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 them all and reuploaded them into one compilation. These clips show off each of the game's 24 track themes, which essentially serve as very fancy filters which can add environmental effects, different gates, enemies, and more.
Earlier this month, we shared our first impressions with Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit after being treated to a remote demonstration. Feel free to check that out if you'd like to learn more, and also keep an eye out for our full hands-on review coming soon.
Have you managed to grab a pre-order ready for this Friday? Tell us below.
[source nintendo.co.jp, via nintendoeverything.com]
New Mario Kart when?
I want this but I just don’t know
This is just going to make me have to vacuum and tidy the house.
Couldn't they have made some new music at least? Even one track?
Looks awesome, but who can afford an extra switch and $200 for multiplayer?
Roll on the weekend. My dog won't know what hit it
Too inconvenient and too pricey for me unfortunately. If they do release a Yoshi variant I'll probably get that but mainly for collection purposes, definitely don't plan to really play this much. It looks like it would get boring very quickly especially with the hassle of having to set up every time you wanna play, no thanks.
Nice that they add these fancy filters though I guess but that's certainly not enough to convince me.
So, the game can recognise the checkpoints and change their look according to the 'theme'. Wouldn't it have been possible to include a simple ''cardboard box'' you can place alongside the course that changed into a roadside hazard depending on the course. So a pipe with a piranha plant if you play the jungle theme, or a cannon shooting bullet bills if you play the castle/lava theme. IDK, something to add a little more variety to the gameplay.
I tried to pre-order it a while back, but I never found any store that was taking pre-orders for it. Same with the Mario Game & Watch.
Does this run in 720 30fps too?
I don't think this will be such a success, sadly. It is a bit too gimmicky and a lot too expensive.
Way too expensive for most children...and a little too childish for adults who can afford it.
I'm the biggest fan of Mario and the Mario Kart franchise and must admit I am giving it a miss. I also have carpet in my lounge..so not sure it would work well.
This definitely looks like it is for a niche audience. You're locked into 1 of two characters, have the set up time, the initial cost of play (even more expensive for multiplayer), no new meaningful content seemingly (no new music for example), and various MK staples aren't here due to limitations of using an actual toy (no drifting, and limited item use).
The weird thing is despite this, I would not be surprised if this sold sort of well for Nintendo. It is novel enough that I can see quite a few people buying into this.
@Lordplops my kids want it ill buy it but when they want to play they have to vacume first
@Anguspuss That's one way to get the kids to pick up and clean!
With augmented reality, I wonder what easter eggs might lurk in the game. This a a good opportunity for extras that could trigger game renderings or animations. Amiibo, ar cards, game cases or maybe common things many people have at home.
Its really interesting, but I don't have plans to buy it.
@octane Yeah, that's what I was thinking (in my post above)
@Yosher Sadly that's a bit my own impression. I've also noted how the "races" are all exclusively flat ground which... bugs me a bit.
I have mixed feelings about this because on a -technical- level the mixing of game-and-reality is interesting and impressive but the end result nonetheless feel like something that could wear down it's novelty -really- fast sadly, I fear.
@sixrings Ever get the feeling of deja vu?
Dear Every Switch owner,
What even is Mario Kart 9?
Something about this makes me feel nauseous watching. I even had the video set for 1080p.
the music sounds strangely familiar.
i hope MK9 is a launch title for switch gen2 and brings something totally new to the table. 0 recycled tracks, all NEW.
I'll definitely try this one.
If i like and they add splitscreen i might even get a second Kart.
You mean 24 music tracks ?
@Toads-Friend Yeah, I totally agree with you. I'm a massive fan of Mario as well but I don't see myself getting MKL. Looks more like a toy than a full-fledged Mario Kart game to me and it's mega expensive. So I'll wait for the next mainline Mario Kart game instead. lol
@HaNks Almost certainly not going to happen. But, on the other hand, even Mario Kart 8's 'recycled' tracks were all rebuilt completely and had entire new sections added.
It's super cool. I really want to try. But I won't be buying it I think. Can't imagine I would actually enjoy it for anything but the initial awesome gimmick factor. It would probably annoy my wife if I play this for more than 5 minutes a week. And why do I want a car rushing about my living room actually? If there was some sort of other interaction with the environment, like chasing down people and pets, maybe it would work.
I imagine a drone AR game would work better. It would be outdoors, one could make lots of custom games of hide and seek, war, pilotwings, etc.
It’s actually a great idea. Get the kids to tidy up before you set up and play.
Has NintendoLife done a poll for this yet? I get that it's cool and all, but who has the space for it? At $100 I could imagine picking it up at Target clearance for $28 next spring just to mess around with it, but I'd neve ruse it enough to justify $100.
So wadaysay @ryancraddock poll at the bottom of the article?
Can you preorder this anywhere in the US yet?
@ummyeahnintendo This Friday.
I preordered the Luigi set on September 15th and then on October 6th I received an Email saying my order had been cancelled. I contacted Walmart cust serv and they said there was nothing that they could do. They told me that they could send me another Email if it should go available again. 10 minutes later it did and I preordered it again on October 6th. On October 10th I recieved another Email from Walmart saying my order had been cancelled again. So yes, I was able to pre order Mario kart home circuit twice (for my daughters birthday that was on September 24th) and both times my order was cancelled. Happy birthday Kara.
