Nin­ten­do Super Mario Run is Back on iOS App Store But Why Was it Tak­en Off


Nintendo’s Super Mario Run game, which was the gaming company’s first attempt to tap into the mobile gaming market was reported to be taken off the iOS App Store in major regions such as UK and US but the game is still available in India.

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Learn the quickest way to maximum achievement in Super Mario Run. | Photo: Nintendo

Several media reports suggested that the Super Mario Run game was pulled off the App Store on Monday, but we just checked and it’s still available on iOS App Store in India at least.

According to a Reddit thread, users found out that the Super Mario Run game had been taken off the App Store. One of the users stated that this might be due to a bug with an update earlier Monday morning and since Apple doesn’t allow developers to roll back apps to the previous version, Nintendo might have had to take it off the App Store.

When searching for Super Mario Run, users were redirected to the Sonic Boom game. The app was available in Play Store throughout this event of being taken down and put back up on the App Store.

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Mario is No More a Plumber

According to a report in Kotaku, Mario is no more a plumber. Yes, that’s true. While this shouldn’t come as a surprise as Mario did anything but plumbing, Mario’s character basically revolves around the game’s ambient environment.

Mario started out as a carpenter and was later was given the plumber avatar because it suited the scenario of the 1983 Mario Bros. game better.

“With (1983’s) Mario Bros., we brought in Luigi and a lot of the game was played underground so we made him to fit that setting and, we decided he could be a plumber,” Miyamoto previously told USA Today. “The scenario dictates his role.”

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