Mario Kart - Timeline
Wednesday1st Feb 2023
News Super Nintendo World's Mario Kart Ride Has A "Waistline" Limit (US)
Putting safety first
Update [Fri 3rd Feb, 2023 06:30 GMT]: A Universal Parks & Resorts spokesperson has reached out with a statement regarding their guidelines on guest and park safety: "We are always listening to our guests and seek to balance their needs against our strong focus on the safety of our attractions. We have a company-wide task...
Friday20th Jan 2023
News First 4 Figures Unveils Stunning New Mario Kart Statue, Pre-Orders Now Open
First 4 Figures have put out some absolutely stunning Nintendo statues in the past, and this latest one is just as impressive. It's a brand new "high-quality PVC" Mario Kart collectible. "Everything you know and love" about the Mario Kart series has apparently been brought to life in this statue - with small but significant details like...
Tuesday17th Jan 2023
Random Fans Recreate Mario Kart's DK Mountain In Halo Infinite
We have seen a lot of Nintendo-themed builds in Halo Infinite's Forge Mode over the past few months including Ocarina of Time's Kokiri Forest and Super Mario 64's Peach's Castle. One thing has been missi
Thursday5th Jan 2023
News Mario Kart Tour Jets To Rainbow Road Wii For Its Next Update
Update: It's official!
Update [Fri 6th Jan, 2023 10:30 GMT]: After teasing us with a single screenshot of the Wii's unmistakable Rainbow Road course, the Mario Kart Tour Twitter has today made it official that the next tour will be out of this world. The Space Tour will be setting off on 11th January at 6am GMT / 7am CET, where you will be...
Tuesday3rd Jan 2023
UK Charts Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Knocks Call Of Duty Down A Peg To Take Bronze
It's a brand new year and we have the latest UK charts to kickstart 2023 (although technically this covers the last week of 2022). There are no major surprises this week and no new entries, but simply a minor reshuffling of the top ten games. At the top spot is Santa Monica Studio's God of War Ragnarok, climbing two positions to beat out...
Thursday29th Dec 2022
Japanese Charts Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Surpasses 5 Million Sales
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet reach 4 million
The holiday week Japanese charts are in, and Switch games make up the entire top ten this week! No surprise to see that Pokémon Scarlet & Violet are again at the top with an impressive 375,665 units sold, with Splatoon 3 in second with 121,173 units. However, the big story is that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe...
Friday23rd Dec 2022
News Mario Kart Tour Welcomes 2023 With The New Year's Tour
Auld lang syne and all that
2023 is almost upon us (crikey...) and Mario Kart Tour is celebrating in the only way it knows how - with a brand new tour. Yes, the New Year's Tour is due to kick off on 27/12/2022 at 10pm PT / 28/12/2022 at 7am CET and will provide new kart elements and variants on existing courses; not exactly the blowout you'd expect...
Thursday22nd Dec 2022
News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Has Been Updated To Version 2.2.1, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
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Following on from the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC update the other week, Nintendo has now issued a smaller patch. It contains a fix for Berlin Byways, where the image would "get choppy" and a fix for London Loop, that returns players to the appropriate location after being retrieved by Lakitu. Here's the full update, courtesy of...
Tuesday20th Dec 2022
News Mario Kart 7 Gets Its First Update In Over A Decade
Update: New details about the changes surface
Update [Tue 20th Dec, 2022 03:45 GMT]: Dataminer OatmealDome has shed some light on last week's Mario Kart 7 update. It appears changes have been made to the game's netcode, and there's also been an update to stop Version 1.1 from being used with Version 1.2. 3DS homebrew developer and Mario Kart 7...
Sunday11th Dec 2022
Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel - Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Just how super is it..?
Hi folks, and welcome to another edition of Box Art Brawl! Last time we took a look at one of the Sega Genesis' finest games, Castlevania: Bloodlines (also known as Castlevania: The New Generation). It was a close call and it looked like Japan might have run away with the crown, but ultimately, the North American variant -...
