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  • Summary: Control a real-life Mario Kart with Nintendo Switch and watch it come to life in the game. Race a real-world Mario Kart™ through your home! Use the Nintendo Switch™ system to control your kart and watch as it reacts to what’s happening in the game as you boost and drift to victory. YourControl a real-life Mario Kart with Nintendo Switch and watch it come to life in the game. Race a real-world Mario Kart™ through your home! Use the Nintendo Switch™ system to control your kart and watch as it reacts to what’s happening in the game as you boost and drift to victory. Your in-home course comes to life on-screen with a view from right behind the driver’s seat. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Oct 20, 2020
    80
    Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit feels like a technology and toy that can work in the right conditions. If you have a home with a large living room or an office with some empty space, I could see you having a good time making a constrained course in a single room and racing around. The less space you have and more types of flooring, obstacles, and creativity you employ, the odds increase that you’ll be hit by constant and performance-hampering connection issues. Still, it seems like a step forward for remote control cars and like this could lead to something bigger and better down the road. For now, it’s a novelty that can sometimes feel like the best times come from using it to explore your home.
  2. Oct 19, 2020
    80
    Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is an entertaining take on the classic franchise. The mixed reality format allows player creativity to shine, as the ceiling for possibility is practically infinite. Nintendo is able to expertly weave staple Mario Kart features and characteristics into an augmented reality setting, making the game stand out from other RC racers. Players may be limited by their own home environment, or the rather short connectivity range of the kart itself. Despite a handful of technical road bumps, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is an exciting and inventive way to play the beloved racer.
  3. Oct 14, 2020
    80
    With Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, you drive a physical toy kart across virtual tracks that you design around your home. It's not a full-on Mario Kart experience, but the augmented reality game offers plenty of racing thrills.
  4. Oct 19, 2020
    80
    Ultimately, we think Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is a fantastic festive gift for a younger audience; particularly if you and your fellow parent friends can group up to get karts for your four kids. It’s a game that sparkles with creativity, and kids will easily lose hours to this while creating ever more outrageous courses.
  5. Oct 20, 2020
    75
    Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit does nearly everything it can to offer a commendably fun-filled AR racing experience. Although it has its inherent limitations, it's definitely a novel concept with a lot of promise, especially if you want to create your own real-life courses.
  6. Oct 20, 2020
    70
    A wonderfully inventive attempt to bring Mario Kart into the real world, whose mere premise is enough to amuse and delight, despite some unavoidable practical limitations.
  7. Oct 14, 2020
    60
    At its core, there’s a solid Mario Kart game here, and I hope the environmental and gate effects are brought over to the main series for the proper ninth installment, as I think those additions could add something to the franchise. Still, Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit has too many little annoyances that can only be alleviated by having a perfectly sized, perfectly lit space — like the one in Nintendo’s promotional materials. This might still be a hit with children, or anyone else less interested is Home Circuit as a game than a toy, but anyone hoping for depth or replaying the game will be disappointed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 18, 2020
    10
    I think the critics are a little out of touch on this one and missing the magic. This game is like playing something straight out of yourI think the critics are a little out of touch on this one and missing the magic. This game is like playing something straight out of your imagination. It does rely on your own creativity, and, as with many things in life, the more you put into your tracks, the more you’ll get out of it! Maybe those who are getting easily bored/ citing repetition as the main drawback just aren’t harnessing their imagination and getting creative... they’re battling through the experience to write a review and not sitting back and engaging with the game as intended.

    Have fun, break the rules and push the tech to its limits. I guarantee you’ll have a great time!
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  2. Oct 17, 2020
    10
    Como siempre, Nintendo un paso por delante. Tanto para niños como para adultos, el pique por bajar una décima en cada vuelta es increíble.Como siempre, Nintendo un paso por delante. Tanto para niños como para adultos, el pique por bajar una décima en cada vuelta es increíble. Buen control, lag inapreciable y mucho mejor de lo que pensaba! Expand
  3. Oct 18, 2020
    10
    This is simply Magical! Real karts combined with AR and Nintendo’s Mario Kart series, creates a unique videogame that can be played solo, withThis is simply Magical! Real karts combined with AR and Nintendo’s Mario Kart series, creates a unique videogame that can be played solo, with CPU players or in local multiplayer. The Karts are very responsive and react to everything going on in the game: Crashes, slow-dows, wind, explosions, special powers and weapons. You use the Switch to control your Kart and the in-Kart camera transmits all live feed to your Switch Screen or TV (with your Switch docked). Creativity and fun factor at their highest. 10/10 Expand
  4. Oct 17, 2020
    10
    This is an amazing idea, that really encourages to get creative, especially if there isn't a whole lot of space like in my case. I really haveThis is an amazing idea, that really encourages to get creative, especially if there isn't a whole lot of space like in my case. I really have to applaud Nintendo for this idea. The racing against the AI is also as fun as always and just driving through the house with the kart gives you this interesting new perspective of your home from a tiny kart. It's amazing and I love it. Expand
  5. Oct 19, 2020
    9
    Nagyon vicces, és szórakoztató, viszont a kapcsolati problémákkal remélem kezd majd valamit a nintendo, mert nagyobb nappaliban egy kanapéNagyon vicces, és szórakoztató, viszont a kapcsolati problémákkal remélem kezd majd valamit a nintendo, mert nagyobb nappaliban egy kanapé mögött már szakadozik a kapcsolat.
    Ennek ellenére jó vétel volt, nagyon jól el lehet vele szórakozni, és itt a szórakozáson van a hangsúly. Ha versenyjáték kell, akkor még mindig a MarioKart 8 a legjobb választás.
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  6. Oct 17, 2020
    8
    I understand the idea Nintendo is doing with Mario Kart, and it's a great idea. It's enjoyable, and fun. This is a very good way to getI understand the idea Nintendo is doing with Mario Kart, and it's a great idea. It's enjoyable, and fun. This is a very good way to get creative and Nintendo did that very well with Mario Kart Live. Expand
  7. Oct 19, 2020
    8
    With a good brain and some space, you really can laugh with friends. A lot of good ideas, for a non easy concept to sell !
    Some littlz
    With a good brain and some space, you really can laugh with friends. A lot of good ideas, for a non easy concept to sell !
    Some littlz annoyances, but your brain is here for avoiding them !
    Bravo.
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