Super Mario Run received a new gameplay mode today that allows players to race against friends without the need for tickets.
The Friendly Run mode pits players against each other in a Toad Rally, but with nothing at stake. That means youíre racing against a friend you select to impress an audience of Toads, but you canít win or lose any of the Toads for your kingdom.
Collecting different colored Toads and coins are how players earn the ability to unlock items which can be placed in their Kingdom.
It seems like this new mode may be in response to player pushback against the need for tickets to play Toad Rally. But, the new mode still has its limits.
If you havenít yet cleared World 1, you can only race one Friendly Run a day. If you have cleared the first world, made up of four levels, you can do up to three races a day. If youíve cleared the second world, you can do up to five a day.
Friendly Run is the second bit of additional content Nintendo has released for Super Mario Run since it came out last week. Earlier this week, Nintendo dropped three new items into the game that can be used to decorate your Kingdom and make it look a bit more holiday festive: a Sparkly Christmas Tree, Sparkly Snow Globe and Poinsettia.
The fir tree comes pre-decorated with ornaments, a bow on top and presents underneath. It will run you 1,500 coins. The cluster of red poinsettia will set you back 500 coins each and the snow globe, which features Mario standing inside, requires an assortment of blue, purple and yellow Toads to get.