Download Super Mario Run for free starting December 15th, but…

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REMEMBER that one gaming-related announcement at the Apple iPhone 7 launch that made you take a walk down memory lane? Hold your breath! Nintendo has finally revealed that you can download Super Mario Run for iOS starting December 15 — for free!

However, “free” means you will only get to play a few elements of its three modes: World Tour, Tour Rally, and Kingdom Builder. To have unlimited access to the entire game, you have to pay $9.99 (about P493).

Don’t worry, that’s just a one-time payment. There are no additional in-app purchases after that.

Super Mario Run — which is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS 8.0 or later — is the first Super Mario game that can be played on a mobile device. Nintendo has been slow to adapt to a world that is already dominated by smartphones, so this is great news.

Of course, you can find clones everywhere, but this one… this is official. And developed under the direction of Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto at that.

The game supports 10 languages: English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Russian, and traditional Chinese. It will drop simultaneously in 151 countries and regions, the complete list of which can be found below. You have no idea how glad we are to find the Philippines here.

Countries and regions where Super Mario Run will be available

Countries and regions where Super Mario Run will be available

Where’s the Android love, though? Android users, don’t fret. You will get to download Super Mario Run from the Play Store in 2017. As to when, Nintendo didn’t say, but we’re guessing the release should be in the first half of the year.

To get an idea on how to play the game before D-Day comes, watch these two Super Mario Run gameplays.

Super Mario Run gameplay 1

Super Mario Run gameplay 2

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 22 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.