Mario Kart Tour", the smartphone version of Nintendo's worldwide hit racing game "Mario Kart".
The release date was announced as September 25, 2019, and now it's finally available!
Check it out before you play!
"Mario Kart Tour" will be available on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at around 17:00!
The author also tried to play right away at 17:00, but there was no access to the service right away, so he decided to play after settling down.
A note before starting the game! A "Nintendo Account" is required to play "Mario Kart Tour".
You can obtain a "Driver's License" by linking the app to your "Nintendo Account" and you will be able to play for the first time.
If you do not have a "Nintendo Account", you will need to register a new one.
For more information, please check the official "Mario Kart Tour" website.
Start playing right away!
However, you will need to do some initial setup. It seems that you also need to link your Nintendo account.
Here are the steps from starting up the "Mario Kart Tour" app to starting play!
When you launch the app, you will first be asked to register for a "Driver's License".
Connect the app to your Nintendo account to obtain a "Driver's License".
Tap "Next" to access the official Nintendo website.
If you have a Nintendo Account, you can create a Nintendo Account by tapping the "Login" button, if you do not have a Nintendo Account, tap the "Create New" button.
I have an account, so I tap "Login".
Enter your Nintendo Account email address/login ID and password to log in to your Nintendo Account.
To prove that you are not a robot, you will have to do the unexpectedly difficult "example".
I think this is the most difficult one...
Confirm that you want to link the account you logged in with.
If you are sure, tap the "Make as this person" button.
You now have a "Driver's License"!
Jugem will appear and the tutorial will begin.
You get a character by launching a boom, which is a character gacha.
When you pull the boom, a firework goes off and...
You get a character! The author was Kinopio.
It seems that each character has its own skill.
After getting the character, the operation is explained.
All carts are equipped with auto-accelerator as standard! As it says "All carts are equipped with auto-accelerator as standard!", the carts move forward automatically.
This is the selection of the operation method.
You can choose between "Easy," in which you control the steering wheel by sliding left and right, and "Drift," in which you can drift right away.
Since this is my first time, I chose "Easy".
Here is an explanation of the controls.
Slide left and right to control the steering wheel, and slide up and down to use items forward or backward.
Now, let's try the controls!
In order to get used to the steering wheel operation, we had to dive through an archway on the course.
This is quite difficult. You will need to get used to it in order to operate it well.
Once you have completed one lap of the course, other karts will appear, and you will have to aim for first place!
Items also appear, so you can practice how to use them.
When the race is over, you will be given one more smack to commemorate your first goal.
The author used to use Kinopio and Bowser in real life in the SNES Maricar, so he's happy to get them both!
This is the end of the tutorial.
Soon the Mario Kart Tour will begin!
You will need to download the data, though.
To avoid dying from the packet, download the data in a Wi-Fi environment.
Maybe the server is busy with many players...
I restarted the app and tried again, and the download proceeded normally...
The New York tour is open!
And that's it for the initial setup.
Now it's up to each and every one of you to enjoy the "Mario Kart Tour"!
Play for less with the "Gold Pass"!
Mario Kart Tour" has a "Gold Pass" that allows you to play at a discount with a monthly subscription.
When you subscribe to the "Gold Pass", you can
- Earn Gold Gifts as you progress through the Tour!
- Earn a special pin for the Gold Challenge!
- 200cc is open!
and much more.
The "Gold Pass" is available for 550 yen per month (as of September 25, 2019), and first-time users can try it for free for two weeks.
I'd say 200cc liberation something is a must for those who are confident in their skills, so why not consider it?
Let's travel the world!
Mario Kart Tour" is now available for iOS and Android. "Mario Kart Tour" is available as an app for iOS and Android, and is free to play.
iPhone users can download it from the App Store, and Android users can download it from Google Play.
In addition to the familiar courses, there are courses based on the motifs of cities around the world, so you will definitely feel like you are touring the world.
The game is full of challenging elements, including character development elements, so it should be fun for one person or for everyone.
For more details, please check the official "Mario Kart Tour" website!