Mario Kart - Timeline
Friday16th Oct 2020
Poll Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Is Out Today On Switch, Are You Getting It?
Mario Kart enters the real world
Today sees the arrival of Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit on the Nintendo Switch. Obviously, it's similar but also different from any other Mario Kart game ever released. Instead of taking control of a virtual kart, this time around you're operating a remote control car. Obviously, one big factor with this game is...
Monday12th Oct 2020
Video Here's A Look At All 24 Track Themes Available In Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
It's out this Friday!
If you're itching to see more of Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit before it speeds into living rooms this Friday – can you believe we're only days away already? – then you'll want to check out the video above. A series of short clips have been uploaded to the game's official Japanese website, and Nintendo Everything has taken...
Tuesday6th Oct 2020
Video Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Gets A Shiny New Commercial
It's out next week!
Next week sees the launch of Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit on Switch, Nintendo's latest attempt to bring innovative fun into your home through a combination of video games and physical toys. A new commercial has been posted online to build the hype (see above), showing off some of the exciting things you can do with the new...
Friday2nd Oct 2020
First Impressions Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Don't get RC about it, you might like it
You probably don't need us to tell you that Mario Kart is one of Nintendo's crown jewels; the series has sold a staggering 150 million copies to date, with 35 million of those attributable to the most recent mainline instalment, Mario Kart 8 – which, in a rather unique twist, is currently the best-selling...
News Velan Reveals An Early Prototype Of Its Mario Kart RC
The finished product is "essentially a mini-console on wheels"
Nintendo has released a developer interview video featuring Velan Studios, the team behind Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. While the entire thing is worth watching, one of the highlights would have to be a look at one of the prototype karts. Here it is, along with some extra insight from...
Video New Trailer Gives In-Depth Look At Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
3, 2, 1...Go!
Nintendo has just released a brand new extended trailer for Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, coming to Switch on 16th October. It gives us our best look at the game yet - explaining how the kits, karts and tracks work. Set up for the game involves placing down four gates, then driving through each one to create a course layout. An area...
Wednesday30th Sep 2020
Random Not A Fan Of Mario Kart Tour's Mobile Controls? Try A Wii Nunchuk
Ah, that's better
Mobile game Mario Kart Tour is a decent new way to play the iconic series on your smart device, but even with its newly improved control layout, some players just can't be doing with its touchscreen interface. If you've grown up playing Mario Kart on your favourite consoles we guess this is pretty understandable, but what if you...
Saturday26th Sep 2020
Poll It's Been One Year Since Mario Kart Tour Was Released, Are You Still Playing It?
One year ago, Nintendo officially released Mario Kart Tour on Android and IOS mobile devices around the world. To celebrate the game's first anniversary, Nintendo will be hosting a special tour, appropriately named "1st Anniversary Tour" and will show a preview of it at a later date. Can you believe it's been one year since...
Wednesday23rd Sep 2020
News Mario Kart Tour's New Los Angeles Event Jumps Aboard The Mario Sunshine Hype Train
Mario (Sunshine) joins the roster
Another new tour has arrived in Mario Kart Tour, bringing a new – and very timely – Mario variant along for the ride. The Los Angeles event is available to play right now, running up until 6th October at 10:59pm PT. It continues the game's theme of racing through famous, real-world locations. While LA may be...
Poll Did You Know That Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Supports Up To Four Players?
Or did you think it was just two?
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit might not necessarily be the future of the Mario Kart series, but it's shaping up to be a fun detour which mixes real-world RC cars with AR visuals displayed via your Switch's screen. The game's trailer does an excellent job of communicating just how cool a concept this is, but there's...
Gallery Here's A Look At Some Of The Costumes In Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Games launches this October
Let's be honest - none of us expected Nintendo's next Mario Kart title to use real RC cars and augmented reality. That's not the only different thing about Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit compared to the mainline series. The racers in this upcoming release will also be able to wear costumes. Something that we haven't...
Wednesday9th Sep 2020
Talking Point Can Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Possibly Be As Good As It Looks?
Our inner six-year-olds are losing it right now
Last week, after many months of rumour and speculation, we were finally treated to the 35th Anniversary Super Mario announcements we'd been waiting for. As well as the expected remasters in the form of Super Mario 3D All-Stars and a Switch port of Super Mario 3D World (
News The 'Super' Mario Kart Tour Event Starts Today, Celebrating The Series' SNES Beginnings
With familiar faces and karts
Mario Kart Tour is kicking off a brand new event today which celebrates the series' very first title released way back in 1992. You may have spotted its announcement during last week's Mario 35th Anniversary Direct; the event runs from now until 22nd September and will feature special appearances from Mario and Donkey...
Thursday3rd Sep 2020
News Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Uses Real RC Cars And Augmented Reality
Turn your living room into a race track
Nintendo has lifted the lid on its next Mario Kart game, and we certainly weren't expecting it to look quite like this. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit uses real RC cars with cameras attached to them. The idea is that you create your own course in the real world, and then race around it using the Switch. The...
Wednesday26th Aug 2020
News Here's Another Look At Hot Wheels' New Mario Kart Line
The Bowser's Castle Trackset
Earlier this month, during a special Comic-Con at home video stream, the Hot Wheels team revealed it would be bolstering its existing Mario Kart line with some new products - including the characters Cat Peach and Diddy Kong, glider karts and a special mystery Yoshi egg line. Now, in the latest update, Famitsu has...
Wednesday12th Aug 2020
News Mario Kart Tour's Pirate Tour Adds King Bob-Omb And Pirate Bowser Jr.
And a DS course returns!
