Mario Kart Tour is continuing to truck along nicely, adding new content and events at a pretty brisk pace. The latest update, due on May 31st at 11pm PT, will introduce the Cat Tour and will naturally feature the cat costumes from Super Mario 3D World.
Better yet, the Cat Tour will bring one of Mario Kart's best tracks, one that truly levels the playing field for competitors: Baby Park. First introduced in Gamecube's Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Baby Park has since gone on to feature in Mario Kart DS and both versions of Mario Kart 8. Its simplistic 'Nascar' layout has proven a hit with fans over the years, particularly when you factor in the sheer chaos that ensues when you break out items like the Bullet Bill, Invincibility, and Blue Shells.
Not only that, but the Cat Tour will also introduce Wave 7 of the Mii Racing Suits, bringing a lovely cat-themed suit to the game that you can pop onto your favourite Mii and look almost as cool as Cat Mario himself.
You can bet we'll be trying out Baby Park when it lands on May 31st; hopefully it holds up just as well on Mario Kart Tour as it does on the other games.
Will you be trying out the new Cat Tour when it lands? Fire a comment down below and let us know!
Ugh gross… I may be in the minority here but I cannot stand this track.
Best? Ehhh most overrated if you ask me. It's so simple and basic, I never understood why everyone loves it so much.
It's not a favourite of mine by some margin, but when it degenerates into absolute chaos, it's loads of fun
Baby Park is among the worst Mario Kart tracks it worked a bit better in Double Dash where it originated from with a its crazy items but in MK8 it's just lame, one of the top 3 worst tracks in that game in my eyes for sure.
Playing Mario Kart Tour makes MK8D seem lifeless now haha...I'm looking for the emergency 'item' button, or looking who sent the item to me etc. It has a lot of QOL aspects that would be great in the main MK game!
ps I still ADORE MK8D obv!!!
When I read the title I thought something like Wario Colosseum would come to Tour (and hopefully MK8DX)
Baby Park was only good in Double Dash due to the sheer carnage of the special items like giant shells and Chain Chomps. Its been nurfed so bad in the later games it just doesn't hit the same.
Was only a novelty in DD!!
Baby Park is great just for being unique. Agree things can get out of hand quickly like no other track I can think of!
I like it as it's one of the few tracks I always do well in online
One of my favourite tracks in the entire series, a great one to bring in for sure. My only concern would be how you translate Tour's movement to Baby Park's track design since in Tour, you have auto accelerate on at all times which kind of conflicts with BP's intentional cramped-ness. Time will tell I suppose.
Baby park is absolute garbage. Conceptually it’s cute but they could’ve imagined a toddlers adventure kart course way beyond an oval. Mechanically you can barely tell what’s going on or what shells are targeting you and the cross fire is like the constant brawl you run into from starting a race from 3rd to 8th place. You know what I’m talking about; That cut throat traffic jam crab in a bucket clammer to compete for a chance to beat second lol.
Honestly, in Mario Kart 8 it's not nearly as good for a number of factors. For one, the chaos just isn't the same. Two, the unnecessarily high amount of hitstun you get when being hit just makes it less fun because it takes longer to get going again. Three, I think items can't bounce over the middle if I recall correctly, which adds to point number one of the chaos just not being the same.
Still a fun track though, and at least visually the MK8 version is beautiful.
Ew... Baby Park...
Zero redeemable features with this track. No challenge or skill, music that makes me feel like I am descending further into hell with every lap... the seven laps of Baby Park if you will.
This worked in double dash.
It would be cool if they made tracks from Odyssey and 3D World/Bowser's Fury
Baby Park is a great track in Double Dash due to the special items that are unique to that game - particularly the giant koopa shell!
It's pretty average otherwise.
I expected this dull as dishwater track. To work it needs manic items galore and double digit number of laps. Otherwise it is a like going round a roundabout multiple times. I have more fun driving through Swindon.
@Sahnec Same here
Headline: One of the franchise’s best tracks
Reality: The worst track in all of MK8.
To everyone in the comments saying this is the worst track in the series:
You're absolutely right. Every other track is F1, Baby Park is NASCAR.
To each their own, but I kind of dislike Baby Park. Sure, it can be chaotic, but the results are hardly ever about skill but instead luck. I'm not saying that Mario Kart is super serious, and it doesn't need to be competitive. But nonetheless, I'd rather play any other track in Mario Kart 8.
Well, except Toad's Turnpike... 😅
@Sahnec THANK YOU!
I was expecting Wario Colosseum.
Sure....now where's our next batch of Mario Kart 8 tracks?
@Sahnec agreed. Horribly stupid and pointless.
as long as it has more in common with the double dash and 8 versions than the ds version, it should be great
People who hate on Baby Park has probably never experience playing that track over and over again with 3 other friends close together on a couch.
@FX102A a Swindon magic roundabout track? Now that WOULD be chaos 😆
surprised so many think this is overrated here, I agree. not terrible tho.
probably wont pull for cat mario as Im low on rubies getting kamek and dr bowser this tour but maybe, kinda tired of the alt costumes and more interested in characters never seen, or rare in the series. nintendo plz bring back petey and rob.
Fine track, but probably won't suit Tour's mechanics well. Chaos factor might match Double Dash better than in 8 Deluxe (where it's serviceable, unlike DS), but probably won't be fun to combo
I've always hated the music to the Baby Park track. The track itself is fine, I guess.
Honestly, I like the sweet background in the MK8 version of Baby Park, but I always seem to have the worst luck on the track. Maybe I'll like it more in Tour.
i really like baby park but i might be in the minority there
This track is only great on the Gamecube. Not one of the best tracks imo.
Since when is Baby Park a fan favourite? I don't remember being asked.
I would rather see DK Mountain from Double Dash instead of Baby Park. DK Mountain has a better chance of getting reverse and trick tracks than Baby Park.
***** course! It's like the MK track designers all simultaneously went out for a fag break, and then simply left the tea boy to design it.
Uninspired, lackadaisical and just all round boring.
agreed, that was double dashes best track
Wish Nintendo would stop wasting their resources on Mobile games and use them for new content on the Switch instead.
@Alckemy For some reason, I am AMAZING on this track. Even on Double Dash, I would win this track all the time. Never had a problem doing good on this track. I think it's because I lean into the chaos.
Also, is this the ONLY Mario Kart track with more than 3 laps?
They should add a feature where you can add a few more laps to some of the other tacks. Just as an online option at least.
How cool would it be if MK8 had an option to turn its tracks into the Tour versions with all its variations?
I love Baby Park, the Tour version seems to add a few new twists to it.
I don't get the love for it, I can't stand baby park.
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