Mario moves forward automatically and users tap the screen to dodge obstacles, avoid enemies, gather coins and reach the end of each course.
Industry experts also predict that Super Mario Run could be downloaded between 50 million and 100 million times in its first month alone. Nintendo announced recently that Super Mario Run launches on i OS on December 15.
Those of you on Android devices will have to wait until 2017.
Mario has also featured in animated form before, first in 1983's Saturday Supercade before getting shows in his own right, first with The Super Mario Bros.
Super Show and then The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. The unlikely hero first appeared, in his original guise as a carpenter, in 1981 arcade game Donkey Kong, where he had to rescue his girlfriend Pauline from the rampaging monkey.
It also spawning a series of hit sequels and spin-offs, including the hugely successful Mario Kart series.
The Mario series is the best-selling video game franchise, with sales of more than 510 million copies.Both Donkey Kong and the Mario series was created by legendary Japanese game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, who is also the mind behind the equally iconic Legend Of Zelda series.It is expected to be a massive seller with 20 million already requesting notifications of the game's release.But he came into his own in his re-imagined form as a Brooklyn-born plumber, with the original 1985 Super Mario Bros, which saw him forget all about his earthly lover as he fought to rescue Princess Peach of the mystical Mushroom Kingdom.It is home to magical fungi which make Mario double in size into his super form, which allows him in turn to seek further powerups including a flower that allows him to toss fireballs and, in later games, a cape that sees him soar like Superman.READ MORE NEW MARIO LANDS When is the Nintendo Switch due out, how much will it cost and what games are coming to the console?