Mario Calculator is a DSiWare calculator application that was first released in 2009 for 200 DSi Points. In 2011, with the launch of the Nintendo 3DS' eShop, Mario Calculator was included as a title for $1.99 (USD). In Japan, Mario Calculator was released in tandem with Animal Crossing Calculator, although in North America, it was released on the same day as Mario Clock; it is similar to Mario Calculator in that it reuses graphics and sound effects from Super Mario Bros.
There are two modes: calculator and unit converter, and both are shown from the bottom screen and used with the Stylus. Whenever the player starts Mario Calculator, the game starts in calculator mode. In this mode, Mario is shown on the top screen, in an underground stage. Pressing left or right on moves Mario in the corresponding direction, and pressing causes him to jump. The calculator only has basic functions, which include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and showing the percentage of a number. The calculator can show up to 13 digits, and it also has a memory key.
To switch to unit converter mode, the player can either tap the Unit Converter icon (which shows a sprite of Small Luigi) on the lower screen or have Mario enter a Warp Pipe on the right side. In doing, so Luigi emerges from the other side of the Warp Pipe. There are eight options to the unit converter: Length, Weight, Volume, Time, Area, Speed, Temperature, and Age.
DSi Shop description
Mario and Luigi™ take a break from their normal adventures to dedicate their heroic talents to working with numbers. Mario Calculator features the full functionality of a traditional calculator, including a Memory key and the ability to display up to 13 digits, and adds a layer of atmosphere reminiscent of the original Super Mario Bros.™ Use the Unit Converter to turn one unit of measure into another (such as length, weight, volume, age and others), or track the history of calculations you've performed with ease. Listen to the Mario-related sounds and watch the coins fly as calculations are performed. Now, back to adding up those high scores...
Make maths more fun with this Mario-themed calculator! Simply use the Touch Screen to enter figures and make calculations, accompanied by classic Super Mario Bros. visuals and sounds.
In addition to a fully-featured calculator, Mario Calculator also includes a unit converter for converting to and from a variety of different measurements such as weight, length, speed, temperature and more. You can even convert human years to and from animal years!
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