Mobile game recommendation: Mario Kart Tour

I recently found out about the mobile game Mario Kart Tour, based on Mario Kart. It is available on iOS and Android.

System requirements:

Android:

  • Android 4.4 KitKat or later.
  • At least an ARMv7 CPU.

iOS:

  • iOS 10 or later.
  • iPhone 5S, iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, iPod Touch 6th generation or later.

Why the game refuses to install on the iPhone 5, 5C, and iPad 4 on iOS 10 is unknown, but it’s possibly for performance reasons. I doubt the game would run all that well on Android devices that stopped at KitKat, but it is worth trying out just to see how well it really runs.

The game isn’t too different to classic Mario Kart. It forces your device into portrait mode for some reason and I doubt it supports a controller yet, but Nintendo may support landscape and controllers in the future.

As the game progresses, you earn new characters. I managed to get first on my first race, although it will probably get harder as the game progresses.

Once I’ve played for a little longer I’m going to write a full review of it on here. But for now, I am just recommending it and I think most people will enjoy it, especially if you liked classic Super Mario.

Enjoy!

-Chas 😎