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, or strangers online, and each team will be competing to get themselves to the top of the podium to earn in-game rewards.
The second update adds a 'Room Code' feature. This allows you to create your own custom room and provides you with a code to share with your friends or family. This way, you'll be able to play with people you know - and only people you know - in matches that support up to eight players.
If you're wanting to check out these new features, make sure your app is fully up to date. You should find that the game is now on version 2.1.0 (or higher if you're reading this in the future).
Still play the odd game of Mario Kart Tour? Do these new features sound like a good addition to you? Tell us below.
I really don't like how they give this mobile game this many updates. Don't know why, because it's ok if people like it, but the whole subscription service and the microtransactions all give a bad taste in my mouth.
I really hope they don't go the route where the rest of the games are only filler and they only create their revenue with mobile games.
At least mobile are being updated more than stability.
Not sure what this might imply as far as the Switch getting its own proper MK, or rather when. Does this mean it will drag out a bit longer bc they want to ride this horse as long as they can?
Or maybe it means nothing. We are coming up on six years since the core game was released. Adding a real battle mode and the ability to store two items, while nice, doesn't count as a substantial release, nor does this mobile crap.
Really good update.
They have the time to update this mobile game sooo frequently but cannot even be bothered to add a few new courses to the MK8 Deluxe. I had MK8 on Wii U and have all the DLC so I have had zero reason to buy deluxe. My friend keeps asking me to get it because we played a lot of MK8 together on Wii U but for just battle stages and an extra item box, it's not worth it.
Nice update for the game, and Nintendo have to cater for the mobile customers who would not think about buying a gaming console, it's a big business that I know many on here do not like, but for the masses of mobile gamers paying a lot of money for a console, then fifty pounds a pop for a game is expensive, plus any additional DLC, now of course these players will not think twice about paying for micro transactions, so it's all perspective at the end of the day,
Team mode because it was completely random to win a multiplayer race. I love seeing a bunch of low ranks get dumped in with a B rank and even the B rank comes in last.
Yeah because a room creating options won't work in the Switch MK.
Nintendo will never dominate the gaming industry again because they keep making too many wrong moves.
For every point their stock earns for new games released or announced, they lose points when ever one of their ridiculous and quite frankly stupid business practices get in the way.
Nintendo is it's own worst enemy. Always has been.
I still haven’t played this.
@shonenjump86 the good news is: it’s a better game today than when it was released. So if you try it now, you will have a better experience than most people’s first time with the game.
The bad news is... that only grows more true the longer you wait.
4 teams of 2? That pictures looks like 2 teams of 4
@Roam85 I see, thanks for the heads up. I might as well try it out.
This game is getting crazy popular. So many people play it at work, it's an amazing game. Best racing game ever made on mobile devices.
Ahhh I just got a new phone finally and I forgot this game existed! I have to download it
Ninten please add Mario Kart 8 stuff
Wish they’d give me the option to turn off the Road assistance for the second player by default. Annoying to have to do that everytime.
Edit: oh wrong game... but still.
Really bounced off this game when it first released but these days I've been back on it a lot more - great fun for quickly having a few races with friends. The monetization is all a bit crappy but it's easy enough to just ignore unless you're determined to top the leaderboards every week.
@rockodoodle Well when it seems like the majority of this forum would be happy with just a couple more doc courses, what reason does Nintendo really have to make another. That and of course the fact the MK8 is still selling consistent units even this far out.
@Nintendoforlife yeah, that seems to be the opinion here. I understand why Nintendo might want to maximize MK8D. At some point it will plateau.
That said, don't u think MK9 would sell 20 million pretty fast, especially considering AC? And then also, won't they need some must-have heavy hitters for the holiday season with the other systems coming out? Might be cool if they added a new mode/mechanic (like Team racing) and new Nintendo characters....
It's embarrassing to see 5-year-old MK8 advertised on YouTube/TV. C'mon Nintendo 🤦♂️ Unless you're dropping a major DLC or Mario Kart 9, then find something fresh to advertise.
Dang. Dang? Dang!
@rockodoodle Yeah it probably could sell a ton in a short amount of time. I got MK8 launch day on the Wii U and I enjoyed the game until I realized how bad the online connection was years later. If they brought back a double dash mechanic for MK9 that would be my dream as I never really played double dash. I’m just worried Nintendo feels like they have to constantly innovate the game, when all I really want is a roster of fresh tracks and carts.
@Nintendoforlife not sure they will do it yet, but a track editor would be so sweet. I just know that I am ready for a new MK.
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