Real-time multiplayer mode is finally coming to Mario Kart Tour and its coming very soon

Gather your friends and get ready to put the pedal to the metal! Mario Kart Tour, Nintendo’s first ever Mario Kart game for iOS and Android devices, launches its new, real-time multiplayer mode worldwide on 9th  March at 04:00 AM CET. Players who update their Mario Kart Tour game to the latest version will be able to participate in real-time multiplayer races*, where they can race neck-and-neck against friends and other Mario Kart Tour players nearby** or online. Mario Kart Tour is free-to-start*** and is currently available to download for iOS and Android devices, so players can already hit the road and begin training now for the heated competition that is just around the corner.

With real-time multiplayer, players can participate in Standard Races to compete against other Mario Kart Tour players around the world based on an ever-changing set of rules. These rules will change every day, meaning the excitement never ends in the race against your rivals around the world. Players can also choose to create or join a Lobby Match, where they can play against friends or other players nearby based on their own custom set of rules. Finally, in Gold Races, available only to Mario Kart Tour Gold Pass subscribers, players can race at even faster speeds that require advanced kart manoeuvres to challenge other competitors.

In Mario Kart Tour, smartphone owners get to enjoy the thrill of Mario Kart races while also collecting drivers from throughout Nintendo’s rich history of characters, like Mario, Donkey Kong, Peach and Yoshi, as well as a range of sleek karts and gleeful gliders. Players can choose which drivers, karts and gliders to use in high-speed races across a variety of colourful courses, including new spins on classic Mario Kart tracks, and special limited-time new courses highlighting well-known cities from around the world, seasonal events, holidays and more. In addition to special courses based on these iconic locales and themes, during each event players also have the opportunity to obtain unique variations of Mario Kart drivers, karts and gliders inspired by that event.

For those looking to turbo charge their experience, the Mario Kart Tour Gold Pass is a £4.99  per month subscription service that unlocks 200cc mode and enriches the gameplay experience by providing subscribers with in-game gold gifts for racing in tours and special in-game badges from gold challenges. First-time subscribers can sign up for a two-week free trial. The paid subscription will automatically begin at the end of the free trial period. Mario Kart Tour Gold Pass is not required to play the game or to participate in Standard Races or to play with friends or others nearby in real-time multiplayer mode via rooms.

A Nintendo Account****, a persistent online connection and a compatible smartphone are required to play Mario Kart Tour. Players can obtain their in-game registration card by linking their Nintendo Account. Those who do not already have a Nintendo Account can create one at

For more information about Mario Kart Tour, visit or follow the Mario Kart Tour Twitter page. For more information about Mario Kart Tour Gold Pass features, visit

Mario Kart Tour, Nintendo’s first ever Mario Kart game for iOS and Android devices, launches its new, real-time multiplayer mode worldwide on 9th March at 04:00 AM CET. Mario Kart Tour is free-to-start and is currently available to download for iOS and Android devices,


*Internet connectivity required to play; data charges may apply.

**Use of location data must be enabled in your device’s settings to play with others nearby. Multiplayer features that rely on your device’s location data to function cannot be used if you have restricted access to location data via your device’s settings or if location data cannot be obtained at the time of play.

***This game is free to start, with in-app purchases available.

****To start and play this game, you must link a Nintendo Account and accept the Nintendo Account Agreement. The Nintendo Account Privacy Policy applies.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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