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Modojo Rewind: Pokemon Giveaways; Scandals; and Mario, Mario, Super Mario Run

This Modojo Rewind we bring you tons of Mario, Pokémon giveaways, and scandal in the world of mobile gaming!


This week was a busy one on Modojo, your dojo for everything mobile. The big topic on everyone's mind in mobile gaming is Super Mario Run. We finally got some hands-on with the game, and we were impressed. Make sure you check in with us next week for even more on that.

Every week is a Pokémon week these days, and we had plenty going on in that arena. There were Pokémon giveaways, and Pokémon GO owners got a chance to catch Ditto for the first time. We even had a little bit of scandal in the world of mobile gaming this week. Oh my!

Watch Mario Build, Watch Mario Run

We've been waiting for some solid time with Super Mario Run for months now, and Shacknews CEO Asif Khan got us the goods with a hands-on impression of the game and screenshots from the first six worlds. The rest of the world got in on the fun when Reggie Fils-Aime revealed that Super Mario Run would be available to play at Apple Stores while on The Tonight Show, and we all got a look at the fun new ad for the game. Super Mario series creator Shigeru Miyamoto even got in on the fun! The Mario news didn't stop with Super Mario Run, though. Steve Watts reviewed Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS.

Pokémon, Closer to Catching 'em All

Pokémon has two giveaways going on right now. The first is the wrap-up giveaway from the Pokémon 20th Anniversary. Meloetta is available now, and you can get this Poké from now until December 24. A new Pokémon Sun and Moon legendary is available too. Magearna is available for Pokémon Sun and Moon indefinitely; you just have to beat the game before you can get it.

Pokémon GO got an update too which added Ditto. Catching Ditto is a little tricky, but we put a guide together to help you out.

Scandal in the Mobile Gaming Industry!

Topping off the week was something a little scandalous. Apparently, you don't want to mess with Zynga as two former employees are finding out. Zynga is filing suit on these neer-do-wells who went to work at a rival and took some of Zynga's secrets, and their employees, with them!

That's it for this Modojo Rewind. We'll be bringing you more of the best and most important mobile gaming and technology news soon!

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