If you’ve ever felt like your iMessage chats were lacking a distinct Mushroom Kingdom flavour, you’re in for a treat. Available for free, users of iOS 10 can adorn their conversations with stickers of the world’s most famous Italian in red and blue overalls. iPhone and iPad users can assemble a selection of cute images like Mario running out of a warp pipe towards a mushroom, or placing his signature hat and moustached nose over a picture of a friend.This sticker pack is part of the build up to the recently announced Super Mario Run, Mario’s first full game on a smart device. It is currently penned for release holiday 2016.
Nintendo fans with an iPhone or iPad can also enjoy a more nostalgic set of stickers, as the Pokémon pixel pack features a number first generation Pokémon in their original Red & Blue incarnations, including a puzzled Psyduck and a smirking Gengar.
Throughout 2016, Pokémon has been celebrating its 20th anniversary. Most notably on February 27th Pokémon Red, Green, Blue & Yellow versions were re-released on the Nintendo 3DS virtual console. This commemorated 20 years, to the day, that the original Pokémon Red & Green versions were released in Japan.The Pokémon pixel art pack can be purchased for $1.99. Both sticker packs can be accessed via iTunes at the links below, or simply through the app store button within the iMessage app itself.