Mario lovers, rejoice. You can now play with the mustachioed plumber no matter where you go. Here's what you need to know before you download Super Mario Run. Who's it for? The game was released on December 15 exclusively on iOS and is playable on the iPhone and iPad. Nintendo is planning an Android release for March 23, but Windows users will likely never see the game on the platform. You can preregister for Super Mario Run on Android so you're notified when the game is released. What's the gameplay like? Now Playing: Watch this: Super Mario Run's finally on the iPhone: Here's how to... 2:03 Old-school Mario fans will instantly recognize that the gameplay looks like New Super Mario Bros. with slightly better graphics. But you can only go forward, up and down. The game reminds me a lot of Flappy Bird in that way. Like in the much-imitated bird game, your character moves through the levels on his own. You just need to tap the screen with your finger to make him jump. The longer you hold your finger down, the higher he jumps. That's all there is to it. Toad characters watching Mario jump. A good jump into certain game elements can make Mario perform extra maneuvers, though. For example, jumping into the ceiling in certain areas can make Mario climb across the ceiling over obstacles. Jumping on arrows can boost Mario's jumping power to get coins that are just out of reach. There are three different game modes. The first is a single-player mode, called World Tour. The goal is to get as many coins as you can and end up at the flagpole at the end of the level before your time runs out, so you can defeat perennial baddie Bowser and save Princess Peach. You don't really have to avoid Goombas anymore -- Mario jumps over them automatically -- but you can smash them with a well-timed jump. You can also slide down slopes into Goombas to knock them off the map. This mode has six worlds filled with 24 brand-new courses. The always-hungry piranha plants are back, making timing jumps an important part of the game. The second mode is Toad Rally ($28.93 at, where you can "challenge the play data of other players to show who can beat a course with the most style