Tim Cook Visits Nintendo HQ In Japan, Tries Out Super Mario Run

This week, Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, went to Japan on a business trip to visit Nintendo's headquarters in Japan. During his visit, not only did Cook met Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of the legendary game Super Mario Run. He also got a hands-on preview of the full-pledged title that will be exclusive in iOS.

Tim Cook Tries Out Super Mario Run

Last September, Super Mario-creator Miyamoto surprised everyone when he made an appearance right on stage during the launch of the iPhone 7. Miyamoto shocked the gaming world even more when Miyamoto revealed the first mobile phone game that will star its most famed and most beloved franchise character with its own full-fledged title, Super Mario Run, on iOS.

Cook visited Nintendo's headquarters in Kyoto to meet with Nintendo's executives and was given the opportunity to play the Super Mario Run. On his Twitter post, Cook showed a photo of himself seated before the executives holding his iPhone. The photo showed the Apple CEO looking thrilled with the executives while he gives the Super Mario Run a "hands-on" test drive, presumably to prove if it can be played with one hand.

Cook tweeted, "Getting the hang of Super Mario Run, thanks to Miyamoto-san and his awesome team at Nintendo!"

How To Play The Super Mario Run

Apple made an earlier announcement that the game will be available on iOS before the year, 2016, ends. Nintendo's new title will be exclusive to iOS as an initial release and will later on make its way to the Android Market.

Super Mario Run is a runner game that looks similar to Temple Run. However, the game requires right side scrolling where Mario moves on the screen to avoid obstacles and collect coins. The game can be played with just one hand, as Miyamoto quipped during his surprise visit to Apple. How high Mario jumps will also depend on the pressure or the length of time that a player touches the iPhone screen.

Interested gamers can sign up on the App Store so they can be notified when the Super Mario Run officially launches. Nintendo has already created an exclusive iMessage sticker pack in anticipation of the release which might be very soon given Cook's demonstration.

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