Andrew O’Hara via iDownloadBlog memberikan kesan pertama bermain game Super Mario Run. Dalam tulisannya:
I thought I was going to hate the constant running aspect, but after spending some time with it, I don’t mind at all. It makes it much easier to play on mobile, and is super easy to play one handedly. I know this was an aspect that Nintendo focused on, and it really paid off. The only thing you have to handle is jumping. You jump by tapping on the screen, and jumping higher is accomplished by simply holding on the screen a little longer.