And it turns out the game was a much bigger success than expected, at least on the Android front. Google Play recently posted its Best of 2017 honors, and named Super Mario Run its most downloaded game on the service.
Although the game is free-to-play, it does require a purchase in order to unlock content within its world. It initially released on iOS last December, where it racked up huge download numbers for Apple, before moving on to an Android release in March of this year.
The game has since picked up steam with the help of a hefty new update, which came out this past September. With it, players were able to check out a new world, along with various new characters and being able to use your own soundtrack from your song library.
This Google Play award might help, however, so we’ll see how things go over the next few months.