Keep this to yourself, but it's perfectly possible to play Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit outside. Nintendo doesn't want you to know this - in fact, the game's packaging warns against doing so - but you can, if you so wish, drive your little RC car outdoors.
Because the connection exists between the Switch console and the car itself (there's no internet connection required), you can literally take it anywhere you like. Woo-hoo, right?
However, as our mum used to tell us many years ago, just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. The cars aren't designed to be used outside and mud and moisture will most likely have a detrimental effect on the car's performance - which is no doubt why Nintendo advises against it.
Still, it's fun to not do as you're told, right?
The rich kids will do this and upload videos of it trashed onto YouTube:(
How well does it work on carpet?
Look at Damien trying to be that edgy kid at school luring you into doing something your mommy clearly forbid you to do. For shame man.
I didn’t reserve this and took the risk of finding one this morning. luckily, I was able to grab both Mario and Luigi! I only own one Switch console but last minute decided to grab both cause I couldn’t pass up in not trying two player live kart with a friend/family members that also own a Switch!!
I’ll be racing outside as well as inside!
"Still, it's fun to not do as you're told, right?"
Sure, if you can justify the £100 price tag! 🤣
Like people ever read warnings on things.
i bought it today. it's super funny
The toy doesn't use WiFi just to connect to Switch like local play ( so you don't need internet ? )
@premko1 it uses wifi
I would love to race this around the art studio in our college.
Well duh. Duhhh.
An indoor RC car track would be ideal
I'm sure pavement works alright but this is definitely designed to be played indoors
what?!? no video of outdoor use? the title of the article hints at a video. not having one is such a tease.
Just take some large cardboard sheets and make a track outside.
@sanderev that's a big brain moment right there.
@stevenw45 nothing about the title suggests a video.
Mario Kart Live 2: Outdoors Circuit confirmed
@Damo "Because the connection exists between the Switch console and the car itself (there's no internet connection required), you can literally take it anywhere you like. Woo-hoo, right?"
Didn't you personally just write a review saying the car doesn't work well if your router is in another room, especially if it's a 100 year old house with thick brick walls, b/c the system works off of a router?
Edit: - OK so it looks like you edited the router right out of the review. Which is why I always copy and paste things, like this on Wednesday -
“Because the car connects to your Switch via WiFi, where your router is located in your home is going to be of prime importance when it comes to getting a stable connection."
If you are going to edit your reviews can you please make a note of it?
Here's what it says now, minus the router:
"Because the car connects to your Switch via WiFi, the layout of your home is going to be of prime importance when it comes to getting a stable connection."
The internet never forgets. 😉
@rjejr The review has been updated as I was incorrect in assuming it connected to the router.
@Damo Oops sorry, your comment ninja'd the time it took me to do all that copying and pasting on my tablet. 🤣
Glad to read it though, functions as it should this way.
Yeah...not for nothing, but whether or not wifi is required is a pretty huge and important factor for a lot of people in determining whether or not to make what is a pretty substantial purchase. I'm no bastion of journalistic integrity, but you probably shouldn't just guess on significant product features.
Everywhere I tried to pre-order this thing was sold out. I was fortunate to have been able to order one this morning and will be picking it up curbside later today, but the thing is now 100% sold out at every local retailer within a 150 mile radius. In an era of ebay scalpers and 3rd party resellers scooping up limited stock of Nintendo products, misinformation can potentially cost people a lot of money.
@Yosher i like you.
I think it's actually very cool, but unfortunately my apartment is so small that I can't even think of using it here. Sadly, I don't know anyone who has rooms that offer enough space. Unfortunately, Nintendo only thought of American households in the first place. And European households with higher incomes. Which then have enough space. In Japan the game should be a big flop.
@Skeletor1979 I'm in the same situation, but one thing to consider, you could have a track that goes into different rooms (assuming no one is walking around). That's what I plan to do where a track starts in the living room and then goes to my room and back whenever I want a more challenging track, because in my living room I can only fit a relatively boring circle track, and even then it would barely fit.
so it does or doesn’t need wifi to play?...
also, I just tested outside on smooth concrete and the kart ran fine. the only problem was the sun was bright and I had difficulty seeing the AR layout of the course.
@LillianC14 Something for Nintendo: Mario Kart Live Labo edition
@idork99 Same question here.
Mario kart outside circuit
Unrelated but, the box now has Brazil Portuguese text, is a minor thing but is nice to see again.
hey that box has focus on Dutch text
Could this toy be used to spy on people?
@skycargav2000 You mean driving under a lady's skirt?
@NoTinderLife yeah I imagine some pervs will try to do things like drive it into places they don’t belong.
If I end up getting the game I may play it outside in the backyard, but only in the summer and on concrete. So no water or dirt will damage the vehicle, you'd have to be mad to play it anywhere else. For that price I definitely don't want to damage it
I might get this game just to have a wireless camera for my Switch and take photos and videos of things and people and share them via the console's album.
@idork99 The wear and tear though. It'd be hard to find good replacement wheels that doesn't affect the handling.
If this sells really well, they should make this a full on toy series — they should make monster truck/ off-road versions of this.
Also, Mario Kart 9 better make a nod to this by making a living room themed track that makes you feel like you're playing with RC toys zipping past giant pots, books, etc. with pets as bosses.
@RendellDraw Unless Ribbon Road (MK8) lead up to this?
Did he just throw his switch there or what...
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