Are you on the waitlist for Super Mario Run? If you’re not, turn on your iPhone, go to the App Store, and tap on Notify.

Once the game is made available for download, you will be notified.

For those who didn’t watch the keynote

A lot have happened today. Apple released iPhone 7 & 7 Plus, Apple Watch Series 2, AirPods (wireless earphones), and most importantly, a Super Mario game was announced.


I suddenly jumped out of my chair and say “Oh shi*, this is happening, I’m so excited.” For years, Nintendo has refused to put their games on the Apple App Store.

Well, they did but only recently. It was Pokemon Go and Miitomo. Following their success, now come a Super Mario game.

What’s Super Mario Run?

As Shigeru Miyamoto (Mario creator) demoed and explained the game, I quickly realized that this game is like Jetpack Joyride, but themed Super Mario.


Really, Nintendo? I put a lot of hope into this, thinking that it will be the original Super Mario game. In other words, Super Mario Run is an endless runner game.

Your job is to tap on the screen when needed to avoid obstacles, collect coins, and defeat enemies. The constant running part will be Mario’s job. Plus, users can also play this game using only one hand as well.

Show me the alternative

I know you’re not excited either.

If you actually missed Super Mario World or Super Mario Advance, there is a way to bring them to your iPhone or iPad.


This isn’t a breaking news, it exists for a long time already. Using an emulator like GBA4iOS, iNDS, or Happy Chick, you can achieve that.

These are apps that bring the Game Boy Advance console to iOS devices. Once you have the emulator, you can install the “real” Super Mario game(s).

Check out some of these resources

  1. GBA4iOS and ROMs
  2. Nintendo DS emulators for iOS
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