Race your friends: Super Mario Run now adds Friendly Run mode, no tickets required


It was only a couple of days ago when Nintendo announced that it doesn't plan on adding more content to the kind of short, but rather expensive Super Mario Run. However, it seems the company views "content" and "features" as two entirely separate notions, as just today, we were greeted by a new ingredient, added to the Mario Run formula.

There is now a Friendly Run mode in the game, which, as the name implies, lets you play quick races vs your friends (taken straight from your in-game friends list). You won't spend a ticket, but you also don't get coins, toads, or level up enemies — the mode is just there for some fun with your pals.

Despite the fact that you won't be spending tickets, however, Friendly Run is still limited. If you haven't passed the first World (the first 4 levels), you only get to race a friend once per day. If you've cleared World 1 but are still on World 2, you get 3 Friendly Runs per day, and anyone that has passed the second World gets a total of 5 Runs per day.

So, there you have it. "No new content" may mean "no new levels or characters", but there's sure hope that we might still get some extra features to spice up the game down the line. Happy jumping!

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