Mario, the beloved jumping plumber and Nintendo character, made his debut on smartphones on Thursday with “Super Mario Run.”
In “Super Mario Run,” iPhone owners can run, jump, and stomp their way through 24 new levels for $10. Android owners are out of luck for now — Nintendo cut a deal with Apple so the game remains iOS-exclusive for some period of time.
“Super Mario Run” is coming to Android, eventually. But in the meantime, one enterprising game developer has created a game that to someone who has never played Mario before should be just as good: “Super Plumber Run.”
“Super Plumber Run” doesn’t have many reviews yet, so be careful when downloading it, but it should be safe because it’s on the Google Play app store.
Here’s what it’s like to play: