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Apple Store Down: Super Mario Run To be Blamed?

Users vented out their anger on social media against sporadic App Store service outages.(Image: Apple)

Users vented out their anger on social media against sporadic App Store service outages.(Image: Apple)

Several users complained that the game and other apps were "unavailable" on their Apple devices.

The craze for Super Mario Run perhaps wreaked havoc on Apple app store servers as several users complained that the game and other apps were "unavailable" on their devices. Nintendo's Super Mario Run had debuted for iPhone and iPad only a day ago.

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It is pertinent to note that Super Mario Run is the first Super Mario Brothers game that has been developed especially for mobile devices.

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In the game, Mario runs forward on his own but relies on the tap of a single finger to jump over obstacles, avoid enemies, execute stylish moves, collect coins and reach the flagpole.

Apple Inc's system status webpage, however, is showing green across the board, but users vented out their anger on social media against sporadic App Store service outages.

According to Shigeru Miyamoto, the famed game designer who brought Mario and other Nintendo icons to life, the original idea was sparked by concerns Super Mario games were becoming too complex for a segment of the audience.

The game will feature three modes -- World Tour, Toad Rally and Kingdom Builder -- and will be free to download, however to access all the levels of its three modes, it will cost $9.99.

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first published:December 16, 2016, 11:02 IST