later levels.....(and it'll still bother you to buy the game every so often). But I only play rally and the new mix levels which is sufficient cause I get to still play with my Yoshi
The new mode is ridiculously fun.
Also, that medley. Who needs custom music anyway?
@Ttimer5 so you are downgrading your phone got it.
@SirRandall it would actually be the other way around. I have used both Android and apple products. Android devices, if you get it from a decent manufacturer, beats Apple any day. Any feature on an Apple device or phone can be found cheaper (and usually better) on an Android device. Plus, I can expand the memory on my Android devices, which I couldn't do on my Apple devices.
Apple is better in that I can buy an Apple product and not worry about the quality. When buying an Android device one has to be very careful and make sure they are buying a quality product. Lots of crappy Android devices on the market.
@rjejr didn't know it was limited. I have it on my iPhone and iPad, same for fire emblem, and they seem to be synced to my Nintendo account.
It seems it's gonna take quite a while to unlock Daisy...
I just noticed that the new icon has Mario winking xD
@SirRandall haha.... More like advancing a couple years haha
I just bought it for $5. Looking forward to seeing everything.
Now we have a decent price. I hope it's a permanent cut, so more people will be encouraged to buy and enjoy the game.
$5 is just right considering more content was added.
Brilliant free update! I expected to pay a few £ extra for it. Fantastic fun
@rushiosan It's going back to $10 on October 12th.
@chiefeagle02 That's sad.
how does this not have 8/16/64 bit skin packs?
Is it just me or is anyone else having an issue getting your own music to work in-game (where Mario wears the headphones)? I'm running Android 6.0 and my MP3 files are in a folder on the top menu of my SD card.
Other than that, the game runs fantastic.
EDIT: Or is it you mute the in-game music and run your own in the background via a third party app (eg: Google Play Music)?
EDIT 2: Yes it is. I found a YouTube video explaining how the feature works. It's interesting playing Mario Run while the Crazy Taxi soundtrack is going.
@Ttimer5 Thanks. I'll probably be picking this up.
@rjejr your welcome..... Even if 20 other people told you the same thing haha
@PtM Thanks for the update. My son bought the game this morning on his phone w/ is set up to his Google and NNID accounts, but we never tried to get it on his old tablet which probably won't run it anyway, it used to be mine years ago. I just ordered a new Samsung smartphone that's supposed to be delivered on Wed so I'm just going to wait until then and get it after I get all of my other stuff transferred over. And I'll probably get a new tablet this Christmas but I'm leaning towards Amazon Fire, still deciding on 8" or 10" so it doesn't matter b/c the Fire OS doesn't currently support it and I'm too lazy to jailbreak a Fire tablet for a $5 game.
@davey1983 I disagree and people who usually say that have no idea what they are talking about. It's still android. I generic os that isn't made for the hardware. I used android for years and when I switch to apple it was the best thing ever. There might be phones out there that might have some specs better but the os runs like crap and they always put their UI on top of it eating away at more resources. When you develop software and hardware together to work well together it always be a better option. Now if Samsung makes their own os with their phones now you would have an amazing phone that I would be interested in. I am not pro apple or pro android. I just want a phone that is made well. I really do hope Samsung has had it with Android and makes their own. When they do that I will switch in a heartbeat.
@SirRandall well I actually had the oppisite experience. I have always had apple and then I switch this year to the Samsung Note 8, man oh man..... It feels AMAZING! All the limitless possibilities that android can do and still run better then Apple. Maybe try the newer Android phones that have been coming out recently because it sounds like you changed a couple years ago because it wasn't thee the best a few years back, but times have changed.
Ain't no way I'm going back to apple, haha but that is my experience with phones.
In order to unlock World star-9 it says you must defeat 20+ ninjas in a single run. Can anyone explain how to do this? I've played this level to my wit's end and can find no more than 17 ninjas to defeat. Here's a video of me defeating all 17. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ewky407ao5ylti2/Airship%20Cannons.mp4?dl=0
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