Super Mario Run Will Require A Constant Internet Connection

Nintendo has announced that Super Mario Run will require an internet connection at all times to play the game. The reason for the internet connection is so Nintendo can offer you all the features of the game at all times without interruption.

When questioned, Nintendo released this statement about why Super Mario Run will require a full time internet connection:



Online connectivity allows us to offer a variety of features and services that enhance the play experience.  Super Mario Run is not a static experience, but rather one that players can continue to return to again and again to enjoy something new and unexpected. For example, online connectivity can offer the following:

  • Access to other users’ play data and scores for automatically generated Toad Rally challenges.
  • In-game events that will offer players new challenges and rewards for a limited time.
  • Linkage to Nintendo Account to access save data from multiple devices. For example, if players have Super Mario Run on their iPhone and iPad, they can share one save file across the different devices. However, this save data cannot be used with different devices at the same time.


Super Mario Run is set to release December 15th for iOS and sometime later for Android.