What’s With the Mobile Apps?

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I love video games as much as the next person, but when I play I usually play on my consoles or handhelds.

When I think of video games, I don’t normally think of my phone.

Super Mario Run Mobile App

I’m not sure if this is something that’s been in the works for a while, or if this is all Pokemon Go’s fault.

However, I’m sure most of you have heard by now that they’re coming out with a new Mario game as a mobile app on your phone or iPad.

Super Mario Run actually doesn’t look that bad. It looks just like the New Super Mario Bros games for the Wii U. Except it’s on a smaller screen and you play with your finger.

I was surprised it looked so good because I can’t picture a Mario game on my phone, let alone a Mario game that looks exactly like the console Mario games. Because it looks like the console games, I’m not entirely sure how easy it will be to play with just your finger. Though I’m sure they’ve figured something out.

Either way, I think I may give it a try. There’s no harm in it and it does look like it will be pretty good. I’m not sure how much the game will be, though. I assume it’s free with in-app purchases, but we’ll find out soon enough as it comes out in December.

In addition to Mario coming out as a mobile app, however, they’re also coming out with Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing.

I apologize if I sound like I’m complaining, but… Why?

Mario is the face of Nintendo, so if they’re going to make a mobile app, by all means, make Mario. But I don’t see the point of a Mario app, so I really don’t see a point to making Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing.

I mean, I can kind of see Fire Emblem because they have similar(ish) games such as Clash of Clans in the app store. But Animal Crossing? I’m very curious to see how these two games will turn out.

Of course, the release date for those games aren’t set in stone. We just know they’ll be out “before the end of March 2017.” There are no trailers or pictures.

While I don’t get it, I’ll still probably try Super Mario Run. And while I don’t get Fire Emblem or Animal Crossing even more, I’ll probably still try those games if they look as good as Super Mario Run.

What do you think about all the mobile apps lately? Will you be trying any of these games?

8 thoughts on “What’s With the Mobile Apps?

  1. I love it that Nintendo has embraced to mobile apps. It is an excellent way to keep their franchises alive in people’s minds, make them discover new ones, and – hopefully – have that serve as a gateway to their consoles, handhelds, and major games. It is a win-win situation, really.

    Super Mario Run looks pretty neat. I will make sure to give it a try.

  2. I think there was a push even before Pokemon Go, but it’s definitely caused an upsurge of it. I’d definitely be interested in checking it out. I have a few games on my phone like The Impossible Game (whose name is not remotely a lie), but I usually don’t think of my phone first when it comes to gaming either.

    • I agree. I play a game or two on my phone as well, but I never thought of putting any big console games on my phone. It will be interesting to see how they turn out.

      • For sure, definitely worth a try! Just as long as Nintendo doesn’t charge $20+ for a Mobile Mario game ๐Ÿ˜›

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      • Ah, yeah. That would be a bit much, lol.
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