Super Mario Run's New 'Friendly Run' Game Mode Is Now Available

Super Mario Run's New 'Friendly Run' Game Mode Is Now Available
  • Friendly Run is a casual competitive feature in Super Mario Run
  • You can only access it if you've added at least one friend in the game
  • If you finished the first two Worlds you can play it five times a day

Although it was earlier reported that Nintendo would not be working on new updates to Super Mario Run save for a few bug fixes, this is not the case. Nintendo has revealed a new mode for its recently released game called Friendly Run. It's now available via update for the game on iOS.

Super Mario Run's Friendly Run mode is an asynchronous multiplayer feature similar to the game’s existing Toad Rally mode but with a few twists.

(Also see: Super Mario Run Android Not Releasing This Year Is Bad for Gamers)


First, it lets you race against friends, not strangers. What this means is, you'll need to have at least one player added to your friends list. Second, you won’t be winning any in-game rewards, rather you're competing for bragging rights.

(Also see: Super Mario Run Is Great but Not for India)

How to Play Super Mario Run Friendly Run
1. Add a friend. You can do this by going to the Friends List and tapping Link, Invite, or Add.
2. An invite is sent to the other person.
3. On accepting the invite you can play Friendly Run.
4. When a friend is added you can challenge them to a Friendly Run.
5. After doing this, simply tap the Run button to start.

Super Mario Run Friendly Run Play Limits

  • You get one try a day if you have not cleared World 1
  • You get three tries a day if you cleared World 1
  • You get five tries a day if you cleared World 2

Are you still playing Super Mario Run or are you waiting on better mobile games? Let us know in the comments.


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