An exciting part of the recent Nintendo Labo news, which has seen the introduction of a brand new contest to win a cardboard-themed Nintendo Switch console, was the introduction of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Toy-Con implementation. In case you missed it, Nintendo Labo's Toy-Con Motorbike can now be used to race around your favourite Mushroom Kingdom circuits - and it looks fantastic!

Luckily, getting your Toy-Con Motorbike up and running with the software is pretty straightforward. Firstly, make sure your copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is updated to the latest version (this can be done by pressing '-' or '+' while hovering over the game on your system, and selecting 'Software Update' followed by 'Via the Internet'). Next time you load up the game, you should see a Nintendo Labo Toy-Con option at the bottom of the main menu and it should look a little something like this:


By selecting this option, you can play the game in TV mode using the Motorbike handlebars, or just insert your Switch directly into the Motorbike’s dashboard to play it on-the-go. Additional driving options such as Smart Steering and auto-accelerate are still available when using the Motorbike as a controller, and this handy screen below shows you all the controls you'll need to know.


While Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the first external game to receive Nintendo Labo support, Nintendo has mentioned that "more titles will be compatible with Nintendo Labo in the future." Hopefully we'll hear more about this soon, but could we see implementation in other major titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or Super Mario Odyssey?

What would you like to see from Nintendo Labo in the future? Let us know your crazy cardboard desires, and whether you'll be trying out this new Mario Kart 8 Deluxe mode in the comments below.