Mario Kart fans rejoice, Nintendo announced that the Super Mario franchise will finally be available on smart devices everywhere no later than the fiscal year ending in March 2019. Android and iOS users will soon be able to download the Mario Kart Tour app, which is expected to be free and have in-game purchases. Last year, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the first release of the series on the company’s latest console, Nintendo Switch. So far, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. The Switch console have reached record-breaking sales of over 14.8 million units worldwide, making it Nintendo’s biggest selling console in years.
While it’s far too early to know exactly how the Mario Kart Tour’s mobile gameplay will turn out, some fans are already speculating that it might have an ‘endless runner’ type of platform, while others believe that players will be able to race in different kingdoms inspired by real world culture and so forth.
The very first Super Mario Kart game was released back 1992 on the Super NES console. The Mario Kart series is one of the Super Mario franchise’s most well-received games by the gaming industry’s top critics. It’s fun, entertaining and somewhere out there, a major party staple.
For those that aren’t familiar with the Mario Kart series in general, it’s a multi-player go-kart racing game where players get to choose popular Super Mario Bros. characters such as: Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Princess Peach, Toad, Waluigi, Wario and many others. The racecourse is plagued with hazardous obstacles including banana peels and Koopa turtle shells. Racers will be able to pick up many helpful item boxes on the track for power-ups, extra speed and slowing down your racing competition. Mario Kart was created by Shigeru Miyamoto, a popular Japanese game designer and producer. Nintendo are planning to develop more games for mobile use, they currently have a few titles available now on smartphones: Super Mario Run, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Fire Emblem Heroes.