After a couple of weeks in the limelight, Mario Kart Tour's Spring Tour is approaching its final lap and so (like clockwork) we have now received our first look at what the next update will have in store.
Starting from 2nd May, the Bowser Tour will take over, bringing back the Bowser Castle 3 circuit from Super Mario Kart. A little taste of the new track was teased by the @mariokarttourEN Twitter account, where we got to see how the classic circuit has been given a fresh lick of paint this time around — might we be looking at a future addition to the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass? Maybe!
With the reveal of the new course, we also got our first look at the next wave of Mii racing suits, which this time are modelled on Bowser's Koopas. There are four different designs available — Larry, Iggy, Roy and Ludwig — each with a helmet showing the respective character's magnificent hair (apart from Roy, obviously).
The Bowser Tour will be starting its engines next week.
Are you excited to race around this SNES classic? Drift down to the comments and let us know.
I deleted the game yesterday when my gold pass expired. But this track looks kinda neat. Hope it comes to 8 Deluxe.
This track looks awesome! I'm still holding out hope for a Booster Course Pass 2, because there's a lot of other tracks I still want to see make a return. As far as Bowser's Castle tracks go, my most wanted one is from the N64 game. I think it's very aesthetically different from every other Bowser track in the series, going for something more eerie and ominous instead of trying too hard to be bad*** with rock music blazing.
Datamines suggest there won't be any more N64 tracks coming to the pass, though, and that there will only be one more SNES track. So--again--I really want a Booster Course Pass Vol. 2 like how Nintendo did a Fighters Pass Vol. 2 for Smash Ultimate. If Nintendo did that, the amount of content would probably cause Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to surpass Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door as NY favorite game of all-time.
This is good news, exactly what the boosterpass needed (assuming it will be in wave 5/6), because it was the one type of tricky course on the snes and gba which wasn't recreated yet..
I hope that tracks gets added to MK8DX. So far no BC from Super Mario Kart has ever been remade, also MK8DX only has one BC so far for some reason
Man these are the updates mk8 should be getting.
Wasn't a fan of the SNES Bowser Castle tracks but this remake looks pretty good. I would be disappointed however if this appeared in the Booster Course Pass as the only Bowser Castle (there's no retro Bowser Castles at all in 8 so there should be multiple in the pass). A GBA Bowser Castle would be the best outcome, preferably 3 or 4.
If we are only getting one more snes track I’d want ittobe ghost house track but I wouldn’t be upset with this one.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe needs another DLC pass after the current one ends.
How about a free DLC pass? They sold 50 million copies only on Switch, why can't they give us free DLC?
OMG Cat/Tiger Bowser looks awesome! I've never seen it before
@mariomaster96 false info, remade for super circuit as were all tracks from smk
Looks great, so happy it's coming to Tour and most likely to 8 Deluxe too considering how much effort they put into remaking it!
@jco83 buy 3d world + bowsers fury
@BASEDSAKRI Well ok fair enough
But I meant in a 3D Mario Kart, SMK and SC were both 2D after all
But even when considering SC, that was 22 years ago which means that no BC from SMK has been remade in 22 years which is still a very long time
I just started playing a few days ago and I guess I don't get it. Without a controller I'm all over the place. The game and the maps look nice, but the controls are so frustrating it just makes me irritated every time I play. I think I'd rather just play Mario Kart 8.
For those wondering if this will be coming to 8 - the fact that RMX Bowser's Castle 1 is the only RMX track to pull from the GBA aesthetic and not a SNES aesthetic, as well as the fact that its course render dates suggest it was finished in 2019 before Tour even formally released, indicates that the decision to bring in a SNES Bowser's Castle was made much later. And given the scope of the remake and dramatic slopes, I think it's clear it was made with the BCP and anti-gravity in mind.
It's always puzzled me why, with Tour, they would spruce up the GBA tracks to the point where they're almost unrecognisable to their original versions yet leave the SNES tracks (arguably the ones that could use with a bit of extra pizzazz) completely untouched for the most part. Glad to see them finally break that trend with Bower's Castle 3 though, this looks AWESOME (and is now a track I am now praying makes it into MK8 XD).
I hope most of these courses come to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, because I have been really enjoying some of the newer courses with my kids.
@Nintendo_Thumb I play on a tablet with a stylus (cheap ones, not a fancy one) and personally have mostly no issues, although I'd absolutely prefer traditional controls, too!
@Nintendo_Thumb Stick with it. Took me a while to get a feel for drifting properly, but once you get it, the amount of control the game provides is amazing, given the medium. Here's a tutorial I used: https://youtu.be/OTbRJIBHTTc
I use both thumbs, my right hovering over the steer button and my left hovering just above that to control drifting.
You'll spend most of your time drifting, just as with MK8, and you can use the steer button to fine tune your positioning on straightaways.
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