Nintendo's Super Mario Run Game for iOS Requires a Constant Internet Connection to Play

Nintendo's Super Mario Run Game for iOS Requires a Constant Internet Connection to Play

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Nintendo has confirmed that its upcoming 'Super Mario Run' game for iOS will require an constant Internet connection to play. The requirement was confirmed by Shigeru Miyamoto in an interview with Mashable.

We wanted to be able to leverage that network connection with all three of the [Super Mario Run] modes to keep all of the modes functioning together and offering the game in a way that keeps the software secure. This is something that we want to continue to work on as we continue to develop the game.

But actually, the security element is one of the reasons that we decided to go with iPhone and iOS first. So this is just — based on the current development environment — a requirement that's been built into the game to support security and the fact that the three different modes are connecting to the network and interacting with one another.


Miyamoto notes that at one time they thought of having the World Tour [story] mode available to play offline; however, when operating in standalone mode it complicates the connection back to the Toad Rally and Kingdom modes. "Because those two modes are relying on the network save, we had to integrate the World Tour mode as well."

Super Mario Run will be released on December 15th but you can already visit an Apple Store to demo it now.

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Nintendo's Super Mario Run Game for iOS Requires a Constant Internet Connection to Play
Edwin - December 15, 2016 at 4:27pm
It supose to be release today
Kei - December 10, 2016 at 6:50am
Bummer. Was willing to shell out the money for it until I knew about the internet connection needed.
Chip - December 10, 2016 at 5:10am
If only for iOS 10 guess my 5s will have to pick up the tab on this one. They want to make At&t richer than they already are. Keeping content working together is a bunch of hog wash this is about money and Nintendo knows it. That's why they launched the Nintendo mini is such supply so crooks can resell for killer prices because people are such kids
MitchelM - December 10, 2016 at 12:20am
That sucks. I don't think I'm paying $10 for it ether. Too bad. I was looking forward to it.
Sndndndj - December 9, 2016 at 9:09pm
Thanks for the info. I am not buying it
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