Super Mario Run – good game, good papercraft



Rejoice my fellow Mario lovers out there.   Our here, the mustachioed plumber is back. And the great thing is, we can play with him where ever we’d want to go. The Super Mario Run.

Since that Flappy Bird fiasco, I have been waiting for this to be released and now it’s here.

Just a little background about Super Mario Run:

Super Mario Run (Japanese: スーパーマリオラン Hepburn: Sūpā Mario Ran?) is a side-scrolling, auto-running video game developed and published by Nintendo for iOS and Android devices. It was released for iOS in December 2016 and for Android in March 2017. The game represents one of Nintendo’s first games developed for mobile devices, and one of the few instances that a game in the Mario series was playable on non-Nintendo hardware.

Super Mario Run features three principal game modes: the core game where the player controls Mario or other characters as they automatically run across the screen while timing jumps to collect coins and other awards, a Toad Rally where players compete against ghosts of other players, and a Mushroom Kingdom area for players to expand using coins and other collectibles from the other game modes. The game was produced by series creator Shigeru Miyamoto, and was developed primarily by the same team that had developed New Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo DS, featuring many similar gameplay concepts adapted for ease of mobile controllers. Unlike many other mobile games that use a free-to-play approach, Super Mario Run is offered as a free demo with a fixed price point to unlock the rest of game’s remaining content.

Super Mario Run received generally positive reviews by critics, with common criticism going towards its comparatively high price in the mobile market, as well as its required connectivity to the internet. Despite that, it became the fastest-growing app in iOS history, having been downloaded more than 50 million times during its first week of release.


And what’s more interesting to me is that… I can actually build myself a Super Mario paper model.  It seems that the template is easy enough for me so I guess I could build this.

From the link : papercraft Super Mario free download , there are 2 download choices. I don’t know what that PDO means.  They are mentioning about Pepakura Designer software.  This is pretty alien to me. So I guess I shall be going for the PDF papercraft template download.  Being a PDF, it already sounds more familiar and less complicated for me.

First thing’s first, I need to buy a few stationary supplies first. I will be using white colored craft papers, the good old Elmer’s Glue and a simple handy multi-cutter tool.

I suppose, after I am done with may papercraft super mario paper model, it should look something like this:

super mario run papercraft template free download paper model pdf pdo file download online

Pictures as it is in

Picture above is courtesy of that blog where I downloaded the free paper craft template.  I just hope the outcome of what I am about to do will look as good as that.