Mario Kart Tour Mobile. If you haven’t played it, you’ve seen it. And if you somehow haven’t seen it, there’s no way you haven’t heard your friends annoyingly go on and on about it. Or at the very least you’ve heard the classic “doo da da doo da, doo doo da doo” as the game starts up from across the library or the back of the class. The new mobile version of the game is all the rage and the game has become bigger than anyone would’ve imagined, but why?
Isn’t it just the same as you would play on your XBox, Playstation, Gamecube, Nintendo Switch, N64, or, waaay back, your Wii? Well, for starters, you can’t play it on any of those in the middle of class. But if you’re still confused about why everyone’s making such a big deal out of it, this article will cover everything you need to know about Mario Kart Tour.
In this version of the game, players compete in each tour to get the most gold stars and open all the cups. In each race, players can get up to 5 stars depending on how many points they get. Points are accumulated throughout a race by getting a higher place, higher XP on their characters, karts, and gliders, attacking other players with items such as green shells from item boxes, and other moves and combos throughout the race such as jump boosts. Each cup has 3 races as well as a challenge at the end which only has 3 golden stars. As players progress, they unlock new cups, gifts, prizes, badges (by completing challenges), and eventually completing the tour.
If you’re keeping up with the game, players are now on the second tour, the Tokyo Tour. Players also collect coins and rubies to buy characters, karts, and gliders in the shop or to shoot off “the pipe” to win them. Different characters, karts, and gliders are more useful or give you more advantages depending on the tour, cup, and even individual race.
In each tour, there is also a ranking system which players can use to see how their doing compared to other players, and, if they’re interested, they can add their friends and though there’s not an option to play against them yet, they can see who’s doing better.
And, like many other games, the creators have added an option to buy coins, rubies, and the “gold pass” (gets you more coins, rubies, characters, and allows you to play at 200cc) with real money to further advance in the game.
Whether you’re more or less convinced that you need to download Mario Kart Tour right now, this article should have given you the ins and outs of the revamped classic.