Mario Kart Tour is now available on iOS and Android in Canada

Mario Kart Tour

Mario Kart Tour, Nintendo’s next mobile effort, is finally available on iOS and Android.

The game surprisingly sticks to the traditional Mario Kart series’ formula, with racers power-sliding around various familiar tracks while dodging projectiles, all vying for first place.

Karts automatically accelerate and turn when you drag your finger to the left or right side of the screen. The farther you slide your finger, the sharper the cart turns. Specific items are automatically used, while others require a quick swipe up or down to activate.

As expected, the game also includes microtransactions and requires a free Nintendo Account. Mario Kart Tour’s in-game currency unlocks new drivers, karts and parts, given that the game is free-to-play.

Finally, 200cc tour races are locked behind a $6.49 per month subscription service called the ‘Mario Kart Tour Gold Pass.’ Nintendo offers a two-week free trial for the Gold Pass.

It’s unclear what Nintendo’s next mobile effort is. Back in 2017, it was reported that Nintendo was working on a mobile title with DeNA set in The Legend of Zelda series, but the company has said nothing about the title since then.

Mario Kart Tour is available in the App Store and the Play Store.

We’ll have more on Mario Kart Tour in the coming days.