Super Mario Run

Slightly Good
Price: Free
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 206 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 425 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


119 votes
2 votes
Grinding -
119 / 2 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

78 votes
2 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
78 / 2 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

2 votes
82 votes
Playing by Appointment -
2 / 82 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

2 votes
83 votes
Daily Rewards -
2 / 83 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

2 votes
90 votes
Advertisements -
2 / 90 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

1 votes
88 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
1 / 88 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

2 votes
78 votes
Wait To Play -
2 / 78 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 6 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 1011 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


1 votes
76 votes
Premium Currency -
1 / 76 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

1 votes
105 votes
Pay to Win -
1 / 105 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

1 votes
68 votes
Pay to Skip -
1 / 68 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

1 votes
100 votes
Recurring Fee -
1 / 100 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

1 votes
116 votes
Waste Aversion -
1 / 116 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

1 votes
88 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
1 / 88 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

108 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
0 / 108 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

114 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 114 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

78 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 78 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

74 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 74 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

84 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 84 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 92 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 578 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


91 votes
Competition -
91 / 0 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

1 votes
110 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
1 / 110 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

70 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 70 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

104 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 104 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

117 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 117 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

69 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 69 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

108 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
0 / 108 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 217 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 391 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


66 votes
3 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
66 / 3 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

67 votes
2 votes
Complete the Collection -
67 / 2 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

82 votes
3 votes
Variable Rewards -
82 / 3 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

1 votes
114 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
1 / 114 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

1 votes
96 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
1 / 96 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

89 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 89 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

84 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 84 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (3.00) with 118,689 votes.
Google Play:  (3.75) with 1,344,444 votes.

Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Competition reported on May 13, 2024
In a game-mode called "Toad Rally", you can compete against "other players" (which are fake bots, that just uses their player data to race you) and, if you win, you get Toads to come to your kingdom.
Competition reported on Oct 31, 2021
Toad Rally
Grinding reported on Aug 26, 2019
You have to play Rallies over and over to collect toads that you can use to purchase items.

Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot A new kind of Mario game that you can play with one hand.

You control Mario by tapping as he constantly runs forward. You time your taps to pull off stylish jumps, midair spins, and wall jumps to gather coins and reach the goal!

Super Mario Run can be downloaded for free and after you purchase the game, you will be able to play all the modes with no additional payment required. You can try out all four modes before purchase: World Tour, Toad Rally, Remix 10, and Kingdom Builder.

World Tour
Run and jump with style to rescue Princess Peach from Bowsers clutches!
Travel through plains, caverns, ghost houses, airships, castles, and more.

Clear the 24 exciting courses to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser, waiting in his castle at the end. There are many ways to enjoy the courses, such as collecting the 3 different types of colored coins or by competing for the highest score against your friends. You can try courses 1-1 to 1-4 for free.

After rescuing Princess Peach, a nine-course special world, World Star, will appear.

Remix 10
Some of the shortest Super Mario Run courses you'll ever play!
This mode is Super Mario Run in bite-sized bursts! You'll play through 10 short courses one after the other, with the courses changing each time you play. Daisy is lost somewhere in Remix 10, so try to clear as many courses as you can to find her!

Toad Rally
Show off Marios stylish moves, compete against your friends, and challenge people from all over the world.

In this challenge mode, the competition differs each time you play.
Compete against the stylish moves of other players for the highest score as you gather coins and get cheered on by a crowd of Toads. Fill the gauge with stylish moves to enter Coin Rush Mode to get more coins. If you win the rally, the cheering Toads will come live in your kingdom, and your kingdom will grow.

Kingdom Builder
Gather coins and Toads to build your very own kingdom.

Combine different buildings and decorations to create your own unique kingdom. There are over 100 kinds of items in Kingdom Builder mode. If you get more Toads in Toad Rally, the number of buildings and decorations available will increase. With the help of the friendly Toads you can gradually build up your kingdom.

What You Can Do After Purchasing All Worlds

All courses in World Tour are playable
Why not try out the bigger challenges and thrills available in all courses?

Easier to get Rally Tickets
It's easier to get Rally Tickets that are needed to play Remix 10 and Toad Rally. You can collect them in Kingdom Builder through Bonus Game Houses and ? Blocks, by collecting colored coins in World Tour, and more.

More playable characters
If you rescue Princess Peach by completing course 6-4 and build homes for Luigi, Yoshi, and Toadette in Kingdom Builder mode, you can get them to join your adventures as playable characters. They play differently than Mario, so why not put their special characteristics to good use in World Tour and Toad Rally?

More courses in Toad Rally
The types of courses available in Toad Rally will increase to seven different types of courses, expanding the fun! Along with the new additions, Purple and Yellow Toads may also come to cheer for you.

More buildings and decorations in Kingdom Builder
The types of buildings available will increase, so you'll be able to make your kingdom even more lively. You can also place Rainbow Bridges to expand your kingdom.

Play Remix 10 without having to wait
You can play Remix 10 continuously, without having to wait between each game.

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