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Nintendo auto-runner Super Mario Run is capping off their celebration of 50 million downloads by giving free Rally Tickets to all users as reported by Power Up Gaming.

The game is an auto-runner similar in concept to games like Flappy Bird where players simply have to tap the screen to make Mario jump at the appropriate times. Although the first three levels of the game are free, accessing the rest of the game requires that you fork over $9.99 or your regional equivalent. Aside from the standard gameplay, a competitive mode called “Toad Rally” exists in the game where you’ll race against the ghost of a random player on one of the game’s levels.

However, you can’t just hop into Toad Rally – you’ll have to have a Rally Ticket on hand in order to play this game mode. Players can normally acquire these tickets by playing World Tour mode, trading in My Nintendo coins (earned by playing or purchasing certain games), or by completing special tasks such as collecting a series of colored coins in a level. Alternatively, players can compete in Friendly Run, a game mode recently added to the game where you compete against your friends in a race.

In celebration of reaching the milestone of 50 million downloads, Nintendo will be giving away 10 Rally Tickets to players who log into the game. This was announced in-game through a notification pushed to its players. Players will have to restart the app once they’ve received the in-game notification in order to redeem the tickets. The giveaway will last until January 8, 2017.

Super Mario Run was released on December 15, 2016 for iOS. An Android version is likely forthcoming, although it’s important to note that you should be wary of malware purporting to be an APK of the game.

What do you think of Super Mario Run? Do you hope it will make its way to Android? How do you feel about it’s $9.99 price point? Let us know in the comments below!


Robert N. Adams

Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!


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