Super Mario Run on Android still has no date beyond 2017, but today a placeholder for the game popped up in the Google Play store along with a detailed description and ability to pre-register.
By clicking on the register button, hopeful players will be notified when the game goes live. The game’s release date is simply listed as “coming soon.” Nintendo did the same thing for the iOS version of its game, which finally released on Dec. 15.
The game has players controlling an ever-running Mario as he makes his way, mostly from left to right, through worlds decorated with breakable blocks, pipes and the many other familiar hallmarks of a Super Mario game.
Super Mario Run features four modes: World Tour, Kingdom Builder, Toad Rally and Friendly Run.
In World Tour, players have to navigate through six worlds, each featuring four brand-new courses, as they try to find and rescue Princess Peach.
In Toad Rally, players show off their moves in various challenge maps as they try to impress a crowd of Toads and get the highest score. The game requires items called Rally Tickets earned in the regular mode to access, something players haven’t been too happy about.
The Friendly Run mode pits players against each other in a Toad Rally, but with nothing at stake. That means you’re racing against a friend you select to impress an audience of Toads, but you can’t win or lose any of the Toads for your kingdom. You can only play this game five times a day, at most.
Finally, in Kingdom Builder, players can build their own kingdom. This mode uses the items acquired during Toad Rally mode.
Nintendo has released two updates to the game since its release: Friendly Run and some Christmas-themed items for Kingdom Builder.