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Mario on your smartphone won't be what you think
March 18th, 2015
07:43 AM ET

Mario on your smartphone won't be what you think

Nintendo finally gave in.

On Monday Nintendo announced a tie-up with Japanese mobile gaming firm DeNA that will place Nintendo characters in all-new games for smartphones.

That distinction is key: Nintendo is not bringing its older, existing games to mobile devices. It is creating all-new games specifically for those devices.

It means you still won't be able to play the original Super Mario Bros. on your smartphone.

You know what? That's a good thing. FULL POST