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Mario Kart Tour - content update for April 1st, 2020

[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)

It’s a Hammer Bros. bonanza in Mario Kart Tour

Watch where you're driving, bro!

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

Tour overview

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!

Tour gifts

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.

WWE NXT/XFL analyst Pat McAfee offers play-by-play commentary for a Mario Kart 64 office tournament

Pat McAfee, who has worked for WWE's NXT brand and the XFL, is putting on a special Mario Kart 64 tournament with his office buddies while being hunkered down during the pandemic. In the video above, you can see McAfee putting his play-by-play skills to work by providing color commentary for the tournament. McAfee is always fun to listen to when he's in the announcer's booth, and he definitely adds his unique style to this Mario Kart 64 tournament!

Thanks to Gybones for the heads up!

Nintendo releases a Mario Kart Tour satisfaction survey

A moment of your time, please

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?

Mario Kart Tour "Hammer Bros. Tour" now live, content update for March 25th, 2020

Buckle up, bro

[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)

Hammer Bros. Tour coming to Mario Kart Tour on March 25th, 2020

Get excited, bro!

There's no new content for Mario Kart Tour today, but we do have a look at what's coming on March 25th, 2020. Get ready for the Hammer Bro Tour, which you can get more details on below.

[Log-in Bonus] Since the Retweet campaign was successful, 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. Click here to check out the preview trailer! (available until April 8th)

[Pipe] The 1st Hammer Bros. Pipe is now available. It features the following: ??? (available until April 8th)

[Store] The following Packs are now available in the Store: Value Pack, ??? and ??? (available until April 1st)

Mario Kart Toru - content update for March 18th, 2020

[Tours] Part 2 of the 13th Tour, the Baby Rosalina Tour, is now live (available until March 25th)

[Pipe] The 2nd Baby Rosalina Pipe is now available. It features the following: Rosalina, Waluigi (Bus Driver), Double-Decker, and more (available until March 25th)

[Store] The following Packs are now available in the Store: Value Pack, Swift Jack Pack, and Waluigi Pack (available until March 25th)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Chinese release has online play locked to China

No surprise here

If you've been following news on the Switch's release in China, this bit of information shouldn't be a surprise at all. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is finally available in China, but there's a pretty big caveat when it comes to online play. Players can hop online and play with other racers in China, but the option to race others around the world isn't there. With the way things are in China, it's very unlikely Tencent will add in worldwide play at any poitn.

Mario Kart Tour's Baby Rosalina Tour includes a special Hammer Bro race

You serious, bro?

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.

Mario Kart Tour - content updates for March 16, 2020


- for an unspecified reason, all players can now claim the following as special Log-in Bonus: Coin x150, Coin Rush Ticket x1 (available until March 30)

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