Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

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Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is a kart racing game with a different. You play on the Switch but use it to control a real life Mario kart that races around the floor of your living room. You see the race from the view of the car beamed back to the screen of the Switch and must battle other racers like Luigi and Bowser while also collecting power ups.

Image 228It's an augmented reality version of Mario Kart, but one that leverages the classic remote controlled toy fun alongside new video game mechanics. The physical kart even responds to the in-game power ups. Pick up a boost and you can go faster, get hit by a shell and you will stop dead.

A bit like Anki Overdrive or Hot Wheels Real FX, you place gates on the floor to determine the course. This is then scanned in by the toy kart to determine the course before the race begins.

You can race against Koopalings in Grand Prix, unlock a variety of course customizations and costumes for Mario or Luigi, and play with up to four players in local multiplayer mode.

DetailsDetails

Release Date: 16/10/2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch.

Genres: Action, Creative, Physically Active, Racing and Sports.

Developer: @VelanVentures

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 3 minutes and 5 minutes to play a round of this game. Duration of each race depends on how quick you are and how large your living room is. You also need some time to clear space, put down the racing gates and the drive the car around the course to mark it out.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can race with friends in the custom courses in Custom or Grand Prix races. Just make sure each player has their own Nintendo Switch system, the Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit game and a Mario kart or Luigi kart.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

You need one set for each player, but this does expand how many gates you have to make the course. They come in two varieties Mario and Luigi and are $99/£99 each.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game has been rated PEGI 3+.


This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

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