Mario Kart Tour is Nintendo's third Mario game for mobile devices and another attempt at correcting themselves from Super Mario Run. There are a ton of improvements present.
Karting across the map
Race around your favorite tracks in the mobile version of the popular Mario Kart series directly on your phone or tablet.
Nintendo doesn't always have the best reputation for mobile games, especially since they struggle to get the formula correct when it comes to sequels. But, for some players, this is a gem among Android games on Google Play store. When they get it right, their titles truly shine; and this is a perfect example of greatness.
Mario Kart is a popular series for the Nintendo consoles and is exclusive only to the company's products. This is why so many gamers are happy to be playing it and customizing their characters and vehicles to win as many races as possible, but now on mobile. This title finds a way to perfectly port the great fun of the originals.
The whole team is here. Princess Peach, Yoshi, Luigi, Mario, Boo along with many more, are all here. To access characters, customizations, and upgrades, you'll need to spend Emeralds and Coins. Emerald is purchased exclusively through the Play Store.
You're in the lead and approaching the finishing line, yet as you reach it, the game crashes. It's one of many bugs that can happen within the game. Fortunately, bugs and malfunctions are less frequent on recent devices with better technology.
When you race you have five hearts, and each race will consume one of these. Over time these will refill, but you can purchase an instant refill with Emeralds. The trend here is the constant push to force players to spend money. This is something that ruins the immersion.
Where can you run this program?
Mario Kart Tour is available for Android and IOS devices.
Is there a better alternative?
Yes. Due to the pay-to-win system, you'll spend less if you buy a Nintendo console or emulator and play the available version of Mario Kart for each system. It may not have multiplayer, but you can race unrestrained.
Mario Kart Tour is a great concept that many would love if it didn't cost so much to play competitively. Otherwise, there’s plenty to enjoy.
Should you download it?
No. It's a nice game, but you'll quickly use up your five hearts and become bored as you wait hours for them to refill.