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Mario Kart Tour is now available in Canada!

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You Can Now Play Mario Kart On Android And iOS!

Did you even know this was coming out?! What a treat. We’ve all played some or all versions of Mario Kart at one point or another in our lives, so you’re already familiar with how the game works. Mario Kart Tour launched in Canada on Android and iOS on September 25th 2019 in the early hours of the morning. It’s free to install but does have micro-transactions. Nintendo also has a $4.99/mo subscription service called Gold Pass which gives you some in game benefits like higher level racers, rubies, karts, plus you get badges, and other things.

In order to play Mario Kart Tour you’ll need to create a free Nintendo Account. You can login using your FB/Twitter/Google account. Our Mario Kart tour username is Crackmacs, add us up!

Download Mario Kart Tour

The initial game is 120mb for Android and 195.7mb for iOS, but it’ll be even bigger once it downloads new maps and stuff. Make sure you have lots of room on your device.

Download Mario Kart Tour for Android (120mb)
Download Mario Kart Tour on iOS (195.7mb)

The first real life city based track is New York! Hopefully they do Calgary at some point, that would be so fricken cool.

Mario Kart Tour New York City

Mario Kart takes a world tour!
Mario and friends go global in this new Mario Kart as they race around courses inspired by real-world cities in addition to classic Mario Kart courses! These destinations will be featured in tours that rotate every two weeks! In addition to courses based on iconic locales, some of your favourite Mario Kart characters will get variations that incorporate the local flavour of cities featured in the game!

Endless Mario Kart fun at your fingertips!
The Mario Kart series known and loved by many is ready to take the world by storm – one smart device at a time! With just one finger, you can steer and drift with ease and sling devastating items as you go for the gold in cups filled with new and classic Mario Kart courses.

Nab 1st place with items and Frenzy mode!
In Mario Kart Tour you have access to an arsenal of powerful items that can mix things up on the racetrack! Turn up the heat by activating the new Frenzy mode, which gives an unlimited supply of a certain item and makes you invincible! Make the most of the ensuing chaos, as Frenzy mode only lasts a short time!

Collect drivers, karts, badges, and more!
Earn Grand Stars by racing! You can also fire off the featured pipe to receive more drivers, karts, and gliders! You can also proudly display badges, earned by completing certain challenges, next to your in-game name!

Bonus challenge courses put a twist on traditional races!
In certain races, 1st place isn’t always the goal. With names like “Vs. Mega Bowser” and “Goomba Takedown,” these bonus challenge courses demand a different approach to gameplay and strategy!

Race to increase your online rank!
Boost with the best of ’em! Your high scores will determine how you compare to other players all over the world. Keep practising and trying out different combinations of drivers, karts, and gliders to increase your score and rise to the top!

The Controls

It’s a little weird playing the game in vertical mode, but I found it wasn’t too difficult. There are two control modes, Simple and Drift. They both work same way, but Drift mode gives you some additional fine control. I personally found the Simple controls work best.

Mario Kart Tour control simple drift

The kart drives forward on its own, you just swipe side to side to steer. Swiping up and tapping to use items etc. It’s quick, easy, fun, just like your insert joke here.

Mario Kart Tour controls swipe left right

Daily Login Bonus

If you login to the game each day you’ll be rewarded with free items and stuff. The more days in a row you login in a row, the better the rewards.

Earn Points, Upgrade Things

Win races, earn points and improve your game.

Mario Kart Tour points upgrade vehicles racers

It’s really neat being able to play against other actual humans in their online multiplayer. Toad is really fast.

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Conclusion

It’s free to play and fun. I’m happy Nintendo is finally embracing the online world properly. I would like to see wide-screen racing where you just tilt your phone left/right to steer. Voice chat would be such a bad idea but I want it added. Go have fun!

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Award winning Calgary bloggers, we run @Crackmacs anonymously, writing in and about our city from the downtown core. We regularly share food, beer, events, things to do, interesting stories, tourism information, funny/weird photos, videos and anything else from #YYC.
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