@MarioLover92 I think that's the idea — instead of just another typical Mario Kart-themed RC toy, why not add AR to it?
The previous Mario Kart RCs looked fun enough to play with but having one that actually lets you play with most of the actual video game mechanics would be a whole lot better.
@Ludovsky Have you played with Mario Kart RC toys before? This is just an expensive version of one that let's you play with the video game's battle mechanics instead of just zooming randomly like how you would a typical RC car.
If you think that this is more of a video game instead of a toy that interacts with a game, then I understand your disappoinment with the tracks being flat.
I cant find this or the game & watch anywhere ... to preorder, I mean ...
Still trying to find a way to get two before christmas
This is a really fun idea, but it's also kind of stupid in that it will grotesquely limit the game design, while costing a lot of money at the same time. ^_^;;
I won't buy it, but I will certainly look forward to people's experiences and experiments with it.
With the digital weather changes, it looks like it'll be fun to set up outdoors. I just wonder how well the toy drives on certain types of carpeting.
I think that it looks cool and fun, but only if you have a big room with a wood floor, which I don't. Maybe schools can open up their gyms for tournaments.
I'm definitely going to get this for kids in the family. It looks like great fun for the right age group.
This reminds me of the LABO where I think they're trying to justify the price using the standard game card PLUS the peripheral. Like, 60 dollar Nintendo game plus $10 of cardboard, or $60 game plus $40 RC car. This just doesn't work though. I know Nintendo has a very set standard price for all of their stuff, and normally I'm willing to pay that price because I believe that games like BOTW, Mario Odyssey, etc are some of the most quality experiences out there, but for things like the LABO and this, the "games" themselves are more tech demos or short experiences and less "games." It's the same thing as 1-2 switch in a way, where although not necessarily bad, you can't tell me it deserves the same price tier as a genre defining game or a polished new Mario. Perhaps they should consider setting the price point for the "game" part of kits like these at $40, and then add the peripheral price, so the labo would be more 50 to 60 bucks, and this could be somewhere near 70 to 80. I feel like these would get much more praise than criticism if Nintendo would just acknowledge that they arent the same thing as a full AAA gaming experience
@CDSilb i'm sure it could run on some harder carpets but I would advise against it. From my experiences with RC cars and toy helicopters, even on carpet they can move/land on, over time the threads, hairs, etc begin to spool around the axle/propeller, slowing the vehicle down and potentially breaking them. Yes, you can regularly clean them but it can get very frustrating and cause long term damage
Too busy on screen - so many power ups probably to make up for the lack of speed.
@MS7000 definitely agree, tho surprisingly they have worked out drift somehow apparently! Not sure how well it works tho.
I see huge potential in that, imagine the tracks that people could create. I can imagine people getting ultra creative with this and making real life MK tournaments on bespoke real life tracks and stream that on the web, mixing real camera angles in with the gameplay from the Switch units themselves.
Sadly I'm not that creative myself, so that probably wouldn't be for me but man, I just want to see what people create out of this. Imagine someone making an outdoor track out of actual asphalt, with inclines and tunnels and whatnot and model scaled down trees and such to make it look real nice. I bet we'll even see people mod the karts themselves so they can function better on more varied surfaces.
It’s a “no” for me.
.......l felt dizzy watching this
Honestly, the limitations caused by having to stick to real world physics might actually turn out to be a positive aspect for me, i really dislike the glider and antigravity gimmicks of 7&8. I guess with the flat tracks the game will feel a lot like the SNES and GBA games.
I'll personally just go into a local electronics store on release day and Hope for the best.
People made a big paranoia out of having to preorder Mario 3D Allstars, but every store here in Germany had like 50 copies on shelves at release, and they always had it in stock afterwards.
@rjejr I'll do a launch day poll on Friday! 🙂
@AJDarkstar People need to stop buying Mario Kart 8 Deluxe first. That game is constantly in the UK top 10, so whilst it sells like hotcakes, Nintendo won't have any reason to release a 9
The RC karts, do not appear to have variable steering. Bummer.
@ryancraddock Good call. 👍
I'm honestly curios how many people want it, but realize either they don't have the room for it, or they do, but they know they'll only play with it for 15 minutes then get bored and never touch it again. We have a garage full of RC cars and drones. Not too mention a basement full of Labo sitting on a Wii Balance Board. Which is why we still don't have Ring Fit, I learn eventually.
No where to preorder.
Same here no NA preorder...looks like this will be Day OF Order only for NA buyers....sucks I would preorder both just to buy later......
@Christofu Looks like you've called it. From the videos released so far, it looks like it runs pretty well on carpeting, but I agree with you that over time it'll cause problems. This is why I haven't picked it up. Looks fun though, especially when you have a cat in the house. lol
@AJDarkstar Yes, but MK9 can take some Ideas from home circuit. For instance, the horn, the chain chomp item, the costumes, the themes, and the music selection, to name a few.
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