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Multiplayer Mode Finally Comes To Smartphone Mario Kart Game

Multiplayer Mode Finally Comes To Smartphone Mario Kart Game

People have been absolutely loving Mario Kart Tour on iOS and Android phones since it dropped last year.

But there has been a crucial feature that has been missing: multiplayer.

While you could always race against a troupe of memorable characters, gamers have been crying out for the chance to play against their mates, like they used to be able to do on their Nintendo 64.

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Well, that time has miraculously come.

Shortly before the clock struck midnight in the US, the app updated its system and the game is now allowing people to play multiplayer.

According to TechRadar, you can play against your mates if you start a custom game and your friends (who you have to link up with on your Nintendo account) should appear on a list.

Credit: Nintendo
Credit: Nintendo
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If you're bored of thrashing your pals over and over, you can open yourself up to the big wide world of Global Multiplayer.

All players who select this will play the same cup, which rotates every 15 minutes. It's quick, easy, simple fun.

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Mario Kart Is Coming To Mobile Next Month With Mario Kart Tour

Mario Kart Tour is the tenth game in the Mario Kart series, but it is the first to ever make it onto a mobile phone.

You can play as Princess Peach, Yoshi, Bowser, and - it goes without saying - everyone's favourite pixelated Italian plumber, Mario himself.

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As you're probably aware, if you've played one Mario Kart game, you've pretty much played them all. That's part of the fun. Obviously, this game will be no different.

Credit: Nintendo
Credit: Nintendo

There's fun and flamboyant characters, a variety of Mushroom Kingdom-based tracks to test yourself against, and obstacles - sometimes laid by the other characters - to overcome along the way.

You can still collect Power Ups to drop down oil slicks or provide a speed boost just like the good 'ol days.

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The object remains the same - get to the end of the course the quickest, by any means necessary.

On the official Nintendo website, they say: "Mario Kart Tour is the first Mario Kart game for smart devices. Put the pedal to the metal in courses inspired by real-world locations as well as Mario Kart series favourites."

Now we just have to wait and see whether Nintendo decide to chuck in Battle Mode and then we can really separate the kids from the adults. Who could forget chasing your mates around to pop the balloons on their karts.

Only time will tell until that gets released.

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