Mobile Mario Kart?!?! …didn’t they do that?

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Just when I thought that I wouldn’t have anything to post today, this comes across my feed.

This seems to be Mario Kart 8, not the Switch version, on an iPhone. The video is so short that I can’t really make out anything past the swiping up function for jumping, the tapping to use an item, and maybe alternate tapping of left and right to Power slide. This still leaves me with so many questions…

Is there auto acceleration?

How do you slow down?

Do I not have the ability to hold an item behind me? And even if it did, imagine how contorted your fingers would have to be to make that happen.

I like the thought but there are already plenty of Mario Kart games that ARE mobile.

  • Mario Kart: Super Circuit
  • Mario Kart DS
  • Mario Kart 7
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Let me not bash it too much. It a nice approach. I feel like this might go the way of Super Mario Run, honestly. It’ll look great and be a good idea but in practice and playability, it’ll tank.