The wait is finally over. Super Mario Run is coming to Android phones this March. According to video game publisher Nintendo America, the game will be available for Android users from March 23.
The announcement was made by the company on Twitter that "Android version of #SuperMarioRun will be available on 3/23 with the Ver(sion).2.0.0 update!"
Nintendo launched Super Mario Run in December 2016 for iPhone and has witnessed around 78 million downloads till date.
"Android users will get version 2.0.0 upon release, while iPhone users will get an update to the version on the same day. The update will add some new playable characters to the game," the Verge reported.
The game features three modes -- World Tour, Toad Rally and Kingdom Builder -- and is free to download.
However, like in iPhones, you will need internet to play the Super Mario game.
According to an article in Gamespot, The game's free download comes with a sampling of levels, but you need to pay $10 to unlock every course. According to Nintendo, five percent of players have paid to buy all the courses, meaning the game has brought in many millions of dollars in revenue so far.
In a December 2016 interview with Mashable, Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Super Mario said that they will be taking measures to curb the game’s piracy. . “For us, we view our software as being a very important asset for us and also for consumers who are purchasing the game, we want to make sure that we're able to offer it to them in a way that the software is secure, and that they're able to play it in a stable environment," he added.
(With inputs from IANS)