Friday9th Dec 2022
News Festive GBA Circuit Added To Mario Kart Tour For The Holidays
Better start defrosting those windscreens
We are nearing the end of the Peach Vs. Bowser Tour in Mario Kart Tour which means - like clockwork - the mobile game team is quick on the draw to let us know what goodies are coming our way next. It turns out that the next tour in the game will see things take a turn for the festive (who would have thought...
Thursday8th Dec 2022
PSA Lightning No Longer Cancels Your Glider In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
If you are even remotely interested in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, then you probably saw the whole heap of goodies that came our way yesterday in the ver. 2.2.0 update. Alongside the new tracks and item customisation tool, there were a couple of big in-game changes that have been somewhat pushed to the side. One such change is all to do...
Poll What’s Your Favourite New Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC Track In Wave 3?
Let us know
Nintendo's Booster Course Wave 3 DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is finally available, and now that a lot of racers have had a chance to try it out, we're curious to know what your favourite track is in the new update. While you may have been excited for a particular track in the lead up, perhaps you're now a fan of another track. Have you...
News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Has Been Updated To Version 2.2.0, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
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As you may have already seen, Wave 3 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass is now officially live on the Switch. This latest update takes the game up to Version 2.2.0 - adding a two cups and eight courses in total. This latest update also comes with a number of general changes and fixes some issues. One of the highlights...
Wednesday7th Dec 2022
Mini Review Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 3 - The Best Set Of Tracks Yet
This is more like it!
Nintendo is back with another wave of eight courses for the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass, bringing us to the halfway point of its overall road map. Now we're up to a total of 24 new tracks over six unique cups, but so far, the output has been a bit mixed: we’ve had some bonafide classics like Coconut Mall and...
News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 3 Is Out Now With New Custom Items Update
Play online your way
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe just keeps getting bigger, and Wave 3 of the Booster Course Pass has just dropped! As with every new DLC, two new Cups have been introduced to the mix — the Rock Cup, and the Moon Cup. And each one has four returning courses from Mario Kart history. But alongside Wave 3's arrival, Nintendo has announced...
Friday25th Nov 2022
News There's Trouble In Paradise As 'Peach Vs Bowser' Returns To Mario Kart Tour
DS Peach Gardens enters the fray
Mario Kart Tour has announced its latest big update and it will be a familiar one to players who have stuck with the game over the past few years. Yes, Peach and Bowser are once againt butting heads in the 'Peach Vs. Bowser Tour'. The new event will introduce the DS classic Peach Gardens course to the rotation and...
Tuesday22nd Nov 2022
Video Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Wave 3 DLC Side-By-Side Graphics Comparison
New vs old
Nintendo yesterday announced the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 3 content would be delivered next month on December 7th. The courses included in this third wave include Maple Treeway, Rainbow Road, Boo Lake, Berlin Byways, Rock Rock Mountain, Peach Gardens, London Loop and Merry Mountain. If you're curious to see how these...
Monday21st Nov 2022
News Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 3 Launches Next Month
Start your engines folks, because Nintendo has announced that the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 3 content will launch on December 7th, 2022. As a reminder, the DLC will be available on its own, but if you're a member of the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service, you can access Wave 3, along with Wave 1 and Wave...
Random Before The Switch, Here's What The Internal 'NX' Logo Looked Like
Internal logo leaked in Mario Kart prototype
It's widely known that before the Nintendo Switch became official in 2016, the console was once known as the 'NX'. The codename, similar to the GameCube's 'Dolpin', the Wii's 'Revolution', and the Wii U's 'Project Cafe', was really all we had to go on regarding what Nintendo was cooking up in its R&D...
Friday11th Nov 2022
News Mario Kart Tour Brings Back Classic Donkey Kong Circuit For Upcoming Animal Tour
According to Mario Kart Tour, Autumn is officially over (at least, the Autumn Tour is) and that means that the mobile game is speeding onto the next one without any delay. The Animal Tour will be setting off from the start line on 15th November if you're on Pacific Time and on the 16th from those in Europe, with this period's main...
