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Race the Wii DK Summit in Mario Kart Tour's Snow Tour

Slip, sliding your way

The Mario Kart Tour Snow Tour kicked off a couple days ago, bringing a wintery mix of fun and frenzy with it. Need an official breakdown everything this Tour includes? You can read Nintendo's rundown below.

Slip, slide, and race in snow-filled fun during the Snow Tour—the latest limited-time event in the Mario Kart Tour game, happening now! Conquer the added course Wii DK Summit and see if you can pull one of the snow-themed drivers, karts, and gliders from the pipes.

Mario Kart Tour is for everyone, newcomers and karting veterans alike. We hope you have a fun time racing, collecting Grand Stars, and seeing if you can unlock all the in-game rewards.

Tour overview

Event and login bonus duration: Until March 9 at 9:59 p.m. PT

Snow Tour Pipe 1: Penguin Toad and Penguin Luigi are in the spotlight

Available from Feb. 23 at 10 p.m. PT until March 9 at 9:59 p.m. PT

You can find Penguin Toad, Penguin Luigi, the Steel Driver kart, the Black Penguin Slider kart, the Rainy Balloons glider, and the Blooper Wingtip glider in the spotlight.

The favored courses for these drivers will include the second course of every cup for the duration of the Snow Tour.

Snow Tour Pipe 2: Peach (Wintertime) and Wario (Hiker) are in the spotlight

Available from March 2 at 10 p.m. PT until March 9 at 9:59 p.m. PT

You can find Peach (Wintertime), Wario (Hiker), the Gilded Prancer kart, the Snow Skimmer kart, the Rainbow Starchute glider, and the Blizzard Parasol glider in the spotlight.

The favored courses for these drivers will include the third course of every cup for the duration of the Snow Tour.

Lucky Seven Pipe

Available from Feb. 25 at 10 p.m. PT until March 9 at 9:59 p.m. PT

Take your chance to nab Nabbit, Luigi (Classic), and other drivers that have the Lucky Seven skill.

Heavy Duty Pipe

Available from Feb. 27 at 10 p.m. PT until March 4 at 9:59 p.m. PT

This pipe features some heavy-duty karts with tires made for a wild ride. It's your chance to get rare karts like Dozer Dasher, Dark Buggy, and more.

Tour gifts

The included Tour gifts this time are Roy, the Landship kart, and the Minion Paper Glider. If you have a Mario Kart Tour Gold Pass subscription and earn enough Grand Stars, you will also receive Ice Bro, the Pipe Buggy kart, the Gold Snow Skimmer kart, and the Cloud Glider as Tour gifts.

New in version 2.8

Check out what’s been added to the latest version of the Mario Kart Tour game, available now:

The max level for drivers, karts, and gliders boosted to Lv. 7
An option to enable Team Attack in team races
New multiplayer events include Kart Pro and cooperative 2-Player Challenges. In the Kart Pro event, challenge yourself to win 3 races in a row in Standard or Gold Races.
In Auto Mode, choose from seven filters to change up your in-game snapshots.
Ability to adjust the position for steering and using items in Landscape mode

Mario Kart Tour "Snow Tour" official trailer released

Ready, set, SNOW!

Mario Kart Tour's Snow Tour kicked off yesterday, and Nintendo is trumpeting that content update with a new trailer. Get a better look at the frosty fun that awaits with the video above.

Mario Kart Tour's "Snow Tour" now live

Hit the slopes

Peach and Daisy have settled their battle in Mario Kart Tour to make way for a new event. It's time to shift gears to the Snow Tour, which kicks off in Mario Kart Tour today. You can get a sneak peak at some of the content in the image above, which includes the Mario Kart Wii version of DK Summit.

Nintendo and LEGO win big at the NPD's Global and European Toy Industry Performance Awards

Big wins for big brands

NPD has revealed the winners for its Global and European Toy Industry Performance Awards, and both Nintendo and LEGO took home wins. Nintendo received a major honor, winning Europe’s Top Gaining Toy Property of the Year for the Mario/Mario Kart brands. Nintendo and LEGO won another award in Europe’s Top Gaining Toy Property by Category for Super LEGO Mario, with the release taking home the top spot in the 'Building Sets' category.

Thanks to Jonathan for the heads up!

Mario Kart Tour's "Snow Tour" starts Feb. 23rd, 2021

It's cold outside!

Mario Kart Tour players are currently enjoying the Peach vs. Daisy Tour, but that's wrapping up in the near future. Drivers will be shifting things over to the Snow Tour on Feb. 23rd, 2021. The teaser image above is all we have to go on for now, but Nintendo will certainly share more details before launch.

Mario Kart Tour updated to Version 2.8.0

Mario Kart Tour has been updated to Version 2.8.0. Check out the patch notes for this update below.

・Made preparations for the new Kart Pro event, which challenges players to achieve consecutive multiplayer wins.
・Made preparations for a system that rewards players depending on the total of their highest scores across all cups in a tour.
・In landscape mode, players can now play with steering controls on the right side of the screen and item controls on the left.
・Added photo filters for auto mode.

Mario Kart Tour - content update for Feb. 17th, 2021

[Tours] Part 2 of the 37th Tour, the Peach vs Daisy Tour, is now live (available until February 24th)

[Pipe] The 2nd Peach vs. Daisy Pipe is now available. It features the following: Mario (Chef), Shy Guy (Pastry Chef) (available until February 24th)

[Store] The following Packs are now available in the Store: Pink Gold Peach Pack, Gold Koopa (Freerunning) Pack, Peach (Vacation) Pack), Pauline Pack (available until February 24th)

Joe Biden spends part of the weekend playing Mario Kart Arcade GP DX with his granddaughter

Well here's something I didn't expect to be talking about this weekend! Have you spent part of your weekend playing Mario Kart with family or friends? Turns out president Joe Biden did too!

President Biden spent some time at Camp David with his granddaughter Naomi this weekend, and at one point during the visit, the two went head-to-head in Mario Kart Arcade GP DX. According to Naomi, Joe managed to eek out the victory in their race, but just barely!

Ariana Grande reveals Mario Party and Mario Kart as the inspiration behind a line in one of her songs

She's got great taste!

In the Ariana Grande song "six thirty" above, Ariana sings the line, "Whatcha gonna do when I’m bored and I wanna play video games at 2am?" Many have been wondering what games Ariana was talking about, and now we finally have our answer.

In the clip above, Ariana gets a question from a fan who wants to know what games she was singing about. Ariana reveals that when she wrote the song, the games she was referring to were Mario Party and Mario Kart. This isn't the first time Ariana has revealed her appreciation for Nintendo's titles, so it's no surprise to hear she's had some late-night sessions with Mario!

Microsoft's Edge extensions store was hosting illegally copies of Mario Kart 64, Super Mario Bros., and more

Not a good look, Microsoft

People browsing the Microsoft Edge extensions store recently noticed some strange listings on the service. Downloads for Mario Kart 64, Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Pac-Man, Tetris, Cut The Rope, and Minecraft had made their way to the store, and they obviously weren't listed by the rights holders for each property.

It seems these listings somehow slipped under the radar with Microsoft, which is how they got added to the store in the first place. Now that Microsoft is aware, they've removed almost all the illegal listings. Microsoft will no doubt be policing the situation much more closely as they move forward.