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Mario Kart Tour now available on iOS and Android


Get your fingertips ready: Mario and friends have boosted across the starting line and begun their world tour! Mario Kart Tour, the first Mario Kart game to launch for smartphones, is now available to download on iOS and Android devices. Players will be using intuitive touch controls to boost, drift and speed their way to victory over a series of colourful courses, with some inspired by locations in the real world.

The free-to-start Mario Kart Tour brings the endless racing fun of Mario Kart to mobile devices, allowing players to collect a variety of drivers, karts and gliders from an expanding roster. Players can strive to achieve high scores, unlock additional cups, earn in-game rewards, or compare their online ranking in a weekly ranked cup with players from around the world. Many classic tracks, items and characters make return appearances, and new courses and special items specific to each driver have also been introduced, like Diddy Kong’s Banana Barrels and Peachette’s Mushroom Cannon.

Players can choose which drivers, karts and gliders to use in races across a variety of courses, including fresh takes on classic tracks and special city courses. City courses, special in-game event courses inspired by real-world locations, will be available during specific time periods and take place every two weeks. The first city course, inspired by New York City, begins today and will be available until 07.59 CEST on 9th October. During this time, players will also have the chance to obtain the mayor of New Donk City, Pauline, in the character’s first ever appearance in a Mario Kart game, as well as a New York-themed kart and New York-themed glider. These drivers, karts and gliders can be earned by using Rubies, the game’s in-game currency, to fire off the in-game warp pipe. Rubies can be earned in-game as a milestone reward when unlocking cups, completing challenges, or by purchasing them using real-world money.

New York City is just the first of many stops in Mario and friends’ world tour, with more city courses, such as Tokyo and Paris, taking place in the near future. Mario Kart Tour will continue to receive new content and updates post-launch.

Players can sign up for a free two-week trial subscription to the Mario Kart Tour Gold Pass by tapping the Gold Pass purchase button in-game. With the Mario Kart Tour Gold Pass subscription, players can unlock the extra-fast 200cc mode, obtain additional in-game rewards from racing, and gain access to bonus goals exclusive to Gold Pass members. Once the two-week free trial period ends, it will convert to a monthly subscription for £4.99/month unless cancelled.

Playing Mario Kart Tour requires a Nintendo Account, compatible smartphone and a persistent online connection. For more information about the game, visit

Source: Nintendo UK

12 thoughts on “Mario Kart Tour now available on iOS and Android”

  1. 𝑵𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒐 𝑭𝒊𝒓𝒔𝒕 𝑶𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒓

    At the start it lags so much. Later on it seems ok.

    Also it doesn’t matter if you are first. The objective is to take stars.

    I like it

  2. Oh yea it’s still terrible. The fact that it’s a gacha game with loot boxes is already bad for Mario Kart. No Matter what Pay to Wins still have the advantage, characters holding more items than others is a terribly unbalanced idea, you either have to use Steering assist to steer or use gyro Controls (Which was atrocious). If you use steering assist it’s completely impossible for you to fall off the track, go off course, or go out of bounds (which is ridiculous, might as well just put guard rails on every single map). But if you use Gyro controls you can go off course, so it’s either ‘use Steering assist and play without any skill whatsoever and never go off the track’ or ‘Use gyro controls and be at a major disadvantage on every race because the manual drifting and steering is terrible’. I was on Cheep Cheep lagoon and drifted straight for a good 7 seconds and then i was able to drift outwards away from the grass while still drifting straight (Wow that’s so unbelievably broken lol). I get that it’s free and all, but even then it still has so many problems that need to be fixed. But on a different note, playing Dino Dino Jungle brought back some really nice nostalgia.

    1. Also forgot to mention one more major problem. There’s really no steering at all in the game. Steering Assist forces you to stay in the middle lane of the track, so trying to go left or right only ends with you getting pushed back into the middle. You can try drifting to steer but that just made it incredibly harder to drive. Tapping the screen’s sides does nothing except start the drift. So you literally can’t steer left or right, the only Button is “Drift & Use Item”. Every Race I was in people kept crashing into the wall or each other because they can only steer/turn by drifting. You’d think the devs would’ve easily seen what’s blatantly wrong with that, but I guess not.

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