The latest tour has arrived in Mario Kart Tour, adding new characters, a new course, and a whole new theme. With the Wild West Tour now all wrapped up, it's time for the Pirate Tour to take over. This new event introduces King Bob-Omb and Bowser Jr. (Pirate), which we suppose are a little more traditional than some of the...
Random Modder Makes Fully-Functioning Mario Kart Course Inside Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
Complete with Time Trial minigame
We've seen plenty of mods for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild before, many of which have impressed us no end, but this latest effort you're about to see is on a whole new scale. Modder and YouTube user Waikuteru has been in touch with us here a
Tuesday4th Aug 2020
News Hot Wheels Shares A Sneak Peek Of Its New Mario Kart Racers
Yoshi eggs, glider karts and more!
Last year, Hot Wheels launched a Mario Kart line and it's been an "amazing partnership with Nintendo", according to the toy car company. During a special Comic-Con at home video stream, the Hot Wheels team shared a special sneak peek of what coming later this year. Hot Wheels' Chris Colangelo explained in full...
Thursday23rd Jul 2020
Random Test Your Memory With This Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Concentration Challenge
A little test from Nintendo
Earlier this year Nintendo released Brain Training for Nintendo Switch in Japan and Europe, although for some unknown reason it has yet to launch in North America. While there's still no sign of Dr Kawashima's daily brain sharpener reaching North American shores, Nintendo of America has tweeted a short video which tasks...
Monday20th Jul 2020
News Mario Kart Tour Is Getting A Landscape Mode And A New Control Layout
All coming in the next update
Mario Kart Tour's next update will add the option for players to enjoy the game in landscape mode as well as portrait mode, Nintendo has revealed. Since the game launched last September, Mario Kart Tour has been a portrait-exclusive affair. This newly announced landscape option helps the game to look a little more at...
Friday3rd Jul 2020
News Crowdfunding Drive For Go-Karting Firm Previously Known As MariCar Fails Spectacularly
Raises less than 1 percent of its target goal
Remember MariCar? It's a company which offers go-kart tours around Tokyo, with participants famously dressing up as characters from the Super Mario series. As you can imagine, this annoyed Nintendo, which took MariCar to court for copyright infringement case against the karting firm in 2017. It was...
Monday18th May 2020
News Celeb-Studded Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tournament Takes Place Tomorrow For Charity
Catch it live on Twitch
Tomorrow, 19th May, viewers on Twitch will be treated to a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournament featuring a cast of famous faces, all in the name of charity. The event's being hosted by CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), a charity working to fight against suicide, to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week which takes...
Friday15th May 2020
News Mario Kart Tour Update Adds Multiplayer Team Racing And Custom Matchmaking
Version 2.1.0 has arrived
A new update has drifted onto the scene in Mario Kart Tour, bringing with it a couple of welcome new features that should improve your multiplayer gaming experience. The first new addition is Team Races, which puts players into four separate teams of two racers. These races can be made up of friends nearby, friends online,...
Tuesday28th Apr 2020
News English Gamers Are The Best At Mario Kart, New Study Says
But US players are better at Pac-Man
The data is in, and we're happy to confirm that English gamers have been declared the best Mario Kart players the world has ever seen. So that's that. Yes, data-focused gaming publisher Kwalee has put together a study taking a close look at more than 16,000 different games, looking into top-ranking achievements...
News It's Been Three Years Since Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Was Released On Nintendo Switch
Time flies when you're having fun
Three years ago, the eighth major installment in the Mario Kart series got a major speed boost when Nintendo released Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch. The 'Deluxe' version includes all of the existing DLC, sees the return of the proper battle mode, adds new characters like the Inklings, and updates the...
Monday6th Apr 2020
News Nintendo UK Reveals Mario Kart 8 Deluxe VS Cup, Take Part To Win eShop Credit
Worth a shot, right?
If you have a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sitting at home and feel up for jumping into a race or two, you could net yourself some lovely eShop credit to spend on your next favourite game. Nintendo UK has announced the 'Nintendo UK VS Cup', in which players will be able to get stuck into some friendly Mario Kart 8 Deluxe online...
Monday9th Mar 2020
News Mario Kart Tour Multiplayer Modes Are Now Live
Better late than never
Update (Mon 9th Mar, 2020 09:30 GMT): The Mario Kart Tour multiplayer content has now officially arrived. Nintendo is celebrating the launch with a retweet campaign on Twitter which could end up seeing each and every player receive 30 rubies and an in-game badge. Original Article (Tue 3rd Mar, 2020 03:05 GMT): When the...
Wednesday26th Feb 2020
News Mario Kart Tour Adds Classic Mario And Luigi And A Remixed Version Of Mario Circuit
Mario Kart Tour is celebrating our favourite moustachioed plumber's roots over the next couple of weeks, with today signalling the start of the Mario Bros. Tour. This new tour will be active from today until 11th March and adds 'Classic' variants of Mario and Luigi into the mix. As you can see in the video above, these versions of...
Saturday1st Feb 2020
Rumour The Major Switch Title This Holiday Season Could Have "Tires" In It
Well, that rules out F-Zero
A few weeks ago, the "prolific" leaker Sabi – who has a strong track record – said a new Paper Mario game and 2D Metroid title would be released this year. Just days ago, the same individual claimed
Wednesday29th Jan 2020
Random The Mario Kart Series Now Features Nine Forms Of Princess Peach
And you thought Smash's Fire Emblem issue was bad
Mario Kart has a problem. We first noticed it creeping up on us when Mario Kart 8 started to receive DLC on Wii U and with Mario Kart Tour, things are getting completely out of hand. Yep, that's right: there are Princess Peachs absolutely everywhere. The smartphone game has recently kicked off its...