I have always loved Apple Keynote Events. The excitement that ripples through the tech community when Apple CEOs announce new products is fun and gets me wired every time. Today was the first time I was able to watch an Apple event live, and boy am I glad I did. The very first thing they announced was the most exciting and surprising of everything on stage today.

Super Mario Run.

Nearly everyone tuning into the keynote was doing so to find out about the new features of the iPhone 7. I think a few others might have been excited about the next generation of the iWatch. But in a surprising twist the very first thing announced was Nintendo’s introduction onto the iOS platform, and after that nothing else mattered to me.

Super Mario Run looks like it is going to hit all the nostalgia points for me. A side scrolling game with classic style levels. The recognizable sound effects and of course the perfect music. There is even a head to head game mode were you can try to beat your friend’s scores.

The controls are even simple enough so you can play with just your thumb.

Super Mario Run uses the continuous running style of a few other games out there like Temple Run and Running with Friends. You just need to tap when you want Mario to jump. Unlike other continuous running games however, this game has multiple levels, and each level ends with the classic flag pole that Mario is known for.

It isn’t going to ship until December, but the app store already has the sales page up and a “notify me” button so you can know exactly when it is released.

Yeah…I’ve already clicked notify.

This is the game that I didn’t even know I wanted so badly. I have been waiting for something like this since I got my first iPhone in 2009 and searched the app store for classic games from Nintendo and Sega.

This along with the NES Classic that was announced earlier this year has got me super stoked.

Check out this video showing a demo of the game play and tell me it doesn’t take you back to when you were a kid…