I heared that plenty of you look for a way to play Super Mario Run on your PC or Mac, for multiple reasons. Now the issue is, that many do it the wrong way and have the wrong tools for it so the outcome is not a very enjoyable gaming experience – that’s why I decided to write this guide. I will show you how you have to get Super Mario Run on your PC (and Mac), which tool works best (it’s NOT Bluestacks!) and how you can set it up to play it very nicely.
If you already playing it on PC, please check out the second chapter of this article to discover a way how to play it more powerful! In case you use Bluestacks, do not use it anymore and see the section where I show you why.
How To Download Super Mario Run For Windows PC & Mac
First of all, Super Mario Run is a game for mobile devices, so why do you even try to install it on a Windows PC or Mac? Well, there are many reasons why to do it:
- many don’t have powerful smartphones with big screens or a tablet – Super Mario Run is not a lot of fun on small screens!
- You don’t have an Android or iOS smartphone, like Windows Phone, Blackberry…
- Manage multiple accounts without problems
- Some want to use it at work at the office, where they don’t have WiFi/Internet connection on their mobile devices or not allowed to use their mobile devices during working hours
- Use it without getting interrupted by messages & phone calls
- Stable recording (Youtubers)
As you can see, there are multiple reasons and in fact, a big part play Super Mario Run primarily on a PC! Well, most have the same problems:
- lagging gameplay & high performance needed
- difficult setup
Those are problems of the past – I will teach you how to do it right in this guide here.
Getting Banned For Playing Super Mario Run on PC/Mac?
The most important question first, the reason why many don’t try it – are you getting banned for using Super Mario Run on a PC or Mac?
The answer is NO!
I know there are many persons out there telling that this will get your account banned, but that’s not true. Super Mario Run is just not supported when any technical problems happens, if you don’t play on iOS or Android.
The solution is, if you do it properly (like shown here in this guide), you will not have any problems.
Attention! Do NOT intall any hacks/mods, this will get you banned! But that will also get you banned when playing on Android or iOS devices
Step By Step Guide To Play Super Mario Run on PC & Mac
The tutorial to do it is not very complicated – you will get an emulator on your Windows PC (or Mac) which will emulate an Android device. No danger of getting banned and full game support.
Before we start, I’d like to give you some tips to the emulator tools, because I think it’s important for you to know that.
Why Not Bluestacks? Andyroid Is Much Better!
To give you the full story, Bluestacks was initially created to be a tool for app developers to test out their apps without loading it to their mobile devices – that was back in the 2010ish years.
In the beginning of mobile games, many didn’t owned a smartphone to play with, so they simply started using Bluestacks (even if Bluestacks was not intended to be a gaming simulator) simply because it was the only thing that worked.
Today, Andyroid did create an emulator which is designed from the scratch for people who want to play mobile games on their PC & Mac.
The advantages from Andyroid over Bluestacks:
- Easier setup (promised!)
- Much smoother (Bluestacks crashes often, Andyroid did not one time for me so far)
- Less hardware requirements! Bluestacks is really turning my PC hot as it uses full hardware sources – Andyroid can’t get limited to only use what it needs (I’ll show you later)
If you played Clash Royale with Bluestacks so far, I really recommend trying out Andyroid! Tweet This
So, now enough of all the background and talking, let’s get you started with Super Mario Run on your PC or Mac!
Step 1: Get Andyroid on your PC/Mac
Ok first of all, you will need to download Andyroid and install it.
Then start Andyroid from your PC or Mac.
Step 2: Login Your Account (or start a new one)
First of all, you will set your language settings and then it will ask you if you want to use your Google Play Account or create a new one:
- If you want to use your exciting Super Mario Run Account, you will need to log in with your existing Google Play Account
- If you want to start a new Super Mario Run Account (or secondary account), you will need to create a new one
Now you’re set up and ready to install Super Mario Run.
Step 3: Get Super Mario Run Installed
Sometimes, you’ll see Super Mario Run right at the start – if not, simply search for “Super Mario Run” at the top.
Choose “install” and wait until Andyroid has been installing Super Mario Run.
You can now play, but I recommend you to also check the settings from step 4.
Step 4: Configuration
Actually, you are able to play now, but here’s how I recommend you to set up your Andyroid install to get the best experience – I highly recommend you to do this!
Adapt Hardware Resources
Andyroid will not need more than 1024 MB of memory and 2 CPUs (if you’re using a desktop PC, you can also choose 1 CPU as they are stronger than notebook CPUs). You can set it up in the “Virtual Box” settings – Andyroid will set this at the start automatically, but it doesn’t hurt to double check it.
Setup Keyboard Support
Playing with keyboard hotkeys will make your life a lot easier because it will allow you to do things without clicking around all the time.
This should also be set and you can see it when you start Super Mario Run in Andyroid.
You’re now set to play the game, so have fun 🙂