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I really enjoy this game, I’ve been playing it pretty much non stop and most people are a bit upset with the controls but after playing I’d argue that the vertical swipe controls may be superior to horizontal pseudo buttons, because the iPhones face is really slippery and rather fight the slipperiness with traditional racing game controls, not to mention clutter the view, it uses it to its advantage. Anyways on to my suggestion I would really appreciate it there was a sort of chat with friends when multiplayer comes out( assuming multiplayer player allows you to race friends and if that isn’t the case then friends are extra useless ) . The reason why is because currently friends are useless apart from getting that one achievement and I’m assuming that multiplayer will just scan to see if your friend is online and then give you a prompt to race them. I never really liked this about games who didn’t implement a chat because you may be grinding on the shell cup so that you can get to tier 5 and then you get a pop up saying your friend wants to race that’s dumb. I like to ask if anything is going on and then if we can race. Plus not everyone can text their friends through iMessage(like me). Review Done.
getting mario kart for mobile was a huge deal for me, as this was a game i played daily as a child. however, after playing it for a little bit i have found some things that i’m not very fond of. the first being the experience needed to level up your carts being limited on a daily basis. that disappointed me as i feel like i can’t level up and get better as quickly as i would like. also, the “gold pass” is another issue i had with the game. i wouldn’t of minded paying a one time fee, but $5 MONTHLY is a bit much for a game. i pay that amount for apple music, apple arcade, etc. another tiny issue i have are the controls, i feel like that could’ve been planned out better. i was expecting the game to be played sideways, but it’s played vertical which i found odd, but not a huge deal. finally, the multiplayer aspect of the game annoyed me. i thought multiplayer would’ve been available when i downloaded the game, but after downloading and doing some research i found out it won’t be available until saturday. in my opinion, i wouldn’t of released the game until saturday then. as i was looking forward to using that feature and now i have to wait longer to use it. i think everybody is overhyping this a bit too much, and while i’m glad nintendo brought mario kart to mobile, i just think there are some aspects of the game that aren’t great which really brings the gameplay experience down. i hope future updates will improve the quality of the game.
The initial released version of the game is decent, but there are several issues that make the game only 3 or 4 out of 5 stars. First, there is no way to allow you to decide if you want to steer regularly or to turn by drifting other than choosing Settings WHILE THE RACE IS STILL GOING and change the setting for manual steering and hope nothing happens while you do that. Second, when making very small changes in direction to straighten myself out I’ve frequently accidentally used items. Both of these issues could be resolved by changing the touch controls. I’d suggest having holding your finger on the screen should allow regular turning while a tap near the kart will allow drifting, and also having a tap away from the kart to use items. A third (minor) issue is not being able to slow down. I’ve had several cases where a Blue Shell is closing in when I’m barely in 1st and my only option to get in 2nd is to do a hard turn into a wall so the other kart gets hit instead. Good things about the game is the very low cellular data usage when no Wi-Fi is available, the ability to auto use current items when you go through an item box so you get new items, and the great courses. I look forward to seeing the issues fixed so there will be nothing bad holding the game back.
From start up app is completely user friendly, easy to navigate as well as get started even if you don’t have a Nintendo profile. Once in the game it looks amazing, all the great memories of childhood come flooding back and you are reunited with your inner child. My only complaint is game play, as it is streamless and easy to use I feel it is lacking in both immersion as well as accuracy. Immersion, I feel playing the game in wide screen and giving the player a true left and right as well as throttle and break controls, or keep auto throttle and move weapon usage and drift on buttons, could even set it up for double tap in the direction of the turn to initiated drift or put turning on joystick but swiping left and right. Swiping left and right seems to have the vehicle constantly needing a direction input due to a lack of getting back on center too slowly or something of that nature. Game play, I feel if the above is changed it will completely improve game play and bring competitiveness forefront as well as the want to continue to play and advance through the game. Just my two pennies. Those are the only reasons I give the game 4 out of 5. Everything else in the game is amazing but those areas are lacking, playing on wide screen and a change to driving controls would be highly encouraged.
Game doesn’t want you to win and even if you get first place, the game will base you off of your performance. This game will do anything in its power to help make the “other real players” win. Why quote on quote? Well because in the tour mode you are not actually playing with real player, they are just computer players generated with real player names and load outs. As I was playing this game I noticed something that was very annoying, I would click the button that allows me to view behind me and when I would let go, it would change my controls from Manuel drift to standard driving. Also, in a race when I was right next to a computer player, I was focused in on trying to get ahead of this computer BUT the computer player just TELEPORTS? Ahead of me? Haha wow if that’s how this game is going to be, I am better of playing a Mario kart game that is actually fair. Two more things, the prices and the gold pass. The prices to purchase rubies are just wow. You mean to tell me that I have to pay two dollars for 3 rubies, not even enough for a ONE SHOT PIPE. Now the Gold pass. Seriously? I have to pay 5 dollars A MONTH for: 200cc and bonus awards and display badges? And that’s basically it, 200 cc which will probably have the computer players act impossible to beat with the way they are programmed unless you have the top load out for the race, the bonus awards aren’t too bad but golden display badges? Really? They don’t even look that good.
■ Mario Kart takes a world tour!
Mario and friends go global in this new Mario Kart as they race around courses inspired by real-world cities in addition to classic Mario Kart courses! These destinations will be featured in tours that rotate every two weeks! In addition to courses based on iconic locales, some of your favorite Mario
Kart characters will get variations that incorporate the local flavor of cities featured in the game!
■ Endless Mario Kart fun at your fingertips!
The Mario Kart series known and loved by many is ready to take the world by storm – one smart device at a time! With just one finger, you can steer and drift with ease and sling devastating items as you go for the gold in cups filled with new and classic Mario Kart courses.
■ Nab 1st place with items and Frenzy mode!
In Mario Kart Tour you have access to an arsenal of powerful items that can mix things up on the racetrack! Turn up the heat by activating the new Frenzy mode, which gives an unlimited supply of a certain item and makes you invincible! Make the most of the ensuing chaos, as Frenzy mode only lasts a short time!
■ Collect drivers, karts, badges, and more!
Earn Grand Stars by racing or fire off the featured pipe to receive more drivers, karts, and gliders! You can also proudly display badges, earned by completing certain challenges, next to your in-game name!
■ Bonus challenge courses put a twist on traditional races!
In certain races, 1st place isn't always the goal. With names like "Vs. Mega Bowser" and "Goomba Takedown," these bonus challenge courses demand a different approach to gameplay and strategy!
■ Race to increase your online rank!
Boost with the best of 'em! Your high scores will determine how you compare to other players all over the world. Keep practicing and trying out different combinations of drivers, karts, and gliders to increase your score and rise to the top!
Note: A Nintendo Account is required to play Mario Kart Tour.
* Free-to-start; optional in-game purchases available. Persistent Internet, compatible smartphone, and Nintendo Account required. Data charges may apply.
* May include advertising.
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Mario Kart is a trademark of Nintendo.
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