May 22, 2022

New Details Surface Regarding Nintendo’s RC Mario Kart Game

Nintendo revelaed several new details regarding the new Mario Kart game including game modes, what comes in the box and much more

Mario Kart Live is just a couple of weeks away, and now Nintendo released some new details regarding the upcoming game. If you’re at all interested in this new iteration on the classic racing game, we’ve got you covered with all of the details:

What you pay for: In order to be the proud owner of a Mario RC car, you will need to pay $99. What you get for your money is as follows: The car itself (either Mario or Luigi); Four gates used to create and mark the track; Two arrow signs to put along the track; a USB-C cable used to charge the RC car. The software itself, however, is free to download from the e-shop. Of course, it is completely useless without the RC car and gates. Still, Nintendo decided to pick the digital route for the game itself.

How to setup: As seen in the trailers, the car comes with a mounted camera. To connect the car to your console, all you need to do is point the camera to a QR code displayed by the game. The camera is also used to take a picture of your face, should you choose to put it on the in-game driver’s permit.

Types of terrain: Nintendo has confirmed that the car will work on carpets and rugs. As long as your carpet isn’t too thick you’ve got nothing to worry aboout.

Game Modes: Keeping the tradition of past Mario Kart games, Mario Kart Live also has several game modes:

  1. Grand Prix: Race through nine different cups. This is the main single player mode, in which you will race against Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings. Each cup contains three races, but it’s up to you to design the track for each race.
  2. Custom Races: Decide what power-ups and obstacles appear on the track. In this mode, you’ll also be able to decide the environment you drive through (such as underwater or rainstorm). In terms of the four gates, you’ll be able to decide what appears under each of them. Choices for the gates range from power-ups to boosts, piranha plants and even chain-chomps.
  3. Time Trials: Try and get the best time on the track you designed.
  4. Local Multiplayer: Race against up to three other friends on the same track. For this mode, each player will need their own car and console to participate.
Of course, there’s also an 8-bit theme

Track designs: The game will not have any pre-loaded designs, so it’s entirely up to you to decide what your track will look like. In order to design a track, all you need to do is setup the four gates around the room and drive through them. The only limit on track design is that the whole thing needs to fit within a 15X15 feet limit.

Kart Customization: After a few races you’ll probably accumulate a nice sum of coins. Luckily, you can use these coins to unlock different ways to customize your cart, driver and even car horns.

If only this could affect the real-life car

Driving Speeds: As per a Mario Kart game, you can decide at what speed your carts drive. And as always, there are four settings to choose from: 50cc, 100cc, 150cc and 200cc.

Drifting: Well, sort of. It’s not drifting per-se, but it does function similarly to Mario Kart 8. Instead of changing the way your cart moves, drifting just locks you to the initial direction you were driving towards when you started. You can continue the drift to build up more boost, and then release the drift button to boost ahead.

Battery Life: The RC car should last for 90 minutes while driving at 150cc. Of course, the battery will last more than that at a lower speed and less than that at a higher speed. A full recharge takes around 3.5 hours.

Music: Seems like Nintendo used mostly classic Mario Kart music for the new game. The main theme has been remixed, but the rest of the track themes will be as you remember them.

And that’s it for now! So where do you stand on this new version of Mario Kart? Tell us in the comments!

Source: GameXplain

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