Shigeru Miyamoto took the stage during today’s Apple event to announce that Super Mario games are coming to iOS. Super Mario Run is the character’s first iPhone game, and Miyamoto debuted the game live during the show.
Mario travels across a classic stage to collect as many coins as possible in a set time limit. Tapping makes him jump, and the entire game is playable with just one hand. There are several worlds to explore in the game; the demo showed a menu screen with six worlds.
There’s also a multiplayer mode called Toad Rally that allows you to race against opponents on your friends list. Miyamoto also said that players can compete with others around the world. It’s still about collecting coins, but this mode is also about impressing the titular Toads as well. This is purely a time-based mode, without a flagpole denoting the endpoint of the level.
Miyamoto said that the game will be available for a set price. Pricing and a release date will be announced later this year, and Super Mario Run is available this holiday season. Also coming are Super Mario stickers with the new iOS, iOS 10.