Mario Kart Tour made headlines last week when Apple confirmed that the mobile game has managed to dethrone Fortnite and Call of Duty: Mobile from the “most downloaded free games” list. This is a super impressive feat and it shows us that Mario Kart Tour is a fun game. One of the “secrets” behind Mario Kart Tour’s success is the large number that the mobile game benefits from. Nintendo is releasing new updates for Mario Kart Tour every couple of days and they always come with new features, bug fixes and software tweaks.
Mario Kart Tour 1.4.0 Update
As previously noted, Mario Kart Tour is updated on a regular basis with improvements. This is why no one should be surprised to find out that a brand-new update has just started rolling out. The latest update for Mario Kart Tour sports the 1.4.0 version number and it has been released via OTA (over the air) channels. With that said, let’s go ahead and take a look at what are the changes that the update is making.
Mario Kart Tour fans should be pleased to find out that the new update is making it possible for them to see more information about other players that are in their ranking tier. This also includes important information such as what driver the player is using. To make things even better, the new update is also adjusting the ranking announcements for players and the way that the menu screens are displayed.
Now that we have checked out the latest update for Mario Kart Tour and seen all the changes that it makes, let’s see which are the top features that Mario Kart Tour has to offer so that we can see why tens of millions of people are playing the mobile game every day.
■ Mario Kart takes a world tour!
Mario and friends go global in this new Mario Kart as they race around courses inspired by real-world cities in addition to classic Mario Kart courses! These destinations will be featured in tours that rotate every two weeks! In addition to courses based on iconic locales, some of your favorite Mario Kart characters will get variations that incorporate the local flavor of cities featured in the game!
■ Endless Mario Kart fun at your fingertips!
The Mario Kart series known and loved by many is ready to take the world by storm – one smart device at a time! With just one finger, you can steer and drift with ease and sling devastating items as you go for the gold in cups filled with new and classic Mario Kart courses.
■ Nab 1st place with items and Frenzy mode!
In Mario Kart Tour you have access to an arsenal of powerful items that can mix things up on the racetrack! Turn up the heat by activating the new Frenzy mode, which gives an unlimited supply of a certain item and makes you invincible! Make the most of the ensuing chaos, as Frenzy mode only lasts a short time!
■ Collect drivers, karts, badges, and more!
Earn Grand Stars by racing or fire off the featured pipe to receive more drivers, karts, and gliders! You can also proudly display badges, earned by completing certain challenges, next to your in-game name!
■ Bonus challenge courses put a twist on traditional races!
In certain races, 1st place isn’t always the goal. With names like “Vs. Mega Bowser” and “Goomba Takedown,” these bonus challenge courses demand a different approach to gameplay and strategy!
■ Race to increase your online rank!
Boost with the best of ’em! Your high scores will determine how you compare to other players all over the world. Keep practicing and trying out different combinations of drivers, karts, and gliders to increase your score and rise to the top!