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Nintendo have seemingly shown their true colors with the announcement of Super Mario Run, Mario’s first “true” smartphone game which rather shamelessly copies the overly saturated “endless runner” genre that is already plaguing the market – which mindless fans may absolutely eat up regardless.

The news was delivered courtesy of Shigeru Miyamoto himself at Apple’s September 2016 press event, with nary a twinge of shame crossing his features:

Apparently Shigeru Miyamoto had a hand in creating the app himself, likely “inspired” by the thousands of other clones currently available; Super Mario Run will be released on iOS this December and will also have a price, though how much has yet to be disclosed.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    12:37 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sad. Even 1st person Mario on Youtube is 10x better than this endless run...

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:52 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    And in the end Nintendo is fulfilling it's destiny. The company started as a toy company and ends as a toy company. This is the natural evolution.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:23 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    aha! finally they admit they are a corporation of desperate losers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:15 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nintendo just needs better hardware for the games to grow. I would like to see them just make software.

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    Comment by knuclear200x
    15:12 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    >another Mario party game
    >another Yoshi/baby game
    >another Mario minis game
    >another Tennis game
    >another animal crossing game
    >NEW Pikmin game! but now it's in 2D

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:26 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    If the Nintendo NX flops, and it will. You'll probably see Mario, Pokémon and Zelda games on Xbox/PlayStation when Nintendo bows out of the console industry.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:31 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I see Sankaku is popular with fortunetellers and other cracks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:00 11/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pretty sure that is just a quality of the internet haha.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:29 08/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cannabalt with a nintendo theme. Fuck smartphone games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:58 08/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well Pokemon GO showed them the profit to be made in phones, now get ready for Zelda clicker game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:49 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nintendo Co., Ltd
    TYO: 7974 - Sep 9, 11:30 AM GMT+9
    27,430.00JPYPrice decrease525.00 (1.88%)

    YES!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:46 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    You don't know how the Japanese exchanges work. Every single stock is overvalued and all people ever do is gamble. Losing some value means little.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:09 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was not talking about the loss of value. If you got in before the AP came out you are doing very well depending on how much you could afford. “In every crisis, there is opportunity.” That is all exchanges. And now days with computers you can lock in the value you're comfortable with and not worry about it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:37 08/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least it's not freemium trash. Even for an auto runner (it doesn't seem like an "endless runner" as this article claims) the controls seem pretty tight. Apparently there are multiple different levels and you'll be able to build your own town using the toads you rescue. I don't own an iPhone so I'll wait to pirate an android port.

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    Comment by Rya
    20:17 08/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    >plays a sidescrolling game in portrait mode

    Oh Nintendo...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:06 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    If we assume they did it for a reason I'd guess because you can't play with only one hand otherwise.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:01 11/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can..

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:16 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    They were the last holdouts from the original founders of gaming. Sega,EA,SquareEnix,and so on have long cashed out into mobile. I know they plan on Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing. But I could see Punch Out! being on mobile.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:11 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    "So you can play while eating a hamburger or an apple"

    Yes, appeal to us Western barbarians

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:25 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is what happens when you tell one person to create a bunch of noob levels in Super Mario Maker.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:23 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is how Nintendo ends I for one look forward to watching Nintendo burn

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:36 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    It prints money!

    http://static1.gamespot.com/uploads/original/1513/15139076/3096646-pokemon+print.gif [http://static1.gamespot.com/uploads/original/1513/15139076/3096646-pokemon print.gif]

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    Comment by DarkWisdom
    07:16 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shigeru Miyamoto is a complete hack at this point, Nintendo desperately needs some new young blood. There are so many Nintendo franchises going to waste because of their lack of faith in them. It seems like whenever a game doesn't sell too well they drop the franchise completely (Metroid, F Zero). Would also be nice to have some new IP's too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:58 09/09/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    There are soooooo many games like this on phone but this one will sell a lot just because Mario. :/



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