Mario Kart Coming To Smartphones

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What is hands down the most invigorating Nintendo game of all time? Mario Kart, obviously.

For those of us whose Wii consoles broke in 2013, playing Mario Kart has been nothing but a dream.

Nintendo has answered our prayers and gifted us their best game – and on our smartphones.

Rainbow Road will no longer haunt your mind but you can tackle the painful turns and fall off the edge into nothingness while riding the tube or in the office toilets.

Nintendo made the announcement on Twitter yesterday, saying:

The checkered flag has been raised and the finish line is near. A new mobile application is now in development:

Mario Kart Tour!#MarioKartTour Releasing in the fiscal year ending in March 2019.

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Nintendo has previously rejected the notion of bringing their biggest franchises like Mario Kart and Donkey Kong to the world of smartphones.

However with everyone relying on their smartphones more than ever, Nintendo made a goal last year to release five mobile titles.

Only Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Fire Emblem Heroes, Super Mario Run and the defunct Miitomo were released, meaning they missed their target with four.

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This hasn’t stopped them aiming high with the Mario Kart game as well as a rumoured Legend of Zelda title in the pipeline.

It is not clear which aspects of the classic car racing game will make it onto the phone version.

I sincerely hope Maple Treeway appears the gaming app, but could happily give up Coconut Mall.

Jonathon wrote on Twitter:

I’ve just learned that in the near future #MarioKart will be coming to the iPhone and other mobile devices. The world just keeps changing. #MarioKartTour is the name of the game and it will #MAGA for sure. Rock on @Nintendo do it big.

Mario Kart Tour will be released sometime between April 2018 and March 2019.

If you can’t wait until then you might want to head over to the Heavy Metal High Rise in Branson, Missouri, where you can race on their multi-level track. Yoshi costumes and *woohoo* sound effects are optional.

Branson Tracks

I just got shivers thinking about the dreaded blue shell noise. I’ve never felt such helplessness and submission.