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  • Summary: Mario and friends go global in this new Mario Kart as they race around courses inspired by real-world cities in addition to classic Mario Kart courses! These destinations will be featured in tours that rotate every two weeks! In addition to courses based on iconic locales, some of yourMario and friends go global in this new Mario Kart as they race around courses inspired by real-world cities in addition to classic Mario Kart courses! These destinations will be featured in tours that rotate every two weeks! In addition to courses based on iconic locales, some of your favorite Mario Kart characters will get variations that incorporate the local flavor of cities featured in the game. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. Sep 26, 2019
    90
    Mario Kart Tour isn’t perfect, but it is Nintendo’s best offering on mobile yet, and one that manages to completely avoid pay to win in the freemium space. That’s pretty commendable stuff.
  2. Sep 26, 2019
    70
    Get used to Mario Kart Tour’s unconventional control system and ignore its overpriced and unnecessary subscription service and you’re left with a fun, free mobile take on the series. It was never going to replace Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, but by not including an energy system and promising regular new content Nintendo is at least offering a decent alternative to pass the time when you’re out and about without your Switch.
  3. Oct 2, 2019
    70
    Monetization really does stand out as being greedy and egregious, but it can't mask what is an otherwise fun adaptation of the Mario Kart formula on mobile.
  4. Oct 6, 2019
    60
    We’ve had some fun with Mario Kart Tour but, overall, is a disappointing game. Poor control and a omnipresent free-to-play system are simply not good enough for this franchise.
  5. Sep 27, 2019
    55
    The prospect of unlocking every part and every racer depends entirely on draining your wallet - but there is a good chance that I will keep returning with millions of others. The attraction of Mario Kart is even in its diluted form and with a dirty aftertaste too large to resist.
  6. Oct 2, 2019
    50
    Mario Kart Tour could have been a decent outing for the series (not a great one by any means), but its held back by its aggressive and obnoxious microtransaction system.
  7. Sep 29, 2019
    30
    A good looking but shallow repurposing of Nintendo’s classic kart racers, transforming it form the world’s favourite racing game to a cynical, and disturbingly persistent, cash grab.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 111
  2. Negative: 70 out of 111
  1. Sep 26, 2019
    10
    I really can't understand all the hate with this game. The same thing that happened in a different way with Mario run. The currency system isI really can't understand all the hate with this game. The same thing that happened in a different way with Mario run. The currency system is irrelevant if you play the game because you earn good rewards as well by playing the Cups.
    And the gameplay is really amazing for a mobile game. I'll only subscribe in some months after I'm sure that I'v already beaten every cups.
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  2. Mar 9, 2021
    9
    Mario Kart: Mobile or Switch?

    I wasn’t really a Super Mario fan back in the old Gameboy days. Not because my family couldn’t afford to have
    Mario Kart: Mobile or Switch?

    I wasn’t really a Super Mario fan back in the old Gameboy days. Not because my family couldn’t afford to have one, but because I didn’t like the pixelated graphics of the game (I apparently have the same situation with Minecraft right now). Until I saw the Mario spin-off kart game around 2011 being played by my classmate on a DS. At first, I felt intrigued with the improvement of the animation with the characters being 3D compared to the first design of Mario game. It may seem like your typical car racing game, but the game is designed with colourful karts (as the name implies) and amusing defensive items that you get along the way aside from the speed boost.

    Fast forward, Nintendo released Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for their newest platform design switch. It comes with characters from the classic Mario game, and with the amiibo characters that you could buy separately as action figures which you scan and put among your choice of characters. Modes of play varies from grand prix, time trials, vs race, battle, and even against online players. Nintendo did a great job with the tracks having different features, obstacles, and settings. You could join various contest as well and get new karts, wheel, and glider or parachute design. The game card could be a little bit pricy though, not to mention the game being exclusive to the switch console only. Overall, it’s a great game for young ones and adults as well. Controls on the switch is similar to driving as it comes with sensor, but with the absence of breaks. Graphics is great on the TV, but from 50 frames, it could reduce up to 30 as players increases.

    On the other hand, it was not until 2019 that the Mario Kart version was released for android and iOS. The game is very similar to the one in switch, from the graphics, to the game play. Although it is free to play, you might need to spend some money to buy special characters and karts for extra points and good boost on the race. You could still buy them with coins and jewels earned from the race and completing quest. Controls could also be based on sensor, like driving or manual. What sets it a part from the one in Nintendo switch is that it usually features special events with characters on different costumes and new tracks based on season. When the new season comes, there are new quest and records to break. Every update comes with excitement. Kudos Nintendo for such wonderful gamevolution!!!
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  3. Apr 1, 2021
    6
    Let's talk about Mario Kart Tour, the nintendo mascot racing game launching on mobile. At first glance, the game seems mastered: impressiveLet's talk about Mario Kart Tour, the nintendo mascot racing game launching on mobile. At first glance, the game seems mastered: impressive graphics, adapted handling (despite automatic), regular monitoring, a mind-boggling roster. However Big N spoils this mobile game by making it pay-to-win. The roster turns out to be filling, the remixes of races and music not impressive enough, a menu much too confusing (useless money, a gacha shop), and an EXORBITATING price; which makes the game frustrating and we feel a feeling of stagnation. However, in gameplay it remains fun and balanced, working on all phones without any issues. I advise you to test (since it is free) to give you your opinion.

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  4. Sep 25, 2019
    3
    Mario Kart Tour is nostalgic (albeit derivative), but IOS Mario games never scale too lofty a peak.
  5. Sep 27, 2019
    2
    Without a multiplayer this game becomes pretty tedious after a short while, so many power ups, challenges, points, rubies etc give an emptyWithout a multiplayer this game becomes pretty tedious after a short while, so many power ups, challenges, points, rubies etc give an empty experience where you feel like you're chasing the next character level rather than enjoying the fun of the racing. Controls are pretty bad, finger constantly comes off the screen when sliding. Racing with friends may save the game but I can't imagine that being a slick experience on mobile. Expand
  6. Oct 17, 2020
    1
    This is without a doubt the worst Mario kart game ever, I understand what Nintendo was trying to do by making a Mario kart game for ios andThis is without a doubt the worst Mario kart game ever, I understand what Nintendo was trying to do by making a Mario kart game for ios and Android devices, but it just doesn't work. Nintendo doesn't seem to see any of the problems that I see from this game, reused tracks, an extremely lazy character roster, and an ungodly amount of paywalls. Mario Kart tour has failed and I'm glad. If you want to take a Mario Kart game on the go, take Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or Mario Kart 7 Expand
  7. Oct 2, 2019
    0
    Só micro transacções, nas pistas mais difíceis quase nem vale apena tentar.

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