Closed Beta of Mario Kart Tour reveals first look at the game

Closed Beta of Mario Kart Tour reveals first look at the game

Closed Beta of Mario Kart Tour reveals first look at the game

Unfortunately, the game as it is now is filled with micro-transactions.

As in the latest Mario Kart games, players pick a driver, kart and glider, then they're matched against seven other players online. It also uses auto-accelerate similar to the Mario Kart 8 option. You can also drift if you drag your finger enough to the left or right and hold it there for a few seconds. The good news is that you have a large roster of characters, karts, and gliders to choose from to make your racing experience a bit easier. As it stands Mario Kart Tour is fun to play in the moment but feels more about collecting and unlocking things than actual racing. It seems like Nintendo is setting up to do the same with Mario Kart Tour. So far it's mostly only been shells and banana peels, although I have gotten stars and have been hit by a fair number of blue shells.

Mario Kart Tour is a more simplified version of the Mario Kart we all know and love.

Each driver, kart, and glider gets different bonuses depending on the stage its used on. For example, on Kalimari Desert, Morton gets three item slots instead of one, and his kart gives him a mushroom boost to start the race, and every time he smashes an item block on that course he gets three items instead of just one.

On 3DS Mario Circuit, however, he doesn't have any bonuses.

Even though Toad and Peach are considered "rare" drivers, the actual advantage that they each offer varies.

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At 50cc I haven't run into much trouble.

Lastly, you collect gold coins during races and based on how well you did in a race. Rather than a traditional Mario Kart game with unlockable racers, Mario Kart Tour is said to have free-to-play loot mechanics for earning additional racers and karts. These items are refreshed once or twice a day.

However, the game is facing criticism over its approach toward microtransactions.

You can only earn gold coins - they aren't available for purchase with real-world money.

Oh, and there's a heart-based stamina bar (like the "energy" in other F2P games) that diminishes over time, and when you run out, you can't play. In coin rush, you collect as many coins as you can in a given amount of time and you race by yourself. If you spend five or 25 emerald gems, each coin is worth double or 10x, respectively. While it seems a odd decision to restrict the peripheral track vision on-screen, it's indicative of how so many mobile apps, games and videos are adapting to "one hand" policy when it comes to accessibility.

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