Mario Kart Tour for the Android and iOS platforms is similar to Super Mario Run in that it’s a free-to-play game with microtransactions. Players have restrictions and timers unless that can be bypassed with in-game currencies. There’s also loot boxes that can be launched out of pipes. What you may not already know is that the game reuses many graphical assets from Mario Kart 7, Mario Kart Arcade GP DX and Mario Kart 8. Those familiar with the series will most certainly learn the gameplay mechanics fast.
Players will be able to glide, drift and shoot special items. There are some new features like reverse tracks and the capability of launching a mass amount of items during a race. This latter is called Frenzy mode, which is activated by collecting three of the same item, and lets the player gain invincibility as well as an unlimited supply for a short period of time. The beta test started on May 22, 2019 and ended on June 4, 2019. Today, Nintendo officially launched the game in the Apple App Store and Google Play.