Sunday18th Apr 2021
Fancy a race in the land down under?
As the Ninja-themed event wraps up in Mario Kart Tour, Nintendo has decided to lift the lid on the next round of racing. It seems Mario and friends are off to Sydney, Australia to experience a "brand-new" city course. Yay! The attached picture shows off the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and in front of it is Rosalina,...
Combined sales overtake the Wii entry
The eighth entry in the Mario Kart series has finally surpassed the sales of Mario Kart Wii in the US to be crowned the "best-selling" racing game in this country. This information comes from NPD Group's Mat Piscatella. According to IGN, this includes the "combined" sales of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and the original...
Wednesday7th Apr 2021
Mario Kart Tour is currently celebrating its 1.5 year anniversary - sure, why not - and has unveiled its next event; it looks rather cool. The Ninja Tour has kicked off and will run for the next two weeks; it has various new goodies for you to obtain. A good placement in part 1 of the tour could net you a Green Shy Guy, and there'll be some...
Wednesday24th Mar 2021
18-month anniversary bonuses are now live
Mario Kart Tour's been celebrating two events in recent weeks. Having kicked off MAR10 Day with an appropriately themed "Mario Tour", Nintendo are also promoting Tour's 18-month anniversary. As part of that, a new Yoshi Tour has just gone live. Marking the second Yoshi Tour so far, this will run until April...
Wednesday17th Mar 2021
Update: "was mistakenly posted for pre-sale"
Update [Wed 17th Mar, 2021 02:15 GMT]: We've been contacted by a Hot Wheels representative and it turns out the Mario Kart Rainbow Road track was mistakenly posted for pre-sale on Amazon over the weekend. It won't actually be available until this summer. If you've already bought it, you can receive a full...
Friday12th Mar 2021
Yo, listen up here's a story
We're approaching four years since Mario Kart 8 Deluxe first came out – seven if you count the Wii U version – and fans are seeking out new challenges. Sure, we've had Tour and Home Circuit since then, but they simply don't scratch that same itch. So,
Wednesday10th Mar 2021
Mario Tour Is Now Live
It's MAR10 Day, and Nintendo is celebrating in more ways than one. Having previously offered discounts on a select few games, Mario Kart Tour is also getting involved. Following on from the previous Snow Tour, this time we've got the "Mario Tour". Lasting until March 23rd, it introduces a new T
Tuesday2nd Mar 2021
Be sure act fast!
If you haven't picked up Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit yet and happen to be located in the UK, now might be a perfect time. According to Eurogamer, it's the cheapest it's ever been available for in this region, reduced from £99.99 now £79.99. That's a great value when you consider everything that's included! This offer is...
Friday19th Feb 2021
I'm gonna win historic, on the Rainbow Road!
It's been a rocky start for Super Nintendo World. We can't deny that it looks spectacular and we'd previously seen some (now removed) footage of Y
DK Summit returns on 23rd February
Mario Kart may have been absent in the latest Nintendo Direct, but Mario Kart Tour is still receiving regular updates. After the recent Cat T
Monday15th Feb 2021
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is already one of the finest looking games Nintendo has ever released, but how could the series look if a new, shiny 4K version of the Switch were to hit stores in the near future? Well, thanks to YouTube user Snazzy AI – who we've featured on the site a couple of times now –
Friday5th Feb 2021
In a new video posted on the Nintendo Japan YouTube channel, Neko Mario and Neko Peach are back as the hosts of the much-loved Cat Mario Show, or "Nyan Nyan! Neko Mario Time", as it's known in Japan. In the video, the feline forms of Mario and Peach discuss their new amiibo, and what they add to Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. You can...
Monday1st Feb 2021
Combining Wii U and Switch sales, that is
Having published its latest quarterly financial results, it appears Nintendo is doing all right — if you define selling software by the truckload as Switch outperforms 3DS lifetime sales less than four years into its lifespan 'all right'. One of the secrets to Nintendo's success is the evergreen appeal of...
Tuesday26th Jan 2021
Hades gets 8 noms, ACNH bags just three
The 24th annual DICE Awards is due to take place on April 8th, 2021, and ahead of the (virtual) event, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has announced the finalists for their 23 categories, including "Game of the Year", "Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game", and "Adventure Game of the...
Cat got your tongue?
We're almost sad to see Mario Kart Tour's Berlin Tour wrap up. After all, it's forever blessed us with Lederhosen Luigi, as Nintendo made him the star character of that event. That will finish later today, but immediately after it wraps up, the upcoming Cat Tour is planned to go live. We've not had many details about this new...
