To build some excitement for the release of Mario Kart Tour on mobile later this month, Nintendo has been sharing information about the game over on the official Twitter account. In the latest update, we're introduced to the Mega Mushroom.
In the brief clip below, you can see how this item increases a racer's size for a small amount of time and also boosts their speed, allowing them to knock opponents out of the way. If they're attacked, they'll return to normal size.
Although the Mega Mushroom technically debuted in the Mario Party series, its current design first showed up in New Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo DS. It first appeared in the Mario Kart Arcade series as the Giant Mushroom and later popped up in Mario Kart Wii.
Last week, Nintendo gave us a look at Bowser's Shell and also revealed Peachette and the new item, the Mushroom Cannon.
Will you be trying out Mario Kart Tour when it races onto mobile later this month? Leave a comment below.
I'm just happy this is back - unlike the comments above.
Oh my god I'll be sooooo happy when Nintendo finally makes the 3DS's successor, because all these home console games on Switch/Switch Lite (also a home console according to Wikipedia, meaning Switch Lite is just a home console that doesn't connect to a television), and all these mobile games are just annoying me! I want to play my games on the go, not on a home console, on a handheld, and I'll be sooooo glad when the 3DS's successor finally gets released in a year or two.
Cool. Now can we have the Chain Chomp item back? That item was awesome.
@gamefreak77 I'm not sure that will happen. I think Nintendo will keep printing Switch money as long as possible since merging divisions had worked so well.
Wasn’t sure about this game at first, but the gameplay looks good, so who CARES about microtransactions, right?
Nintendo Life never mentioned Diddy Kong's new special item the Barrel Blaster
@gamefreak77 that what the lite Switch(I refuse to call the switch lite by its right and proper name) essentially is. It was made for 3DS holdouts that refuse to the latest hardware by taking away the only real excuse they had left. Tbh, Nintendo done about all they can with the dual screen format with the current level of tech that's available. I mean the next logical step for ds family from the 3DS is holograms or some type be touchable free floating imagery and while the tech and software certainly does exist, in its current state, it would be horrendous expensive for both Nintendo and the consumer to even humor at this point which is for the best. I mean let's look the lessions the current VR bubble is teaching us releasing tech that's not 100% there yet.
Playing Mario Kart on a touch screen only device still sounds only slight more appealing than going to the dentist... I mean, at least it wouldn't be physically painful.
Does the game support bluetooth controller support? I might be willing to try it if it does. I have an 8BitDo controller.
"Although the Mega Mushroom technically debuted in Mario Party 4"
Mario Party 3 would like a word with you
@RyanSilberman Oops, fixed.
@SpicyBurrito16 its been permanently replaced by bullet bill which does the same thing
Used to love sneaking up on drivers and using these bad boys at the last second! MK Wii battle mode was the best
@SpicyBurrito16 IKR? I loved running over my sister and brother-in-law with the Chain Chomp in Double Dash.
@gamefreak77 Did you... make that account as a parody? Please tell me you did, because between the name and the contents of your comment I found it hysterical.
Hopefully this means it will return in MK9. I miss that manic, chuckle inducing music it brings as you try and squish as many opponents as possible!
You were never fully invincible with the mega mushroom.
@RedderRugfish It behaves just like the Mega Mushroom would, right down to the music jingle during the rampage. I stand by what I said.
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