Nintendo has announced that Mario Kart Tour is getting updated on April 8th, 2020 with the 'Yoshi Tour.' As with other tours, this will include new tracks and challenges. It's likely there will be some alternate characters as well, but that remains to be seen.
[Tours] Part 2 of the 14th Tour, the Hammer Bros. Tour, is now live (available until April 8th)
[Pipe] The 2nd Hammer Bros. Pipe is now available. It features the following: Fire Bro, Ice Bro, and Blizzard Balloons (available until April 8th)
[Store] The following Packs are now available in the Store: Value Pack, Dry Bowser Pack, and Dark Clown Pack (available until April 8th)
[Issues] Another issue is currently impacting the game: When using Hammer Bro., players do not receive the Hammer special skill from item boxes. We have confirmed that players will receive the Hammer special skill during Frenzy mode (added on April 1st)
The Mario Kart Tour game’s next limited-time event is here: the Hammer Bros. Tour! Collect Grand Stars and see if you can complete all the cups.
The Mario Kart Tour game is for everyone, newcomers and veterans alike. Check it out to join the race today!
Event duration: Until April 7, 2020 at 10:59 p.m. PT
Login bonus duration: Until April 7, 2020 at 10:59 p.m. PT
Week 1: Hammer Bros. are in the spotlight
In the first week of the Hammer Bros. Tour, you can find Hammer Bros., Boomerang Bros., and the Rainy Balloons glider in the spotlight.
Hammer Bros.’ special item is the Hammer. Great for helping nail down first place.
Boomerang Bros.’ special item is the Boomerang Flower. Give it a good chuck!
The favored courses for these drivers will include the second course of every cup for the duration of the Hammer Bros. Tour. This should help you hammer out some new point records.
Week 2: Fire Bro and Ice Bro
In the second week of the Hammer Bros. Tour, you can look for Fire Bro, Ice Bro, and the Blizzard Balloons glider in the spotlight.
Fire Bro’s special item is the Fire Flower. Perfect for heating up the competition!
Ice Bro’s special item is the Ice Flower. You can use it to chill your way to the front of the pack.
The favored courses for these drivers will include the third course of every cup for the duration of the Hammer Bros. Tour. See if you can reach new point records!
The included Tour gifts this time are Morton, the Piranha Plant Parafoil, and Cheep Charger kart. If you have a Mario Kart Tour Gold Pass subscription and earn enough Grand Stars, you will also receive Fire Bro, Boomerang Bro, the Bull’s-Eye Banzai kart, and the Peach Hanafuda glider as Tour gifts.
About Mario Kart Tour
In the free-to-start Mario Kart Tour game, players can put the pedal to the metal in courses inspired by real-world locations as well as Mario Kart series favorites. Put powerful items to use as you tear up the track and go for a high score in endless racing fun. Collect and upgrade a variety of drivers, karts, and gliders to find the combo that will lead you to victory!
City courses, special in-game event courses inspired by real-world locations, will be available during specific time periods and take place every two weeks.
Nintendo is looking to see if you're having a fun time with Mario Kart Tour, and learn a bit more about you at the same time. A new survey is available to take, which you can find here. If you'd rather know what you're getting yourself into before taking the survey, you can see all the questions you'll be asked below.
- What is your gender?
- How old are you?
- What was the first Mario Kart game you played?
- How often do you play Mario Kart Tour?
- How satisfied are you with Mario Kart Tour?
- What is your favourite part of Mario Kart Tour?
- Did you make any in-game purchases in Mario Kart Tour?
- What was the first item you purchased in Mario Kart Tour?
- What were the reasons why you made in-game purchases in Mario Kart Tour?
- Have you played multiplayer mode in Mario Kart Tour since the feature released in early March?
- How satisfied are you with Mario Kart Tour’s multiplayer mode?
- If you have any specific comments/requests about multiplayer mode in Mario Kart, please share them here.
- Out of all the ways to play Mario Kart Tour, what do you most want to continue playing in the future?
- Do you plan to introduce Mario Kart Tour to your fiends and family or invite them to play with you in the future?
- Have you ever heard of Nintendo’s Nintendo Switch game system?
- Do you or a member of your family own a Nintendo Switch system?
- When did you (or a member of your household) purchase your first Nintendo Switch?
[Log-in Bonus] Since the Retweet campaign was successful (67 388 retweets), players can now claim the following as special Log-in Bonus: classic Mario badge, rubies x30 (available until April 8th)
[Tours] The 14th Tour, the Hammer Bros. Tour, is now live. It features rubies, Morton, and Peach Hanafuda (Glider) as Tour Gifts. Also, starting with this Tour, the maximum multiplayer grade is S+6. (available until April 8th)
[Pipe] The 1st Hammer Bros. Pipe is now available. It features the following: Hammer Bro, Boomerang Bro, and Rainy Balloons (available until April 8th)
[Store] The following Packs are now available in the Store: Value Pack, Gold Swooper Pack, and Gold Koopa (Freerunning) (available until April 1st)
[Log-in Bonus] A new set of Log-in Bonuses is now live: Coin x100, Gilder Points Up x1, Ruby x5, Item Ticket x1, Coin x100, Kart Points Up x1, Item Ticket x1, Coin x100, Driver Points Up x1,Ruby x5 (no end date, refreshes every 2 weeks on Wednesday alongside the latest Tour)
Looks like we might have an idea of what playable character will be added to the Mario Kart Tour roster next. The current Baby Rosalina Tour has a special race at the end of it that pits you against a Hammer Bro. The Hammer Bro. who can throw three hammers backwards and forwards. Check out the special race in action above.
[Tours] The 13th Tour, the Baby Rosalina Tour, is now live. This one introduces Friend Ranking rewards and multiplayer-exclusive challenges. Also, you can now start from any cup you want (available until March 25th)
[Pipe] The 1st Baby Rosalina Pipe is now available. It features the following: Baby Rosalina (Detective). And starting with this Pipe, you can fire it for free once you have collected enough Grand Stars (available until March 25th)
[Store] The following Packs are now available in the Store: Value Pack, Plaid Ribbon Pack, and Tea Coupe Pack (available until March 18th)
It's time for the Baby Rosalina Tour! Return to the storied streets of London (but watch out for the Chain Chomps!) and enjoy twists and turns on courses spread out over 12 cups. Starting with the Baby Rosalina Tour, you can fire off the pipe for free after collecting enough Grand Stars! Once you get a certain number of Grand Stars, you'll be able to fire off the pipe for free in the same way as you would accept a tour gift.