The Mario Kart saga has been iconic, and it has remained as one of the funniest video games franchises today. That’s why everyone was surprised when Mario Kart Tour was announced. The idea of being able to compete in this kind of exciting races with our friends from our mobile device is simply incredible.
If you want to know how to start playing this entertaining game, you’ve come to the right place. In this article we’ll teach you how to download and install this app for your Android and iOS device, so you can compete with your friends and have fun. But first, a little introduction to this game.
About this app
Starring by the charismatic characters of Nintendo, Mario Kart Tour is a new racing game released for Android and iOS. When you play it, you will realize that it is very similar to their previous games, but this time with different controls and gameplay.
It is played vertically and the vehicle accelerates automatically, all you have to do is slide your finger to control the character. The circuits this time have maps inspired by the real world, like New York, Paris or London. As you win races you will be rewarded with stars that you can use to unlock characters and other items, although you can also get these features through micropayments.
How to download it
To install Mario Kart Tour on your mobile device, all you have to do is follow these steps, and you’ll see that in less than 10 minutes you’ll be ready to play against other players over the Internet. The steps are similar in Android and iOS:
- Access the respective store depending on your mobile device, App Store or Play Store, and look for the “Mario Kart Tour” app.
- Download it by pressing the “Download” or “Install” button depending on how it appears on the screen.
After you tap on it, a window will pop up asking you for permissions to access other apps. You must accept them and then it will start downloading to your mobile.
- When the game is downloaded, it will be automatically installed, and you will be ready to start racing with your friends.
How to play it
When you open the game it will ask you to link it to your Nintendo account. If you don’t have a Nintendo account yet, don’t worry, tapping on the “Continue” button will redirect you to the registration website. All the processes will be synchronized to this account. When we enter the account, you will be directed to a screen where you accept the terms and conditions to play.
When we finish this, the game will take us to a screen to assign a character, tap on the warp pipe and a character will appear randomly. Unfortunately, you don’t have the possibility to choose the starting character.
Before starting a race, the game will leave us a small menu so we can decide the control with which we will feel more comfortable. If you are not satisfied with your decision, you can change it in “Settings”. There are 2 types of controls: “Basic”, which is intended for the average player, and “Advanced” which will allow us to grind but the control will be more complex.
The game is based on 4 main movements, you will drive the kart by sliding your finger left or right, and if you slide up or down you will use the power-ups you collect. In case you don’t remember, the power-ups can be collected in the form of item boxes along the circuit, just like in the previous games.
Tips and Tricks
If you have already mastered the basic controls very well, but want to take a step forward to become a better player, this may be of interest to you. We will leave you with a series of tips and tricks that you can apply to win most races in which you compete to surprise your friends. Some of these tips may require practice.
Disable the “Automatic objects” option
Unlike other Mario Kart games, here the items will be launched automatically when you hit another item box. If you are old school, this will take you by surprise, and will make you angry in games. This can be changed from the game settings by disabling the “Auto Objects” function. From now on, your games will have one less pain.
Slide up when you’re jumping
A basic trick of this whole saga, but one that perhaps the new players did not know. Every time we have the chance to be in the air jumping a ramp, we have to slide up, this will make the character get a little turbo that will help us more and more to be first. The more you do it, the better your games will be.
Don’t be afraid to fall
It’s important to know that in this version of Mario Kart you can’t fall down. That’s right, so when you’re about to go off the track, don’t worry, nothing will happen to you. Instead, you’ll hit an invisible wall that will keep you from falling. Although you can’t fall, we don’t recommend hitting this barrier either, as it will make you lose speed.
Try to make as many combos as possible
If we accumulate a series of actions that give points in this game, we will make combos. The combos will make the total score higher, and we will get a speed bonus. For example, when we make a mini turbo in the air and then throw an item to an opponent, it will be counted as a combo.