Mario Kart Tour - Review

Published 2019-10-15

Hey! I'm Lemon. And if you're like me, you like Mario Kart. Mario Kart is in my opinion one of the best multiplayer racing games out there. It's fun to play with friends (if they last while playing this game) and by yourself.

There have been several iterations of it over the past 20+ years. Earlier last month, Nintendo released Mario Kart Tour, a Mario Kart game for mobile devices. Mario Kart Tour is free to play until Oct. 9th (my speculation). I've been playing this game for a bit and I have to say it's really fun. There are many different ways to drive your kart, tons of different characters (no Luigi) and multiplayer. It will go to a 5 dollar a month subscription, which sucks because I am broke, but I understand the need to make the game paid. Unlike Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, there is a possibility to get up to 3 items and if you get three of a kind, you get multiple of the same item (helps if its a red shell). 

You unlock characters by paying coins or chancing it with a "loot box" system. Don't worry, it's really easy to get rubies (the things you pay to burst the pipe or whatever). You get them when you complete achievements, level up, or as a daily login award. Another thing is with each track, characters, karts, and gliders have different properties. Characters give you more items, karts and gliders increase score, and each item gives you points at the start of the game. Now in some tracks and cups (usually later in the game) you need to get first to get all 5 Grand Stars (what you use to progress through cups).

I would rate it an 8/10. I have a couple of complaints, though. Right now you can't play with friends. You can add friends, but only compare weekly rankings and stats. Another thing is that they don't have Luigi in the game. Luigi is in the loading screen when you first start the game, but he's not actually in the game. Other than that, it's a great game. Now go play it while you can! It's on iOS and Android.