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So much for releasing on Friday. Earlier this morning, Super Mario Run’s newest mode Remix 10 became available. Thanks to being a bit of a night owl, I quickly updated the game around 3:00 a.m. PT so I could give it a try. Yup, that early — I was excited!

After going through the typical update and download process, I was able to dive right in. Toad greeted me, explained what Remix 10 would offer and then provided me with the first session for free. Once completing the ten levels, the totals for the rainbow coins were tallied and I received extra bonuses — which ranged from getting all 30 coins to a “total clears” reward. These guys are important for filling up a question mark block at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. Fill up the bar and you’ve earned a chance to hit a question mark block and receive a goodie for the Mushroom Kingdom.

For Daisy fans wanting to unlock her, it’ll take some time. Each area contains at least two Remix 10 sessions, and with the number 30 next to Princess Daisy, you’re looking at 600 levels to blast through. Given that large number, there’s some variety along the way!

Boss battles are part of the Remix 10 levels, as well as getting an extra special level where there are five coins to find instead of three, with character switch-ups given throughout the game. Luckily, there are aspects built-in for new players to hone their skills: dying, and thus failing a level, doesn’t hinder your progress; and for every 100 coins collected, a mushroom or star will float down in a bubble to Mario. If you time it right, you can get star, after star, after star throughout a run of 10 levels.

Overall, this mode has already captivated me for an hour. Given how Nintendo sent out surveys to gauge an interest for added content with Super Mario Run, I’m glad that the company delivered after receiving the feedback. While I wish the update was released earlier this year, I’m still satisfied — it would be nice to have this kind of upgrade incentive offered when it comes to updating Super Mario Run.

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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)