The first Mario Kart Tour details have started leaking from those who have access to the Closed Beta that just started a couple of moments ago.
First, we have learned from the screenshots that Mario Kart Tour is played in portrait mode, rather than landscape mode. Similar to the mainline Mario Kart games there are Grand Prix cups in Mario Kart Tour, compromising mostly of tracks from previously released Mario Kart titles such as Super Mario Kart and Mario Kart 7.
Each cup contains three courses and one mini game. Bear in mind mirror courses of existing courses are considered new tracks, and you may see courses repeat in later cups.
Unlike mainline Mario Kart games, there are some differences in Mario Kart Tour, such as auto-accelerate, and two laps in each race. The number of items each player receives upon hitting an item box is dependent on the stage (for example, Toad gets 3 items on a Toad course, but only gets 2 in Donkey Kong Jungle). Gliders give you items at the start of the race if they are compatible with a course, and may raise a certain item’s drop rate.
You control with one hand by swiping the screen. Gyro controls are also supported. Drifting, jumping, karts, and gliders have returned. It also seems you play with others online (up to 8 players) as we haven’t seen any CPU players in the game. The game supports 50cc, 100cc, and 150cc.
Here are the characters so far confirmed in the game:
Character unlocks are the gacha element in this game. Each character has a special item and certain rarity.
Here are the currently confirmed tracks so far:
- SNES Mario Circuit 1
- SNES Choco Island 2
- SNES Rainbow Road
- N64 Koopa Troopa Beach
- N64 Kalimari Desert
- GBA Bowser’s Castle 1
- GCN Dino Dino Jungle
- DS Luigi’s Mansion
- 3DS Toad Circuit
- 3DS Daisy Hills
- 3DS Shy Guy Bazaar
- 3DS Mario Circuit
- 3DS Rock Rock Mountain
Check out the screenshots shared by other users below:
For the first footage please check out this post.
What do you think?