Friday15th Jan 2021
Just pay shipping
My Nintendo has been offering a much-improved range of physical goods recently, like Pikmin 3 coasters, Mario posters, and even an adorable Animal Crossing tote bag, and now you can pick up something that should hopefully enhance your game time on
Fancy a 22-second lap?
Mario Kart Tour and Home Circuit might be Nintendo's focus these days (We still love you too, Deluxe), but there remains a dedicated player base out there for Mario Kart Wii. Despite being almost 13 years old, it was still pulling in
Wednesday13th Jan 2021
The tour of Luigi
Mario Kart Tour has received another shakeup this week as Mario and the gang head to Berlin. The best news? Luigi's whipped out his lederhosen to celebrate. Available as we speak and running until 26th January at 9.59 pm PT, the new Berlin Tour will see all your favourite Mario Kart characters racing through the streets of...
Tuesday5th Jan 2021
Augmented augmented reality
We're starting to get a bit scared of Mario. The behatted, bemoustached plumber has has been slowly leaking into real life, with Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit using AI to turn our messy living room into a go-kart course, and LEGO Super Mario letting us scan barcodes to create platforming levels made entirely out of...
Wednesday30th Dec 2020
And Toad gets a new hat
Lakitu is finally getting his time in the spotlight after decades of being Mario's thankless camera guy. Sure, there have been times when he's thrown stuff at us from his cloud, but who can blame him? He never gets to join in the fun! The theme of the New Year 2021 Tour, which is already live on Mario Kart Tour, seems to be...
Tuesday29th Dec 2020
Sealing Nintendo's win
Remember that knock-off Mario Kart service operating in Tokyo? Since 2017, it's been engaged in an ongoing legal battle with Nintendo, but it looks like its days are finally numbered. In January of this year, the go-kart firm was ordered to pay the video game giant 50 million yen for violating its IP rights. It appealed this...
Monday28th Dec 2020
Sales statistics show surprising successes
Numbers are delicious. We're big fans of crunching all that tasty statistical cereal and spitting out interesting fact-nuggets. Remember when we took a look at gamesindustry.biz's "Year In Numbers", and found out that Nintendo Switch owners were the most likely to own another console? Well, we're back with...
Wednesday16th Dec 2020
Hands up, who's still playing Mario Kart Tour on their smartphone? If the answer is 'nope', then it just might be time to revisit the mobile version of the world's premier kart racing series as the Rosalina Tour is now live. We all know and love Rosalina from Super Mario Galaxy of course, now playable on Switch in the
Wednesday2nd Dec 2020
This sounds bonkers
Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, the current Mario Kart game playable in Japanese arcades, will be receiving an update next week which adds a new mode and a character tweak. Produced by Bandai Namco, Mario Kart Arcade GP DX cabinets offer arcade goers a variety of gameplay modes including a single-player Grand Prix and multiplayer...
Monday23rd Nov 2020
Wanna be inspired?
With the right setup, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit can be a real blast. If you've got the imagination – and perhaps more importantly, the space – it can offer a Mario Kart experience truly unlike any other. Of course, some creative folk are taking things well beyond the norm, including the annoyingly imaginative people...
Friday20th Nov 2020
We've all been doing it wrong
The fact that Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit allows you to design your own real-life tracks means that the creative freedom available is already through the roof, but some are now taking that to wonderful extremes. 3D printer manufacturer, BCN3D, has decided to take things into its own hands and create a surprisingly...
Wednesday11th Nov 2020
Well, here's an interesting little fact for you: Mario Kart DS actually behaves slightly differently depending on which Nintendo DS system you use to play it on. The DS classic, which has now been available for almost 15 years, features a different loading sequence if you play the game on an original Nintendo DS system, rather than any...
Tuesday10th Nov 2020
Amazingly, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit has already been out in the wild for almost a month now, and we're sure plenty of you have been building all sorts of crazy courses around your homes – probably annoying your cats in the process. If you're feeling a little stuck and are in need of some inspiration, though, the video above...
Friday30th Oct 2020
Top 11, actually
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 19th - 25th October 2020, showing that Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit has slipped down to number 5 as Animal Crossing: New Horizons regains the top spot in time for Halloween. Impressively, Switch games take every one of the top 10 entries, with Minecraft at number 7 and Pokémon Sword...
Some Mario Kart items, too
This week sees the arrival of Pikmin 3 Deluxe on the Switch and to celebrate this particular release, Nintendo has added some new and appropriately themed rewards to My Nintendo in the US. Shipping fees apply. First up, we have a set of Pikmin 3 coasters (set of four) - available for a total of 400 Platinum Points. My...