Nice FAQ by Jeffrey Parkin and Dave Tach at Polygon.
I played for a bit today. I’ve always been terrible at side-scrolling games, even back when I used to play a lot of games. I’m still bad. Super Mario Run is fun enough for me to have blown an hour or so on it, and I happily coughed up the $10 to unlock the whole game.
The first-run on-boarding process is clunky though. You have to pick your country, and the United States is way down at the bottom of a long alphabetically sorted list. I’d rather be asked to grant access to my location — my phone knows where I am. And there was some confusing shit about creating a Nintendo account.
- The game looks and sounds and I think even feels like a real Mario game.
- Nintendo and Apple are going to make a ton of money on this.
- Now my thumb hurts.
★ Thursday, 15 December 2016