Smartphone app for Mario Kart is in development

Smartphone app for Mario Kart is in development”

Super Mario Run rethought the whole control scheme, by making the game closer to an endless runner, with taps controlling jumps, but Mario Kart is a whole different kettle of Cheep-cheeps.

- Bradley Kragen (@BradleyKragen) February 1, 2018 I wonder how good "Mario Kart Tour" would be, considering its a racer mobile game. So far, there's no other information about the app.

Nintendo has announced that it is developing a mobile version of Mario Kart, called Mario Kart Tour, for iOS and Android devices, The Verge reported. Which is interesting, considering that some years ago, they weren't too keen on the idea. Now, it seems that they're really playing catch-up pretty hard.

However, I believe many games don't translate well to mobile phones. Still, I'm sure there's a lot of time and opportunity to turn a profit.

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The development of "Mario Kart Tour" represents the Japanese video game maker's continued push to increase its influence and player base on the massive smartphone video game market.

The short tweet doesn't mention if this app is a full mobile Mario Kart game or whether it's a sort of a companion app to an existing Mario Kart game in a similar fashion to what Splatoon 2 has with it's own app.

Since then, the likes of Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart: Super Circuit and Mario Kart Wii have followed across Nintendo's multiple consoles, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe the latest in the franchise.

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