Nintendo’s eagerly anticipated mobile version of Mario Kart has arrived and no work is ever getting done

Fabulous news guys! Mario Kart is has landed on Android and iOS today!

It’s time to say goodbye to your social life and hello to Mario Kart World Tour – even though it should really be called Peach World Tour because she’s the only player I ever select.


Nevertheless, it’s excellent news for those of you who grew up on the iconic game, which involves razzing around a load of seriously trip race designs and getting way angrier than a fun racing game should ever allow you to get.

I mean, it’s great news and all, but it definitely kills any productivity you might have left. One minute you’re going to be sat at your desk trying to concentrate on the latest spreadsheet and then…BOOM, you’re racing around Coconut Mall.

Mario Kart Tour is the tenth edition of the Mario Kart series  but the first to be out on mobile. Naturally the characters will remain the same,  with the ever popular Mario, Luigi, Peach, Donkey Kong, Koopa Troopa, Toad, Bowser all donning their iconic race gear.



The game will remain the same as all the others – which is part of the fun – although with it being on mobile, I can’t help but feel it will be the one of the hardest versions of the game ever. There’s just something about racing games on phones which makes everything ten times more stressful.

I mean, can you imagine what Rainbow Road is going to be like on this? I can barely do it on the Wii version, how am I going to fare with a smaller screen?


Back to the game itself, it still remains the same as the other games with characters, colourful and edgy levels like DK Summit and Bowser’s Castle. There will also be the boxes you collect along the way which allows you to screw over other players, while simultaneously getting screwed over yourself.


The aim of the game is the same as all previous versions. Get in first, stay in first, finish in first and repeat on every course in order to win levels/trophies. And throw many a brown shell at the people who try and get in your way.

On the Nintendo website it says:

“Put the pedal to the metal in courses inspired by real-world locations as well as Mario Kart series favourites!”

“Put powerful items to use as you tear up the track and go for a high score!”


“A variety of drivers, karts and gliders can be collected and upgraded! Find the combo that will lead you to victory!”

Apparently, there will be 64 courses across 16 cups throughout the game. Also, you don’t have to play on your own –  you can choose to play against computers or real life human people. Preferably I prefer computer because then I don’t get as mad if I don’t come in first.


Just like the other games, the more you play, the more you can unlock different content. There are points to win throughout the game which helps to unlock characters, upgrades and more unlock-able content.

Upon release the game will be free, but you’ll eventually either have to pay for the full version or pay extra for added content. As long as it isn’t any more than a fiver, then Nintendo have my money.

When is Mario Kart on mobile?



The race courses in the game are inspired by iconic real-life locations, which apparently rotate every two weeks.

Go get it!


Images from Nintendo