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Cordova, TN; December 19, in the year of our Lord 2016--Family Friendly Gaming, the industry leader in covering the family friendly video games is shaking our collective heads at Nintendo for the launch of Super Mario Run on the iOS devices. We were all excited to start to play Super Mario Run here at Family Friendly Gaming. We were also prepared to pay a one time payment of $3.99 or $4.99 for the entire game. Especially considering how few levels there are in Super Mario Run. Only to almost choke when we saw Super Mario Run costs $9.99. After blitzing through the first three levels, we refuse to pay $9.99 for twenty-four more levels. I can think of numerous $0.99 apps that have over one hundred levels. What is Nintendo thinking?

Super Mario Run is an interesting concept. It looks nice, and has recycled Mario music. It also has recycled Mario graphics. Which tells us - Nintendo did not have to spend much on the development of this game. So why the high price? Greed is the only answer I can come to. Super Mario Run is also a disposable video game since there is no physical copy of this game. $9.99 is way too high for a disposable video game. I purchase all kinds of video games in the physical format for less than $9.99. Want to know a secret? They last longer than Super Mario Run would. There are three modes in Super Mario Run (World Tour, Toad Rally, and Kingdom Builder). The first two are essentially the same. The last one is such a scaled down version of a village builder that it is not really a full mode in my opinion.

Super Mario Run received over five million downloads in it’s first day. How many of those downloads will stay on their iOS devices? We have already deleted ours here at Family Friendly Gaming. Super Mario Run has also received way more low ratings than high ratings. That tells us that people tried it, and did not like it. The ability to try the first few levels before spending the exorbitant $9.99 is nice. If I paid $9.99 for Super Mario Run without trying it I would be asking for a refund. This really should come as no surprise since Nintendo has been out of touch with family gamers in a great many things for some time now. Super Mario Run is just another Virtual Boy blunder from Nintendo.

God bless,
Paul Bury
Family Friendly Gaming


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