The Super Mario game for iPhones just got brand new levels

Shigeru Miyamoto and Tim CookStephen Lam/Getty ImagesMario creator Shigeru Miyamoto and Apple CEO Tim Cook

“Super Mario Run,” Nintendo’s first Mario game for smartphones, got its first major update on Thursday since its release last December.

The new update includes new courses, a mode with super-quick gameplay, a new playable character, and other improvements.

Designed to be played without a controller, the touch-screen controls for “Super Mario Run” are dead simple: you just tap the screen to make Mario jump.

Marking the first time Mario arrived on a smartphone, “Super Mario Run” was announced at the Apple press event last fall where Apple unveiled the iPhone 7. Legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto even appeared with Apple CEO Tim Cook on stage.

Although Super Mario Run was exclusive to iPhones for its first three months, it’s now available for Android phones too. Today’s update is available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play.

The game is free to download, but it costs $US9.99 to unlock all the levels. Currently, it’s half-off at $US4.99.

Super Mario Run GameplayApp StoreThe new Remix mode.

Here’s the full change log:

Remix 10, made of some of the shortest Super Mario Run courses you’ll ever play, is here!
There are also some brand-new courses, a new playable character, and a new feature that lets you listen to your favourite music while you play!
Why not try out the updated Super Mario Run?

■Remix 10: Super Mario Run courses done short and sweet!
In Remix 10, you’ll challenge 10 very short courses in a row. Daisy is lost somewhere along the way, so if you play enough courses you’ll be able to find her! You’ll also be able to play some extra Bonus Games and a Super Bonus Game to get various buildings for your kingdom as you run through this mode.

■Even more fun with World Star!
There are some new courses to explore, including a forest, a ship packed with coins, and a whole airship armada. Each course adds a whole new level of fun!

■Daisy, a new playable character, is here, and she brought a double-jump skill with her!
If you play through enough Remix 10 courses, Princess Daisy of Sarasaland will join your group of friends. Her double-jump ability lets her jump while she’s already midair!

■Listen to your favourite music with the music-play feature!
Now you can listen to music stored on your device while playing Super Mario Run. Mario and his friends will wear headphones when this feature is turned on! Find some music that will get you pumped to run some courses!

■New buildings for Kingdom Builder mode
You may earn brand-new buildings from the Bonus Games in Remix 10. Try to get as many as you can!

■The way opponents are selected for Toad Rally has been adjusted. There is now less of a chance you’ll play against someone whose Toad population is significantly different from yours.

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