Monday7th Nov 2022
UK Charts Mario Kart Speeds Back Into Third Place In A Strong Week For Nintendo
Engines keep on revving
It's Monday again and you know what that means. That's right, it's time for this week's UK gaming charts! Continuing last week's unsurprising success for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (no, not that one), this week sees Activision's shooter once again in the top spot. What follows is a barrage of Nintendo-friendly titles in...
Friday28th Oct 2022
News Mario Kart Tour Brings Back Two City-Themed Circuits For Autumn
I want to be a part of it...
Mario Kart Tour has today announced that is it speeding onto its next season after the end of the Halloween celebrations on 1st November (or the 2nd, depending on your timezone), sharing details about what we can expect from the upcoming Autumn Tour. The next entry in the ever-updating game will begin right as its...
Monday24th Oct 2022
Random You Can Now Buy A Real-Life Mario Kart And We Want One
There are very few things that a person actually wants in this world. A roof over their head, a sense of purpose, a real-life go-kart from the Mario Kart series. You can now deliver on one of these wants, if you're small enough, that is. That's right, as seen in the trailer above which had us so green with envy you would be mistaken for...
Friday21st Oct 2022
UK Charts Mario Kart 8 Pulls Ahead As Splatoon 3 Continues To Drop
Plus a surprise appearance from LEGO Harry Potter
The latest UK boxed charts are finally here after a short delay, revealing that FIFA 23 has managed to maintain its chokehold on the gaming industry as it arrives in the number one spot once again. For Nintendo titles, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe continues to show its popularity, climbing the ladder to...
Saturday15th Oct 2022
News Unreleased Mario Kart XXL Tech Demo For Game Boy Advance Surfaces Online
Nintendo preservation website Forest of Illusion has acquired the "infamous" Mario Kart XXL tech demo - a pitch by Denaris Entertainment Software for the Game Boy Advance, dating back to April 2004. It's now been made available to download. The German development studio (founded by Turrican creator Manfred Trenz) originally showcased the game...
Friday14th Oct 2022
UK Charts NieR:Automata And No Man's Sky Switch Ports Make Decent Debut
FIFA 23 stays up top
We're at the tail end of the week already, but last week's UK chart data from GfK has just come in, and there's no change at the top as FIFA 23 retains the top spot. Not surprising in the UK — though the Switch version only makes up 8% of those sales given that it's the Legacy Edition — but Splatoon 3 is still comfortably in...
News Mario Kart Tour Brings Back Classic GBA Course In Halloween Tour
Ready for Mario Kart 8 Wave 3?
Mario Kart Tour is getting ready for Halloween with its next tour. As laid out in a recent roadmap, the Halloween Tour kicks off on 18th October with spooky costumes, a Dry Bones suit for your Mii, and a new classic course in Mario Kart Super Circuit's GBA Boo Lake. GBA Boo Lake hasn't been seen in another Mario Kart...
Thursday13th Oct 2022
News Tag Heuer Reveals Two Mario Kart Watches, One Of Which Costs $25,600
A 3-star rank?
Remember when luxury watch designer Tag Heuer launched a limited edition Super Mario watch? Yeah, the one that cost $2,150? Well, it's back with another Nintendo collaboration, this time celebrating the Mario Kart franchise. The company is launching two distinct watch designs based on the Mario Kart franchise, and while they...
Tuesday11th Oct 2022
Random 'Super Mario Kart Deluxe' Romhack Gets The Franchise's Most Notorious Item
Everyone's got their favourite items when it comes to the Mario Kart franchise, but we'd be willing to bet that it probably isn't the Blue Shell. Introduced in Mario Kart 64 and subsequently becoming a mainstay in the franchise to this very day, the Blue Shell is a veritable nightmare for those cruising along in first place,...