Nintendo is back with another update for Mario Kart Tour, this time taking advantage of the turning season with the new Spring Tour.
Kicking off on April 18th, 2023 at 11pm PT, the tour will feature the Athens Dash course alongside a number of other European destinations. It's making us yearn for a holiday, to be honest.
In addition, as per the norm, a new update to the Mii Racing Suits has also been added. Since we've hit somewhat of a milestone with Wave 30, Nintendo has really gone all out with this one. It's a Blue Racing Suit. A blue one, guys! You can keep your fancy-schmancy costumes, thank you very much.
What do you think? Will you be checking out this new update for Mario Kart Tour? Let us know your thoughts with a comment down below.
OMG Toad looks ADORABLE on holiday..well, he always does...but so excited on his holidays haha
Rosalina's outfit is utterly adorable! I wish the game could be played on a console
MK8 Deluxe could really do with more Bowser Castles, there's only 1 and Tour is seemingly getting a 5th one in the next tour due to Koopaling Mii outfits being teased.
I activated the gold pass trial for this game yesterday and through that I found out that the premium challenges are not part of the gold pass but instead a separate purchase, per challenge card, per tour.
That on top of the cost of rubies, gold pass, stand alone karts and gliders in the spotlight, etc, this game puts Wario's greed to shame.
I'm done with this game. I hate what they've done with it so much. I'll play until my gold pass trial expires at least but after that I'll probably just end up deleting this stupid app. All the cool costumes, tracks and other ideas can't save this game's predatory nature for me.
I'll stick with 8 Deluxe and all other non predatory Mario kart games.
MK8 Deluxe needs these costume options. Never played tour, but always loved seeing the costumes available for characters in it. I know MK8 Deluxe is getting new characters now, but refreshing everyone else available already would be really cool.
I have never spent a single penny on this game and have tons of the characters, karts, and gliders. You can very easily ignore the paid aspects of the game and have a good time with it.
@lighteningbolt79 that's good to know, I've thought about getting this a few times but have always held off after I had heard it was P2W.
How many characters/Karts/Tracks do you get for free?
@Yosher Removal of loot boxes generally ends up being a monkey's paw situation (with Tour, loot boxes were removed in September). Loot boxes are of course very bad but when they're removed, they're usually replaced by an even more predatory monetization system.
I've got a lot of them. Too many to be bothered to go and count. I have enough that I always have at least one characters, kart, and glider in the top ranking for each course.
@lighteningbolt79 Just the fact that they're there unfortunately rubs me entirely the wrong way, regardless of how playable the game is without them. I've gotten every Yoshi which was my goal but it's not enough to wash away the sour taste this game leaves with this kind of stuff.
@Grumblevolcano Yeah I'm well aware now, but that doesn't make it right of course. I'll happily pay for 100 games like Super Mario Run than spend a single dime on a game like Mario Kart Tour. I know I'm in the minority there though, given the amount of money Tour makes compared to Run. So in that sense you can't even really blame them, I guess. Still sucks though.
@Yosher do u have a paetreon? sounds like u need help!
The fact that I think this game has absurd pricing and all means I'm in need of financial help, how?
The video looks so beautiful I love Mario Kart so much.
@SirMime I small time rage for these things. Not interested in tour, love 8D.
I have enjoyed MKT since practically day one (downloaded day one, initially hated the controls and the fact that landscape mode wasn't an option at the beginning, but gave a second shot a few weeks later and was hooked). Ever since getting a Switch and MK8D, I have lost interest in Tour and cancelled my gold pass. I do wish more stuff from Tour would get added to MK8 (such as the T and RMX tracks, and maybe an optional frenzy mode), but overall it pales in comparison to a proper console version.
Looking forward to racing on Athens Dash in Tour first and most certainly in 8 Deluxe later!
@Toads-Friend Others and I had at least some doubts we'd actually get this Toad outfit, so glad we were wrong!
@ComfyAko I play Tour on my tablet with a stylus and it's fine but yeah, would much prefer playing it on console.
@Grumblevolcano Fingers crossed we get at least one retro Bowser's Castle or even a new one in 8 Deluxe!
@SirMime I regularly play Tour and still would love to see all its characters and costumes in 8 Deluxe too and while for now it's practically confirmed that we won't get them all I hope they'll add at least some costumes along with the new characters!
I never intend to play Tour again, but I hope it keeps getting updates just for all the official versions of Mario characters in cute/ridiculous costumes.
I appreciate the heading underneath the title.
"Greece your wheels."
I'm glad Athens is coming to Mario Kart.
@lighteningbolt79 same here mate, had a blast for free and now at level 218 👍
SNES Bowser Castle and GBA Bowser Castle 4 were both datamined recently.
I'm assuming were getting the first one as the last SNES track in the BCP
@lighteningbolt79 Oops, forgot to mention you in my comment!
I also play Mario Kart Tour, but I subscribed to the Gold Pass not only to get more rewards, but also to support the developers of the game.
That said, couldn't agree more with what you said, it's absolutely enjoyable even for free!
@Yosher I pay $5 a month for gold pass and always get the character I want every tour. the gacha pipes have been gone for almost a year. literally a cup of coffee a month but people will keep parroting the same old trendy lines smh
@BASEDSAKRI It's entirely the principle of the matter for me. The game is playable just fine without paying a dime, I get that, but the amount of money this game tries to pull from people rubs me entirely the wrong way, and that's all it is. And that's way more than just the 5 a month.
Like have you even seen it? Rubies cost money, with a single character effectively costing like 70 to 80 bucks. Ruby and ticket packs cost money. Gold Pass costs money monthly. The Premium Challenge cards cost money every tour, being 6, 12, and 24 bucks each, costing you 42 bucks every tour if you buy them all every tour, every two weeks.
It is absolutely absurd, and just seeing all of that in there, regardless of how playable the game is without buying any of that, is enough to grind my gears. Hence why I'm going to drop this game and am going to stick with proper Mario Kart games. No amount of cool or cute content can wash away the nasty flavor this predatory mobile app gives me.
If you enjoy it though, good on you! Hope you can keep enjoying it and I envy you for not being bothered by that stuff.
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