Items tagged with Mario Kart

Nintendo is bringing Mario Kart into your living room, but not in the way you’d expect. With the new Mario Kart Live Home Circuit set, you can design and play on tracks in your home with the power of augmented reality. It is as simple as setting up the race gates and running the track with your kart. You can then enjoy it and play against AI or friends who also have a kart from the set. This is the sort of toy I wish I had when I was young. While racing cars on a grooved track is awesome, being put into the video game from real life is even better. With ease, your room, house, or any open space can become a racetrack in Mario Kart. To set things up, you use the four included gates and arrows... Read more...
Linux typically does not get all that much love when it comes to games. Now, the penguin-people out there are getting an update to a free kart racer called Super Tux Kart with Tux the penguin as the main character. First off, what is Super Tux Kart? According to the project’s webpage, it is an “3D open-source arcade racer with a variety characters, tracks, and modes to play.” In the early 2000s, a project called TuxKart floated around for Linux (if you want to see this lovely Word-webpage, you can do so here). Once the project tapered off around 2004, it was picked up again in 2006 by Joerg Henrichs, now with the moniker of “Super Tux Kart.” Over time, updates... Read more...
Android and iOS gamers who are fans of the Mario Kart franchise can now download Mario Kart Tour on both Android and iOS devices. Some fans of the game already had it installed on their Android and iOS devices ready to go. The catch was that the servers needed for the game to work weren't live. The game does require a Nintendo account to play, so before you download, go and set one of those up, assuming you don't already have one. It was announced before that the game would feature Mario and other characters racing on tracks that are based on real-world cities. The game will also include classic Mario Kart courses for players to enjoy. Maps based on cities will rotate every two weeks, while the... Read more...
Any fan of Mario Kart has wondered what it might be like to race on one of the game's tracks, dodging the flying mushrooms and banana peels thrown your way. Mario Kart fans will be able to get as close to being inside the classic video game as possible, with a real-life version of Mario Kart that will land in Denver, Colorado and several other cities around the world in 2019. The race series is called Mushroom Rally, and as vigorously as Nintendo defends it's IP, we have to wonder if the Mushroom Rally will last in the 16 cities that races will be held in. The way the series works is that each city hosts their own races. From those races around the world, 20 people will be selected to participate... Read more...
Nintendo has done something very cool with the Switch giving gamers of all ages the ability to build cardboard concoctions that can be used to control video games and software. We've seen a few of the Labo controllers so far including a motorcycle controller that could be used to control Mario Kart. Nintendo's third Labo kit has now been announced and it is something that fans of Mario Kart may find to be very appealing. The name of the kit is Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit and it sells for $69.99 and will launch September 14. What you get in the kit are the parts to build three different controllers for controlling vehicles in an island environment in the included software. You get to build a steering... Read more...
“Hold on to your butts!” Nintendo has just announced a new partnership with Universal Parks & Resorts that will see many of your favorite Nintendo characters and games making their way to Universal theme parks. That’s right, you’ll see themed rides featuring childhood (and adulthood) favorites like Mario and Luigi. The joint announcement is rather limited on concrete details, as the two companies are likely still in the very early stages of development, but the main focus of the pairing is to “[create] spectacular, dedicated experiences based on Nintendo’s wildly popular games, characters and worlds.” “Nintendo has created remarkable and imaginative worlds filled with captivating stories... Read more...
Proving that patience is a virtue, Nintendo today confirmed earlier rumors of a Wii price cut by slashing the price of its flagship console to $150, but it doesn't stop there. Available in either black or white, the lower priced Wii is part of a new bundle that also includes the Mario Kart game and a matching colored Wii Wheel, replacing the previously included Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resorts games. "From the day it launched, Wii has let players of all ages and experience levels have fun with one another," said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. "The new suggested retail pricing for both the hardware and select games will help create more of these magical moments for even greater... Read more...
After a strong initial release, sales of Nintendo's newest 3DS have slumped significantly. The company had planned to sell at least four million units by the end of its fiscal year, but only moved 3.61M. During his speech at the company's investor conference, company CEO Satoru Iwata said the latest handheld required a different approach. We have revised our scenario for diffusion and are making efforts to get the popularity of Nintendo 3DS back on track for the upcoming summer season... The value of 3D images without the need for special glasses is hard to be understood through the existing media. It is clear from our market research that many people feel that they 'want' and 'want to buy' Nintendo... Read more...